Did your vehicle get recalled in September? If you're not sure, it's important to check! Millions of vehicles get recalled annually in the United States. Many consumers don't realize it and could be driving around in faulty vehicles.
Following are the five largest recalls in September:
- The Ford 150: Ford was forced to recall 1.6 million of its popular pickup trucks that were made between 2015 and 2018. The reason is that the seat belt pretensioner in the front could cause a fire during an accident.
- The Honda Accord and Honda Insight: This recall impacted 232,000 vehicles. The Accords were from 2018, while the Insights were the new 2019 model. Backup camera displays were not working properly.
- Infinitis and Nissans: This recall impacted multiple models of both brands. The issue was leaking pumps for the brakes. In total, 215,000 Muranos, Pathfinders, Maximas and QX60s were recalled.
- Ten models from GMC, Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac: It's never good when so many different vehicles are impacted by the same problem. It turns out that the brake caliper pistons for the rear wheels often don't have the proper coating. A total of 210,600 vehicles were recalled.
- The Toyota Prius Hybrid: The popular compact car saw 192,000 vehicles recalled. The 2016 through 2018 model years were impacted by an issue where the engine wire harness creates a fire hazard.
Even if you did not see your car on this list, it shows you how common recalls are and how serious the issues can be. If you suffer injuries because of a defective vehicle, make sure you know all of your legal options for seeking compensation.