Every year there are hundreds of recalls for various problems that arise in cars. Some of them are minor, simply a part not working the right way, but many are major and could potentially kill you if you dont pay attention and fail to get it fixed. Here are some of the major ones.
GM Recalls Ignition Switch
GM has recently been in the news because the ignition switch can fail. This has caused a number of problems with drivers and the safe operation of their car. The car can tend to shut off, and if it does, the airbag may not deploy properly. Check if your car is recalled on the safecar site.
Speaking of airbags, there is another massive recall going on right now. Takata, a Japanese company that makes airbags for many different car companies, seems to have cut a lot of corners for the past decade or so. The truth has come out, and it has been revealed that Takata airbags have a tendency to explode open sending shrapnel into the vehicle. This shrapnel can maim or even kill the occupants. To see if your vehicle is on the recall list, visit the NHTSA website.
These are just two of the many recalls that are out there. Since the Takata recall has affected millions of vehicles there is a good chance that your vehicle has been recalled. Due to moves, improper registration, or other problems you might not have received your notice. It would behoove you to check to make sure your life isnt in danger.
If you are concerned that you may have missed one of the recalls in the past, you dont have to worry. The government keeps track of the recalls on the website recalls.gov. Take a few minutes to see if any of those recalls affect you so that youre not left in the dark.