Many people consider the safety of a vehicle before making a purchase. Of course, even if a vehicle does seem safe at the time the purchase is made, issues and defects could become known later on. As a result, a seemingly safe vehicle could suddenly become dangerous, and vehicle recalls could take place as a result.
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When the government shuts down, it has a wider effect than most people realize. During the latest shutdown, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not keep up on issuing vehicle recalls as it normally does. It may not be surprising that at least two recalls occurred in January about which California car owners may need to know.
When consumers buy new vehicles, they typically expect those vehicles to not have any major issues. However, problems can arise during the manufacturing process that could result in brand new vehicles having defects before they even hit the road. As a result, California consumers could be at risk of their vehicles having faulty parts.
It seems as though several years have gone by since the initial recall of defective airbags made by Takata. The issue required the recall of millions of vehicles across the world, including many here in Los Angeles, beginning in 2016. Despite this, Toyota continues to have to issue recalls for this particular defect.
As motor vehicles evolve and advance, new car buyers may be amazed at the capabilities their vehicles have. It may seem at times as if the car or truck can think for itself, anticipate the driver's moves and even adjust for conditions in the environment. However, what does a driver do when the vehicle will not back up? It seems like a basic thing to expect from a vehicle, but California owners of Ford F-150s are finding their trucks cannot always perform this function.
Recently, the media seems to be reporting more incidents of automobiles catching fire. Many of these vehicles are manufactured by Kia and Hyundai, but numerous other carmakers have dealt with similar issues when customers complain that their vehicles spontaneously combust. In fact, hundreds of complaints have been filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other safety agencies, yet no one has issued a recall for the defective vehicles. More concerning to California consumers may be the fact that some carmakers do not think the matter is serious.
Most people in California purchase pickup trucks, especially heavy-duty trucks, because they want to haul things. Manufacturers of pickup trucks often use their dependability as a selling point. However, dependability does not always refer only to the way the engine runs. When it comes to a truck, the body of the vehicle must be strong and reliable. One manufacturer is receiving complaints that its truck has a serious flaw in its body.
From the time they are old enough to imagine getting a driver's license, many in California and across the country envision themselves behind the wheel of a dream car. For some, it is a classic convertible, and for others, it is a sleek luxury sedan. One of the most popular vehicles sold in the United States is the Jeep Wrangler. While the distinct style of the Jeep make it a must-have for thousands of car buyers, some Jeep owners are learning that their dream car has a serious defect.
As long as there have been automobiles, there have been mechanical, structural and other problems with them. The difference is that in modern times, automobile manufacturers are supposed to put safety over profits, but in many notable instances, that has not happened. Below are some recall scandals that California car enthusiasts may remember.
When consumers deal with defects in their vehicles, it can be frustrating to feel as if no one is listening or taking their complaints seriously. Many California owners of Hyundai and Kia automobiles are currently in such a situation. After appealing to their dealer mechanics, the car manufacturers and even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, they have no answers to the reasons why their vehicles are catching fire.