Safety Recalls Affected Nearly 18 Million Vehicles

Defective Motor Vehicles

Motor vehicle accidents are often the result of driver negligence, but a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) serves as a reminder that defective vehicles and faulty vehicle parts also contribute to thousands of traffic accidents every year.

According to the NHTSA, 2012 saw more than 650 safety recalls related to motor vehicles and vehicle components. These recalls impacted nearly 18 million vehicles and included related items ranging from brakes to child car seats to tires.

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Included in the 2012 recall list were more than 9 million total vehicles and approximately 60,000 vehicle components. These recalls were often initiated by consumer reports of safety risks. In 2012, the NHTSA received almost 42,000 complaints of potential safety defects related to vehicles and related equipment.

Motor vehicle recalls are often related to:

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