Automobiles are recalled for a number of issues frequently, however in
certain cases major manufacturing defects have resulted in some of the
largest and most critical product recalls in history. These recalls have
all presented serious danger to their drivers, and have likewise been
named as a cause for several unfortunate deaths, creating a lot of major
issues for the vehicle manufacturers.
Here are the three biggest automotive recalls in history:
3. GM Ignition Switch Recalls – 15.8 Million Vehicles
The biggest recall in General Motors history is a relatively recent one
that has seen them recall over 15 million vehicles fitted with an ignition
switch that could intermittently fail, resulting in the engine dying while
driving, which could then in turn affect other systems that are also powered
by the engine (i.e. power brakes).
2. Ford Transmission Recalls – 21 Million Vehicles
Back in 1980, Ford issued what at the time became the biggest recall in
history, pulling back over 20 million vehicles across 10 model years for
an automatic transmission gear selector flaw that would accidentally jump
from park into reverse unexpectedly. Ford’s approved fix was simply
sending each owner of an affected vehicle a warning sticker that they
were to place on their dashboard.
1. Takata Airbag Recalls – Over 100 Million Vehicles
The Takata airbag recall is a still ongoing saga, affecting over a decade
of model years and sixteen major auto manufacturing groups, including
General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, and more. These
airbags have been found to deploy too easily due to defective ignition
devices, which can cause potentially serious injuries from shrapnel being
ejected into the cabin of the vehicle.
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