MAJOR RECALL CAMPAIGNS & INVESTIGATIONS

MAJOR RECALL CAMPAIGNS & INVESTIGATIONS

             Since passage of the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966, some recalls and investigations stand out from the rest because of their scope, length, importance and/or public attention.  The Ford Pinto will always be remembered for its exploding gas tanks long after everything else is forgotten about the car.  In some historic cases like the Chrysler Minivan Tailgate and the GM Side Saddle Fuel Tank Investigations, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) settled for less than a statutory recall even though these were two of the worst safety defects in the history of the agency.

Chevrolet Motor Mounts

Chrysler Minivan Liftgate Latch

Firestone 500 Steel Belted Radials

Ford Pinto Fuel Tank


Ford Transmissions Failure to Hold in Park

General Motors X-Car Brake Lock-up

Audi Sudden Acceleration

Ford Cruise Control Deactivation Switch Fires

Takata Seat Belt Buckle

Ford Ignition Switch Fires

General Motors Side Saddle Gas Tank Fires

Ford Explorer-Firestone Wilderness/ATX Tire Failure & Rollover

Jeep Grand Cherokee Fuel Tank

Chevrolet Cobalt Airbag

Toyota Sudden Acceleration