Major and Historic Recalls

Evenflo child restraint false latching

Evenflo child restraint false latching On September 18, 1990, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the largest child restraint recall ever, involving over 3.7 million child seats made by Evenflo Juvenile Furniture Co. (Recalls 90C-031, 90C-032.) The manufacturer agreed to replace buckles that could be incorrectly latched and result …

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Takata Airbag Inflator Ruptures

Takata Airbag Inflator Ruptures On November 8, 2014, NHTSA called for a national recall on all vehicles containing driver-side Takata airbags with defective inflators.  This defect, also affecting millions of passenger-side airbag inflators as well, is known to have been the cause of at least seven deaths and an untold …

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Major Recalls – Toyota Sudden Acceleration

    Toyota Unintended Acceleration             On August 28, 2009, California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, his wife, daughter and brother-in-law were killed in an uncontrolled acceleration crash in a 2009 Lexus ES350 in San Diego.  Unlike the many deadly Toyota sudden acceleration before, this crash was captured on a …

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Chrysler Minivan Liftgate Latch

  Chrysler Minivan Liftgate Latch             One of the more lethal defects in history of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigations is the weak liftgate hatch on 1984-95 Chrysler minivans. The hatch pops open in moderate impacts at speeds less than 20 miles per hour. At least 41 …

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Ford Explorer-Firestone Tire

                                              Ford Explorer-Firestone Wilderness/ATX Tire Failure and Rollover     On August 9, 2000, Bridgestone/Firestone (Firestone) and Ford announced jointly that Firestone would recall approximately 14.4 million ATX, ATX II and Wilderness AT tires that were original equipment on Ford vehicles, primarily the Ford Explorer, although a small number were used …

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