Major and Historic Recalls

Ford Pinto Fuel Tank

    On June 9, 1978, Ford Motor Company agreed to recall 1.5 million Ford Pinto and 30,000 Mercury Bobcat sedan and hatchback models for fuel tank design defects which made the vehicles susceptible to fire in the of a moderate-speed rear end collision.

Firestone 500 Steel Belted Radials

    On November 29, 1978, Firestone announced the recall of 14.5 million steel belted radials produced by the company. This recall is the largest tire recall to date.

Chevrolet Motor Mounts

    On December 4, 1971, General Motor (GM) announced it would recall over 6.68 million 1965-70 Chevrolets with defective engine mounts. The recall covered 1965-69 full-size Chevrolets, 1965-69 Chevy II’s and Novas, 1967-69 Camaros, and 1965-70 Chevrolet/GMC light trucks, all with V8 engines. (NHTSA Recall 71-0235, now 71V-235.)

MAJOR RECALL CAMPAIGNS & INVESTIGATIONS

MAJOR RECALL CAMPAIGNS & INVESTIGATIONS

MAJOR RECALL CAMPAIGNS & INVESTIGATIONS

MAJOR RECALL CAMPAIGNS & INVESTIGATIONS