What is an automotive safety recall? When a car model or car brand is found to have faulty or dangerous parts that can or have led to injuries or deaths, the part itself or the whole vehicle can and should be recalled. This often comes with a hefty price tag for the automaker so, unfortunately, they typically attempt to ignore the issue or even cover it up. Luckily, the NHTSA, (The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) is there as a government overseer to hold them accountable.
Typically when a recall is issued they will send a notice to everyone they have a record of owning that particular vehicle so they are aware of the issue and so that they can bring the vehicle to the dealership to be fixed or, in severe circumstances, replaced. This infographic from the personal injury lawyers at YourLawyer.com reminds us of some of the worst automotive defects and the recalls that were issued because of them over the past 50 years in the United States.