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Which Manufacturers Have the Most Recalls?

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When vehicle manufacturers discover that there is an ongoing problem or defect with a vehicle part, they will issue a recall and notify owners to repair or replace the part. Recalls can vary from misinformation on the manual to a major issue with the vehicle’s safety operations. Recalls are often vital to ensure that drivers are not involved in an accident caused by the vehicle’s defects. However, when a vehicle defect can’t be fixed, it could mean that you own a lemon.

Our California lemon law attorneys have put together a list of the manufacturers who have the most recalls. It also explains what to do when a vehicle’s defects surpass that of a recall warning and result in a lemon law claim.

Car Manufacturers with the Highest Recall Warnings

Although car manufacturers try to develop good-quality vehicles for customers, mishaps may require them to issue a recall warning. However, there are numerous vehicle manufacturers that constantly find themselves having issues that require recall warnings. Below we have put together a list of the top car manufacturers with the most recalls:

  1. Volkswagen
  2. Chrysler
  3. Honda
  4. Hyundai
  5. BMW
  6. Volvo
  7. Ford
  8. Mitsubishi
  9. Land Rover
  10. Nissan
  11. Toyota

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the industry average for recalls is 1,115 vehicles for every 1,000 sold. Out of all the vehicles listed above, Volkswagen had the highest recall rates with 1,805 per 1,000 cars sold. However, out of all these vehicles, Tesla, Hyundai, and Nissan are the manufacturers with the highest percentage of serious recalls.

Does the Manufacturer Send Out the Recalls?

Unfortunately, manufacturers aren’t always the ones who issue recall warnings. In most cases, customers file reports with the NHTSA to conduct investigations on car defects. If the NHTSA discovers a recurring issue with a vehicle model, they may require the manufacturer to issue a recall warning.

*You can search for recalls and file a recall complaint with the NHTSA here.

If My Car Has a Recall, Is It Considered a Lemon?

No, just because your car has a recall, it doesn’t mean that you have a lemon car. In most cases, recall warnings can be fixed if you take your vehicle to the manufacturer for maintenance. In order for your vehicle to be considered a lemon, it shouldn’t be repairable after taking it to the manufacturer for multiple repair attempts. Therefore, your vehicle does not have to have an active recall on a part for it to be classified as a lemon.

If your vehicle repairs have not been successful after taking it to the manufacturer, you might have a lemon car. Filing a lemon law claim can be complex so it is important to have an experienced lemon law attorney on your side.

If you want to learn more about how recalls may affect your lemon law case, read this article here.

California Lemon Law Attorneys

If you believe that your car is a lemon, our team at O’Connor Law Group, P.C. is here to help you through the lemon law process. Lemon law cases have a set of requirements needed in order for you to get the compensation you deserve. Our team can gather all the information needed to help you get the monetary compensation for experiencing multiple car troubles.

Whether you purchased a vehicle with a serious warranty defect, or the dealer failed to disclose important information about your vehicle’s performance, we have the tools and resources needed to help you seek justice. O’Connor Law Group, P.C. can closely analyze your situation and answer any questions you have along the way. You won’t need to worry about attorney fees because we charge on a contingency basis.

Contact our California lemon law attorneys today at (949) 390-9695 to schedule a consultation!