As the year draws to a close, we continue to concern ourselves with the risks associated with open recalls that aren’t addressed promptly. On top of other risks such as distractions, intoxicated driving, and drowsy driving, we begin to see that there’s a different trend shaping up. As more news organizations become involved with reporting on these recalls, we also see more drivers being alert to the fact that ignoring these campaigns may lead to serious and potentially deadly results.
The most recent auto recalls to hit the news impact a great deal of Americans and it would be foolish to ignore the ramifications.
According to Honda, the company has decided to recall 650,000 Odyssey vehicles nationwide over crash and injury concerns. Californians should not ignore this campaign.
The reports show that the 2011 through 2016 Odyssey minivans have been fitted with second-row seats that may end up not locking in the event of a crash. If that’s the case, occupants could be exposed to serious injury risks.
At least two recalls have been launched due to this issue. Nevertheless, no injuries or crashes have been associated with this recall.
Canada and Mexico have also been impacted by this recall, but America is the country that has been hit the hardest.
Consumers with the recalled vehicles are being urged pay attention to the reports. The company has also announced that recalled vehicle owners will be contacted by mid-February. Until Honda is able to have parts necessary to have all vehicles repaired, consumers should be warned they will be contacted again as soon as parts are available.
The second recall campaign we should be paying attention to comes from Ford. According to the company, several of its 2016 and 2017 vehicles could catch fire, exposing consumers to serious, and even potentially deadly risks.
These vehicles could experience a separation of the fuel tank strap, which could cause the fuel tank to move out of position, allowing it to potentially hit the ground. If this occurs, a leak may take place, and, in the presence of an ignition source, it may lead to a fire.
Some of the vehicles impacted include the 2016 and 2017 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT, but for a full, detailed list of impacted units, visit this link.