As a consumer, you want to feel confident in the products you purchase and in the companies that you invest in. The car you drive is more than just a vehicle that you use to commute to work and to complete your daily tasks — it's a status symbol and also a reflection of your personality. So the last thing you want is that pesky letter in the mail that reveals a recall that impacts your car.
According to Cheat Sheet, these are the cars in the United States that face the most recalls on an annual basis:
The Dodge Charger is a sporty car that just looks like it should be driven slightly more than the speed limit. While the car has looks that appeal to those who are passionate about sports cars, it has a reputation that is less than stellar. Dodge Charger owners frequently find themselves dealing with recalls, and the car is considered to be below average in terms of its reliability.
The Toyota 4Runner differentiates itself from many other vehicles on the recall list because it is highly rated as a reliable and dependable vehicle. However, for every 100,000 sales, there are at least 2 recalls per year. The recalls that this car faces are more of an inconvenience rather than a safety issue, with the majority of the recalls being about simple fixes that don't compromise the health or well-being of the car's occupants.
BMW 3 Series And 4 Series
Many people are surprised to find out that this luxury vehicle tops the list as one of the most recalled vehicles on the market. While it's relatively reliable, the car faces nearly 3 recalls per year. The entry-level version of this car often receives the most recalls, and many of those recalls are minor. However, they are not exactly convenient to address, which can lead to frustration and resentment among car buyers who felt they were investing in a high-quality luxury vehicle.
On the surface, the Nissan Pathfinder appears to be a chic and sporty crossover that will fit well within the budget and provide the average buyer with a dependable vehicle. However, this car has continued to prove that it is more hassle than it's worth. Its daily dependability is low, as it often faces mechanical issues that must be addressed, and there are nearly 2 recalls every year on this make and model.
Topping the list as the most recalled vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a surprising contender. Part of the problem is that it's a luxury vehicle that includes the latest bells and whistles on the market. There are tech-savvy features in this car that are not found in many of the typical cars on the market today. Unfortunately, these technological advances have not been particularly reliable. This car faces more than 5 recalls per year, with some of them being major safety recalls regarding defective airbags and steering columns.
These vehicles may have earned the not-so-coveted title of having the most recalls associated with it, but no vehicle on the market is immune to recalls. From minor fixes to major safety issues that must be addressed, recalls seem to be happening with more and more frequency.
If you feel that your car is defective and the manufacturer is not making it right, then now is the best time to contact an attorney. For more information, call us today to set up a consultation appointment.