Why recalls don't always work to prevent car accidents

If you've paid any attention to the news during the last five years, you know that millions of motor vehicles have been recalled by various car manufacturers because of dangerous defects. In some cases, such as the Takata airbag recalls, the defects resulted in catastrophic accidents and multiple fatalities before either car manufacturers or federal authorities took action to institute mandatory recalls.

The fact that people sometimes have to die before a recall gets announced is tragic enough on its own -- but another terrible issue is that many of the dangerously defective cars will never get fixed.

When millions of cars are affected by a recall, it's impossible to track down and fix each and every one of them. Therefore, no matter how thorough a job the manufacturers do in getting the word out to current owners, there's always the chance that certain people won't get the news -- or they won't bother to take their cars in for the free repair. These unfixed cars will stay on the road, endangering drivers, passengers and other people.

If you have had the good fortune to receive the news that your car was recalled, and the repair is currently available, you owe it to yourself and your family not to take any chances with your safety. Don't delay after a motor vehicle recall has been made; get your car fixed as soon as you possibly can.

Finally, if you're one of the unlucky and you suffer a serious injury or a loved one is killed by a defective automobile that was subject to a recall, learn more about your legal rights and options in Kentucky by visiting our website now.

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