Dealerships Welcome Recall Work, Despite Downsides, from Wards Auto.
Based on recent events, automotive recalls seem likely to join death and taxes as one of life’s inevitabilities.
Through July of this year, 43 million vehicles in the U.S. have been the subject of 387 recalls, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin. This compares with 27 million in 2013 and 18 million in 2009.
These include everything from motorcycles to transit buses. But cars, SUVs, and light trucks have the greatest impact in terms of the sheer number of vehicles passing through dealer service departments.
To date, the General Motors ignition switch recall has identified 26 million vehicles from model years 1997 to 2011 that must be repaired.