• 2015 - A Record Year For Auto Recalls
  • January 26, 2016
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that automakers recalled 51.3 million vehicles in 2015. This marks the second highest yearly number of recalls in the United States, trailing only 2014 when a reported 63.9 million vehicles were recalled. The NHTSA has recently responded to criticism on its handling of auto safety issues by implementing several initiatives. On January 15, 2016, the NHTSA announced a voluntary agreement with automakers to improve auto safety. A week later, it announced the creation of an education program called “Safe Cars Save Lives,” which is aimed at persuading vehicles owners to use NHTSA’s online tools to check for uncompleted recalls.