Content Summary for The Auto Parts Recall Infographic
Facts: Since NHTSA was established in 1966, the following vehicle related products have been recalled due to not meeting federal safety standards or due to safety-related defects: Over 390 million vehicles 46 million tires 66 million pieces of motor vehicle equipment 42 million child safety seats Most Common Defects: Door latches – doors of vehicles can open during crash. Sudden acceleration – possible any time after ignition is engaged. Roof – inadequate roof pillar strength can cause roof crush. Seat belts –
Inertial unlatching – latch becomes unlatched in collision.
Weak durability – material is not sufficient to hold wearer securely.
False latching – belt appears to be latched but pulls free with minimal pressure.
Air bags –
Random deployment in absence of an accident.
Failure to release in event of an accident.
Improper vented or filtered internal gas can cause chemical burns or inhalation injuries.
Over-aggressive combustion can cause metal objects to fly from airbags and cause serious injury or death.