Geoff McDonald & Associates wins the biggest settlement for Virginia in 2020 for $38.2 Million. Click for details.

22 Million Cars Recalled in 2013 for Safety Defects

Mar 2, 2014 | Consumer Alerts

Manufacturers recalled 22 millions vehicles in 2013 for defects that endangered drivers and passengers, the New York Times reported recently. The recalls of cars, trucks, and other passenger vehicles were the most since 2004, when 31 million vehicles were recalled.

Nonetheless, some car companies project record-setting operating profits for 2014, according to Reuters. Toyota, the world’s best-selling automaker, is particularly bullish and has faith that the U.S. economic recovery will continue to lead to greater car sales.

Toyota led the pack in recalls in 2013 for equipment defects and safety hazards that could cause injury, death, or financial loss to customers. Toyota and its upscale brand Lexus recalled 5.3 million vehicles in 2013.

The company also is reportedly settling numerous personal injury lawsuits brought by customers who experienced unintended acceleration, power loss, and other problems. Toyota is said to be close to a settlement of a federal investigation of whether it properly disclosed possible defects to regulators.

In 2013, 1.6 million Toyota vehicles were recalled on account of airbag problems. Airbags were reportedly deploying without a crash, which can be very dangerous or deadly to passengers and drivers alike.

Chrysler had the next-highest number of recalls for 2013, with a total of 4.7 million vehicles affected in 36 separate recalls. The recalls included 1.6 million Jeep Grand Cherokees that were in danger of catching fire in rear-impact wrecks.

Honda/Acura was third, with 2.7 million autos recalled in 2013.

The federal government has presided over recalls of more than 540 million autos since 1966. Some of the largest manufacturers top the list of recalls each year because there are so many of their cars and trucks.

In the year ahead, Toyota and its competitors are, as always, jockeying for market share despite a history of safety problems that endanger loyal customers.

Geoff McDonald and Associates: 866-369-9051.

FREE CONSULTATION

No Fees Unless We Win





    Vaping and the E-Cigarette Industry; A National Epidemic

    Sleek and minimalist in the design, with a wide variety of flavors and portable chargers able to be discretely plugged into USB-ports; there’s an undeniable convenience behind the technology that fuels ‘vaping’ and the booming e-cigarette industry. Initially promoted...

    Mold Illness: Know the Facts About Toxic Mold

    If there is a mold problem in your home, school, or work place, it can cause serious illness. Children, the elderly, and those with allergies and asthma are most at risk, but anyone can suffer from toxic mold syndrome (TMS). But did you know there are different types...

    Mold Exposure Damages Claims in Virginia

    Mold growth inside living spaces is unhealthy. Apartments, schools, work spaces, offices, and homes that lack proper ventilation and have chronic, undetected (or sudden accidental) water leaks create a damp indoor space that can cause health problems resulting from...

    Hepatitis A Cases in Virginia Linked to Popular Smoothie Chain

    A recent string of Hepatitis A cases in Virginia may be linked to strawberries from popular chain Tropical Smoothie Café. A local NBC affiliate reports that frozen strawberries sourced from Egypt may be to blame, according to the Virginia Department of Health....

    Our Case Results

    $4,700,000
    Industrial Plant Accident

    Attorneys for the Plaintiff: Jeffrey A. Breit and Justin M. Sheldon Our client was killed in an industrial accident when an unauthorized worker was operating an overhead crane and pinned our client between…

    $1,750,000
    Rear-End Crash

    Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury, facial trauma, a dislocated hip and severe abdominal trauma when she was rear-ended at a traffic light by a tractor trailer. Suit was commenced shortly after…

    $1,250,000
    Assault of Log Truck Driver

    Attorneys for the Plaintiff: Geoffrey R. McDonald, Frank H. Hupfl, Justin M. Sheldon.
    Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury after being assaulted and knocked to the ground while fueling his logging…

    $860,000
    Drunk Driving Crash

    Our client suffered neck/head trauma and a broken wrist after his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver while he was stopped at a traffic light. Upon rejection of a settlement offer of $325,000, our litigation…

    $700,000
    Rear-End Collision

    Attorneys for the Plaintiff: Justin M. Sheldon and Geoff R. McDonald, Richmond
    GMA’s client was injured as a result of a rear-end collision in the greater Richmond area. The crash occurred a little after…

    Client Reviews

    Cheryl and Rich were wonderful and patient with me throughout the case. All of my questions were answered. They really helped me through this tough time and made sure to let me know what was going on. I really thank Geoff…

    Troy Saxby

    My experience with GMA staff was first rate. They always represented in a professional way and made sure I had everything as far as paperwork. Kara and Theo made sure to answer all my questions, was always available and so…

    Shirley Brown

    Geoff McDonald & Associates is the team that you want on the field if you’re in need of top notch legal defense! Mr. Taj Henley demonstrated true customer service skills and his expertise made me feel comfortable throughout the…

    Julian Reeves

    Geoff McDonald & Associates: Thank you Taj Henley for all of your hard work and dedication! Very expeditious in my case and I was very satisfied with my settlement. Will recommend to all my friends and family!

    Shareema Williams

    Geoff is number one in my book and I especially appreciate the support of Mr Henley

    Ebony Conwell

    I was so pleased with the knowledge and support from Mr. Taj Henley

    Kideem Frierson

    Thank you Geoff McDonald &Associates. A special thank you to Mr. Taj Henley

    Denise Conwell

    Mr. Taj Henley displays exceptional professionalism for Geoff McDonald & Associates, along with commendable communication skills and customer service. By his work ethic and commitment to the people he serves his value to any…

    Justin Fitzgerald