Recall Notification Patterns Examined

A new study from the University of Indiana is raising eyebrows due to its unique conclusions regarding an uncomfortable topic: auto recalls. Although we’re all familiar with a variety of auto recalls that have taken place in recent years, the new study from the University of Indiana points to a somewhat troubling trend: recalls are typically announced in clusters rather than in “real-time”.

Although there is no definitive reason why this may be occurring, there are several hypothesis, and one of the most convincing is the idea that automakers are waiting to announce recalls when others are being announced, effectively “hiding” their announcement among a sea of equally bad news.

The Data Behind Automobile Recalls

In fact, the study has discovered that 73% of all recalls are released to the public in clusters. Although this doesn’t mean to imply that automakers are deliberately concealing information, it is important for the public to be aware that they can continue to check for any recalls on their vehicles without waiting for a notification to arrive in the mail. In fact, anyone can visit the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration website here to learn more about ongoing recalls in effect.

Victorville Product Recall Attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group

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