Recalls, recalls, recalls… man, they’re everywhere aren’t they. Obviously Toyota has had the worst of it over the last few months, but now Honda? What the hell is going on? These two automotive giants are the ones that set the standards for quality and reliability in this country and forced our own American manufacturers to play catch-up.
Now it seems that the tides have turned. All of this recall action makes me wonder – is the American Government pressuring foreign automakers to release recalls in a more public manner? By law, if a recall is issued it must be made public by the manufacture of the product… this is on any product, not just automobiles. In the wake of all the bad press US automakers have been getting in the last year I can’t help but wonder if the US Government isn’t using Toyota’s recalls as a platform to enhance the reputation of our own domestic manufactures. Sounds feasible right? I’d be very curious to know your opinions on this.
By the way, if you are concerned that your vehicle may have an issue or be part of a recall, you can find out at Safecar.gov. Just click the link, insert your automotive information and you’re good to go.