On July 17, 2018, the Safety Institute published its quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List Report. These investigative reports began in 2014 primarily to prevent future tragedies caused by vehicular defects. You see, in 2010, a Brooke Melton was killed after her vehicle skidded into another when the ignition module of her 2005 Cobalt automatically switched into the accessory position (which allows you to use your radio, windshield wipers, etc. while the engine is off). The resulting litigation uncovered evidence that General Motors knew of the ignition switch defect as early as 2001. Brook’s parents now sponsor the Safety Institute’s investigations and analytics in memory of their daughter in an effort to prevent similar tragedies.
Here, at Torgenson Law, where it is our job to represent the rights of those who suffer personal injuries, we want to do our part to keep Arizona residents informed and safe, so that they may avoid injury altogether. So, here are the Top 15 vehicles and their potential defects on the watch list:
- 2016 Toyota Tundra – Structural (recalls)
- 2015 Ford Explorer – Engine & Engine Cooling
- 2014 Ford Explorer – Engine & Engine Cooling
- 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 – Power Train (recalls)
- 2015 Honda Odyssey – Seats (recalls)
- 2016 Honda Odyssey – Seats (recalls)
- 2017 Ford Explorer – Engine & Engine Cooling (recalls)
- 2013 Ford Explorer – Engine & Engine Cooling
- 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 – Steering (recalls)
- 2012 Honda Odyssey – Seats (recalls)
- 2017 Audi A4 – Structural (recalls)
- 2016 Toyota Corolla – Foundation Brake
- 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee – Power Train (recalls)
- 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 – Power Train (recalls)
- 2014 Toyota Camry – Vehicle Speed Control
If you drive one of these vehicles, use the links above to learn more about your vehicle’s defects by reviewing consumer complaints, investigative reports, as well as recall information.
By using the education, research and evidence provided by the National Safety Institute, your Arizona Injury Attorney’s at Torgenson Law hope that the roads will be a safer place for everyone. If you suffer a personal injury and believe you have the right to compensation, call the injury attorneys at (602) 759-0012 for a free consultation.