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2017 Dangerous Vehicle Watch List

April 28, 2017 By John Torgenson

Every 3 or 4 months the Safety Institute publishes a report monitoring potential vehicle defects and the National Highway Safety Administration’s recall enforcement activities. On March 1, 2017, the Safety Institute released it’s most current report, a Vehicle Safety Watch List – Tracking the Top 15 potential vehicle defects you need to be aware of. As personal injury attorneys, we thought it would be a good idea to share.

It is important to note that the findings below may not necessarily display a list of vehicle defects that have been announced publicly or made official. Rather, the list display’s potential dangers that require further investigation as per reports from automakers and consumers.

Interestingly, the 2015 and 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4X4 take first and second place on the Safety Institute’s Quarterly Vehicle Safety Watch List. Both models experience power-train issues and have undergone investigations as well as recalls. The 2012 Chrysler 300 is third on the list and also experienced power train issues. The model was put under investigation and recalls were made. Next on the list, is the 2008 Buick Enclave for structural issues followed by the 2009 Chevy Cobalt, a model that also appeared twice on the list.

Ranks 6 – 15 are as follows:

6.     2009 Toyota Camry – Speed Control

7.     2007 Chevy Cobalt – Electrical

8.     2008 Chevrolet Impala – Electrical

9.     2012 GMC Acadia – Structural

10.   2012 Volvo S60 – Steering

11.   2012 Hyundai Elantra – Electronic Stability Control

12.   2006 Pontiac G6 – Steering

13.   2012 Ford Fusion – Steering

14.   2015 Mazda 6 – Structural

15.   2012 Dodge Dart – Foundation Brake

While there was not an investigation conducted, nor were there any recalls, it is quite surprising that the 2012 Volvo S60 made the list for potential steering danger. Volvo is well known, and markets their vehicles to be amongst the safest on the road. A second interesting observation is that GM made up nearly half of the vehicles on the list!

Contact Phoenix Best Injury Attorney’s at Torgenson Law

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) 726-0747 for a free consultation.

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John Torgenson

John Torgenson is a highly experienced personal injury lawyer with over 20 years of practice in Arizona. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame. John has a proven track record of securing substantial verdicts and settlements, including an $8.25 million recovery for a gunshot injury victim. His expertise has earned him AVVO ratings and recognition as a Super Lawyer.

John is also a sought-after lecturer on personal injury law, sharing his extensive knowledge with peers and aspiring attorneys. Beyond his legal practice, John is an avid golfer and actively supports organizations like the Military Assistance Mission, Arizona School for the Arts, Page Balloon Regatta, University of Arizona Foundation, Junior Achievement of Arizona, and the Tim Huff Pro Bono Golf Classic.

Passionate about advocating for injury victims, John dedicates his career to battling insurance companies and corporate interests, ensuring that the rights of those who are hurt are vigorously defended.