Safety recalls are made regular in the automotive industry, as many vehicles are found to be unsafe due to design or manufacturing flaws. Sadly, many people are injured or killed before a recall is made or is fully implemented.
A safety recall can be made for a wide variety of reasons, such as brake failure, door lock failure, tire failure or airbag failure. Clearly, these are all potentially deadly problems, so safety recalls are merited. After a safety recall, many owners can simply take their vehicle to the nearest dealer for a free repair or replacement part.
A person who was injured in a vehicle due to a problem announced in a safety recall still may have a legal right to seek financial remedies in an injury lawsuit.