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How Safe Are Our Cars?

In the latest round of what seems to have become a weekly barrage of auto recalls, Honda is adding more than one million vehicles to its recall of defective air bags that can explode when deployed. The expansion comes at the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, who demanded Honda expand its recall. Previously, the auto manufacturer had only announced recalls for high-humidity states.

Honda isn’t the only one with potential safety issues this week. The official death toll linked to General Motors’ defective ignition switches has increased from 111 to 114. Sadly, I wouldn’t  be surprised if there are more.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has also launched a probe of some Mazda S.U.V.s following complaints that suspension parts can come lose while the vehicle is in operation, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle. The probe covers about 54,000 S.U.V.s from model years 2007 and 2008. No reported injuries or crashes have been linked to the issue.

It’s almost enough to make me never want to set foot in my car again, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. The last thing drivers want to worry about it whether or not their car is defective. At Walker Advertising, we help defend victims of all car accidents, regardless of whether or not that accident was linked to a defective product. If you’re an attorney who would like to learn more about how to help accident victims, please email aoesterle@walkeradvertising.com or call 1-800-4WALKER.