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goalie1950
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:43:03 AM

The cavalcade of auto recalls this year quickly could be turning the safety notices into mere background noise ignored by car owners.
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oldmack
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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 3:30:08 AM

ok
Grizdad
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:31:40 PM

Never, ever ignore a recall! The auto maker will blame you when things go south.
Norm10
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:15:02 AM

Soon it will be like getting your hair cut - you just made a standing appointment to take your car in the first Thursday of every month!
Calbo1
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:26:53 AM

Ok
dave27johnson
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:20:49 AM

Very true.
dwg6392
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:14:19 AM

Sad, but true.
NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:28:20 AM


GM certainly is hoping that is the case. Ford should be sweating out the detection of similar inadequate ignition switches on many of their models including the once popular Taurus and Sable models. The have outstanding Technical Service Bulletins on these bad switch assemblies but will not reimburse custromers for the fix/replacement. It too can fail while driving!
oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:26:00 AM

It has been my experience that the farther you keep your car from a dealer the better off you are. There are occasions where it can't be avoided, but I try very hard...
If you can... do your own work. If that's not possible find someone that you trust and has your best interest in mind.

Too much BS about things not that important.... dilutes the real problems....

[Edited by: oldhillbillyAZ at 6/15/2014 1:28:31 AM EST]
alterman156
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 12:56:23 AM

There have been many automobile recalls lately.
CrackedLCD
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:32:40 PM

Ignore recalls at your own peril.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:25:52 PM

On Jun 14, 2014 3:25:49 PM, LostInNY wrote:

>Notice none of the car manufacturers talk about "quality" any more?

Because their predominant message now is fuel economy instead.

>Because that went away years ago...

With a couple of exceptions, every vehicle I have owned was more reliable than the previous one.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:36:41 PM

On Jun 14, 2014 11:34:05 AM, montpelier28 wrote:

>Definitely a pain, should be reimbursed for time & trouble.

It takes minimal time at my dealer, if it's anything longer-winded than an oil change they give you a free loaner. Seems to me to be an opportunity to get current Ford owners test drives of current products. I decided the 2013 Escape was better than my 2012 Escape (after all, that's the objective of a redesign) but I'm too cramped in the cockpit of a Taurus.
Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:29:39 PM

Recall mailings from the automakers look too much like promotional material for new vehicles and extended warranties. If they want people to look at them, they could put a US Government return address on them. People hopefully read things in envelopes from the Government.

IMHO, you should take your vehicle into the dealership once a year for an oil change (at least). As part of their service, they check for recalls. Last time I was in, they showed me the screen that indicated there were no recalls and that I have the ten-year warranty on the throttle body.
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:15:28 PM

If I get a recall, the car gets fixed plain and simple!
esq262
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 9:20:31 PM

Indeed
ObieDog
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 6:37:06 PM

Yup.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 4:58:39 PM

I don't think so
LostInNY
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 4:25:49 PM

Notice none of the car manufacturers talk about "quality" any more? Because that went away years ago...
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 4:08:19 PM

They were ignored before the huge wave began
car253
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 3:31:53 PM

Cars are recalled for reasons that would never have been considered ten or fifteen years ago.
MidNJ
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 3:04:33 PM

Car companies figured out is cheaper to recall than to ignore.
kag2010
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:51:00 PM

If your vehicle is recalled, get it fixed,
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:45:36 PM


The more government involvement, the more recalls. Natural selection used to work until Government Bailouts!

Don't fool yourself the public is listening and watching, just we don't need a grand podium to stand on to be heard. Our actions do the speaking for us!
char893
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 2:08:43 PM

Recalls should not be ignored, and if they are, and something happens, then the owner that ignored the recall should not be able to take legal action. It then should become the OWNER'S fault and not the MANUFACTURE'S fault...
Masquerade16
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:44:32 PM

Recalls don't have the same impact as they did in the past. Probably because there are way too many.
dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:24:51 PM

My first thought was that a grading system for recalls could tell consumers which recalls are because something is a nuisance versus deadly.

But then, I suppose, someone would have to be a watch dog for whether the correct grade was being used.

It's a complicated world.

c0wb0y
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:16:26 PM

Easier to publish a list of the models and years that are not under recall.
evowner
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 1:14:25 PM

I think BobBG has a good point.
"Years ago there was little or no government oversight so when things did go wrong we didn't know if it was just our car or a common issue."
velichita
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:53:43 PM

Sad.
CocoPaz
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:50:26 PM

montpelier28: right!
dbellie
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:46:34 PM

as designed
montpelier28
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:34:05 PM

Definitely a pain, should be reimbursed for time & trouble.
BBF_PFS
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:32:25 PM

Nobody cares until someone they know is hurt or killed.
VanIsleRover
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:28:16 PM

"Owners' can't afford all the fuss until something happens. Then the lawyers take their cut when people sue.
Take responsibility back.
335d1
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:24:03 PM

Shouldn't be that way.
HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:23:49 PM

shhhh
0003
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:22:37 PM

noise?...what noise???
Dellospidale
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:20:24 PM

A good auto buyer will do his/her homework before a car is bought, including looking at recalls. GM is king these days.
Ken2OD
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 12:06:10 PM

This is all part of the "DUMBING OF AMERICA."
looneylane
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:58:19 AM

Yes
greatartiste
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:54:24 AM

This was always a problem, but now fewer cars will get recall fixes.
BobBG
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:52:24 AM

Today's cars are much safer than they were years ago thanks to things like seat belts, air bags, crumple zones, and more. They are also much more complicated thus there are more things that can go wrong. Years ago there was little or no government oversight so when things did go wrong we didn't know if it was just our car or a common issue.
PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:51:41 AM

Recalls has got to be a big thing today.
screwoilco
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:45:14 AM

ok
yorkie1945
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:29:03 AM

should be more testing and more rebates for faults on cars
Nikontraveler
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:21:22 AM

One issue is unless a person either buys a used car from an OEM dealer or happens to bring that used car back to a dealer for service, it is difficult for any manufacturer to contact a new owner of an affected used car to get the car back for the recall.
coughlin
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:15:25 AM

I don't think so.
playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:08:40 AM

If its going to take much time to get them done, the dealership will give you a rental car to use while they fix your car. I used that opportunity to show the wife what that model was like. Kinda like pushing her to test drive a model she didn't want to. lol...

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 6/14/2014 11:09:16 AM EST]
Pozole
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:01:34 AM

...DON'T IGNORE THE DEADLY CRAP THAT'S BEING FOISTED UPON THE PUBLIC...
GuitarmanMS
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 11:01:04 AM

Recalls should not be ignored
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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2014 10:58:34 AM

Ok
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