If there is any upside to the Toyota recall, it may be that other automakers are being more responsive to defects in their own vehicles. Here is a recall from Chrysler that was mentioned in Bloomberg News (6/8, Plungis). Bloomberg reports that Chrysler “is recalling almost 575,000 Jeep sport-utility vehicles and Dodge and Chrysler minivans for brake line and wiring defects, US safety regulators said. The company recalled 288,968 Jeep Wranglers for 2001 through 2010 to repair a defect” that could lead to brake failure, according to a NHTSA statement. Chrysler “isn’t aware of accidents or injuries related to” this defect.
Similarly, Ford, Hyundai and Volvo have recently issued recalls, according to Automotive.com. Lundy Law recommends that you check regularly to see if you may be affected by any of these calls by manufacturers to address any problems that your vehicle may have.