t doesn’t matter what make or model of vehicle you drive, you aren’t immune to car recalls. Of course, some cars have lower recall rates than others. For example, Investopedia estimated that the least recalled car from 2013 to 2017 was the Hyundai Accent. Other vehicles with a lower recall rate included Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, and the Honda CR-V. The most recalled vehicles during this time included the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, GMC Sierra, BMW 3 & 4 Series, Dodge Durango, plus the Nissan Pathfinder.
If you had one of these, you were less likely to experience a car recall. That isn’t what happened for owners of our next ten vehicles. These are the 10 car recalls that shook the automotive world.
10. 2018 Ford F-150 and Expedition SUVs (350,000 recalled)
How would you like to be sitting in your 2018 Ford while it’s parked and have it start rolling backward? Doesn’t sound like fun, does it? The transmission is the problem in this situation. About 350,000 2018 Ford F-150 trucks plus 2018 Expedition SUVs were recalled in North America. That equaled about 290,000 vehicles from the United States, 51,000 from Canada, and the rest from Mexico.
Most of the affected vehicles had a ten-speed automatic transmission. The trouble came from the clip which locks the shifter cable into the transmission. Ford didn’t firmly secure the clip in place which resulted in the transmission shifting into a gear that the driver didn’t choose.
Of course, there weren’t many instances of that happening because Ford took action right away, but it’s a scary thought.