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- Lemberg Law Uncovers Car Complaint, Injury, and Death Data
Delving deeply into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) database, Lemberg Law has discovered revealing links between consumer complaints about vehicle safety and injuries resulting from car defects. In fact, the annual number of injuries appears to correlate with the annual number of complaints. Moreover, the actual number of consumer complaints showcases the three vehicles that could be considered the most likely to be lemons: the 2000 Ford Focus, 1995 Ford Windstar, and 2010 Ford Fusion. Those vehicles logged 5,129, 4,920, and 4,673 complaints respectively.
The data report can be found here: https://www.lemberglaw.com/nhtsa-data-reveals-top-three-lemon-cars
According to Sergei Lemberg, managing partner of Lemberg Law, this data points to the critical role consumers play in focusing the government’s attention on defective vehicles. “When folks file an NHTSA complaint, they help to create a record of defects,” he said. “When a pattern of defects emerges, it triggers the federal government to investigate and, if appropriate, to issue a recall.”
Lemberg urges consumers who have problems with their cars to take five minutes to file a complaint here: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/