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Why auto recalls are so prevalent

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You're probably wondering why there are so many recalls popping up all the time. Motherboard says it is becoming the norm because...

  • Cars have become more complex; and they continue to move in that direction. It is a good thing though, thanks to fuel efficiency rules, safety requirements, and all the new technology. But those give more reasons for something to go awry.
  • Automakers share parts in different models; so when one part goes wrong in one model, it affects all the others as well.
  • Sometimes it deals with the supply chain. The problem could actually arise in subcontractors' subcontractors.
  • Regulators have tightened down and are becoming more aggressive, letting automakers know they need to find and address problems as soon as possible.

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