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JT

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Do you consider recall history for a specific brand or model to be an important consideration when purchasing a vehicle?
Yes
No
NA

Post your thoughts about this poll below.
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dojomcd
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2014 6:03:43 PM

YES
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ConeyBeach
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 11:03:03 AM

Yes
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puljujarvi
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2013 10:59:43 AM

Not really since those that really make it in the news tend to have manufacturers that make the appropriate adjustments to improve their vehicles and in many cases are better vehicles than those you never hear about having recalls.
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0848Marine
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2013 6:32:45 PM

Yes
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jdmd6613
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 11:54:17 AM

Yes
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123Bucks
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2013 10:51:40 AM

Yes.
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NakedDriver
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Message Posted: Aug 16, 2013 12:36:38 AM

ə no, it is not a consideration.
i do not buy vehicles by brand, but as transportation for the right price. so i see no reason to spend time researching recall history. ə
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nickyspoon
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Message Posted: Aug 1, 2013 12:50:56 PM

No I didn't with my current vehicle but I will in the future.
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snoop4u2
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2013 1:10:20 PM

yes you want everybody in the car to be safe
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Steveo763
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2013 2:17:13 PM

No, there's tremendous changes in a few years in the auto industry. Considering I purchase a new/used car every 10 years, I'd give the benefit of the doubt to whomever has the best reviews, and cheapest cost of ownership(for a commuter car, anyway).
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GRock1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2013 11:53:15 AM

Yes and I'd do further research
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splitrman
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2013 1:24:48 AM

I would look at a recall history more now as social media has given all of us an opportunity to report vehicle defects to the world, so auto manufactures are responding quickly to fix them. Thus too many recalls of a particular vehicle mean I might stay away from it.
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gizmojoe
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 10:55:27 PM

somewhat
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P_I_STONE
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 9:38:10 PM

Somewhat
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ilyago
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 9:09:26 PM

Most cars have recalls these days. You just have to sift thru them to see which ones are serious and which ones are not. Also, some manufacturers are actually pro-active with the recalls and volunteer to do so, while others have to be dragged into investigations before they will succumb to do a recall.
I think most people know which manufacturers are the evil ones that treat recalls as a pure expense charge.
The good ones tend to test their components better and reduce the need for recalls in the first place. But when the recalls happen, they use recalls as a way to improve reliability of their cars and show their customers that they care about them years after the car leaves the factory.
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rjoeh
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 7:24:46 PM

All depends on whether I already have a good vibe with a brand... If I do... then recall history is not an issue. If my vibe is not good... then I may think twice about a brand and/or particular products. I'm also able to recognize that some recalls are not due to the brand... but the contractors who have made component parts. If the parts are bad... it makes the brand look bad too to those who do not do their homework.
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pingme
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:56:55 PM

Of course recall history is important, but its also important to distinguish real recalls from politically motivated recalls that are only intended as an attempt to bring a particular make down (look at toyota for example, there is zero proof of accelerating cars).
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SevenPF
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:04:34 PM

By the time I purchase a car, the recall history is irrelevant. If they haven't fixed all the issues in 10 years, they aren't very important.
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SuperMoto
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:00:26 PM

Yes!
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keyhornet
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 3:58:58 PM

Yes (if it is reflected in the Consumer Reports analysis.
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chui
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 3:47:56 PM

never........
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TheMightyZaxon
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:13:06 PM

I don't recall.
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Bonanza
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 11:55:19 AM

Yes
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zacksnanny
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 11:20:45 AM

Yes
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AlTraveler
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 10:26:31 AM

Not really
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essentiel
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 10:17:48 AM

Yes
When a manufacturer refuse to admit a problem
Exemple toyota refusing to admit gas pedal problem

I will never buy that make!
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keo
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 9:15:59 AM

yes
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AcuraTSX
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 8:16:15 AM

Nope. Many are very minor and are being fixed.
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jorjab
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 7:29:14 AM

Not really! If there have been recalls then I would assume those problems would not occur on any new car I bougth form that Manufacturer.
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drillintheUSA
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:51:35 AM

Not particularly. It's something I normally think about / look into a year or two (or three) AFTER I purchase it! Go figure.
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cigarman409
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:49:30 AM

one of many factors
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cigarman409
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:49:08 AM

yes
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Lengas
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:24:38 AM

Definitely.
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JR57CA
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 6:04:53 AM

Has a tendency to make the brand more reliable after an issue is made "public".
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pkhdonovan
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:36:46 AM

no
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Ziggy1962
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 5:08:51 AM

Yes!!
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jimmy123NE
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 4:40:05 AM

Yes.
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OKRifle
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 1:30:15 AM

Yep!
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SnagaDeal
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 1:22:12 AM

Yes, every factor can be important.
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Road Waryr
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:39:16 AM

No, I don't consider recall history when purchasing a vehicle, but I probably should.
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must87searcher
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:27:41 AM

Every automaker will produce a vehicle which comes down with a recall. Some recalls are small and some are big. It doesn't mean much unless the recall occurs often and is a very large problem.
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N9HVP
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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2013 12:16:41 AM

Yes.
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chui
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 11:28:54 PM

no...........
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P_I_STONE
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 10:08:15 PM

Somewhat
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FortVancouver01
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 7:04:50 PM

If a brand or model has a bad history, it is definitely a consideration.
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Infidels
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 6:41:24 PM

And why wouldn't you?
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Sego
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 5:42:55 PM

I check the models history and then make sure it's been done on the car I'm purchasing.
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doyle16
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 3:32:45 PM

Recalls only occur when a solution has been developed. Or at least a Band-Aid.
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TwerpiusMaximus
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 12:02:20 PM

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AlTraveler
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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2013 10:17:28 AM

Depends upon type of recalls
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