The Safety Institute releases a Vehicle Safety Watch List on a quarterly basis with the purpose of identifying automobiles with the potential for dangerous defects. The most recent list was released on April 2, 2019 and included statistics from injury and death claims from Early Warning Reports.
While The Safety Institute’s list may not include vehicle defects that have been announced and made official, it does identify dangers that may deserve further investigation as a result of dangerous reports from consumers.
1. 2017 Ford Explorer - Engine & Engine Cooling Issues
2. 2013 Toyota Avalon - Other
3. 2016 Honda Odyssey - Seats
4. 2016 Volkswagen Golf - Structure
5. 2018 Ford Explorer - Visibility
6. 2016 Ford Explorer – Engine & Engine Cooling Issues
7. 2015 Volkswagen Golf – Structural
8. 2017 Toyota Tacoma – Exterior Lighting
9. 2017 Audi A4 – Structural
10. 2016 Subaru Outback – Forward Collision
11. 2015 Subaru Forester – Forward Collision
12. 2017 Audi A4 – Electrical
13. 2009 Toyota Sienna – Structure
14. 2015 Ford Explorer – Engine & Engine Cooling
15. 2013 Toyota Sienna – Structure
More information and the complete list can be viewed online.
The Safety Institute is a non-profit with the goal of preventing injuries and promoting product safety. By using education, research and evidence the organization hopes to make roadways a safer place for everyone.