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Which Pickup Truck Has The Most Recalls?

Original source: TFL Truck

Screen Shot 2019-06-17 at 2.00.44 PM.png We will look at both 2018 and 2019 model year trucks to see which has the most recalls, and we will also list the number of “manufacturer communications” for each vehicle as well as complaints.

Manufacturer communications include any issue that appears to be widespread but does not warrant a recall for safety reasons. For example, one communication on the 2018 Chevy Silverado suspension reads, “This Preliminary Information communication provides information to the technician on the steps to help diagnose and repair vehicles with a rattle, squeak, clunk, thump, or bump.”

As for complaints, these can be logged by any owner of the vehicle, and NHTSA publishes them on its website.

Below, find a chart of recalls and communications for each half-ton pickup. compare the entire segment.

Truck Recalls Manufacturer Comms. Complaints
2018 Chevy Silverado 0 174 46
2018 Ford F-150 9 164 261
2018 Ram 1500 8 99 49
2018 Toyota Tundra 4 85 37
2018 Nissan Titan 1 60 8

The Chevy Silverado comes away with the cleanest recall record, though it also has the most manufacturer communications, suggesting that problems exist on the truck, just none big enough to warrant a recall. The Ford F-150 leads the pack in recalls and complaints, while the Ram 1500 is close to the Ford in recalls, but has significantly fewer manufacturer communications.

The Tundra and Titan have even fewer communications, and the complaints on these models are nice and low.

Now look at 2019 trucks and see if anything changes:

Truck Recalls Manufacturer Comms. Complaints
2019 Chevy Silverado 1 209 19
2019 Ford F-150 2 64 10
2019 Ram 1500 10 96 113
2019 Toyota Tundra 4 27 6
2019 Nissan Titan 0 17 1

In 2019, the all-new Ram 1500 has not been having a good time and has already been the subject of 10 recalls. Complaints about the new Ram are also significantly higher than the other trucks. The new Silverado has only gone through one single recall, but already has 209 manufacturer communications on it.

While this is no way signifies reliability, it is an interesting set of data and one that is worth looking at to help your decision.

To look up all the recall information for yourselves, you can head over to the NHTSA website where you can search by year, make and model.

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