Recalls of bad parts = the new norm for car manufacturers
I came from Ford, whose new slogan is "deny there is a problem, wait for the class action lawsuit, then we won't have to fix as many cars.
Ford Explorer - numerous exaust fumes in the cabin issues, ford - there is no problem
My reason to ditch my last car? Lug nuts. Yup, lug nuts. I had a Fusion with 60,000 miles and my tire shop couldn't get my lug nuts off - had to tow to the dealer. How come they couldn't get them off? Because Ford, decided that galvanized steel lugnuts look prettier with aluminum caps. Problem is, basic science shows Steel+Aluminum+Water = Corrosion. Had to replace all of the lug nuts on a 60,000 mile car, that had all the tires rotated at the dealer less than 3k prior.
Ford made a million of these defective lug nuts, known about the problem with the early batch years since at least 2013, guess what - they still keep sending cars out with them. Parties in 18 states are part of a class action lawsuit for this issue.
I have been lucky, my Atlas has only had the battery issue, something I consider under-engineered - OEM battery is puny for this size vehicle and should have been a larger battery designed for this car. I do recognize it as a side effect of the start-stop systems being mandated by the powers that be in the USA. Long term question will be, will all the battery waste that comes of the start stop emissions prevention keep us from actually saving total enviomental costs?