Don't kid yourself -- the only reason vehicles have stricter standards is they're REQUIRED BY LAW to have stricter standards. Car companies would rather take the risk of lawsuits; they only do recalls on older models when forced to by the government. But things like mandatory recalls and lemon laws exist mostly because a car represents a significant investment in a way a phone doesn't, and so people pushed for those protections. Phones are considered disposable. Some, like Samsung's Galaxy offerings, arrive with so much crapware that after a couple years they can't even install app updates anymore.