1 in 4 Vehicles Has an Open Recall
According to Carfax, more than 63 million recalled vehicles now are in use across the country, an alarming 34 percent increase from 2016.
“Reducing the number of open recalls on the road is an ongoing effort,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. “It may be inconvenient, but people driving recalled cars should make getting them fixed a high priority.”
The new data also suggests that family life may be a factor for some vehicle owners not knowing about a recall or getting it fixed. Minivans and SUVs, which are typically family-oriented vehicles, are the ones most likely to have unfixed recalls.
To find out if your vehicle has an open recall, you can visit this government website and enter your vehicle’s VIN number: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls The site also lets you check for recalls on child seats and tires.
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