Many recalled GM cars won’t be repaired, according to CNN Money.
Owners of the 2.6 million General Motors cars with faulty ignition switches have started to get their cars repaired. But if history is any indication, there are likely to be hundreds of thousands of the cars that never get fixed.
That’s because roughly a third of all vehicles recalled by automakers are never brought to dealers.
Experts say there are many reasons that people don’t take advantage of free repairs for their cars. Many people believe the notices are junk mail solicitations from the automakers. Others minimize the safety risk, having never seen the problem prompting the recall. Still others can’t give up their car for the time it takes to make a repair.