Many recalled vehicles do not get repaired, posing a safety risk, from LA Times.
Each day, attorney Terry Harris sets out in his trusty 2002 Honda Civic, which has 150,000 miles — and has been recalled for a variety of defects considered dangerous by safety regulators.
Two are for air bags that can explode, sending shrapnel into the cabin. Another aims to fix a wiring problem that could make the headlights shut off suddenly.
“I think probability works in my favor. I don’t feel that it is urgent,” Harris said. “If I ever take the car into the dealership, I will get it fixed. But it is not at the top of my things-to-do list.”
Automakers recalled about 60 million vehicles in the U.S. this year, almost double the previous record set a decade ago.