CENTREVILLE, Va. — A new study from Carfax shows that choosing to ignore auto recalls threatens the safety of consumers everywhere. In 2011, over 2.7 million used cars were for sale online with safety recalls that were never fixed. Car owners and sellers can help improve public safety by actively checking for open recalls and having them fixed by franchise dealers. There’s no excuse – recall repairs are free and finding cars with open recalls is easy.
“We’re making a lot of progress, but there are still too many open recalls out there,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. “Many of these cars change hands without the buyer ever knowing a recall exists, increasing the safety risks both to passengers in the car and others on the road. We all need to do our part to make sure these cars are identified and fixed – buyers, sellers and owners alike. A simple online check for open recalls is all it takes to help make our roads safer.”
Carfax has designated May 8 as Carfax Open Recall Day. The company is encouraging everyone – car owners, buyers and sellers alike – to find and fix any open recalls. More information is on the Carfax Facebook page and Twitteraccount, #carfaxopenrecallday.
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