SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information.)--Recent large recalls involving multiple models may leave consumers wondering about the safety of their vehicles, notes
“It may be overwhelming to hear that so many cars have been recalled, but in truth, carmakers save money by using common parts wherever and whenever possible, and this greatly increases the number of affected vehicles when there is a recall”
"It may be overwhelming to hear that so many cars have been recalled, but in truth, carmakers save money by using common parts wherever and whenever possible, and this greatly increases the number of affected vehicles when there is a recall," noted Edmunds.com Senior Editor John O’Dell, who recently published a piece on the danger of unrepaired recalled vehicles in the used car market at http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/recalled-but-unrepaired-cars-are-a-safety-risk-to-consumers.html.
Edmunds.com Features Editor Carroll Lachnit advises consumers to pay close attention to recalls. “Consumers enjoy having a lot of features in their cars, but sometimes, things can and will go wrong, and the probability increases with every additional feature you have. To keep you and your family safe, it's critical to stay informed about recalls and to address them quickly when they affect your car."
A free resource on current recalls can be accessed at http://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/guide-page.html. An analysis of NHTSA complaints activity can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/nhtsa-complaints-report.html.
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