In 2014, automakers set a new record for the number of car models recalled because of safety defects. In 2015, they obliterated that record.
Nearly 900 models were recalled last year, translating to 64 million recalled cars in the US.
More frightening than this, however, is the fact that many drivers never get their cars repaired after a recall is announced.
There are 47 million unrepaired vehicles with open recalls throughout the country, reports a new study by Carfax. That means that roughly 1 in 5 cars on the road are currently in need of serious repairs.
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