The recent widespread vehicle recall involving defective airbags affects an estimated 34 million vehicles, which makes it the largest consumer recall in U.S. history. This effort to replace potentially life-threatening air bags points out the degree to which the government and car manufacturers want to ensure public safety.
However, as they do their part to replace a defective product, the public may not be so willing to do theirs. In fact, a survey by an online marketplace for car buyers and sellers reveals that only 56 percent of vehicle owners arrange to make necessary repairs with dealerships after being notified of a vehicle recall. It is hoped that drivers will make better efforts to ensure the safety of their vehicles.
TIP: Vehicle owners and car buyers are invited to visit the NHTSA website (safercar.gov), where they can enter their vehicle information number (VIN) and determine if a vehicle is affected by a recall.
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