According to a recent Carfax study, approximately 3.5 million automobiles listed for sale online have unfixed recalls on them. While all states have recalled automobiles for sale, nearly one third of the total were in California, Texas, Missouri, Florida, and Ohio.

In a Carfax press release, communications director Larry Gamache said, “Open recalls are a public safety issue that makes roads more dangerous for everyone. The most important thing is knowing if one exists. Whenever and wherever you shop, make sure to look for open recalls and get them fixed. Almost every recall will be fixed for free at your local franchise dealer.”

Starting February 18, 2014, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will require that all automobile manufacturers use a distinctive recall label on recall notices that notify owners of recalled vehicles and/or equipment. The safety group introduced the requirement to help owners instantly distinguish important notices from other mail and prevent consumers from mistakenly discarding the safety notices. According to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, “This new label will allow consumers to quickly recognize recall notices mailed to their homes so they can act quickly to get their vehicles, child restraints, tires, or other motor vehicle equipment fixed.”

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