"Our data shows there's still much hard work to be done in addressing recalls," said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. "Many people still are unnecessarily risking their lives by not staying informed or taking action when their vehicle is under a recall. It's one of the many reasons family-oriented vehicles, including one in four minivans, are the most-highly impacted. Carfax continues to work closely with the auto manufacturers so we can alert people in the U.S. and Canada that their vehicles have a potentially dangerous defect that needs to be fixed."
The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced that new recalls were issued for more than 51 million vehicles in 2015, the most-ever in a year.
"Millions more vehicles will likely be recalled this year, adding to the ones already with outstanding airbag recalls, ignition switch recalls, electrical system recalls and more. Resources like myCarfax that continuously monitor your car and send alerts to your mobile device are helping people everywhere find and fix more recalls," continued Gamache.
Car owners simply enter their license plate, a feature unique to the myCarfax app, or VIN to get started. In addition, anyone worried about buying a car with an unfixed recall can shop with confidence at carfax.com. Every vehicle listed for sale there comes with a free Carfax Report, which includes open recall information reported to Carfax.