submitted by Christopher Basso
MONTGOMERY — More than 800,000 vehicles that people are driving, buying or selling in Alabama have at least one unfixed safety recall, according to Carfax. While approximately one out of every five vehicles in Alabama is affected, Carfax has identified ten places in the state where you’re most likely to find unfixed recalls:
City Est. % of vehicles
To help Alabamians stay informed about recalls on their vehicles, Carfax offers a free service called myCarfax that continuously monitors for recalls and other maintenance needs. After downloading the free myCarfax app or visiting www.mycarfax.com, car owners simply enter their license plate or VIN to get started. You can instantly find out about current open recalls on your specific vehicles and get alerts whenever new recalls are issued for them.
“Many people in Alabama still are unnecessarily risking their lives by not staying informed or taking action when their vehicle is under a recall,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax.
“Millions of vehicles will likely be recalled this year, adding to the ones already with outstanding airbag recalls, ignition switch recalls, electrical system recalls and more. There’s still much hard work to be done, but resources like myCarfax are helping people find and fix more recalls.”