Top 3 Reasons Owners Ignore Vehicle Recalls

A national survey conducted by the University of Michigan reveals that many Americans ignore vehicle recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 51 million vehicles were recalled in 2015. Another 34 million vehicle-related parts were also recalled. Yet, according to the survey, some 20% of vehicle owners ignore these recalls.

Why do People Ignore Vehicle Recalls?

Survey respondents identified these 3 main reasons for not responding to their auto recalls:

  1. 38% were worried the dealership would try to sell them additional repairs.
  2. 37% said it would be difficult to give up their vehicle to be repaired.
  3. 36% said the wait to get it fixed was too long.

Respondents also provided options that could increase compliance with vehicle recalls. These included being able to bundle the recall with regularly scheduled maintenance, and incentives like a free oil change.

“In the past year, there have been several serious vehicle recalls, such as exploding Takata airbags and vehicles that can roll away in ‘park.’ It’s vital that owners heed these recalls and bring their vehicles in for repair, regardless of the inconvenience it may cause,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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