Dangers can exist by not responding to auto recall


We've heard about auto recalls several times this year. Not responding to one could be a hazard for you and others on the road.

When your car isn't working, you take it to a mechanic. But what about if you receive a recall alert. Just this year alone, Hyundai and Kia have issued recalls of two million cars for engine failure concerns. Ford recalled 2,100 vehicles for potential problems with the driver seat and Fiat Chrysler recalled 700,000 cars for possible brake issues.

"If they've gone through the effort to make you aware of the situation it's a serious concern," said Jim Price of Car Whisperer Auto Shop.

According to Carfax, there are 63 million vehicles with recalls on the road, one out of every four. That's a 34 percent jump from last year. Not fixing it means you're not only putting yourself in danger but other drivers as well.

"The dealer can run it on the computer and it will tell them exactly what the open recall is whether it's a safety recall or emission recall," said Paul Hewson with Trent GMC.

The repair is free, too. Websites such as can tell you all you need to know. All you'll need is your vin number to see if your car is part of a recall.

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