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Carfax Warns of Rampant Recalls

Carfax Warns of Rampant Recalls Featured

More than 63 million recalled vehicles are now in use across the country, a 34 percent increase from 2016, according to Carfax.
The annual research also suggests this issue affects nearly one in three vehicles in Texas, the highest rate in the nation. Behind Hawaii, the other Gulf Coast states of Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama round out the top five.
In addition, people in California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania and New York have the most vehicles with open recalls.
Minivans and SUVs are the ones most likely to have unfixed recalls.

Last modified on Sunday, 12 February 2017 15:40
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