When a recall is issued, it is to help make sure drivers remain safe. However, nearly one-third of all recalled cars and trucks in the United States are never brought in for repairs. To help increase recall completion rates, Honda is supporting a new law that would require any outstanding safety recall repairs to be completed before a vehicle could be registered in a state.
The bill was introduced by Senators Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.
“Our goal is to achieve a 100 percent repair rate for every recall in order to prevent injuries and save lives, and this legislation will help achieve that. We look forward to working with Senators Markey and Blumenthal, the Congress and other safety stakeholders as this proposal works its way through the legislative process,” said Rick Schostek, executive vice president of Honda North America, Inc., in a statement.
The biggest problem with neglected recall repairs is that drivers and passengers are unnecessarily put in harm’s way, especially when it comes to older vehicles.
If you ever have questions or concerns about any recalls issued, don’t hesitate to give the knowledgeable service department here at Terry Lee Honda a call.