Stopping Rolling Defect Dangers To Us All

Stopping Rolling Defect Dangers To Us All

June, 2014

Dear Care for Crash Victims Community Members:

Automotive News Publisher Keith Crain has again done the public and the auto industry an important service.  He has endorsed a solution to stopping Rolling Defect Dangers.  

“I recently had a conversation with Joan Claybrook, former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about the extremely low rate of recalled vehicles that actually get repaired.

I have heard some pretty low compliance numbers over the years — less than 20 percent on some recalls, depending on how serious the consumers consider the situation.

But even on the most serious recalls, the percentage of owners who get their cars and trucks fixed is mighty low — even with the manufacturer paying the tab.

Joan’s suggestion is so simple it makes you wonder why it hasn’t been tried: If a vehicle hasn’t had all recall repairs made, the owner can’t register it to operate on the road.”



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