Recall Alert: Safeguarding Dealers and Consumers
Early in May 2023, BMW, Ford, Honda, and Fiat Chrysler issued critical warnings for specific vehicle models due to safety recalls. BMW joined the list by issuing a “Do Not Drive” warning for 90,000 vehicles built between 2000 and 2006, related to defective Takata airbags. Shortly after, Chrysler announced a “Park Outside” warning for the recall of 2014 to 2016 Jeep Cherokees, highlighting a fire risk. SafeDealsAI leads the way in warning and notifying dealers and consumers of these recalls prior to purchase.
SafeDealsAI’s Efforts to Raise Awareness and Address the Issue
Patrick Olsen, Editor in Chief at CARFAX, expresses concern over the alarming number of unrepaired vehicles, stating that approximately 20 to 25 percent of these recalled vehicles remain unfixed. SafeDealsAI aims to raise awareness and decrease these figures by notifying a dealer at the time of sale if a vehicle has an open safety recall and if so, encourages the dealer to have the recall repaired. SafeDealsAI also discloses the recall information to the buyer.
State-by-State Breakdown of Unrepaired Vehicles
CARFAX’s study identified six states with over 100,000 unrepaired vehicles, led by California with 245,000 cases. Other states include Texas (242,000), Florida (237,000), New York (118,000), Pennsylvania (106,000), and Ohio (101,000).
SafeDealsAI can Save a Life!
A tragic incident involving an airbag rupture in a Ford Ranger, under a “Do Not Drive” warning, resulted in a fatality, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority (NHTSA) in November 2022. These incidents underscore the genuine concerns and potential consequences of neglecting recall repairs. That’s why SafeDealsAI, the legal disclosure software used by dealers and consumers, can act as a lifesaver in letting the dealer and the customer know at the time of sale if a vehicle has an open safety recall, and suggests its repair.