Older Recalled Vehicles Less Likely to be Repaired

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Nov. 12, 2018—The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that, in particular, older vehicles have a lower rate of being fixed due to recalls than newer ones, reported KTUU.

Vehicles that are 6-10 years old when a recall is made have an average 56 percent completion rate. For cars 1-5 years old, the rate jumps to 76 percent, and 80 percent for vehicles newer than 3 years old, according to the report.

Some of the recalls that affect a lot of vehicles are the recall on Takata air bags, which affects more than 50 million air bags in 37 million vehicles. The air bags are prone to deploying after long-term exposure to high heat and humidity.

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