Report: Open Recall Problem Improving
April 4, 2019—The open recall problem in the U.S. is improving, but millions of drivers and car buyers are still at risk. Annual research findings from Carfax show there's more than 52 million recalled vehicles on the road that haven't been fixed.
Roughly one out of every five registered vehicles has open recalls.
The states where this problem is most glaring according to the report are all in the South: Mississippi (24.7 percent), Texas (24.6 percent), Louisiana (23.7 percent), Alabama (22.2 percent), New Mexico (22.1 percent) and Arkansas (21.6 percent).
Additional findings reveal that California (6.3 million), Texas (5.5 million), Florida (3.2 million), Pennsylvania (2.2 million) and New York (2.1 million) have the most overall vehicles with open recalls.