Thousands of recalls impact vehicles in B’ham

Car recalls impacting B'ham drivers

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Hundreds of thousands of vehicles in Birmingham have some type of recall. We found major safety hazards that could pose a risk on the roads.

CarFax reports that southern states like Alabama have some of the highest number of recalls. Birmingham is one of the top offenders.

The recalls impact personal cars, rentals and even ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft. We found Uber vehicles at the Birmingham Airport with airbags that might not inflate and seatbelts that might not work. CarFax has found similar safety issues with ride-sharing vehicles around the country.

“These are vehicles that we’re blindly trusting to take us from point A to Bs safely and in reality a good percentage of these cars could be anything but,” said Chris Basso with Carfax.

Carfax says one out of every five vehicles has some type of open recall. We found recalls in a matter of seconds..how you can find them…plus the reason why a lot of them go unchecked.

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