Why Auto Recalls Take So Long

The Wall Street Journal looks into why it takes so long for automakers to issue a recall to fix a defect. Blame falls on both car makers and regulators - and once a recall is issued, regulators rarely issue a strict deadline for repairs to be completed. The paper says regulators began investigating fires in Jeeps back in 2010 and only last year did Chrysler agree to issue a recall. Even now, almost none of the 1.6 million defective Jeeps have been fixed.

SOURCE: Wall Street Journal


Related Stories

Time to Fix the Auto Recall System? Is GM Going Too Far With Recalls? 5 Reasons GM Will Survive Recall Crisis
blog comments powered by Disqus