Why Auto Recalls Take So Long

Written by Pat Papers | Monday, 4 August 2014 7:26 AM


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

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