FINDING RECALL SUCCESS
Takata recalls are improving, industry notesDec. 18, 2017
Dealers: Pay us for recalled used carsDec. 18, 2017
Federal law requires automakers pay a dealer 1 percent of the value of a new car that is under recall to cover floorplanning, insurance, depreciation and other costs, but there is nothing similar for used vehicles in most states.
2 DMVs boost repair rates by flagging recallsDec. 11, 2017
Recall compliance rates quadrupled this year in Vermont and nearly doubled in the District of Columbia after they started listing unrepaired defects on residents' annual vehicle inspection reports, a study commissioned by American Honda found.
Honda goes the extra mile to close out airbag recallsDec. 11, 2017
It took a while for Honda to recognize the scope of its problem with bad Takata airbag inflators, but since it did, the company has led the way in finding affected vehicles and getting their owners to come in for repairs.
Proposed database would aid notificationsDec. 4, 2017
U.S. recall process still in need of its own fixDec. 4, 2017
Three years after massive recalls engulfed the auto industry, the process for finding vehicle owners and completing the necessary repairs remains disjointed at best, with few reforms to protect the public when the next major vehicle safety crisis hits.