Automakers Urge Insurance Companies to Remind US Drivers of Recalls

Automakers Urge Insurance Companies to Remind US Drivers of Recalls

The new push, according to Reuters, comes just as a U.S. House panel was held on April 14th on efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the number of uncompleted vehicle recalls.

Reuters reported major carmakers want U.S. auto insurance companies to help persuade millions of American car owners to get recalled vehicles fixed.

The new push, according to Reuters, comes just as a U.S. House panel was held on April 14th on efforts by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to reduce the number of uncompleted vehicle recalls.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers sent letters to the chief executives of major U.S. insurance companies over the last few days asking them to remind motorists of recalls when they renew their policies.

About 25 percent of all U.S. vehicles recalled are never fixed, the letter said. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an industry funded group, did not immediately comment on the request.

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