Car recalls don't concern drivers

February 27, 2013 12:00 AM

There have been a number of vehicle recalls lately, but how much attention to drivers really pay to these news items? According to a recent survey from, it's not very much. 

About 70 percent of people felt that, while there are a lot of recalls today, the car repair is just a part of the automobile's life. Although 42 percent of drivers try to keep up with recall news, an overwhelming 90 percent report that the problems don't make them nervous when they're out on the road. 

"The feedback from our survey shows how many of today's car shoppers aren't very concerned with these issues right now, which is surprising because of the safety and economic implications tied to each," said Scot Hall, executive vice president of 

Brands like Toyota, which had the highest number of recent recalls, are trying to be more proactive when it comes to avoiding backlash from concerned consumers, which may be contributing to the lack of worry, Forbes reports. Automakers are trying to address recalls as quickly as possible to limit the amount of damage and press. 

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