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Edmunds.com: Don’t Panic About Car Recalls, but Don’t Ignore Them, Either

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Recent large recalls involving multiple models may leave consumers wondering about the safety of their vehicles, notes Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information.

"It may be overwhelming to hear that so many cars have been recalled, but in truth, carmakers save money by using common parts wherever and whenever possible, and this greatly increases the number of affected vehicles when there is a recall," noted Edmunds.com Senior Editor John O’Dell, who recently published a piece on the danger of unrepaired recalled vehicles in the used car market at http://www.edmunds.com/car-safety/recalled-but-unrepaired-cars-are-a-safety-risk-to-consumers.html.

Edmunds.com Features Editor Carroll Lachnit advises consumers to pay close attention to recalls. “Consumers enjoy having a lot of features in their cars, but sometimes, things can and will go wrong, and the probability increases with every additional feature you have. To keep you and your family safe, it's critical to stay informed about recalls and to address them quickly when they affect your car."

A free resource on current recalls can be accessed at http://www.edmunds.com/car-maintenance/guide-page.html. An analysis of NHTSA complaints activity can be found at http://www.edmunds.com/car-news/nhtsa-complaints-report.html.

About Edmunds.com, Inc.

At Edmunds.com, we’re committed to helping people find the car that meets their every need. Almost 18 million visitors use our research, shopping and buying tools every month to make an easy and informed decision on their next new or used car. Whether you’re at the dealership or on the go, we’re always by your side with our five-star Edmunds.com iPhone and iPad apps and our Edmunds.com Android App. Our comprehensive car reviews, shopping tips, photos, videos and feature stories offer a friendly and authentic approach to the automotive world. We’re based in Santa Monica, Calif., but you can connect with us from anywhere by following @Edmunds on Twitter or by becoming a fan of Edmunds.com on Facebook.

Edmunds.com Corporate Communications
Jeannine Fallon/Aaron Lewis/Stephanie Mar
www.Edmunds.com
Media Hotline: 310-309-4900
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Source: Edmunds.com, Inc.