One out of every five vehicles people are driving, buying or selling in the U.S. have at least one unfixed safety recall, according to Carfax. The company’s annual research on the issue suggests an increase of more than one million vehicles from last year, and that family-oriented vehicles – minivans and SUVs – continue to be the most egregious offenders. One in four minivans on the road has a recall that’s never been fixed.
To help alert more people about the dangers of unfixed recalls, consider the following:
1) Biggest offenders are TX, MS, AK, UT, WV; at least 100K in every state
2) 6M vehicles were purchased with open recalls in 2015
3) Local stats (city and state) available on request for interview
We are happy to assist creatively in developing an angle and local context to make this important to your audience.
Christopher Basso Bio:
Chris Basso has a decade worth of automotive expertise to share. As the public relations manager for Carfax, he is an excellent resource for consumer stories regarding the buying and selling of used cars. Chris has detailed knowledge about a host of auto-related scams and fraud, and provides valuable insight that consumers can use to help buy safe, reliable used cars. He works closely with law enforcement investigators, auto mechanics and consumer organizations to stay current with hot issues and emerging trends.
Known for his quick wit and street-savvy conversations, Chris quickly brings car news home to local viewers and listeners in can-do terms that everyone understands. His use of hard stats and real-world examples in interviews is why he is a recurring guest on many stations as their expert in anything automotive.
Chris frequently appears on local newscasts, including live morning shows, and has been featured on national programs such as Good Morning America, ABC™s The Lookout and PBS™ MotorWeek. He is based in the Washington, D.C. area and can easily travel to most major cities for interviews, even on short notice.