Car Recalls: Unfixed Recalled Cars Sold To Unsuspecting Consumers; Interview W/ Used Car Expert From CARFAX Available

For further information: Christopher Basso, Carfax Public Relations, Phone (703) 934-2664

CENTREVILLE, Va. (Mar. 24, 2014) -- Auto recalls have taken center stage once again. If you're looking for another angle to this story, consider that last year, 3.5 million used cars were for sale online with an open (unfixed) recall. Thousands of them are likely being sold in your area right now, without anyone knowing a recall exists. Recalls can affect the safety, performance and resale value of used cars if they're left unfixed.

There are two free resources available to help: car owners can check their vehicle for open recalls free at recall.carfax.com. In addition, consumers now can shop for used cars for sale from dealers at carfax.com. Every vehicle comes with a free Carfax Report to help people know right away if an open recall was reported.

A used car expert from Carfax is available anytime via satellite, phone, Skype or in-person to discuss the potential dangers of open recalls and provide tips to help purchase safe, reliable used cars.