Many car accidents in New Jersey can be attributed to driver negligence, speeding or distracted driving; however, unsafe vehicles also play a role in causing many crashes and they can cause passengers to sustain more severe injuries.

According to Carfax, one out every five cars in America is affected by an unrepaired recall. Car owners and drivers in New Jersey are responsible for the proper maintenance of their vehicles to reduce the risk of car accidents and potential injury to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Most recall repairs are performed for free at local dealerships. To find out if your car is affected by any open recalls, you can search by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on both the Carfax and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) websites.

Safety Recall Statistics

The top ten cities in New Jersey with the most vehicles in need of safety recall repairs are as follows:

  1. Paterson-    23%
  2. Elizabeth-    23%
  3. Newark-       22%
  4. Brick-            21%
  5. Jersey City-  20%
  6. Trenton-       19%
  7. Edison-         18%
  8. Clifton-         18%
  9. Toms River- 18%
  10. Cherry Hill- 17%