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Recall for Safety

Recall for Safety

A no-cost, simple-to-use search tool, created by Carfax and the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, can help reduce the potential danger posed by nearly 60 million U.S. vehicle with open recall issues.

May 5, 2021

How Fleets Should Approach Airbag Recalls
How Preventative Maintenance Can Improve Driver Safety
Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet Maintenance, Repair Costs Remain Flat

Fleet maintenance costs have remained flat over the past 12 months, compared to CY-2015, despite price increases in replacement parts and labor rates. The primary factor keeping prices flat is overall vehicle quality.

November 18, 2016

Fleet Maintenance and Repair Costs Decrease in CY-2015

Fleet Maintenance and Repair Costs Decrease in CY-2015

Extended maintenance intervals and high vehicle quality contributed to the decline. Areas of concern include higher labor rates, rising parts prices, and difficulties diagnosing increasingly complex systems.

November 5, 2015

Maintenance Costs Increase with Longer Service Lives, Recalls

Maintenance Costs Increase with Longer Service Lives, Recalls

Doing CY-2014, passenger car CPM maintenance costs were up 13 percent as the average age of units in operation increased due to fewer companies engaging in vehicle shortcycling and recalls caused a double-digit spike in rental costs.

March 10, 2015

What’s Driving the Recall Surge?

What’s Driving the Recall Surge?

In a Q&A with Automotive Fleet, analysts from financial advisory firm Stout Risius Ross provide insight into the ongoing surge in vehicle recalls.

July 29, 2014

Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Decrease 4 Percent

Fleet Car Maintenance Costs Decrease 4 Percent

Overall, passenger car maintenance costs per unit, per month decreased 4 percent in 2013 with the average cost per mile decreasing 2 percent from 2012. These costs include unscheduled repair services, preventive maintenance (PM), tires, and replacement rentals.

March 5, 2014

Order-to-Delivery Times Increase Slightly in MY-2010

Multiple factors increased fleet order-to-delivery times, such as quality holds, massive recalls, the Cash for Clunkers program, GM & Chrysler’s emergence from bankruptcy, and the decision to build to demand, not to capacity.

October 11, 2010

Toyota Responds to Fleet Safety Concerns About Unintended Vehicle Acceleration
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