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Toyota Recalls
Many recalled vehicles do not get repaired, posing a safety risk
Many recalled vehicles do not get repaired, posing a safety risk

Each day, attorney Terry Harris sets out in his trusty 2002 Honda Civic, which has 150,000 miles — and has been recalled for a variety of defects considered dangerous by safety regulators. Two are for air bags that can explode, sending shrapnel into the cabin. Another aims to fix a wiring problem that could make the headlights shut off suddenly. "I think probability works in my favor. I don't feel that it is urgent," Harris said. "If I ever take the car into the dealership, I will get it fixed. But it is not at the top of my things-to-do list." Automakers recalled about 60 million vehicles in the U.S. this year, almost double the previous record set a...

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