Letters to the Editor

Respond to auto recalls - they may save your life

Floridians need to act with more urgency in response to automobile recall notices.

As a trial attorney, I have devoted much of my career to defective automobiles, I'm worried that too many drivers have started to tune out -- and this means they're driving potentially dangerous cars.

In light of the recent Takata recall, the largest in U.S. history, it seems like a new recall is announced each week. The thought of driving a car with a known defect takes my breath away. Yet even intelligent people I work with sometimes tell me that they are too busy to bring their cars into a shop after receiving a recall notice. Sometimes the dealers themselves also act like there is no rush. There is.

Please respond to recall notices immediately. It may save your life.

John Uustal

Fort Lauderdale