According to Carfax, there are more than 63 million vehicles currently on American roads that are subject to a recall but have not yet been fixed. That's 34 percent more potentially dangerous vehicles than last year, and it means one out of every four vehicles has an open recall.

Nearly a third of registered vehicles in Texas have unfixed recalls, the highest percentage in the United States. Hawaii, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama are the states with the next highest percentages. Considering that those hot, humid states are where many of the Takata airbag recalls focused on, a high incidence of unfixed vehicles in Gulf States isn't that surprising.

Interestingly, the most common vehicles with open recalls that have yet to be fixed are minivans and SUVs, suggesting that the busy lives of American families may be contributing to the problem. "It may be inconvenient, but people driving recalled cars should make getting them fixed a high priority," said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax.

In other words, go get your recalled cars fixed as soon as a fix is available.

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