Let's take a look at how so many vehicle recalls slip through the cracks. Even when automakers successfully get in touch with the owners of affected vehicles, recalls still often go unfixed. The program was rolled out this April and does not prevent vehicle owners from registering a recalled vehicle. There are other ways to reach affected vehicle owners, too. It's important for owners of recalled vehicles to realize and remember that an unattended recall can have repercussions beyond just the driver and passengers in that vehicle.