North Carolina Investigation: Rides for hire have higher odds of open safety recalls

One out of every five cars on Charlotte’s roads are putting all of us at risk with dangerous safety recalls, but our Defenders investigation found your odds of riding in a car with an unfixed recall go up when you get in an Uber, Lyft, taxi or limo.

We partnered with Carfax to run the license plates of Lyfts and Ubers for a brief time on two separate days at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.