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How to check if my car has a recall?


How to check if my car has a recall?

Posted on 3/22/2023 by Jane Collins - Leave a Comment
 
If you want to check whether your car has a recall, you can follow these steps:

Find your car's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The VIN is a unique 17-digit code that identifies your car. You can find it on the driver's side dashboard or on the inside of the driver's side door.

Visit the NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.gov/recalls. Click on the "Recalls" tab, and then select "VIN Lookup."

Enter your car's VIN in the search field and click "Search." The website will display any open recalls or safety campaigns that apply to your car.

If your car has a recall, the website will provide information on what the problem is, what the potential risks are, and how to get it fixed. It's important to take any recalls seriously and get them fixed as soon as possible, as they are issued to address safety issues that could pose a risk to you and other road users.

If you prefer, you can also check for recalls by contacting your car's manufacturer or visiting a local dealership. They should be able to tell you whether your car has any open recalls and provide guidance on how to get them fixed.

Here is the link to seach if you car has a recall.


What this VIN search tool will show

An unrepaired vehicle affected by a vehicle safety recall in the past 15 calendar years

Vehicle safety recalls from major light auto automakers, motorcycle manufacturers and some medium/heavy truck manufacturers

What this VIN search tool will not show
A vehicle with a repaired safety recall. If your vehicle has no unrepaired recalls, you will see the message: "0 Unrepaired recalls associated with this VIN"
Manufacturer customer service or other nonsafety recall campaign
International vehicles
There may be a delay with very recently announced safety recalls for which not all VINs have been identified. VINs are added continuously so please check regularly.
Safety recalls that are more than 15 years old (except where a manufacturer offers more coverage)
Safety recalls conducted by small vehicle manufacturers, including some ultra-luxury brands and specialty applications

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