Millions of vehicles are recalled each year in the United States due to safety defects or noncompliance with federal standards. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a free online search tool for consumers to use to easily find out whether or not a vehicle has been impacted by a recall.
All major light vehicle and motorcycle brands can be searched. You can find the online tool at www.safercar.gov/vinlookup. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to discover if a recall has been made for your vehicle. After entering the VIN, results will appear if you have an open recall on the vehicle. If there are no open recalls, the result will show “No Open Recalls.”
Not sure of your VIN? It can usually be found in front of the steering wheel on the lower-left corner of the dashboard; you can read the number by looking through the windshield. The VIN may also appear at the front of the engine block, at the front of the car frame, at a rear wheel well, inside the driver-side doorjamb, or underneath the spare tire. Still can’t find it? Check your owner’s manual to find out where it is located in your specific vehicle.
If your vehicle does have any safety recalls, do not hesitate to have repairs made. Safety recalls are made to keep you and your family safe on the road.
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