One in four recalled cars never get the needed fix, that’s because car owners often don’t know about the recall.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a new website to help people find out. All you have to do is enter your VIN number into safecar.gov and the agency lists any open recalls for your car.
NHTSA’s new search tool lets you:
- Enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to quickly learn if a specific vehicle has not been repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.
- Directly access the recalls databases of major vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers.
- Get the relevant recall information so you can contact the manufacturer or dealer about the repair if it was part of a safety recall.