I’ve Heard On The News That Many Cars Have Been Recalled This Year Due To Safety Concerns. How Do I Know If My Car Has Been Recalled?
It’s no wonder you have heard about the many car recalls in the news because according to ABC News, 2014 was a record year for the most automobile recalls. From airbag recalls due to defective inflators to ignition switches being recalled for fire risks due to defective power switches, owners of vehicles are often left confused whether their vehicles are affected by a recall or not.
Generally, you will receive a notice in the mail from the automobile manufacture, letting you know your car is affected by the recall and explaining the next steps. However, sometimes mail gets lost, mistakes happen, or people move and never get a recall notice. For this reason, and to make sure you are not at risk for an uncompleted recall, it is important that you know how to determine if your vehicle has an outstanding recall.
Recently the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed a new online tool to help consumers check to see if their cars have been impacted by a recall. It is the easiest way to verify if your vehicle is or isn’t affected. Simply visit, www.safercar.gov/vinlookup. You will have to enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if there are any uncompleted recalls on your car that is putting you at risk.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Florida and you believe it is the fault of the manufacturer or another driver’s negligence, please contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld to speak with a South Florida injury attorney in a free consultation today. You can reach us at [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].