You Just Received a Recall Notice - Now What?

You Just Received a Recall Notice - Now What?

By Robert Lindsey September 28th 2015

Purchasing a new car can be a rewarding experience. Sitting in your shiny new ride with new paint, new interior, and new technology with nothing but the open road ahead of you. But suddenly, you see your car on the news, your heart drops...the manufacturer is going to issue a recall.

What does this mean for you?

A recall occurs when a large safety issue has been brought to a manufacturer’s attention. It can be an engine issue, a supplemental restraint system (SRS) issue, item that may make the vehicle unsafe or hazardous to operate. At that point, a manufacturer must notify owners of affected vehicles of the nature of the recall and take steps to correct the issue. This correction must be performed at no cost to the consumer.

How do you know if your vehicle has a recall?

First, visit HERE for the latest updates on Safety Recalls, or check with a dealer to determine if your vehicle is affected. Additionally, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, or the manufacturer’s website, which may have a provision for owners to check for outstanding safety issues.