Friday, August 29, 2014

NHTSA Launches Web Tool to Search for Recalls by VIN

Vehicle owners don't always know whether their car or motorcycle has been affected by a recall. Using a new online tool from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), consumers can enter a vehicle identification number (VIN) to find out if a specific vehicle still needs to be repaired as part of a safety recall in the last 15 years.

"Just as every single automaker should never hesitate to recall a defective vehicle, consumers should never hesitate to get their recalled vehicle fixed," says NHTSA Deputy Administrator David Friedman. "By making individual VIN searches readily available, we're providing another service to consumers--the peace of mind knowing that the vehicle they own, or that they are thinking of buying or renting, is free of safety defects."