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How to Find Out If Your Car is Recalled

Accident!This year, automakers in the United States have recalled more than 40 million vehicles. The number has shattered the record set previously in 2004. Unfortunately, most of these recalls were for serious vehicle safety issues, putting owners at real risk of harm.

In days gone by, vehicle owners relied on letters in the mail alerting them to recalls. With the vast number of issues this year, many owners remain largely unaware. Knowing about auto recalls is the first step to keeping your family safe. Do not rely on automakers to alert you to car recalls. Here’s how to find out if your vehicle has made the list.

1. Visit the NHTSA Site

Visit National Highway Safety Administration and check out the list of recalls. The list is a comprehensive one, so you can be sure that if your vehicle has been recalled, it is documented on this site.

2. Enter Your VIN

Your VIN not only enables you to find a vehicle history report before you purchase your car, but it can also tell you if your car or truck is on a recall list. Once you navigate to the NHTSA site, enter your VIN. You can find this important number on your dashboard, just in front of the windshield on the left hand side.

3. Look for 14V

Any recall numbers, whether they are air bag recalls or other safety alerts, begin with 14V. Click on these numbers and read the Defect Notice. You will discover the problems with your vehicle, the issues that have been caused by this problem (if any), and any injuries or deaths suffered.

4. Contact Your Dealer

If you find a recall for your vehicle, contact your dealer as soon as possible. Unfortunately, due to the large number of auto recalls, dealers may have necessary parts on backorder. Contacting your dealer quickly helps to ensure that your vehicle can be repaired as soon as possible.

Car recalls are not something to ignore. You may think that you don’t have the time to have your car repaired but, if you don’t, you are putting yourself, your family, and other drivers at risk. If you are worried about not having a vehicle, be sure to ask your dealer for a loner while your own is being repaired.

If you have been in an accident and believe that an issue with your car is the culprit, contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Auger & Auger. We will discuss your case with your in confidence and advise you as to the next steps. Each member of our team is here for you. We are ready to work to get you the compensation that you deserve. Reach out to Auger & Auger today to begin the process of getting what you so rightly deserve. Call us now.

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