Monday, March 27, 2017

Recalls, Are They Necessary?

You've heard about recalls, but have you wondered if they are necessary?

Recalls are created due to significant safety concern your vehicle may have.  Sadly, too many vehicle owners ignore the notices, instead of having the vehicle fixed and keeping it dependable.

You might wonder why recalls are issued.  There are multiple reasons why a recall is issued, and may include:
  • software related glitches
  • complexity of cars
  • using the same parts in many different car lines
By law, manufacturers are requires to notify vehicle owners of recalls.  They do this in a couple of different ways.  First, they are required to send out a notice through the mail.  In the recent past, manufacturers could also send out notices through email, text messages, targets social media campaigns, phone calls, radio, TV messages, etc.  Perhaps you've been notified of a recall through one of these methods.

If you haven't, or if you are looking to ensure the safety of your vehicle, you can look up a list of recalls on your vehicle at  You will need to know the make, model, and year or the VIN number of your vehicle.

In addition, you can also review recalls for car seats or tires.  There are some great resources out there to keep you safe on the road.  Why not take advantage of them?  This provides safer driving conditions for driver, passengers, and pedestrians.

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