Do you know if any part of your
auto has been recalled? Do you know how to find out? Many drivers
may not know how to find out if the manufacturer of their vehicle
has issued a recall. Maybe you moved since you bought your vehicle,
and the manufacturer does not have a current address to send a recall
notice (which must be sent by law) to you, meaning you may not receive
important information about your vehicle. The following information
is provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about some of the
latest recalls to hit the market.
NHTSA Publishes List of July 2005 Recalls
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released a list of auto safety
recalls announced in July 2003 and urged consumers to have the problems
This list identifies the make and model of the vehicle or equipment
involved, with a brief description of the safety problem.
NHTSA said it is publicizing the recalls to alert consumers about
safety problems and encourages them to take action. Under federal
law, safety problems must be remedied without cost to consumers.
Currently, 72 percent of the owners of vehicles with safety problems
have the recall work performed.
NHTSA said manufacturers are required to mail a recall notice to
all purchasers, owners, and dealers when a safety defect or noncompliance
with Federal safety standards is found. The agency urges owners
to wait until they receive notification from the manufacturer before
contacting their dealers to schedule the repair work. Not all vehicles
of a particular make and model may be subject to the recall.
Consumers can get up-to-the-minute information on safety recall
campaigns, or information on the recall history of a particular
make and model of car, truck, motorcycle, or child safety seat,
by calling the agency's toll-free Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236
or by accessing NHTSA on the Internet at www.nhtsa.dot.gov. The
Hotline also can be used to report safety problems.
This information is from an August 29, 2003 NHTSA Press Release.
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