Have You Checked to See If Your Car Has Been Recalled?

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is calling on motorists to check for recalls on their vehicles at the upcoming time change. Officials with the U.S. DOT want drivers to get into the habit of checking their vehicles for open recalls twice a year when the time changes for daylight saving time. This year, daylight saving time will arrive on Sunday, March 11. When you change your clock, remember to check your vehicle’s VIN (vehicle identification number) too. Their upcoming campaign “Safe Cars Save Lives” is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of getting your recalled vehicles swiftly repaired.

Recalls, Recalls, and More Recalls

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017, there was 813 new vehicle safety recalls impacting more than 30 million vehicles in the U.S. It seems like every year, we’re seeing more and more recalls. Unfortunately for consumers, it isn’t enough to just wait on a postcard or notification from the manufacturer. The “Safe Cars Save Lives” campaign reminds motorists that it’s critical to take an active role in checking for open recalls on their vehicles. If your vehicle is under a safety recall, you can get it repaired for free. The most important thing you can do for your safety and for your family’s safety is to check and see if your vehicle has a defective and potentially dangerous or deadly part.

Check Your Vehicle for Recalls

  • Check your vehicles’ VIN here.
  • If your vehicle is involved in a safety recall, contact your local dealership for a free repair immediately.
  • Sign up for up-to-date alerts and recall news from the NHTSA here.
  • Tell your friends and family members to check their vehicles too.

Check in March and November

The NHTSA wants motorist to check their vehicles for recalls at least twice a year. Since it may be hard to remember when you checked last, the “Safe Cars Save Lives” campaign wants to change the clock for daylight savings time to be a signal for motorists to check their cars for recalls. Every March and November, remember to check your car for any open recalls when you change the clocks.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in San Diego or anywhere along the Central Coast, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.

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