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Vehicle Safety Recalls

Today’s new cars are safer than ever and many models come equipped with advanced safety systems such as airbags, back-up cameras, electronic stability controls, anti-lock brakes, and proximity warning systems. However, manufacturing defects can occur, and some of these can affect the safety of drivers and their passengers.

Under federal legislation, automobile manufacturers are required to issue safety recall information to owners of vehicles affected by safety-related defects and to repair the problem(s). However, if you are the second or third owner, you may not receive the notice in a timely fashion, and it may be sent to a former owner.

Is My Vehicle Subject to a Safety Recall?

If you have received a safety recall notice from the manufacturer of your vehicle, follow the guidance provided in the notice and promptly arrange for the defect to be repaired. If you haven’t received a notice but are curious to know if your vehicle is subject to a vehicle safety recall, it’s easy to find out:

These three simple steps will help keep you and your car safe.

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