The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reminds the public that as daylight saving time arrived on Sunday March 11 it is a good time of year to check to see if your vehicle has any open recalls. This reminder is a part of NHTSA’s Safe Cars Save Lives Check for Recalls campaign.
The Safe Cars Save Lives Check for Recalls campaign encourages the public to check their vehicles at least twice a year. Much like changing the batteries in your smoke alarms, a good reminder to check for recalls is the time of the year when the clocks change (every March when setting clocks forward and every November when setting clocks back.)
Last year, there were 813 new vehicle safety recalls affecting more than 30 million vehicles in the United States. .
You can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls to find out if your vehicle has an outstanding recall, and call your dealership for your free repair. Search using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and it tell you if your car or truck is included in any safety recall at this time. If your vehicle does have a recall, call your local dealer to schedule the free repair. You can also sign up at NHTSA.gov/Alerts to be notified by e-mail if your vehicle is affected by a future recall.