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Is Your Car Involved in a Recall?
(Our product safety information is produced by our editors and some content sourced from information provided by the respective company directly and government regulatory agencies. If this is a recall we encourage you to contact the company directly for complete information.)



 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for keeping people safe on America's roadways.

Through enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA reduces deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.

A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.

Most decisions to conduct a recall and remedy a safety defect are made voluntarily by manufacturers prior to any involvement by NHTSA.

Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.

You can look up your VIN on the NHTSA website at https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

Using the NHTSA VIN lookup tool, you can access recall information provided by the manufacturer conducting the recall which may be not posted yet on NHTSA's site.

Every vehicle has a unique VIN.

Enter a VIN to learn if a specific vehicle needs to be repaired as part of a recall.

Where's my VIN?

Look on the lower left of your car's windshield for your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number.

Your VIN is also located on your car's registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.

What the VIN search tool covers

  • Vehicle safety recalls that are incomplete
  • Vehicle safety recalls conducted over the past 15 calendar years
  • Vehicle safety recalls conducted by major light auto automakers, including motorcycle manufacturers.

What the VIN search tool does not cover

  • Completed safety recall information
  • Manufacturer customer service or other nonsafety recall campaign
  • International vehicles
  • Very recently announced safety recalls for which not all VINs have been identified
  • Safety recalls that are more than 15 years old (except where a manufacturer offers more coverage)
  • Safety recalls conducted by small vehicle manufacturers, including some ultra-luxury brands and specialty applications

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is responsible for keeping people safe on America's roadways.

Through enforcing vehicle performance standards and partnerships with state and local governments, NHTSA reduces deaths, injuries and economic losses from motor vehicle crashes.


A recall is issued when a manufacturer or NHTSA determines that a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards.

Most decisions to conduct a recall and remedy a safety defect are made voluntarily by manufacturers prior to any involvement by NHTSA.

Manufacturers are required to fix the problem by repairing it, replacing it, offering a refund, or in rare cases repurchasing the vehicle.

You can look up your VIN on the NHTSA website at https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

Using the NHTSA VIN lookup tool, you can access recall information provided by the manufacturer conducting the recall which may be not posted yet on NHTSA's site.

Every vehicle has a unique VIN.

Enter a VIN to learn if a specific vehicle needs to be repaired as part of a recall.

Where's my VIN?

Look on the lower left of your car's windshield for your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number.

Your VIN is also located on your car's registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.

What the VIN search tool covers

  • Vehicle safety recalls that are incomplete
  • Vehicle safety recalls conducted over the past 15 calendar years
  • Vehicle safety recalls conducted by major light auto automakers, including motorcycle manufacturers.

What the VIN search tool does not cover

  • Completed safety recall information
  • Manufacturer customer service or other nonsafety recall campaign
  • International vehicles
  • Very recently announced safety recalls for which not all VINs have been identified
  • Safety recalls that are more than 15 years old (except where a manufacturer offers more coverage)
  • Safety recalls conducted by small vehicle manufacturers, including some ultra-luxury brands and specialty applications