NHTSA Announces Vehicle Safety Recalls Week, March 4th-10th

By Trish Svoboda

March 4th-10th is Vehicle Safety Recalls Week. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), under the U.S. Department of Transportation, is dedicated to ensuring the safety of individuals on America’s roads. NHTSA Region 7, covering Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, aims to remind drivers to inspect their vehicles for any safety recalls. In 2022, a total of 1,050 safety recalls impacted over 31 million vehicles and related automotive gear in the United States.

“Checking for recalls is quick, easy, and best of all, free,” said NHTSA Region 7 Administrator Susan DeCourcy. “During Vehicle Safety Recalls Week, we are urging everyone to take a few minutes to check for any open safety recall on vehicles, tires, car seats, and other vehicle-related equipment. Remember that every vehicle recall is important and should be repaired immediately. Staying diligent will help keep everyone safe on the roadways. One easy way to remember to check a vehicle’s recall status is knowing that Vehicle Safety Recalls Week always coincides with the start of Daylight-Saving Time, which is Sunday, March 10 this year.”

NHTSA shares ways to stay informed about open safety recalls:

• Motorists can use the complimentary Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Look-Up Tool, accessible at NHTSA.gov/recalls. This online resource enables vehicle owners to verify any outstanding safety recalls pertaining to their vehicles or automotive accessories. • Motorists have the option to enroll in Recall Alerts. In the event of their vehicle being subject to a future recall, they will receive email notifications. NHTSA’s complimentary web recalls tool provides information regarding any unresolved recalls spanning the previous 15 calendar years for a vehicle. • Motorists can conduct safety recall checks by downloading NHTSA’s free SaferCar app. Within the app, drivers can input their vehicle’s VIN, prompting NHTSA to issue an alert if a safety recall is issued for their vehicle. For more information on NHTSA’s Vehicle Recalls, visit NHTSA.gov/Recalls.

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