Passenger vehicle safety recalls are fairly common, but a recent one caught my attention because I drive a vehicle that is subject to the recall. I just happened to hear the tail end of blurb about the recall on a morning news program, and that made me wonder how easy, or difficult, it is to research recalls so consumers can take steps to protect themselves and their families. It turns out, it is quite easy.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a very user friendly website that makes it very easy to determine whether you are a driving a vehicle that is subject to a safety recall. On the home page, there is a prominent link for vehicle recalls that takes the browser to safercar.gov. From there, it is easy to search for recalls, find out if a recalled vehicle has been repaired, get information on the status of recalls from manufacturers, get information concerning repairs, etc. If you have any reason to suspect that a vehicle you drive is subject to a recall, it is quick and painless to find out.
Bret Hanna of Wrona DuBois in Utah, focuses exclusively on litigating plaintiffs’ medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has represented clients in state and federal courts, in mediations, and in administrative proceedings in Michigan and Utah since 1991.