NHTSA launches free online search tool for recalled vehicles

Drivers now have an online tool that will help them determine if the car they own, or are planning to own, has been properly repaired after a recall, according to a report published by the CBS DFW on Wednesday, August 20.

On the website www.safercar.gov, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has set up a free online search tool that now allows car owners and buyers to see if their vehicle has been recalled but not fixed. Drivers can check the status of their car by entering the vehicle identification number (VIN) into the space provided. The VIN can be found on the driver’s door post near the latch, or on the dashboard near the base of the windshield.

Car manufacturers are also now required to display the same data on their website, which they are mandated to update every week.

The safety agency embarks on this effort as a response to the dizzying number of recalled vehicles in the country every year, a third of which are not repaired.

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