The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is committed to keeping you safe — both inside and outside the vehicle. To help you stay safe, NHTSA provides a user-friendly Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Look-Up Tool, a web-based portal that allows vehicle owners to check for open safety recalls for their vehicles or vehicle-related equipment, such as tires, Takata airbags and car seats.
Remember: Every vehicle recall is serious and impacts your safety. Read below to learn more about the process of checking for your vehicle’s safety recalls:
- Checking for safety recalls is free and easy! Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your vehicle’s 17-digit VIN. In seconds, you’ll know if your vehicle is subject to a safety recall. While you’re there, sign up for Recall Alerts. If your vehicle is included in a future recall, you’ll receive an email letting you know.
- Your VIN is located on the lower left of your car’s windshield on the driver’s side. Your VIN is also located on your car’s registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.
- If your vehicle is affected by a safety recall, contact your dealer to schedule a recall repair as soon as possible. Every recall is fixed FOR FREE.
- In 2019, there were 966 safety recalls affecting more than 53 million vehicles and other equipment in the United States. Unfortunately, about 25% of vehicle recalls are not addressed, which puts drivers, passengers, and others on the road at risk.
DriveSmart Nebraska wants you and your family to travel safe on the roads as winter and holidays approach. Many of these recalls impact Nebraskans. Make sure the car and your family cars are safe to go down the road! Drive Smart Do Your Part.