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How Should You Handle a Vehicle Recall?

If you’ve recently found out that your car has a recall, you might wonder what to do next. From getting the information you need regarding the alert to getting vehicle recall repair, we’ve got the answers you need. Let’s discuss some of the most common questions brought to us when it comes to automotive recalls.

What is a Car Recall?

Recalls happen when the NHTSA or manufacturer determines that a vehicle has safety-related defects. It might also fail to comply with federal standards regarding safety. Any time this occurs, the automaker must alert owners about the problem and offer a free repair.

If your vehicle is affected by a recall, you should receive a letter. If you want to check for recalls on your vehicle, you can also visit the NHTSA website.

What Does a Recall Letter Look Like?

The recall letter should include the following information:

  • Your personal information
  • The defective description
  • The hazard or risk this situation poses, including what injuries it can cause
  • Potential symptoms to watch for
  • The plan to fix the issue, including how long the repair will take and when it is available
  • Instructions on what you must do

If you receive a recall letter, the instructions on what to do should be laid out for you. Most times, it will direct you to find recall repair in Southern California by calling your local dealer. If you receive a tire recall, you need to have the work done within 60 days.

Do You Need to Repair Your Recalled Vehicle?

Just because your vehicle is recalled, doesn’t mean you are in immediate danger. With that said, if your car has been recalled, you don’t want to take any chances. You should have it repaired right away so you have peace of mind.

You don’t have to pay for the repair; it’s covered by the manufacturer. Just take your recall letter with you and let the vehicle service garages handle the fix for you.

At Bob Baker Auto Group, we believe in protecting our clients. We are available to help you navigate the recall process and provide necessary repairs. If you are unsure what to do once you receive a recall letter, stop by and talk to our service department today.

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