What is a vehicle recall; and what should you do if your vehicle has a recall?

February 20th, 2019 by

What is a vehicle recall; and what should you do if your vehicle has a recall?

A vehicle recall is when a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) decides that a vehicle model has a safety defect or does not comply with federal safety standards. When this happens, the manufacturer will notify owners of the recall and offer a repair to be completed by your local Ford Dealer such as Columbine Ford. Neither the dealership nor the OEM is going to replace your vehicle.

How Will You Be Notified?

Auto manufacturers are required to send a letter to consumers affected by a recall. A recall letter includes the following information:

  • A description of the defect
  • the risk or hazard posed by the problem
  • Potential warning signs
  • How the manufacturer plans to fix the problem
  • Instructions on you should do next

If you have received a recall letter, you should call your dealership to schedule an appointment. No, a safety recall does not mean you are in immediate danger. If your vehicle has a recall notice, the recall repair will be done free of charge.

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