Automotive recalls are issued when a potentially dangerous situation occurs within a motor vehicle model or car line. Recalls are repaired at no charge by the franchise new-car dealer network. It is essential for your safety and the safety of others on the road that you do not ignore any recalls that may have been issued for your vehicle(s).
Once a recall has been determined the manufacturer is obligated to notify the car owner and instruct the owner to contact their local dealer to have the recall repair or modification performed at no charge.
A recent report from Carfax indicated that in 2011 there were over 2 million used cars for sale online with safety recalls that were never fixed. Ignoring recalls threatens the safety of the motoring public.
If you are not sure if your vehicle has an open recall or you recently purchased a used vehicle you should find out about recalls by going to the U.S. Department of Transportation web site: http://www.safercar.gov.
If you do not have access to a computer or need more information about mandatory automotive recalls, your automotive service professional can help you also.