How to Find Out If Your Car Has Been Recalled

Every year, automotive companies recall millions of vehicles. While car companies do their best to inform drivers, you may still miss their notices. Maybe you bought a used car, or changed your address and the manufacturer didn’t have your info on file. Or perhaps you heard about a recall a long time ago, but it got pushed so far down your priority list that you forgot to take care of it.

No matter the reason, it’s important to check and make sure that the vehicle that you use every day is safe for you and your family. Luckily, nowadays it’s very easy to look for recalls on your car or truck. Here are a few ways you can do so:

Directly contact your auto dealer

Go to your car dealer’s website and figure out who to call or email to find out about recalls. Some car manufacturer websites may also have pages dedicated to recall info, but you may have to do some digging.

Check NHTSA.gov/recalls

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website has info on all the latest recalls, along with a VIN search, where you can look up your car.

Visit carmaproject.com and earn rewards

Using Carma Project’s owner lookup page, you can enter your license plate or VIN, or upload a photo of your license plate to look up your car. If you’re using a mobile device, you can also take a picture of your license plate, making the lookup even easier.

Looking up vehicles using Carma will also bank you a $5 gift card. And, if you get your friends and family to check their cars, you could even earn up to $55 in rewards for each eligible vehicle they get fixed.

The Takata airbag recall alone has already claimed 15 lives in the US, and there are many other recalls out there putting you and your family at risk every time you get in the car. It only takes a couple of minutes to make sure your loved ones are safe. Check your car or truck today and be 100% sure.