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What To Do If Your Vehicle Is Recalled

April 23rd, 2013  |  Insurance

Vehicle recalls are a normal occurrence. They happen all the time. Vehicle manufacturers do make mistakes occasionally and recalls are the process for taking corrective action. In most cases, the recalls are simply minor changes and are precautionary in nature, so don’t panic if you are watching the news and see that your car has been recalled.

What happens if your vehicle is recalled?

The first thing that you should do is confirm that your car is part of the recall. Pay attention to the details of what cars are included in the recall. Remember that even though it might be your car, it could be a different year or model that is affected.

Before you speed down to the dealership to find out if your car is part of the recall, it is a good idea to give them a call to find out more information. You can also go to your car company’s website, as most manufacturers provide recall details on their website.

Once you confirm your car is part of a recall, all you need to do is follow the instructions of your car dealership. In most cases you will be contacted by your dealership via email, mail, or phone. Follow the instructions they provide.

If the recall poses a serious risk, they may require you to bring your car to the dealership as soon as possible. But, if it is a minor adjustment, your dealership may tell you just to come in for your next scheduled maintenance appointment and they will make the repairs then.

Have you ever experienced a vehicle recall? Was it serious? How easy was it to get your car fixed?

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