What Happens If Your Car is Recalled?

Getting a notice of recall for your car means you need to take action in order to remain safe on the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration requires that vehicle manufacturers send out recall notices to vehicle owners any time there is a safety defect that affects the car. While some of these recalls are minor issues, others are more significant safety problems that need to be addressed immediately. In either case, when your car has been recalled, you need to get the item fixed without delay.

No Cost For Repairs

A recall of your vehicle won’t cost you anything and will help to ensure you remain safe when you are driving your vehicle. If you are not the original owner of the car, you may not receive notice by mail of the recall as automobile manufacturers don’t have a record of your ownership. You will need to be aware that a recall has been made on the make and model of the car you own and get it serviced as soon as possible to take care of the safety issue.

Any Auto Dealer Can Help

When you receive a recall notice by mail or hear of it on the local news, make an appointment at the nearest car dealer that handles your vehicle model to have the repair made. Your vehicle need not be purchased from the dealer you plan to have the work done at, as all dealers are required by law to fix recalls at no charge for the car brands they carry.

Getting your recall taken care of soon as you hear of it is a good practice, as it will make sure you don’t run into a safety issue with your car and can help prevent accidents in some instances. If you have been involved in a car accident as a result of a safety defect in your vehicle, call Rudnick, Addonizio, Pappa & Casazza to give you the legal advice you need to determine if you qualify for compensation. Our experienced attorneys can fight for your legal rights to get you the justice you deserve. Contact us today!