• May 28th, 2020

Forget about the lost hour of sleep this weekend – you have an important safety checklist to complete! On Sunday, March 8, as you turn the clocks forward and change smoke detector batteries, NHTSA wants you to add a new tradition to your safety essentials list: Checking your vehicle for safety recalls.

Don’t risk your safety, that of your loved ones, or others on the road by failing to address any open vehicle safety recall. Taking a few minutes maintaining the family car can help keep everyone safe on the road. Remember: “Safe Cars Save Lives.”

Take these steps to protect yourself and your family:

Check for Recalls. Visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter your 17-character VIN in the VIN Lookup Tool. In seconds, you’ll know if your vehicle is subject to a safety recall.

Get It Fixed. If your vehicle is affected by a safety recall, contact your local dealership to schedule a repair. Every recall is fixed for FREE.

Get Alerted. Sign up for Recall Alerts. If your vehicle is included in a future safety recall, you’ll receive an e-mail letting you know.

If you think your vehicle may have a safety-related defect that isn’t part of a current recall, contact NHTSA. Even a single complaint is enough to initiate a recall. Contact NHTSA online or by calling the agency’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.

Stay safe by checking for safety recalls, getting any open recalls fixed, and encouraging your friends, family, and neighbors to do the same. For more information visit NHTSA.gov/recalls.