Auto Repair in Mint Hill – What Should I Do if My Vehicle is Recalled?

Having your vehicle recalled is a scary thing to have happen. After all, if a vehicle is recalled for a defect, the issue is most likely important. Recalls happen all the time for various reasons. Though recalls themselves are common, what to do when the vehicle is recalled is not commonly discussed.

 

  1. If you vehicle is recalled, you’ll likely get a letter.

Most car companies will send mail to you if they have your address, which they should have if you bought your car from a car dealer (this usually excludes dealerships who focus on used cars.)

2. You are usually required to bring the vehicle to the dealership from where it was originally sold.

Sadly, your local independent auto shop cannot do recall repairs, usually due to licensing or legal reasons. The good news is, however, a recall is free if the recall was issued by the manufacturer. For example, if a Toyota is recalled, the repair is usually done at the Toyota dealership who sold it new, regardless of who currently owns it. If you cannot get to that specific dealership, you should attempt to go to your local dealer.

3. If you have the repair done, you should keep the records.

It is incredibly important you keep the records of a recall repair. If something should happen to the vehicle or if you try and resell it, proof that the job has been done is great to have.

 

If your vehicle ever gets recalled, you can rest easy, you now know everything there is to know about recalls.

Ken Manchester