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How do I know if my car has been recalled?

By Mathilda Bartholomew | March 15, 2024

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A car recall happens when a manufacturer identifies a safety defect in a specific vehicle or group of vehicles. This defect could pose a serious risk to drivers and passengers.

How do I know if my car has been recalled?

Imagine cruising down the road, windows down, music playing, when you see a warning light flash on your dashboard. Panic sets in! But wait, it could be something simple. A much bigger concern would be driving a car unaware of a potential safety issue. That's where car recalls come in.

What does it mean when a car is recalled?

A car recall happens when a manufacturer identifies a safety defect in a specific vehicle or group of vehicles. This defect could pose a serious risk to drivers and passengers. To address the issue, the manufacturer will recall the affected vehicles and fix the problem free of charge.

How do you know if your car is recalled?

So, how do you know if your car is one of the unlucky ones? Here's a quick guide to performing a car recall check:

Simply enter a reg into Regit's free car recall check, to see if there is a recall on that vehicle.

Once you've submitted your information, you'll be presented with the recall status of your car. Ideally, the result will say "No outstanding safety recalls found," which is great news!

However, if there is a recall, we'll let you know what the fault or faults are and provide helpful information on what you need to do next. In the vast majority of cases the manufacturer will cover the cost of the recall.

If your vehicle has a serious safety defect then manufacturer should've written to you to tell you what to do, although that information will also be displayed on our site.

If the vehicle has a serious safety defect you must not drive the vehicle.

Remember:

  • Getting a recall fix is crucial for your safety and the safety of others on the road. Don't delay in scheduling the repair!
  • Even if you haven't received a notification letter directly from the manufacturer, a car recall check is a good preventative measure.
  • Performing a car recall check is quick, easy, and completely free. Make it a part of your regular car maintenance routine.

By staying informed about recalls and taking prompt action, you can ensure your car is safe and reliable for every journey.

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