Having a manufacturer defect on your vehicle is never pleasant. If you have just purchased your used vehicle and are not aware of any recalls, it can be even more frustrating. There is an easy way to track down if your vehicle has any recalls that need to be completed.

How Do I Know If a Recall Was Fixed on My Car?

Step 1

Ensure your vehicle was recalled. Do some research to determine if your vehicle had a recall issued. Try recalls.gov or the Carfax Recall Check (see Resources).

Step 2

Locate and write down your Vehicle identification number. The VIN number is considered the DNA of your vehicle.