NSC Urges Drivers to Check for Recalls During Vehicle Safety Recalls Week

Vehicle Safety Recalls Week is observed March 4-10; schedule a free repair today.

March 04, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Safety Council encourages every vehicle driver to check their vehicle’s recall status during the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Recalls Week March 4-10.

Nearly 50 million vehicles on the road today have unrepaired safety recalls. This is roughly one of five vehicles. Many recalls involve defective parts, which can pose life-threatening risks to drivers and passengers. Led by NSC, the Check to Protect campaign encourages all vehicle drivers to proactively check the recall status of their vehicle and, if necessary, schedule a free repair as soon as possible. Drivers are encouraged to check for recalls every time the vehicle is serviced, or every three months.

“Safety on the road is a priority for everyone, and with millions of recalled vehicles being used every day, it’s important for drivers to make sure the vehicle they are driving is safe,” said Lonny Haschel, senior program manager with the Mobility Safety Impact Program at NSC. “NSC encourages every driver to check their vehicle for an open recall and get it repaired for free as soon as possible. All roadway users are safer when vehicle safety recalls are repaired.” 

Vehicle drivers can easily learn if their vehicle(s) have an open recall by visiting CheckToProtect.org. Simply enter the license plate, a photo of the license plate or the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, to check for open vehicle safety recalls. Information entered is used only to identify open recalls. 

All recalls can be repaired for free at authorized dealers, regardless of whether the vehicle was purchased from the dealer. For more information on safety recalls, visit CheckToProtect.org

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