While many consumers are already used to the idea of searching for open recalls on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s app or website, a new app may give consumers and potential consumers a more hands-on approach to the auto recall subject.
Currently, there are about 47 million vehicles roaming the roads of the United States with open recalls. That means that one in every 5 vehicles across America are at risk. When consumers have vehicles with open recalls, they are exposed to potential equipment issues that could lead to major and even deadly crashes.
While automakers are required to send out letters alerting car owners that their vehicles have been recalled, many car owners are never reached. In many cases, that’s mostly because consumers purchased their vehicles from used car dealers or directly from the previous car owner. If car owners do not register their new address with the automaker, chances are they won’t be contacted.
So how should consumers keep up with the auto recalls being launched weekly?
According to MyCarFax.com, the company has launched a new mobile app that tracks the maintenance work on your particular vehicle. Every time there’s a new recall tied to your car, the app alerts you. All the app needs is your license plate number and the state where your vehicle is registered. Within just a few seconds, you will be able to learn everything you need to know about your car and the open recalls tied to it. In many cases, you may even verify whether the automaker already has parts in store in order to have your car fixed immediately.
With the help of this app, you will be able to have access to the details pertaining to your cars and why the recall campaign should not be ignored. With the alerts put in place, you will always be on top of open recalls, giving yourself enough time and room to have our vehicle fixed promptly.
If you would like to know more about how to have access to the app, follow this link to read the full report.
If your car has open recalls, have your vehicle fixed immediately. Waiting to have your car fixed when you’re already aware of the recall may increase the risk of accidents.