NHTSA to Launch Online VIN Search for Recalled Vehicles
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According to the agency, a new policy will require manufacturers to provide vehicle owners with a free online platform that will enable them to search recall information by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The policy will be mandatory for all automakers starting August 14, 2014.
"Every day NHTSA is working for the American consumer to ensure that automakers and motorcycle manufacturers address safety defects and non-compliances, and that they also recall affected vehicles in a timely manner," said NHTSA Administrator David Strickland. "By making individual VIN searches readily available, we're providing another service to car, light truck and motorcycle owners and potential owners – the peace of mind knowing that the vehicle they own, or that they are thinking of buying, is safe."
Once online, the new search feature will also be available on www.safercar.gov.
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