How do I find out if there is a safety recall on my car?

The recent rash of recalls by Toyota has forced the issue front and center to the minds of many car owners. More often than not, people want to ensure their cars are safe without having to wait for widespread news reports and government intervention. Fortunately, there are a couple of methods of determining if your car has been recalled for safety issues.

The website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( is your best resource for determining if your car has been recalled, or if a recall investigation is currently underway.

It's also important to stress that as always, the simplest method is the most effective. If you have questions or concerns, call the auto manufacturer directly, or visit the service department of the nearest dealership and ask directly. All dealerships will have updated information on any safety recalls, and both will be able to inform you on the spot.

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