How to Check for a Vehicle Recall

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Wondering how to check if your vehicle has a recall order for a part or component? It’s easy to check for a vehicle recall online by following these steps. Learn how to check for a vehicle recall on your car on Guam, and get the answers to other vehicle recall FAQs at Triple J Guam.

1) Find Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a Recall Check

To check for a vehicle recall by your car’s vehicle identification number, or VIN, you need to first find the vehicle’s VIN. The VIN is a unique, 17-character number that identifies your particular car. As it’s a regulatory measure, every car has its VIN in the same spot.

Find your VIN in the driver’s side corner of the windshield, printed behind the glass. You can also find your VIN on your vehicle registration or insurance card, if you have either handy. CNET has a great guide for finding your vehicle VIN, if you’re still not sure where yours is.

2) Contact Triple J Recall Specialists to Perform the Recall Check

A VIN check through a national database does not provide information on non-safety related recalls, recalls on international vehicles, or recently announced recalls. The most comprehensive way to find out if your vehicle has a recall on it is to contact a Triple J recall specialist using the following form:
 

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Vehicle Recall FAQs

Here are a couple frequently asked questions on vehicle recalls. If you have any others, be sure to contact us for assistance.

Why Is A Vehicle Recalled?

Vehicle recalls occur when the manufacturer or the NHTSA (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) identifies a safety risk with a vehicle model or determines that said vehicle hasn’t met a safety standard. It’s very rare for an entire vehicle to be recalled. Rather, the recall generally pertains to specific parts, components, or equipment within a vehicle. Most often, the auto manufacturer will initiate the recall and be proactive about vehicle safety.

Do I Pay For Recall Repairs?

Short answer, no! After the auto manufacturer or NHTSA discovers a vehicle issue that necessitates a recall, you won’t have to pay anything for relevant repairs. The manufacturer reimburses the dealer for all parts and service required to perform the repair – even if it’s a used car that you bought from a used dealership or third-party on a site like Craigslist.

Get in Touch with Triple J Guam for Service and Parts Help

Whether you’re looking for more information on recalls or looking for a recall check, or you’re looking for general parts and service without a recall, we can help at Triple J Guam. Contact our service department for the best maintenance and auto part assistance on Guam.