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How to Know If Your Vehicle Is Affected By a Recall and What to Do

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Helpful Advice, Safety on Monday, October 14th, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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How Do I Know If My Toyota Vehicle is Recalled?

If you’ve ever heard that your make and model vehicle is being recalled, you may go into an instant worry about if your vehicle is being affected by it. But how do you know if your Toyota vehicle is recalled? This guide is going to dive into helping you understand recalls and tell you what to do if your vehicle is ever affected.

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Understanding Recalls and What Vehicles are Affected Closeup of gauges in vehicle

If you’ve been hearing about your type of vehicle being recalled, you may be worrying about if your vehicle is affected. The easiest way to check if your vehicle is affected is by visiting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site. On this site, simply navigate to the recall page and enter your vehicle’s unique VIN. The VIN can be found in the lower left corner of your vehicle’s windshield. Once you’ve entered your VIN the site will generate results and determine if your specific vehicle is affected by any current recalls. Additionally, a recall letter should arrive at your home if your vehicle is affected.

My Vehicle is Recalled – Now What?

Once you’ve confirmed that your vehicle has been affected you will want to get your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. If you’ve received a recall letter it will contain information about how to proceed with inspections and any repairs. Most often you will be instructed to visit a local authorized dealership where your vehicle then will be inspected and repaired at no cost to you.

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Recalls can be scary and unsettling, but understanding how to confirm that your vehicle has been affected and knowing what to do next can make everything a lot less stressful. If you are looking to get your vehicle serviced after a recall, contact a member of the Serra Toyota service team today.

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