The Beginning of Daylight Saving Time is the Perfect Time to Check Your Vehicle for Open Recalls

If your vehicle does have a recall, call your local dealer ASAP to schedule the free repair

The Beginning of Daylight Saving Time is the Perfect Time to Check Your Vehicle for Open Recalls
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March 9, 2018

As Daylight Saving Time begins, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is reminding consumers to check their vehicles for open safety recalls as part of the Safe Cars Save Lives Check for Recalls campaign.

Recall Repairs Always Free

If your vehicle is recalled for any reason, it will be repaired FOR FREE.

"Be sure that you are keeping yourself and your family safe, check your vehicle for important safety recalls today," said Heidi King, NHTSA Deputy Administrator. "Did you know that you don't have to pay to fix safety recalls? Please visit NHTSA.gov/recalls to find out if your car or truck has an outstanding recall, and call your dealership for your free repair."

Search, Sign Up, and Spread the Word

All vehicle owners in the U.S. are urged to take the following actions:

  • Visit NHTSA.gov/Recalls to find out if your car or truck is under recall. Search using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). Your search result will tell you if your car or truck is included in any safety recall at this time.
  • If your vehicle does have a recall, call your local dealer ASAP to schedule the free repair.
  • Sign up at NHTSA.gov/Alerts to be notified by email if your vehicle is affected by a future recall.
  • Help spread the word! Encourage your family and friends to check their vehicles for recalls.

Check at Least Twice Per Year

In 2017, there were 813 new vehicle safety recalls affecting more than 30 million vehicles in the United States. The Safe Cars Save Lives Check for Recalls campaign urges the public to check their vehicles for open recalls at least twice a year—every March and November to coincide with the beginning and end of Daylight Saving Time.

Daylight Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 am. Be sure to move your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night—right after checking your vehicles for open recalls!