RECALLED Motorcycle (or car)? In the US look up your VIN.

Posted: August 26, 2014 in Motorcycle, Motorcycle news, motorcycle safety, motorcycle touring
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Ijustwant2ride.comThe US DOT on the 20th of Aug mandated that all major manufactures now list all the VIN numbers of vehicles affected by recalls.  And you can check that list at the Safercar.gov website.  Well not quite all manufactures yet, but the stragglers are coming around.

What is the mandate, all major light vehicle and motorcycle manufacturers are required to provide VIN search capability for uncompleted recalls on their own websites. This data must be updated at least weekly.

NHTSA’s new VIN look-up tool directly relies on information from all major automakers.

Determining whether there is a recall that consumers need to take action on is easy. After entering the VIN number into the field, results will appear if the consumer has an open recall on their vehicle, and if there are none, owners will see “No Open Recalls.”

If this works as advertised it will be, in my view, the second website that the government has gotten right.  The first being the American Byways site that I wrote about here.

Ijustwat2ride.com

Comments
  1. […] This will be a good chance for Gold Wing owner to try out the new government Safercar.gov website.  This is the website where you can enter your VIN number and find out if you are affected.  I wrote about it in an earlier post. […]

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