For many, the word “recall” brings out feelings of anxiety, irritation or fear. It may help if you try to think of a recall as an extension of the manufacturer’s continued commitment to the consumer’s safety, according to kbb.com. Recalls can range from minor to serious. Often times there is no need to worry, your vehicle is not going to suddenly breakdown. Typically, recalls are done as a precautionary measure and the manufacturer is insuring the publics safety. Unless you are told to stop driving your vehicle, you don’t have to fear the worse. When you decide to take your vehicle in for a recall, in most cases it will cost you nothing. Manufacturers are given a grace period after the recall has been issued to coordinate a plan of action and to make sure supplies are stocked in order to fulfill the recall requirements. Making an appointment for your recall is the best way to make sure they have the correct part.
Manufacturers are required to notify you by mail in the event of a recall. If you are worried your vehicle may have a recall, you can check online or contact one of our friendly Service Advisors and they can assist you. To check for a recall, have your vehicle identification number (VIN) ready. Dealerships are most often the only authorized company to fix recalls. Each dealership may cater to only one brand of vehicle. For example, Wilde East Towne Honda is an authorized dealership to fix all Honda recalls.