Thousands of product recalls are announced every year. Auto manufacturer, Ford, recently recalled a faulty transmission component in 1.5 million vehicles. The gears could unexpectedly downshift in some of the F-150 model pickup trucks. Some Lincoln model sedans are also affected. The issue could potentially cause drivers to lose control of the vehicle while in motion. What should you do when you hear news about a vehicle recall that affects your car or truck?
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration mandates auto manufacturers alert owners regarding any faulty device or product. Expect a written notification regarding the vehicular issue to be mailed to the home address of potentially affected owners.
Here are a few things to remember:
Use the NHTSA’s search tool to see if any possible safety recalls exist on your vehicle. Simply enter the vehicle identification number (VIN#) and check out the search results.