NEWS - Outstanding Vehicle Safety Recalls

Transport Canada New LogoTransport Canada estimates that one in five vehicles registered since 2019 have an outstanding safety recall. Manufacturers will notify owners of these recalls if the owner's address is kept current, otherwise it is up to the vehicle owner to check for and arrange with the dealer for repairs. While this is not difficult to do, you have to remember to do it.

The agency is proposing a new requirement for manufacturers to post safety recall information on their websites to make vehicle owners more aware and encourage them to fix the defect.

Many manufacturers enable vehicle owners to input their vehicle's VIN into their website search utility to identify recalls and indicate if they have acted on or not. This would also form part of the proposal.

Transport Canada already lists recall information for vehicles, car seats and tires on their website.

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