A recent article in the magazine Consumer Reports highlights some of the dangers of buying a used car – in particular, missing any recent recall information. Very often, recalls on used cars get missed by buyers, especially soon after a purchase. This has led to dangerous situations and even a few tragedies on the road.
Read on for how you can find information on vehicle recalls, repairs on your specific vehicle, and how a Habush Habush & Rottier attorney can help if you have been injured due to an unrepaired recall on your vehicle.
Where to Find Recall Information
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a site where you can always check for any recalls on a vehicle. https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls. Under the “vehicle” tab, simply search the make, model, and year of the vehicle and the website will be able to tell you if there have been any recalls issued generally for that type of car since it has been made. This will help you be able to make a more informed purchase if you are looking to buy a certain type of used vehicle. It will also help you to be able to ask the seller if they were aware of the recall, if it has already been repaired and how.
How to be sure the Recalls on your Vehicle have been Fixed
If you have already purchased a used vehicle and are wondering if it has any recalls that you are unaware of you can visit the “VIN” tab on the previously mentioned website for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There, you can enter a particular car’s vehicle identification number, to see if there are any open recalls on that car. If the prior owner has taken care of any earlier recalls, you should see a message that there are 0 unrepaired recalls. Another website that you can visit for additional information is www.safercar.gov.
If you are in the market for a used car, be sure to check for any recalls before you buy the vehicle. It truly could save your life!
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or your loved one has been injured as a result of an unrepaired recalled part on your used vehicle, contact a Habush Habush & Rottier attorney. Few Wisconsin law firms, other than Habush Habush and Rottier, can handle the expense and complexity of this type of case. Let one of our experienced attorneys fight for you.
The personal injury team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. is here to help you with your claim and get the compensation that you deserve. To discuss the details of your particular situation, contact us at 800-2-HABUSH (800-242-2874) today.