What is a vehicle recall? This is when the manufacturer or NHTSA has determined that a vehicle, car seat, tire, or equipment creates an unreasonable safety risk or fails to meet the minimum safety standards. Kempthorn Volkswagen will keep you updated on any recalls and help ensure that your Volkswagen vehicle remains safe for North Canton roads. Learn more about recalls, and don’t hesitate to contact our dealership with any questions or for more details.
What Are Examples of Defects Considered Safety-Related?
Steering components that suddenly break, causing complete or partial loss of vehicle control
Issues with fuel system components, mainly their susceptibility to crash made, resulting in leakage of fuel that can cause vehicle fires
Accelerator controls that stick or break
Wheels that crack or break, causing complete or partial loss of vehicle control
Air bags that deploy under conditions where they’re not intended to deploy
Car seats and booster seats that contain defective safety belts, buckles, or components that create a risk of injury, not just during a crash but also in the nonoperational safety of a vehicle.
Essential vehicle components that break, fall apart, or separate from the vehicle, causing potential loss of vehicle control or injury to those inside or around the outside of the vehicle.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Factory Recalls for Cars?
Equipment — 29%
Electrical System — 20%
Powertrain — 8%
Steering — 7%
Structure — 6%
Brakes, Hydraulic — 5%
Air bags — 5%
Tires — 4%
Exterior Lighting — 4%
Seats — 4%
Where can you find your VIN?
Your VIN is located on the lower left of your car’s windshield. It’s 17 characters long, and you’ll also find it on your car’s registration card.
How to Check if Your Vehicle has a Recall
While the team at Kempthorn Volkswagen will help see if anything in your car has been recalled, you can also visit NHTSA.gov. Simply put in some of your vehicle’s information to see if anything has been recalled. You can search based on:
If something’s been recalled for your vehicle, schedule an appointment at our Canton dealership! Our service experts are here to assist you with the recall and help fix your issues. Give us a call, and we’ll walk you through the process, everything you should know, and answer all of your questions. Akron and Alliance can always expect a stress-free visit each and every time!