Everyone has heard about the terrible accident the Star Wars actor was involved in. Apparently he wasn’t aware of a recall on his vehicle. Here’s how to find out if your vehicle has been recalled. From what I’ve read recall repairs are free.
There are several locations where you can check and different sites yield different results.
The best way to search is by the 17-digit VIN (vehicle identification number) for your car. It can be found where the windshield meets the dashboard in the left corner on the driver’s side, on the driver’s door post, on insurance and registration documents and on your car title.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has an online search tool, safercar.gov to find out if a specific car has been recalled and why. Car manufacturers are required to provide at least 15 years of data and to update their information every seven days. Depending on the age of your car a recall may not show up on this site so you should check the individual manufacturer for more information.
Here are most car manufacturer recall website links: