How Do I Check to See if My Vehicle Has Been Recalled?

By Peter DePaolis

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that it has loaded all of the affected VINs for vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recall into its database. Photo of cars

The NHTSA database can be reached by clicking here. The agency recommends that even if you checked the database recently, you should do it again because models were added, including multiple Toyotas.

If your vehicle is involved in the airbag recall, you should contact a local dealer to schedule an appointment for a free part replacement. The Takata airbags can allegedly spray vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel if they are involved in an accident.

As of last week, the defective airbags had been blamed for seven deaths and more than 100 injuries, according to the NHTSA. Aside from Toyota, manufacturers involved in recall include BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Subaru.

It is estimated that more than 34 million vehicles worldwide have been affected by the recall.

Injured By a Defective Auto Recall Part? Speak to Our Attorneys

It is shameful that the company put out this many defective parts, which have resulted in injuries and death.

Remember, you can hold a manufacturer liable if a defective product has harmed you. Speak to our attorneys about your legal rights. You could be part of a mass lawsuit or settlement.

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Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Virginia Injury Attorneys


About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.