Car manufacturers want their customers to have confidence that the vehicle they’ve purchased is safe and serviceable, and to that end, they provide safety inspections of each model. The government also conducts its own tests of each model released. While safety in design is forefront, no system is infallible. When a problem is identified, the manufacturer or the government will issue a recall. Most recalls involve air bags, brakes, seats or similar components.

Consumers with a vehicle requiring recall will receive a notice by mail, outlining the part in question and the steps necessary to rectify the problem. In most cases, the buyer can take their vehicle to the dealership or a qualified mechanic and have the part upgraded or replaced. The manufacturer should cover all the costs associated with the part installation, as it is their obligation to provide a sound and safe vehicle to consumers.

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