New York provides inspection stations access to free recall search tool

New York implemented checks for open recalls during vehicle inspections which enhances public safety.

It is the first state to provide its network of inspection stations access to search up to 10,000 vehicle identification numbers (VIN) at once for unfixed safety and emissions recalls. This is possible using a free recall search tool developed jointly by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Carfax and the Association of Global Automakers.

“Recalls are important to automakers and we want all recalled vehicles repaired quickly,” said Robert Strassburger, VP of vehicle safety and harmonization at the Auto Alliance. “The State of New York has taken an important step toward advancing our shared goal of raising awareness about open recalls so those affected vehicles can be repaired as quickly as possible. Their efforts are a welcome addition to those ongoing by public entities and private enterprise alike.”

“We commend the State of New York for its proactive approach to ensure consumers are informed on the recall status of their vehicle as part of the inspection process,” added Steve Gehring, VP of vehicle safety and connected automation at Global Automakers. “Their leadership in prioritizing consumer safety is an example we encourage other states to follow.”

Visit freeautorecallsearch.org to get more details about the recall search tool and apply for access  

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