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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
Every vehicle has a unique VIN. Enter a VIN to learn if a specific vehicle needs to be repaired as part of a recall.

Where is my vin?

Look on the lower left of your car's windshield for your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number. Your VIN is also located on your car's registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.

 What this VIN search tool covers

  • Vehicle safety recalls that are incomplete
  • Vehicle safety recalls conducted over the past 15 calendar years
  • Vehicle safety recalls conducted by major light auto makers, including motorcycle manufacturers. 

What this VIN search tool does not cover

  • Completed safety recall information
  • Manufacturer customer service or other nonsafety recall campaign
  • International vehicles
  • Very recently announced safety recalls for which not all VINs have been identified
  • Safety recalls that are more than 15 years old (except where a manufacturer offers more coverage) 
  • Safety recalls conducted by small vehicle manufacturers, including some ultra-luxury brands and specialty applications 

Roles in the Recall Process


Manufacturers will notify registered owners by first class mail within 60 days of notifying NHTSA of a recall decision. Manufacturers should offer a proper remedy to the owner.


NHTSA will monitor each safety recall to make sure owners receive safe, free, and effective remedies from manufacturers according to the Safety Act and Federal regulations.

You (owner)

You'll be notified via mail from the manufacturer. When you receive a notification, follow any interim safety guidance provided by the manufacturer and contact your local dealership to fix the recalled part for free.


Register your vehicle, tires, car seats & equipment and check recalls twice a year.

Click here to search for recalls by VIN number for free
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