If you want to know if a vehicle has any open recalls on it, finding out the answer is easy. Just get the 17 digit VIN (vehicle identification number) and go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls. The government-run website can provide the answers you seek.
Where is my VIN number?
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 will show
- An unrepaired vehicle affected by a vehicle safety recall in the past 15 calendar years
- Vehicle safety recalls from major light auto automakers, motorcycle manufacturers and some medium/heavy truck manufacturers
What this VIN search tool will not show
- A vehicle with a repaired safety recall. If your vehicle has no unrepaired recalls, you will see the message: “0 Unrepaired recalls associated with this VIN”
- Manufacturer customer service or other nonsafety recall campaign
- International vehicles
- There may be a delay with very recently announced safety recalls for which not all VINs have been identified. VINs are added continuously so please check regularly.
- 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
Any questions? Call our Service Department at 630-898-9630 and they will be happy to check any GM vehicle to see if there are any open recalls.
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