NHTSA Requires Automakers To Streamline Recall Searches

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring car and motorcycle manufacturers to allow consumers to search online for recall information for a specific vehicle using its identification number, the agency said Wednesday.

The agency issued a final rule mandating that all major manufacturers make the search feature available to consumers for free within a year. It will allow consumers to determine whether the vehicle is or was part of a recall, and whether it was fixed, the NHTSA said.

Automakers such as Ford Motor Co.,...
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