Many vehicles are recalled every year due to safety issues, including CO2 emissions, which is a fire hazard. Our team at Lewis Motor Sales Inc in Lafayette, IN is glad to explain to you what is a car recall.

When a car manufacturer or DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) recognizes a potential safety issue with a certain component on a car, a recall will occur. Most high-volume recalls are due to faulty airbags, but they can be for all safety-related reasons. The manufacturer may voluntarily issue a recall, or the owner may send complaints to NHTSA, who may then issue the recall.

It is essential to note that recalls do not mean replacing the entire car but replacing or repairing the affected area. Every car has minimum performance standards set, and when they are not met, a recall will be issued. It is also important to note that you are not supposed to pay for recall repairs.