Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Automakers issue recalls to fix defects, or sometimes just to check for defects. Oftentimes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will ask for a recall, after investigating common safety problems. If you receive notice of a recall, contact your local dealer.
You don't have to wait to be contacted by mail, which happens two or three months after a recall is announced.
If you think your car has a safety defect but it hasn't been recalled, save your receipt and other documents if you get it repaired.
If the car is recalled later for that specific problem, you may be able to get reimbursed from the automaker.