A new government website will help consumers, who are looking to buy a used vehicle, make a better decision about the vehicle they are interested in purchasing, by publishing open recalls on used vehicles. The government website, can use a vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to list any open recalls on the vehicle. Currently, there is no law against preventing used car dealerships from selling recalled vehicles that haven't been fixed. Therefore; it is up to the consumer to be educated and well versed on the used vehicle they intend to buy, and that is where this new website comes into play.
Consumers, are therefore, advised to visit the website where these recalled vehicles will be listed by going to www.Safercar.gov. Once you are on the site, you can subscribe and opt to receive an email for all vehicle recall notifications. Every consumer that subscribes can sign up for up to five vehicle notifications. If not, you can just put the make and model year of the vehicle and/or the vehicles VIN and any and all recalls for that vehicle will show up.