The first thing that you need to do is to ensure that your computer has an Internet connection. If it does, open the Web browser and go to the official website of National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Office of Defects Investigation. Make sure you have the car manual with you, as there is certain information that you will need like the type, year of manufacture and model number of your automobile.
On the left side of the website, you will notice the navigation bar. Select “Safety recalls” from there.
Once you are on the “Safety recalls” page, you will a number of options listed in the “Recalls” section. Select the first option, which states “Search for a recall.”
Locate and click on the “Vehicle” button before clicking “Search Selected Type."
You will see a drop down menu on the screen. Click the small arrow pointing downwards on its right to display more options and select the model of your car from there.
Next, select the year in which your car was manufactured from the drop-down menu and submit the information by clicking on the “Submit Model Year” button.
You will need to select the model of your car from another drop-down menu. Once you have made the selection, submit the information by clicking on the “Submit Model” button.
On the next page, you will notice a small box. Click on it to check it and then click “Retrieve Recalls” to see all recall information for a vehicle.