buying How to check for a car recall? NHTSA's app now automatically alerts you

13:15  10 october  2020
13:15  10 october  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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NHTSA will monitor each safety recall to make sure owners receive safe, free, and effective remedies from manufacturers according to the Safety Act and Federal regulations. Know if there is a safety problem with your vehicles, tires or car seat, and how to get it fixed.

At NHTSA , our mission is focused on your safety , but we’re also determined to protect your privacy. We’re not trying to sell you anything In fact, our app downloads all the relevant, recall -related info you ’ll need, but none of your user data is stored at NHTSA . Your personal info stays inside your device.

The National Highway Safety Administration has upped its tech game with redesign of its SaferCar app. The update, NHTSA announced Thursday, adds automatic alerts in the event an automaker recalls a vehicle.

The SaferCar app has always allowed you to search for recalls, but this latest update proactively pushes alerts in the event an automaker issues one. Otherwise, owners likely wouldn't know until a mailed notice shows up, sometimes months later. Now, the app will automatically push an alert to your smartphone once NHTSA files the documents for the public to view. The administration said users can save their vehicles in a virtual garage, which tells the system which vehicles to push alerts for. While similar services exist, this is a free app straight from the US federal government.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ) is the agency responsible for issuing recalls We recommend checking for open recalls when you ’re looking at used cars . If you don’t like the NHTSA ’ s website, Cars .com offers a similar tool you can use to look up recall information.

NHTSA ' s app now automatically alerts you - Roadshow. It's downright strange there wasn't already an app that alerted you if your car was recalled .

a man is using his cell phone © NHTSA

As for privacy, NHTSA says your data is stored locally on your smartphone and there is no way for the administration to receive that data.

The latest feature will hopefully be a boon to owners and help take care of outstanding recalls. According to the government, one in four vehicles on the road has an open recall. Safety recalls only occur when a defect increases the risk of injury or a crash. It's always important to take care of any open recalls issued for your vehicle -- they're repaired free of charge, and it could save your life.

The new, updated app is available now on the Android Play Store, and will appear later today on the Apple App Store.

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