A couple of days ago the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had to issue a recall for 4.7 million vehicles because of faulty airbag inflators. However, not so long after that number was increased to 6.1 million. This led the Government run safety service to launch a new tool in order for people to check to see if their car was affected by the recall, but the NHTSA vehicle recall search is not working.
The service seems to have been down all of today, and also part of yesterday, and at that time all we had was a blank screen and that was it. However, there has since been an update, stating that NHTSA is experiencing intermittent network issues, and so has been affecting some services, such as the SaferCar.gov website.
Seeing the NHTSA recalls search system go down has caused a headache for drivers looking to see if they are affected by the latest Airbag recall for October, as this now means they will have to go to the manufacturers website to find out instead, which there are ten of them.
We are not sure how long the NHTSA recall search by the VIN look-up tool will be down for, but we do hope it isn’t long, as it is much easier to just got to the one website, rather than search for all the others.
Here is the link to the recall checker just in case it does decide to come back up soon, making life easier for you.