CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
Drivers in Tennessee will now have access to vehicle recall information under a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule. The new rule requires automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide vehicle specific recall information for consumers on the NHTSA's SaferCar website.
According to NTHSA research, as many as 30% of recalled vehicles do not receive the necessary repairs, which leaves many drivers at risk.
“This new tool will help consumers maintain safe cars,” Attorney General Cooper said. “It will also give potential buyers a resource to research the recall history of the car they are looking to purchase. “
Under the new rule, consumers will be able to search under their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) which will allow them to learn not only if their car is subject to a recall, but whether or not it has had the necessary repair. NTHSA now requires manufacturers to update recall information weekly.