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Regional Recalls

Sometimes, instead of recalling all defective vehicles, NHTSA will only require a recall of vehicles registered in a particular geographic area.  This dangerous policy does not adequately address the mobility of today's vehicles and owners and allows defective vehicles to stay on the highway.

In the meantime, even if you are outside the area for the recall, you still may be able to get relief. As part its policy of allowing a geographic or regional recall, NHTSA has written every manufacturer that they "must assure that vehicles from outside the designated area that experience a problem due to the defect are taken care of appropriately." To read the letter, click here.

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