Free Recall Check

Millions of vehicles are recalled every year, from high-profile cases to other unpublicized reports. Recalls are so common that on average, every car on the road today has been recalled at least once.
This is why it's important to run a car recall check before you decide to purchase a vehicle. You'll want to know the vehicle's manufacturing defects before you make a purchase.

What Are Vehicle Recalls?

If part of a vehicle has been deemed not up to minimum safety standards, the manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may issue a recall. A recall essentially acknowledges the safety issue, whether it’s something minor or hazardous.
Once a recall has been issued, manufacturers are responsible for setting it right. They have to repair, replace, provide a refund or, in some cases, repurchase a vehicle to fix the problem. Whatever the case, as someone interested in a vehicle, you will want to know if it's been through a recall. With VINsmart, it's easy and fast to do a recall check online. Get the information you need to be well-informed before making a car purchase!
Run a VIN recall check for free by entering your VIN or select by vehicle type. When you do, you'll also have the option to purchase a full vehicle history report or receive future recall notifications by email.

What a Recall Offers

With a recall lookup by VIN, you get details on:
  • Recalls
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
  • Manufacture Location
  • Body
  • Trim
  • Engine Type
  • Transmission Type
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What if I want to check more than one VIN?
No problem! VINsmart lets you generate reports as needed. When checking more than one VIN, you'll need to register an account with us.
Will you keep my credit card information on file?
No. We require you to enter your payment information every time you order a new report. For your convenience, however, we have a credit program. If you're running a large volume of reports, buying credits ahead of time can save you the trouble of re-entering credit card information every time.
How do VINsmart vehicle reports stand out from other options?
What sets us apart in the marketplace is that we not only give you NMVTIS specific data, but also J.D. Power and Black Book vehicle valuations. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need to be able to determine if a particular car is a good purchase. Our reports are also handy for current car owners who want a closer look at their vehicle value.
Can I do this through a mobile app?
Yes. We have mobile applications for both iOS and Android devices. Run recalls by VIN number on your phone to save time.

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  • NMVTIS National Motor Vehicle Title Information Systems
  • J.D. Power
  • Black Book
  • NVS - National Vehicle Service