At Scott Volvo and our other Scott Lot dealerships, you’ll find personalized, one-on-one support for every stage of the vehicle ownership process, from the first drive to the next service appointment. In the event of a recall, we have you covered, too. Here’s a closer look at best practices for if your vehicle is recalled.

Stay Calm

Receiving a recall shouldn’t be cause for alarm. Millions of vehicles are recalled by the manufacturer or the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) annually, often for more minor issues that won’t take long to fix. Remember three things:

  • The same components are often shared across different models and years, so replacements are fast and easy.
  • Dealerships often group recall service appointments together for an assembly-line approach that gets you back on the road fast.
  • These recalls are intended to ensure optimal vehicle performance and safety, so they shouldn’t be put off.

Verify the Recall

There are a few ways to verify a recall. Notifications go out by mail, and you may also receive an email, text, or call from the dealership, which is why keeping contact information up to date is vital. If you’re unsure if your vehicle is affected — some recalls will be as specific as a trim or two from a single model year — you can verify through the manufacturer or the dealership through which you bought/leased the car.

Schedule Service

If your vehicle was built in the last fifteen years, the manufacturer is obligated to cover recall costs in most cases — even if your vehicle’s warranty expired in the distant past. It’s a good idea to schedule auto service as soon as you get the recall notice to ensure your vehicle is safe for a long time to come.

The Scott Lot team has your back at every stage of your car ownership experience. Schedule service and repairs, or learn more about recall support at our dealerships today.