NSC, Fiat Chrysler launch ‘Check to Protect’ vehicle recall program
In an effort to increase road safety standards, the National Safety Council and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have developed a website that allows consumers to check if their vehicle has an open recall.
The “Check To Protect” campaign encourages users to enter their vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number – found in the lower left corner of the car windshield or on the inside of the driver side door – at www.checktoprotect.org to obtain a full recall status report.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 53 million vehicles in operation have unresolved safety recall issues.
“Vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the United States,” NSC President and CEO Deborah A.P. Hersman said in a June 22 press release. “When vehicles are in top form, they reduce critical risks. Unfortunately, too many drivers are complacent when it comes to recalls, or they are unsure whether their car is subject to one. Check To Protect should help close that knowledge gap and, by extension, make our roads safer.”