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  • avatar steine13 08/06/08 7:36 am PST

    If you go to a dealer service department for the brand with the papers (or just with the VIN) and ask nicely, they may look it up for you.


    Recalls are the one maintenance issue where the manufacturers make sure they keep records for every car.

    On some "big-deal" issues, like cars catching fire, they are so conscientous about fixing it that I read stories about recalls being performed on all cars the manufacterer could lay their hands on, including the ones in junk yards.  Don't want someone bring that puppy back to life -- or get the engine out or whatever -- get burned up in it, and then sue the company.

    -Mathias

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  • steine13 08/06/08 7:36 am PST

    If you go to a dealer service department for the brand with the papers (or just with the VIN) and ask nicely, they may look it up for you.


    Recalls are the one maintenance issue where the manufacturers make sure they keep records for every car.

    On some "big-deal" issues, like cars catching fire, they are so conscientous about fixing it that I read stories about recalls being performed on all cars the manufacterer could lay their hands on, including the ones in junk yards.  Don't want someone bring that puppy back to life -- or get the engine out or whatever -- get burned up in it, and then sue the company.

    -Mathias

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