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  • avatar lokki 06/15/09 4:35 pm PST

    STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
    The offer of a free repair for a recalled vehicle extends eight years from the date the recall is announced. If you find out that your car has been recalled but the time allowed by law to have the free repair made has elapsed, don't give up. Car manufacturers have goodwill policy programs. Repairs called for by expired recalls may still be paid for, at least in part, by the manufacturer. Therefore, contact a dealer to get in touch with the manufacturer. Don't accept the dealer's word if you are told there is no goodwill policy.

    Demand to speak with a field representative or with someone in authority working in the manufacturer's customer service department. If the dealer won't follow through on your request, go to another dealer. If no one is responsive, contact the customer service department yourself. Addresses and telephone numbers of manufacturers are listed in the following links:

    http://www.is-it-a-lemon.com/auto-exten
    ded-warranty/recalls/index.htm

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  • tony78 06/15/09 3:47 pm PST

    I don't know how to fix your horn,,,yet.

    Recalls last forever,,

    How long they give you to repair the car under the terms of a recall,,that only lasts for a specific time.

    You may have waited too long.

  • lokki 06/15/09 4:35 pm PST

    STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
    The offer of a free repair for a recalled vehicle extends eight years from the date the recall is announced. If you find out that your car has been recalled but the time allowed by law to have the free repair made has elapsed, don't give up. Car manufacturers have goodwill policy programs. Repairs called for by expired recalls may still be paid for, at least in part, by the manufacturer. Therefore, contact a dealer to get in touch with the manufacturer. Don't accept the dealer's word if you are told there is no goodwill policy.

    Demand to speak with a field representative or with someone in authority working in the manufacturer's customer service department. If the dealer won't follow through on your request, go to another dealer. If no one is responsive, contact the customer service department yourself. Addresses and telephone numbers of manufacturers are listed in the following links:

    http://www.is-it-a-lemon.com/auto-exten
    ded-warranty/recalls/index.htm

  • centexan 07/26/13 10:16 am PST

    Mandatory recalls are for SAFETY. A horn is used for safety to warn other people. How many manufacturers would refuse to fix any safety issue in today's litigous climate? They will do everything to accommodate you. What do you think mandatory means? Just think about it and think about other answers that you read on this type of site. There's a big difference in what someone knows and what someone thinks.

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