Sunday, August 18, 2013

US automakers recall information more available to require

US automakers recall information more available to require
DETROIT, Aug 14 Reuters)-automakers need a searchable database on their Web sites within the next 12 months, you can see whether a recall affects their particular vehicle a U.S. regulator said Wednesday indicate.

The rule, issued by the national highway transportation safety search administration, which NHTSA said automakers need to provide online access for drivers by vehicle identification number or VIN recalls.

Auto companies, which must annually produce more than 25,000 cars take part. Motorcycle manufacturers, the 5,000 or more bicycles per year make also the VINs are required online list.

Several car manufacturers such as Ford Motor Co, Toyota and Honda already have this feature on their Web sites, but all must search 14 August 2014, NHTSA said.

The Administration said movement can driver better determine whether your vehicle is recalled.

The NHTSA web page allows search users by year, manufacturer, and model. ()

"Safety is our highest priority, and an informed consumer is one of our strongest allies in this effort," US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement.

NHTSA had originally proposed that in September 2012, the automaker urge creating a database on NHTSAs website VINs, which would require daily administration. Automakers rose objections against the proposal, claiming that it was "expensive, costly, problems with data integrity and service failures and unnecessary duplication services offer many manufacturers already," NHTSA said in the final rule.

NHTSA require car manufacturers belong to notify a standardized label on all letters mailed to vehicle owners about recalls.

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