All You Need to Know About Chevy Recalls

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Everything You Need to Know About Chevy Recalls

When you drive your car, you are probably thinking about getting from Point A to Point B quickly and safely. You probably aren't thinking about recalls, but vehicle recalls are an ongoing issue. If you are concerned about , DoNotPay is here to answer your questions and help you with any problems.

The fact is, recalls happen all the time. Whether it's chicken, dog food, medication, medical products, or health and beauty products, you will find a variety of recalls happening regularly. Mistakes happen, and manufacturers want to make sure you are safe when using their products, so they issue recalls and either repair, replace or refund your item.

When it comes to vehicles, it is extremely important to be proactive and address recalls immediately because malfunctioning equipment in your vehicle could cause accidents, serious injuries, or even fatalities. If you drive a Chevrolet vehicle and are worried about recent Chevy recalls, DoNotPay will help you understand how to check for recalls and repairs.

Why Was There a Chevy Recall?

The latest GM recalls include a variety of Chevrolet vehicles in the last several months that cover a variety of models and safety issues.

  • From August 2021 to November 2021 there have been at least 10 .
  • The potential number of units affected in these 10 recalls includes over 950,000+ vehicles
  • Vehicles in these recent recalls date from 2013-2022.
  • Models recalled include various Traverse, Silverados, Suburbans, Bolts, Equinox, and Tahoe.
  • Recalls include airbag inflators, pressure valves, fuel pumps, high voltage batteries, tires, engine block heater cables, and power steering.
  • Some of these recalls are for vehicles included in previous recalls.

As you can see, if there is such a variety of recalls in just a few short months, the number and types of recalls over the years could be exponentially higher. It is important to keep up with recalls and remedies for all vehicles you drive, in order to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Will I Be Notified of a Chevy Recall?

In theory, you should receive an owner notification letter that outlines the reason for the recall, and the remedies being offered. The problem with relying on owner notification letters is that if you've had a recent change of address, your mail was lost, or you've accidentally mistaken it as junk mail, you may never see the letter. You may not even be aware that your vehicle has had a recall.

How Do I Make a Claim for a Chevrolet Recall?

To make a claim for a Chevrolet recall, it is important that you follow these steps.

Verify That Your Chevrolet Has a Recall

The following options can help you verify that your Chev has a recall:

Owner Verification LetterIf you have received a notification letter, then you know your vehicle is included in a recent recall. It may or may not show any other recalls that have not been repaired yet, so this may not be the most efficient way of making sure your vehicle is safe to drive.
Check Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)Your VIN number is located on the lower-left corner of your vehicle's windshield. It is 17 characters, and should also be on your registration card, and possibly on your insurance card. If you want to check for recalls by VIN, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will show any unrepaired recalls for the last 15 years.
  • This method may have a delay in identifying VINs for very new recalls, and it will not show older safety recalls, non-safety recall campaigns, or certain other types of recalls, so it is important to understand the limitations of this method.
Contact ChevroletOwners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020 if they have questions, concerns, need to verify a recall, or schedule a repair.

Your Vehicle Has a Recall - What Do You Do Next?

If your vehicle is included in a safety recall, there are laws that stipulate that the manufacturer must offer you one of the following:

  • Repair the vehicle or recalled part at no cost to you. You may be entitled to a refund if you have already paid for repairs for the recall yourself.
  • Replace the vehicle with an identifiable vehicle or a similar model if the problem cannot be fixed.
  • Refund your purchase, minus a reasonable depreciation amount, for your vehicle.

Schedule a Repair for Your Recalled Vehicle

If your vehicle is included in a recall, the manufacturer will notify you of your available options. Most likely, you will be offered a free repair. At this point, you will likely be given a list of approved dealerships or locations that can repair the recall for free. It is your responsibility to contact one of the approved locations to schedule a repair. Be prepared for telephone wait times and have multiple dates in mind in case they are booked for other repairs or general work.

Let DoNotPay Help With Your Chevrolet Recall and Repairs

It can be a time-consuming and tedious task to verify vehicle recalls if you are not sure where to start. Instead of waiting around for mail that might not come, trying to go through customer support phone lines, or trying to search out reliable information online, let DoNotPay help. DoNotPay makes it simple and easy to verify if your Chevrolet has a recall.

How to Check for Safety Recalls on Your Vehicle Using DoNotPay's Car Recall Monitor?

It is important that you are always aware of recalls related to your vehicle, whether it's an older car or a brand new model. Driving a recalled vehicle can lead to serious accidents or injuries. Through our car recall monitor, you can quickly check for recalls.

How the Car Recall Monitor works:

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. We'll automatically check the NHTSA database to see if your vehicle has been involved in any recalls.
  3. We'll generate a report, summarizing all of the recalls, including the recalled date, NHTSA campaign number, required remediation, and more.

How to Schedule Car Dealership Appointments to Repair Recalled Vehicles Using DoNotPay?

If your vehicle has been recalled, you're entitled to a free repair! Regardless of whether it's a used or new car, you can use the DoNotPay Car Recall Repair product to schedule an appointment at your local car dealership and get your vehicle repaired.

How the Car Recall Repair product works:

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. Tell us about the recall and which part of the vehicle has been impacted.
  3. Enter the car dealership you want to visit or let us contact the closest one near you.
  4. Enter the ideal date(s) and time(s) you want to schedule your appointment for.
  5. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number.

And that's it! DoNotPay will contact your local dealership to request an appointment and ask for your vehicle to be repaired for free.

Why Should You Use DoNotPay to Assist With Vehicle Recalls?

DoNotPay is fast, easy, and successful, and we have a history of providing superior service. You do not need to worry about making multiple phone calls, filling out forms, or hoping you will be notified. You provide basic information to DoNotPay, and we do the search, present you with relevant information, and we can even schedule repairs for you. DoNotPay takes the stress out of the process.

DoNotPay Can Help You With All Recalls

We know that many homes drive multiple vehicles, so we can help with more than just Chevy recalls - we can check for recalls on any make and model, no matter where you live. We can help with recalls on food, health and safety products, or even exercise equipment. DoNotPay can take the stress, worry, and hassle out of claiming your recalls.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do for You?

Helping you resolve recall issues is just one of the many problems that DoNotPay can do. We have experience helping people with a variety of concerns, including:

Whatever your concern, DoNotPay has the experience and expertise to help.

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