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Where can you find information about GM factory recalls?

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The General Motors recall center provides information about GM factory recalls, including the latest recall-related news and an up-to-date list of recalled GM vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defective Investigation also publicized a recall file that contains all safety-related issues and compliance campaigns since 1967.

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Where can you find information about GM factory recalls?
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To find information about vehicles voluntarily recalled by GM, visit Recalls.GM.com to access the GM Recall Center. Vehicle owners can check whether their cars have a recall history by entering the vehicle identification number in the search box. To search for a list of vehicles recalled on a particular year, scroll down, and click the highlighted text under the fourth question. This link redirects to the GM News website, where users can browse through recall-related news, including the latest recall announcements and several GM Recalls charts that the company updates periodically.

To search for GM factory recalls since 1967, visit SaferCar.gov, and click on Vehicle Owners on the top menu. Click on Databases (Flat Files) on the left sidebar of the page. Under the Recalls category, click Flat Files to download a ZIP file of the Recall File, which includes recall notes, defect summaries and the corrective summary. The recall file also contains the defective component description as well as the number that uniquely identifies the recalled component.

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