Recalls.gov, in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, maintains an online database one can search for a recent car recall, as of October 2015. Navigate to Recalls.gov, click on Motor Vehicle Recalls and search for vehicle recalls by model year, make and model.
Vehicle recalls may also be searched by VIN, the vehicle identification number. Click on Search for Recalls by VIN to enter the vehicle identification number for the vehicle that may be subject to recall. Recalls.gov also provides information on automotive-related recalls, such as car seats, tires and automotive equipment. Information on drive safer technology recalls is also available on Recalls.gov.