A safety recall occurs when a manufacturing defect has the potential, if the component failed, to cause injury or death to the occupants of a vehicle. If your vehicle has a recall, you should be notified by the manufacturer. However, if you like to be proactive or check to make sure you didn’t miss a notice, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, through the United State Department of Transportation, updates the website SaferCar.gov. This website has a wealth of information. You can search safety recalls, technical service bulletins, vehicle crash test ratings, tire safety, rollover protection, child safety seat information, airbag safety, and much more.