Driver and vehicle safety is critical, and the District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles (DC DMV) has added vehicle recall information to its inspection reports to raise awareness among District residents about their vehicles.
This year, DC DMV began printing open recall data on its vehicle inspection reports, enabling DC DMV employees to explain to residents what the recall information means and encourage them to contact a new car dealership to schedule a repair appointment free of charge.
On April 24, 2017, by appointment only, Honda technicians repaired vehicles with outstanding air bag inflator recalls on-site at DC DMV’s Inspection Station, while DMV employees performed vehicle inspections on the vehicles. The collaboration between DC DMV and Honda emphasized the importance of residents following up on air bag inflator and other safety-related recalls.
“The DC DMV has shown remarkable leadership on both of these initiatives, which we expect to lead to improved safety on DC roads,” said Edward Cohen, Vice President of Government and Industry Relations for Honda North America, Inc. “We are very grateful to the DMV for assisting us with the replacement of these dangerous Takata airbag inflators.”
Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website enables vehicle owners to check and see if their vehicle has an open recall.