Open Recall – Canada

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched a VIN lookup tool in August of 2014, available at www.safercar.gov, which provides open recall status on vehicles. A Seller will build credibility in its product, and a Buyer will have more confidence in its purchase decisions when there is disclosure and/or awareness of all material facts about a vehicle being offered for sale/considered for purchase. As such, NAAA (Canada) recommends Sellers use NHTSA’ s and/or Manufacturer VIN lookup tools on each vehicle registered for sale and provide disclosure to Buyers of such information in the event an open recall exists on any particular vehicles and that Buyers use the same on each vehicle being considered for purchase to ensure awareness of all material facts prior to bidding on vehicles.

*Please note, this recommendation does not change current arbitration policies.