KYTC reminding drivers to check for vehicle recalls

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in conjunction with the National Safety Council, is encouraging every Kentucky vehicle owner to check their vehicle’s recall status during this week’s national Vehicle Safety Recalls Week and schedule a free repair if needed.

In Kentucky, 21.5% of vehicles on the road today have unrepaired safety recalls. Many recalls involve defective parts that can pose life-threatening risks to drivers or passengers.

Vehicle owners and fleet managers can easily learn if their vehicle has an open recall by visiting and entering their license plate number and state. Owners may also enter the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number to learn about open recalls. The VIN can be found on the driver’s side dash, inside the driver’s door, on registration documents, or on insurance documents.

All recalls are free to have repaired at authorized dealers, regardless of whether the vehicle was purchased from the dealer.

For more information on safety recalls, visit