Ideal time to check if your vehicle has unrepaired safety recalls

Kentucky is currently in the midst of National Vehicle Safety Recalls Week, an ideal time to check whether your vehicle is among nearly 50 million cars and trucks on the road today with unrepaired safety recalls.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, in partnership with the National Safety Council, encourages every Kentucky vehicle owner to use the occasion to check their recall status and schedule a free repair if needed.

In Kentucky, those chances are better than 1 in 5, with 21.6 percent of vehicles on the road today having unrepaired safety recalls.

Drivers can easily learn whether their vehicles have an open recall by visiting and entering a photo of their license plate or by entering the license plate number and state. Drivers may also enter the 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number. Information entered is used only to identify open recalls.

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

For more information on safety recalls, visit