Automakers issue a recall when they discover a defect in any of a vehicle’s components or systems. The recall will note what the problem is and how customers can get it fixed. At Stephen Wade Toyota our technicians take every recall seriously. While our service center is located in St. George, UT, many customers make the short drive from the communities of Washington, Santa Clara, and Ivins for service and repairs.
When Toyota issues a vehicle recall, the reason is that a defect has been detected that may cause the vehicle not to function properly. When a recall is issued, they will list information on their website. The next step they will take is to send postcards to every customer who purchased that particular model and year. The postcard will briefly state the reason for the recall and where customers can go to get the situation corrected. It’s essential to follow the given directions if you receive a recall notice. A recall is a costly matter for the automaker, but they issue them because they are concerned that a particular vehicle’s safety has been compromised.
Even if your vehicle is operating normally, it’s important to have it checked by a certified Toyota technician if you receive a recall notice. As recalls are primarily focused on the integrity of a vehicle’s safety features, getting your vehicle checked out can keep you safe. When you bring your Toyota in, a technician will examine your vehicle and correct the issue if needed. Some recalled vehicles require a very simple fix. For instance, if a software update is needed, you’ll only be at the service center for a few minutes.
When an automaker issues a recall, the good news is that they are financially responsible for any repair costs, including labor. The only cost to you is the time it takes to have the repair done. This includes recalls that are issued due to the failure of a part from a third-party vendor. For example, the Takata airbag recall was covered by the automaker. Auto manufacturers take recalls very seriously. So should you. Toyota is committed to providing safe, luxury vehicles. Whenever this is compromised, a recall will be issued.
At our service center in St. George, UT, TN, our technicians can correct any problem if your vehicle is included in a recall. Getting that recall postcard in the mail is stressful, but don’t worry! Bring your vehicle in, and we’ll take care of the identified issues as quickly as possible. Many situations are simple and quick. So if your Toyota is recalled, see us!Schedule Service