In Central Florida, a woman was flagged down on I-4 because her car was on fire. Shortly after she pulled over and got out of the vehicle, it burst into flames.
It turns the 2012 Kia Sorento was under a safety recall because of an engine defect. Unfortunately, the owner of the SUV said she did not receive a recall notice for her vehicle because her address was not up to date.
A recall notice is usually mailed when a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovers a car “fails to meet minimum safety standards.”
How to stay up to speed with car recalls:
Head to SaferCar.gov or nhtsa.gov/recalls.
- Once you’re there, enter your 17-character Vehicle Identification Number, or VIN, into the search box.
- You will get a list of every safety recall associated with your vehicle.
- Take your car to the car dealership/manufacturer to get it serviced. Dealerships usually enter your VIN through a database that allows them to keep up with safety recalls.
- And finally, keep your address up to date with your car manufacturer