The past few years have given us quite a few mass vehicle recalls, the newest and biggest is the U.S. DOT recall of Takata Air Bags.

Manufacturers that use these air bags? BMW, Chrysler, Daimler Trucks, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

SafeCar.gov has a great tool for you to use in a situation like this. Just enter a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and Safe Car will let you know about any recalls.

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