Hybrid cars may be safer for the environment, but they aren’t immune to defects. In fact, Toyota recently issued a worldwide recall that is expected to affect over 600,000 Prius hybrid models, which can unexpectedly stall due to software settings that could cause the cars to overheat. See the Associated Press article on www.nj1015.com, titled “Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids worldwide.”
Usually if you purchased your vehicle new and it is recalled, you will be notified by mail. If you purchased the vehicle used or if you don’t receive the recall notification for some other reason, what should you do to make sure your vehicle is not the subject of any safety issues? Tara Baukus Mello details the steps you should take in the event of a vehicle recall in an article titled “What to do if your car is recalled” appearing on www.bankrate.com.