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Check for #recalled vehicles via #VIN #NHTSA

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NHTSA, the “National Highway Traffic Safety Administration”, which allows users the option to search for vehicle recalls by manufacturers, where a serious safety flaw is discovered.

You can query this API for free via this URL;

http://www.vehicleregistrationapi.com/api/bespokeapi.asmx/CheckRecalledVIN?vin=JTHCE96S170011951

Where JTHCE96S170011951 is a VIN number for a vehicle that is subject to recall.

This is an experimental data source, but could be used in conjunction with data from  http://www.vehicleregistrationapi.com/  to determine recalls based on a car registration number.

The format of the data returned is as follows;

{
“status”: true,
“number_of_recalls”: 5,
“make”: “LEXUS”,
“vin”: “JTHCE96S170011951”,
“refresh_date”: “Oct 11,2017”,
“year”: “2007”,
“recalls”: [
{
“mfr_recall_number”: “ELF”,
“mfr_recall_status”: 11,
“mfr_notes”: “”,
“safety_risk_description”: “In the presence of an ignition source, this could increase the risk of a vehicle fire.”,
“recall_description”: “In the subject vehicles, the sealing property of the gasket seated in between the pressure sensor and the fuel delivery pipe could become degraded. During vehicle operation, fuel could leak past the gasket.”,
“remedy_description”: “Any authorized Lexus dealership will repair the fuel pressure sensor sealing surface and replace the gasket at No Charge to you.”,
“refresh_date”: “Oct 11,2017”,
“nhtsa_recall_number”: “14V647”,
“recall_date”: “Oct 15,2014”
},
{
“mfr_recall_number”: “DLG”,
“mfr_recall_status”: 11,
“mfr_notes”: “”,
“safety_risk_description”: “The loose bolts could cause the vvt gear housing and sprocket to separate and result in the engine stopping while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.”,
“recall_description”: “Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 lexus gs350 vehicles manufactured june 19, 2006, through july 12, 2011; and model year 2006-2011 lexus is350 vehicles manufactured may 27, 2005, through july 13, 2011; and model year 2010-2011 lexus is350c vehicles manufactured november 25, 2009, through july 19, 2011. These vehicles, equipped with the 2gr-fse engine, use bolts to secure the housing and sprocket of the variable-valve timing (vvt) system gear assembly. These bolts could become loose due to abnormal impacts generated within the gear assembly immediately after a cold start-up.”,
“remedy_description”: “Toyota will notify owners, and lexus dealers will replace the vvt unit free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.”,
“refresh_date”: “Oct 11,2017”,
“nhtsa_recall_number”: “13V395”,
“recall_date”: “Sep 04,2013”
},
{
“mfr_recall_number”: “BLA”,
“mfr_recall_status”: 11,
“mfr_notes”: “”,
“safety_risk_description”: “Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.”,
“recall_description”: “Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Lexus IS and model year 2006-2007 Lexus GS vehicles. Due to insufficient tightening of the fuel pressure sensor connected to an engine fuel delivery pipe with nickel phosphorus plating, there is a possibility that, over time, the pressure sensor could loosen. If loosening occurs, fuel could leak past a gasket used in the connection between the sensor and the pipe and through the threaded portion of the sensor.”,
“remedy_description”: “Dealers will inspect for fuel leakage from the threaded portion of the fuel pressure sensor and if a fuel leak is not confirmed, dealers will further tighten the fuel pressure sensor with the proper torque. If a fuel leak is confirmed, the gasket between the sensor and the fuel deliver pipe will be replaced with a new one, and the sensor will be tightened with the proper torque. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on march 7, 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331.”,
“refresh_date”: “Oct 11,2017”,
“nhtsa_recall_number”: “11V029”,
“recall_date”: “Jan 26,2011”
},
{
“mfr_recall_number”: “ALE”,
“mfr_recall_status”: 11,
“mfr_notes”: “”,
“safety_risk_description”: “The engine could fail and stop suddenly while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of a crash.”,
“recall_description”: “Lexus is recalling certain Model Year 2006 through 2008 Lexus passenger cars manufactured from August 26, 2005 through August 4, 2008. Micro-foreign objects in the material of the valve spring may degrade the strength of the valve spring, possibly causing the spring to break.”,
“remedy_description”: “Lexus will notify owners and dealers will repair the vehicles free of charge. The safety recall began on September 2, 2010. Owners may contact Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.”,
“refresh_date”: “Oct 11,2017”,
“nhtsa_recall_number”: “10V309”,
“recall_date”: “Jul 06,2010”
},
{
“mfr_recall_number”: “9LA”,
“mfr_recall_status”: 11,
“mfr_notes”: “”,
“safety_risk_description”: “Over time, the corrosion may create a pinhole resulting in fuel leakage. Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.”,
“recall_description”: “Toyota is recalling 214,570 Model Year 2006-2008 Lexus IS, Model Year 2006-2007 GS and Model Year 2007-2008 lS passenger vehicles equipped with aluminum fuel delivery pipes (fuel rails). Ethanol fuels with a low moisture content will corrode the internal surface of the fuel rails. As this condition progresses, the engine malfunction indicator light may illuminate.”,
“remedy_description”: “Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel delivery pipes free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota\/Lexus at 1-800-255-3987.”,
“refresh_date”: “Oct 11,2017”,
“nhtsa_recall_number”: “09V020”,
“recall_date”: “Jan 16,2009”
}
],
“manufacturer_id”: 164,
“recalls_available”: true,
“model”: “GS350”
}

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