Your vehicle may be subject to a recall from the manufacturer.
If you purchased your car used, safety recalls for your vehicle may not be getting to you.
Manufacturers do not have a way of knowing who the actual owner of a car is once it gets sold to a second, third party, etc.
In today's world, automobile manufacturers have thousands of recalls on almost every car built.
Our job, as a professional service and repair shop is to help customers be safe on the road. Even though we cannot perform recall repairs, we think it is important customers have this information. These recall/repairs must be performed by the manufacturer's representatives which are the dealerships. These recalls, once completed are then submitted to the manufacturer to be recorded for each vehicle.
Please check out these websites and enter in your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) to see if you have any recalls on your car. This number is a 17 digit number with letters and is located at the left bottom corner of the front windshield. Many vehicles have a sticker with the VIN number printed on it in the left door pillar or on the door itself.
Here is the LINK for the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration; NHTSA. Also, the LINK for Check to Protect.
An interesting article from Motor Magazine.