Around 20 car-recalls appear in the EU Information System Rapex every month. Defects are repaired free of charge also on cars over ten years old. Whoever does not receive a letter from the car manufacturer, must be interested in himself. That's why every tenth car remains unrepaired after the recall.
Verify by VIN whether your car has been affected by recall in the past and whether the fault has been repaired by the previous owner.
The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.