California consumers no longer have to wait until they receive notification from an auto manufacturer to find out about a car recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides a vehicle product recall finder on its website. Recall information is available by simply by entering a vehicle identification number.
The process works because vehicles are registered. That's fine when there's a defect in the vehicle, but what if the flaw is in your tires? The government provides no defective tire recall site although maybe it could if a tire registration system was developed.