Honda Partners With Carfax To Expand Recall Information

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Honda Partners With Carfax To Expand Recall Information

Potential buyers of Honda and Acura vehicles will now have no reason to buy a lemon after the company agreed to give all recall data to Carfax.

“Recall completion is critically important to us,” said Jim Roach, senior vice president of Parts & Service for American Honda. “By working with Carfax, American Honda provides another way for customers to increase their awareness and need to address recall repairs.”

Carfax, which provides vehicle history information to potential buyers of used cars, is a commonly used tool among used vehicle shoppers. Recall information will be available to Carfax customers upon entering a Honda or Acura VIN number.

[Source: Honda]

Hit the jump to read the official press release

07/23/2010 – TORRANCE, Calif. – In an effort to improve access to information as vehicle ownership changes, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is providing details about Honda and Acura vehicles with open recalls to Carfax.

American Honda’s participation with Carfax seeks to ensure that shoppers can research recall details through a convenient third-party database, in addition to those already available from American Honda. By transferring information daily to Carfax, American Honda is taking additional measures toward enhancing safety recall awareness within the used-car market.

“Recall completion is critically important to us,” said Jim Roach, senior vice president of Parts & Service for American Honda. “By working with Carfax, American Honda provides another way for customers to increase their awareness and need to address recall repairs.”

Millions of used car buyers and sellers every year rely on Carfax Vehicle History Reports as part of their used-car evaluations. Open recall information reported to Carfax for Honda and Acura vehicles appears on Carfax Reports and also is available free to consumers at carfax.com/recall.

“Carfax and American Honda are committed to keeping our roadways safe,” said Larry Gamache, communications director at Carfax. “Adding Honda and Acura to the list of manufacturers providing open recall information to Carfax helps notify car owners and buyers and gets these cars into dealerships to be fixed.”

About Carfax (www.carfax.com) Millions of used car buyers and sellers each year rely on Carfax, the most trusted provider of vehicle history information. Using the unique 17-character vehicle identification number (VIN) found on vehicle dashboards and title documents, Carfax instantly generates a detailed Vehicle History Report on any used car or light truck. Carfax Vehicle History Reports™ provide valuable information that helps used car buyers and sellers make better decisions. Free Carfax Vehicle History Reports are instantly available with vehicles listed in nearly every online marketplace by Carfax-subscribing dealers. For more information, ask your dealer or visit www.carfax.com.

  • Sherry

    Purchased a 2001 Honda Acura in 2008 and it had a Carfax report with it. I found out in July 2010 that there was a recall on the transmission after it failed and the motor mounts had been replaced. Had I been told about the recall when I purchased the car I could have had it fixed under the parameters of the recall. Does Carfax normally report on recalls? Honda would not help me with the repairs even though the recall was still open because it has 110,000 miles on it. Please advise who I might call to get some help with reimbursement for the recall failure on my vehicle. Thank you1

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