Back in early March, I received a text message from my brother. He had read an article about a recall of some cars like the one I own. He also sent me a link for a website where you can enter your car’s VIN and see if there are any unrepaired recalls for your car. I followed the link, enter the VIN and I created a card in Trello for a one-liner Wednesday post where the one-liner would be”
“0 Unrepaired Recalls associated with this VIN”
However, last week, almost exactly 60 days after my brother texted me, I received a notice. My car might be affected by the issue responsible for the recall. I’ve received recall notices before, I usually ignore them until I need an oil change. This one got my attention:
“Electrical circuit…blah blah…warning lights… blah blah…burning/melting odor…blah blah…fire in engine compartment…” and then, in larger bold print:
“Park your vehicle outdoors and away from any other vehicles or structures until you have the recall repair performed.”
I took my car to the dealer on Friday. Tests were performed, and my car does require the necessary repairs. Parts have been ordered. I will be notified when they have arrived and I will be able to schedule an appointment to have the repair performed.
I’m sure the bold print is to satisfy the lawyers, but…
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series One-Liner Wednesday. If you would like to join in on the fun, you can follow this link to participate and to see the one-liners from the other participants.