The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration earlier this month sent recall notices to 40,000 owners of vehicles with open recalls who have not yet had them repaired. The notice tells the owner to bring their vehicle to a franchised dealer for a free repair.
Maryland applied for a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to administer a recall notification program. The notices were sent to owners who cannot be easily tracked because they are not the original owner, or they have moved, or had their vehicle repaired at an independent service center.
The Maryland MVA was awarded a $222,000 grant for the program. NHTSA is looking for the most effective way to notify owners of recalls and wants to know if the notices result in owners getting their vehicles fixed.Download Bulletin PDF