Ohio BMV awarded funding to continue vehicle recall notification program
The program has helped to alert drivers of potential dangers they face possessing a vehicle.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the state of Ohio a total of $1.3 million to continue its vehicle recall notification program to protect customers.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles BMV was among the first in the nation to launch a vehicle safety recall notification program in January 2020, using the state’s vehicle registration renewal process. Through the program, which was created in-house at no extra cost to taxpayers, personalized vehicle safety recall information is printed on registration renewal notices and sent through the mail. Often, drivers who are not the original owners of their vehicle may not be aware of an open recall or inadvertently dismiss the notification from the manufacturer. Ohio registers more than 12 million vehicles per year.