CRA Safety & Technology Explored – USA
The Alliance for Automotive Innovation has announced support for a new automaker-driven tool enabling anyone who handles aftermarket parts, businesses and associations to help identify recalled Takata airbags and work with dealers and others to identify and safely dispose of parts that cannot be resold under Federal law. The website, FreePartCheck.com, will be especially important as automakers continue working to prevent recalled and non-saleable airbags and components subject to the Takata recall from appearing in inventory at salvage yards or recycling facilities.
“Our members are committed to working to keep customers safe,” said John Bozzella, president and CEO of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation. “This tool is designed to help prevent the purchase or resale of recalled Takata airbags and component parts that cannot legally be resold.
“The efforts of automakers, including the creation of this new tool, help make it easier than ever to identify parts that need to be replaced. This, in turn, promotes the safety of our roadways.”
The free tool requires no account or login and provides the ability to:
- Quickly check if specific parts are subject to recall by entering the part numbers in the search field and generating a report
- Search for parts using whatever information is known, including serial number, supplier part number, OEM part number and/or OEM service part number
- Search for one or many parts simultaneously
- Provide information about free pickup and disposal for recalled Takata-manufactured airbags
At this time, part information is available for the following manufacturers and brands: Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Freightliner, Infiniti, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercury, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Scion, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. The tool will be updated to reflect any additional manufacturers and brands.
For more information, visit FreePartCheck.com.
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