Factory recalls are a global issue affecting cars in every country.
The majority of the cars plying on our roads are Japanese Domestic Models (JDM). The local agent may take little or no responsibility for recalls, although they provide you with repairs and services. And most of these cars gave changed hands and tracing the user too is a tough ask for some. Hence it is prudent to check the recall status of your car.
You can use the Japanese manufacturer recall pages below to check whether your JDM car is affected by any factory recall including the very serious Takata airbag recall.
If a recall applies, contact the local agent as soon as possible. Please note that this is guidance issued as a social service only. We undertake no liability for not having your car listed below.
Where is the VIN?
The Japanese chassis code or VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) can be found on the manufacturer build plate which is usually located on the left or right side of the firewall of your car once you lift the bonnet. The build plate is a stamped metal plate that has specific information about your car including the unique chassis code or VIN, and body and interior color codes.
In Japan the chassis code is usually called “Chassis No.” or “Frame No.” and is up to 12 digits long depending on make and model. It consists of a series of letters and numbers for the model code common to that type of car, a hyphen, then a number specific to your car.
There is no local directive or regulation to assist these cases by local agents. But we advise you to contact the authorized local agent for guidance. Different agents act differently we observed.
Reach MOBILITY ALLIANCE / eMotion should you need further information on this matter, if you think your vehicle is at risk!