Are Consumers Ready to Join Dealerships in Resolving the Recall Crisis?
March/April 2018 Issue of FixedOps Magazine – Download the article
March/April 2018 Issue of FixedOps Magazine – Download the article
Donlen recently rolled out a solution to help fleet managers navigate through what can be one of the most challenging part of the jobs — watching for vehicle recalls. Donlen released its latest recall management offering — Recall inSIGHT — a solution that can gives fleet professionals full visibility to their vehicle fleet’s open recalls, so they can take immediate action by working with their drivers to efficiently manage and address OEM and NHTSA recalls. Donlen’s Recall inSIGHT can provides a comprehensive platform to identify open and/or closed recalls that can be sorted by campaigns as well as individual vehicles affected by recalls. Using this platform, Donlen customers can filter recall campaigns by severity ratings and campaign status to prioritize the highest risk recalls and take action as soon as OEMs announce that they are ready to perform recall repairs…Read the March 9, 2018 article in Auto Remarketing
New report is the first to include voluntary recall data, providing a glimpse of the enormity of the recall crisis
For the first time in history, data reveals the vehicle recall crisis is even bigger than anyone thought. In its first “State of Recalls” report, Recall Masters, the automotive industry’s leading provider of recall solutions, found more than 32.5 million vehicles (12.5% of all vehicles on US roadways) had a recall issued in 2017. The vast majority of those recalls pose a specific risk of death or dismemberment…Read the March 8, 2018 press release
Recall Masters’ Christopher Miller warns auto dealers they could be easy targets for aggressive plaintiffs’ lawyers; offers advice to keep them safe
Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, today announced that it recently helped a large dealership client quickly fend-off a lawsuit related to recall communications…
October 27, 2017 – Record number of vehicles on the road with unrepaired recalls. Read more on the WJLA website.
Dealers, rental agencies, and consumers now have real-time status updates when returning vehicle rentals or during recalls; helps avoid claims disputes
Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications today announced a partnership with Record360, the leading software for digital asset condition documentation and asset condition management, to integrate its real-time vehicle recall lookup into the Record360 app. Dealers, rental …
ProMax Launches Recall Check Feature, featured in AutoRentalNews.com
Dealer Marketing Services Inc., the makers of ProMax Unlimited, announced the release of Recall Check, a new feature available within the ProMax platform. Recall Check monitors auto dealers’ entire inventory for open recalls via an automatic nightly process. Additionally, Recall Check performs a check for recalls whenever a trade is booked in or a vehicle is delivered. All recall information is tracked across several reports and available at the click of a button, according to the company…
Read the whole July 5, 2017 article on the AutoRentalNews.com website.
ProMax adds open recall monitoring tool, featured in AutoRemarketing.com
Dealer Marketing Services, the makers of ProMax Unlimited, recently released Recall Check, a new feature for the platform that tracks open recalls. Recall Check was designed to monitor a dealer’s entire inventory for open recalls.
“Recall Check gives our dealer customers a foolproof way to track all pertinent recall information and use it to generate service business and protect their dealership from liability,” ProMax chief executive officer John Palmer said in a news release…
Read the whole June 30, 2017 article on the AutoRemarketing.com website.
Service Advisors can now get Real-Time Vehicle Recall Information During Vehicle Check in Process
ELEAD1ONE today announced a partnership with Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, to integrate real-time vehicle recall lookup into the Service1One Lane Management App. Determining recall status during the mobile check in and initial inspection process saves…
Defuse the Ticking Time Bomb of Open Recalls, featured in SearchAutoParts.com
It was November 7, 2014 when The New York Times published a shocking article that revealed exactly how unsafe our roads are. The subject? Takata’s airbag recall crisis. Called “the largest and most complex safety recall in US history,” it affected vehicles made by 19 automakers and 85 million American airbags. Major companies, from Honda…
Read the whole May 24, 2017 article on the SearchAutoParts.com website.
Recall Fatigue: The Dirty Secret Affecting Millions of Cars, featured in MotorTrend Magazine
Ponder this: One out of every six cars driven on American roads has an unrepaired safety recall. That’s about 63 million vehicles. So as you commute every morning, look around and try to figure out which nearby car has the wonky brakes or malfunctioning steer-by-wire system. It might even be yours, and you…
Read the whole May 23, 2017 article in MotorTrend Magazine
1 In 4 Oregon Vehicles Has Unfixed Recalls, featured on the Oregon Public Broadcasting website
As summer approaches, many Oregonians may be considering a road trip. But it’s somewhat disconcerting to know that 1 in 4 vehicles has an unfixed manufacturer’s recall. This summer, 377,000 cars will be driving around Portland with open recalls…
Read the whole May 15, 2017 article on the Oregon Public Broadcasting website
May 10, 2017 – More Than 500K Recalled Cars Cruising In Maryland featured on CBS Baltimore
More than 550,000 recalled cars are on Baltimore’s roads, new search tool says – featured on The Baltimore Sun website
More than 550,000 recalled vehicles remain on Baltimore’s roads, many of them because owners don’t know where to find recall information, according to MotorSafety.org. The website, which aggregates news articles about vehicle recalls, has launched a tool that allows owners to check their vehicle recall status by vehicle identification number, or VIN. If the vehicle in question is in recall, the website directs the owner to a certified dealer…
Read the whole May 10, 2017 feature on The Baltimore Sun website.
“Safety Recalls in the Sharing Economy: Should You Be Worried?” article featured in TheZebra.com website
If you have a new car, or a new baby (with the accompanying new-baby gear), or a new fancy appliance, you might have signed up online or mailed back a form asking to be notified in the event of a product recall – or maybe not, they’re easy to miss. But either way, at least you’re the one in…
Read the whole May 3, 2017 feature on TheZebra.com website.
May 2, 2017 – 902,000 Recalled Cars Still on Valley Roads article featured on KNXV ABC Phoenix
“New Tech Enhances Tracking of Owners of Recalled Vehicles” article featured in Personal Injury Lawyers of San Diego
When there’s a problem with a car, the manufacturer may issue a recall notice so that vehicle owners can take their car to a dealership to have the issue fixed. But this method may not always work. It’s very possible that the owner of the car may lose contact with the dealership especially in cases where the original owner of the car sells it to another buyer. Dealers simply don’t know how to contact the new owners. Fortunately, there’s a company named Recall Masters.
Read the whole May 2, 2017 feature on the Personal Injury Lawyers of San Diego website.
Phoenix Is in a Recall Crisis: Here’s What You Can Do
There’s a crisis in Phoenix that nobody’s talking about. You encounter it every day, on every morning commute. Consider this: 902,000 recalled cars are still on Phoenix’s roads. Think about that. There are hundreds of thousands of potentially unsafe cars on the roads every day that have the power to hurt you, your family, and other drivers around you. And it’s all because information about recalls is decentralized, unorganized, and notoriously difficult to find.
Read the whole May 1, 2017 feature on the Deer Valley Times website .
April 20, 2017 interview of Chris Miller on the impact of recalls on the dealership – AutoSuccess Podcast
April 13, 2017 interview of Chris Miller on recall crisis in South Florida on WIOD-AM Radio Miami
April 12, 2017 feature on recalls with Chris Miller on FOX Birmingham – Good Day Alabama
April 7, 2017 report from KGAN CBS Channel 2 from Cedar Rapids, IA .
April 6, 2017 report from KCRB Radio, North Bay, CA . Interview of Chris Miller.
March 28, 2017 report from WHBC 1480 Canton, OH . Interview of Chris Miller.
April 2, 2017 report from Cleveland 19 News . 406,000 Cars in the Cleveland Metro Area Have Open Recalls
Vehicle Recalls are a Gamble Not Worth Risking
There are 311,000 recalled cars on Milwaukee roads, said Recall Masters Co-Founder Chris Miller, and your car could be one of those.
One out of three car are unaware of their car’s recall and this is because car dealerships lose contact with the owner, he said. December of 2014 is when Miller launched his own website—www.recallmasters.com—to help drivers be more aware of their car and its potential issues. “We try to catch these problems early on,” Miller said.
Read the whole April 1 feature on the Milwaukee Courier website .
How California is responding to defective airbags
LOS ANGELES – Here’s a statistic that might startle auctions and dealerships in the Golden State and beyond.
Southern California leads the nation in fatalities caused by defective airbags, according to Airbag Recall: Southern California, a group that comprises community organizations, public interest groups, private companies, elected officials, faith communities and other concerned parties unified in the effort to raise consumer awareness about the ongoing airbag inflator recall.
Read the whole March 28 feature on Auto Remarketing website .
This Company Uses Machine Learning to Find Owners of Recalled Cars
Recall Masters was founded by a veteran programmer with $500,000 of his own money. Now it’s seeking a valuation of more than $40 million.
When a car company issues a recall, it’s typically on dealerships to reach out to affected customers. But since vehicles can change hands, leaving records out of date, dealers aren’t always able to provide drivers with this at times vital information. One company that addresses this issue is Recall Masters, founded by programmer Chris Miller.
Read the whole March 15 feature on Entrepreneur.com .
February 22, 2017 Press Release – Davenport, IA–
Dealer Marketing Services, Inc., the makers of ProMax Unlimited announced today the release of Vehicle Recall, a new feature available within the ProMax platform. Vehicle Recall enables ProMax users to view open recall data on individual vehicles based on their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). “Vehicle Recall gives….
January 27, 2017 Article on EnterpriseTech.com – On the roads today are tens of millions of cars – including yours, possibly – that are ticking time bombs. Since the year 2000, Americans have driven some 63 million cars that were, or still are, in “open recall,” meaning they have an unrepaired manufacturing defect. Beyond posing a public safety hazard, one would think the auto industry and auto sellers, as a matter of public relations and customer loyalty strategy, would do more to assist their customers than send them a recall notice in the…
November 9, 2016 Blog – San Francisco, CA– One dealer in Florida is taking a stand to ensure that pre-owned vehicles with open recalls never hit the streets. When the Takata airbag crisis first reared its ugly head, Earl Stewart of Earl Stewart Toyota, started informing customers of in-stock vehicles with open recalls by clearly marking them with…
November 1, 2016 Press Release – San Francisco, CA– Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, today announced that, due to high market demand from and many auto dealer questions about workable solutions for the current recall crisis, it will attend two upcoming Fixed Ops conferences in Las Vegas, NV, this November. Recall Masters will be present at the Fixed Ops Magazine…
October 3, 2016 Press Release – San Francisco, CA– Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, today announced it is a Platinum Sponsor of the Auto Rental Summit, the premium educational training conference for auto rental companies, October 24-25, 2016 at the B Resort & Spa, Lake Buena Vista, FL…
August 23, 2016 Press Release – Laguna Hills, CA– Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, today announced an integration with Auto Rental Systems (ARS) cloud-based loaner car management system, a 100 percent web-based system that allows automotive dealers to manage their loaner/rental car fleets…
Laguna Hills, CA– July 25, 2016 – Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, today announced that it has added “Don’t Drive” and “Stop Sale” recall tracking into its software system and is the first software company to digitize this data into its SaaS API and batch processing platforms.
July/August 2016 Issue – Christopher Miller, CEO of Recall Masters, Inc., provides great insight to dealers on the subject of recalls. As a editorial contributor, Miller reaches out to the readership at Fixed Ops Magazine, one of the most respected publications in the automotive industry. The article expands on the liability recalled vehicles pose to dealerships, not only in new car sales, but also within their pre-owned inventory and even through the service drive.
Laguna Hills, CA– July 20, 2016 – Recall Masters, Inc., the leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communications, today announced that company President, Christopher Miller, has been selected to speak at the 21st Digital Dealer Convention and Expo , August 8-10, 2016 at the MGM Grand Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. His presentation….
CLEARWATER, FL and LAGUNA HILLS, CA– May 16, 2016
AutoLoop, LLC, a leading provider of auto industry marketing and customer relationship management solutions that successfully drive the Sell, Service, Repeat cycle, today announced a new partnership with Recall Masters, Inc…
San Francisco, CA – March 21, 2016
Recall Masters, Inc., a leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training, and communication today announced the appointment of Dan Beres as Chief Operating Officer. Beres will oversee the company’s …
San Francisco, CA – January 26, 2016
Recall Masters, Inc., a leading provider of automotive recall data, services and communications, today announced the addition of several powerful new features to its fully-inclusive Recall Communication Services. These additions ensure dealers better identify and communicate with existing…
San Francisco, CA – November 24, 2015
Recall Masters, Inc., a leading provider of automotive recall news, data, training and communications, today announced the launch of a brand new website for the automotive industry. The company recently expanded its solution to multiple automotive businesses, including automakers, factory authorized dealers, pre-owned car dealers, fleet operators…
San Francisco, CA – September 18, 2015
Make the owner of a recalled vehicle a permanent service customer – read the article on recalls featured in Service Drive Magazine.
San Francisco, CA – August 7, 2015
How to get more vehicle recall customers into your service drive – read the article on recalls featured in Fixed Ops Magazine.
San Francisco, CA – August 2, 2015
Recall Masters, Inc., today announced the launch of a revolutionary new platform that combines the most comprehensive recall information source available with the most complete recall marketing program for automakers and their dealers. Recall Masters helps dealers attract new customers and drive more sales and service revenue from vehicle owners motivated to…