It has been revealed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just scheduled a webinar for January 22nd, 2014 to discuss the required technical specifications of a planned web based auto recall tool that allows users to simply input the VIN number of their vehicle into the website and quickly obtain any known recalls for their particular vehicle.

The strategy for this tool was initiated in August 20, 2013 when the NHTSA issued a final rule to vehicle manufacturers to allow the secure transmission of manufacturer recall data to the agency anytime a user inputs their VIN number into the agency website.

The hosts of the online meeting have advised that it will be held from 1 to 3 p.m and will cover the technical specifications for the project and to provide answers and feedback about the rule.

Interested parties can register for the web meeting by sending an email to alexander.ansley@dot.gov by Friday, January 17, 2014.