By Jeanne Marie
March 23, 2017 9:42pm CST
When I had a flat tire I was on the phone to my son while waiting for the service guy. He was telling me about a airbag recall. I hadn't heard about it and was going to look it up. He had had his fixed quite a while ago. He thought I must have had a letter and maybe didn't read it. With all the trouble it took researching and buying new tires I didn't get a chance to look it up. A few days later I got a letter in the mail from the Honda people telling me about the recall and asking me to make an appointment to get it fixed! How strange to get that letter right after first hearing about it even though they knew about the problem with the airbag months ago! Apparently the stagger the letters so as not to swamp the dealers. So my appointment was today and it's all fixed at no charge. But it's still odd to me that the letter came at that time. I often throw out mail I believe to be advertisements without opening them and I might have tossed this one had I not known about the recall. They are always trying to buy my car and send me letters frequently.
15 people like this
• Charlotte, North Carolina
Yeah, it is odd how they are always trying to buy your car too! We get emails and letters that one of our vehicles is in great demand. Wondering how much it will be in demand if I actually show up with this beauty!
3 people like this
• United States
They say it's in great demand. They offer me several thousand over blue-book price. Even at the dealers today as I waited a salesman came over and asked me again if I wanted to sell. I said no. He laughed and said his notes say the last time I was in I told them I was going to drive it till the wheels fell off! I laughed and said, that still stands!
• Midland, Michigan
THe letters to buy your car back is silly and I don't understand why they send out as many as they do. My kids have had the recall letters for things like the ignition related to fobs and things like that. Since we're in the market for an older vehicle hopefully any recalls would have been taken care of already.
When we get a recall notice it comes in a letter, officially looking, right from GM of Canada. You feel obligated to get it. And if you don't get the recall completed they send you postcards after that. We had a car that we sold to someone for next to nothing, because that was what it was worth. He didn't even license it, but since we didn't notify GM they still send me any recalls for it.
• United States
Yes, it's hard to get those letters stopped. I didn't buy the big extended warranty and I get letters all the time about it. For two years they keep telling me It is my last warning. I like the idea of a big official envelope from Honda, but it looks the same as the junky letters.