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People are racing to look up whether their car is affected by one of the largest automobile recalls in history and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website is overloaded with traffic.
NHTSA posted this warning on the site: “This site is experiencing unusually high volume and may cause delays or disruption in some functionality. If you experience a disruption then please visit later to conduct your search. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.”
The administration’s site allows car owners to look up their automobile by make and model to see if it is part of a recall. However, the service is slow Wednesday after 33.8 million air bags were recalled by the Japanese manufacturer Takata.
Individuals experiencing issues with NHTSA’s site can try checking on the recall section of their car manufacturer’s website, according to Consumer Reports. Car owners will need to know their car’s Vehicle Identification Number, often located on the dashboard or inside the driver’s side door.
USA TODAY Network reached out to NHTSA for comment on the website volume, but the administration could not immediately be reached.
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