New GasBuddy feature provides drivers with vehicle recall notifications

(February 16, 2018) BOSTON — Vehicle recalls in the United States increased 222 percent from 2012 to 2016. Despite tens of millions of vehicle recalls issued every year, more than 25 percent of drivers don’t get their cars repaired, according to the National Highway Safety Administration.

That’s why GasBuddy, a smartphone app connecting more than 70 million drivers with the Perfect Pit Stop, has announced the new Car Profile feature, providing drivers the easiest way to track and be notified of important vehicle recall information.

“Our mission is to empower drivers in all aspects of their journey on the road, and this is just the first of many capabilities under the Car Profile feature.” says Levi Hamilton, head of product, consumer experience, at GasBuddy. “Everyday tens of millions of people rely on GasBuddy to make smarter decisions from comparison shopping to driving habits; the Car Profile feature provides value, and deepens the relationship we have with our users.”

How It Works

Drivers can access a new ‘My Car’ section of the in-app profile section. After entering their VIN number or their year, make and model, drivers will automatically receive important recall information and notifications about their vehicle.

Recall information is easily accessible in a list format so drivers can see past and current recall notifications over the lifetime of the vehicle. Drivers can also sign up to receive future vehicle notifications.

The launch of Car Profile follows GasBuddy’s recent release of the Trips feature which helps drivers track when they have been guilty of fuel-inefficient driving. GasBuddy plans to launch a series of new capabilities this year that will complement popular in-app tools like real-time fuel prices, station ratings and reviews, and the Pay with GasBuddy program that saves drivers money on every gallon they purchase.