What Should Be Done After Receiving A Recall? If your car is on the NHTSA’s car recall list, all recall-related fixes should be done free of charge. You’ll need to take your car to an authorized dealer since they contract directly with the manufacturer. And to avoid complications, it’s best to bring your recall letter with you (if you have one). You can check here: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to check for any recalls on your vehicle.