Well, this is certainly interesting and a first for me. Yesterday I received a notice in the mail from the California DMV. At first I didn’t think anything of it since I’ve received so many of the same letters for the past 15 years. It was just your standard annual vehicle registration notice. This one was for my Lexus GS350 and upon first glance I thought, okay, I have a few months to take care of this… just like the numerous times before. As I went to scan in the notice however, this little bit caught my attention:
DMV Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice with a recall note.
I’ve never seen this one before. I was aware of the recall; it was for the ELF Fuel Pressure Sensor. Lexus had sent a letter to me about it and I had it done just the week before. I’ve received other recall notices in the past and have always taken care of them but I cannot ever remember a time when a vehicle recall prevented me from registering my vehicle.
I for one whole heartedly support this new effort. I think that due to vehicle ownership changing hands all the time that a lot of vehicles out there are not taken care of properly. This is a huge safety issue and I’m glad that states are beginning to be pro-active about it. My only issue now is to figure out what this Correction Certificate business is all about. I have the repair receipt but that doesn’t sound like it. I’ll be reaching out to my dealer today to see what the next steps are.