The Auto.ru website has begun cooperation with Rosstandart - the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology. The first service launched together was a system for checking vehicles for participation in recall campaigns.
Recall campaigns are warnings to car owners about any factory defect in the car and the need to eliminate it. Such measures apply even to minor malfunctions.
The form for checking the car is available on Avto.ru in the section "Recall campaigns". To check the information on the car, you must enter the state number or VIN code. Also, the user can subscribe to an alert about the start of recall campaigns: they will be sent to the specified email. The service works for free. The database contains information on more than 3 million recall campaigns since 2014.
“Recall campaigns are common practice in the world and demonstrate the responsibility of the automaker for the quality and safety of its products. In Russia, the understanding is gradually growing that our goal as a control and supervisory authority is not to punish the manufacturer, but to help in the prompt elimination of defects. And the car enthusiasts themselves today are much more relaxed about the reviews,”says the head of Rosstandart Alexei Abramov.