How does a car recall work?

A car recall happens by a manufacturer deciding that they want to recall a particular model run of a vehicle because of a safety issue, and the manufacturer identifies who they have to notify usually using the DMV records of owners of the car or registration documents of owners of the car. Then the manufacturer explains to the consumers, usually in a letter that the consumer will receive about what the potential safety hazards are, how to get the problem corrected, when the remedy or correction will be made available, how long it will take to fix the vehicle, and who to contact if there is a problem