2 years ago a tree fell on my van and it was totaled by the insurance company. Once we settled the claim, I handed over the title and they became the new owner. As far as I can tell, they then sold the vehicle to an auction company in upstate NY, which made me one step farther away from being the current owner.
I can't tell if the vehicle was sold at the auction, all I know is that the auction "ended". I know this because I can Google the VIN:
Every 6 months or so, I get a recall notice from Honda related to the infamous Takata Air Bag Inflator recall. The first time I received the notice, I filled out the "Information Change Card" explaining that the vehicle was totaled by the ins co. 6 months later I filled out the card again and included a copy of the page from the auction website. 6 months later I called DMV in the state where I last register the vehicle. They did not list me as the current owner, but they were not allowed to tell me who was. I filled out the card once again, and once again included a copy of the auction web page. 6 months later I called Honda and "opened a case". I was assured that I would no longer receive recall notices.
Well, I got another one this weekend. I plan to call Honda again. I assume that they will be able to pull up my "case" in their computer, but I don't know if that will do any good. Whatever they did last time didn't help.
Am I doomed to receive recall notice on this vehicle for the rest of my life? (I know about the "10 year" rule but AFAIK that only applies to getting the repair done for free and not related to the notification of the defect.)