Ditto on the DOT call being a scam. It takes the National Highway Traffic Safety Admin (NHTSA) forever to open an investigation for automotive related complaints, and how did they get ahold of your number? Plus, a government employee calling you after normal work hours (last night)? Sounds suspect...
You can do a search on the DOT database for defects/recalls:
Keep a written log on who/when/what you have had communications with.
Good luck on this matter.
Last edited by riro424; 12-19-2007 at 01:32 PM.