Vehicles can be recalled for a variety of reasons, from airbag malfunctions all the way to loose screws. The most recent example was side curtain airbags for certain 2018 Ford Escapes.
If your car does have a recall on it, it is easy to get taken care of. Most fixes can be taken care of easily and if it is a tough problem, loaners are usually available for the customer.
It is important to know that only dealerships can fix recalls, the only thing a regular one can do is tell you that you need one.
Recalls aren't uncommon and checking to see if your vehicle has one is easy, just visit https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls