Vehicle recalls and safety notices
If a fault is discovered in a vehicle after manufacturing it might be subject to a recall. To find out if your vehicle is subject to a recall use the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) recalls database.
Latest vehicle recalls
United States (US) vehicle recalls
Issues are currently being reported in the US.
- Honda vehicles - drivers airbags
- Toyota Corollas - steering
- Toyota Camrys - brakes
These reports only concern US vehicles.
There have been a number of Toyota vehicle recalls lately. Vehicles that have been recalled, because accelerator pedals may fail to return to idle, are:
- Toyota AYGO
- Toyota iQ
- Toyota Yaris
- Toyota Auris
- Toyota Corolla
- Toyota Verso
- Toyota Avensis
The Toyota Prius is being recalledfor an alteration to be made to its braking system.
For more information on the Toyota recalls visit the Toyota UK website.
The Codes of Practices
The Codes of Practices set out the guidelines and procedures for recalling vehicles and components that have safety-related defects. The defects could be a feature of the design or construction, which is likely to cause significant risk of injury to the driver or occupants of the vehicleor other road users.
There are now three Codes which cover the following:
- Code of Practice on vehicle safety defects which includes components.
- Code of Practice on action concerning the recall of tyres, wheels and associated parts in the aftermarket
- Code of Practice for pedal cycle recalls
The manufacturer's responsibility
It is the responsibility of the manufacturer totell the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) when substantial evidence of a safety defect thatneeds action has been confirmed. Also, evidence may be passed to the manufacturer by VOSA as a result of investigations into accidents and safety defects. This would have been brought to VOSAs attention from other sources.
What to do if you think you have a safety defect
If you think you have experienced a safety defect because of a fault in the design or construction of your vehicle, please contact VOSA. You can telephone VOSA to report your fault or complete a report form and email it to VOSA.
Tel: 0117 954 3300
VOSA will assess your situation and decide ifthe mattercan betakenforward.
Vehicles you can't use at the practical test
There are a number of vehicles that can't be used for a practical driving test for safety reasons. These vehicles have either been recalled or a safety notice issued, because a fault has been identified which needs to be corrected by the manufacturer or a dealer.
If you would like to use your vehicle for your practical driving test, find out if this effects you.
- Vehicles you can't use at the practical test
Using the vehicle recall database
If you would like to find out if your vehicle has been subject to a recall notice use the VOSA online database.
You will need to know your:
- vehicle manufacturer
- vehicle model
- date of manufacture
To list all the recalls launch by a manufacturer during a specific date, leave the model box blank.
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