Every year close to a million vehicles are called back to dealers for a safety check and/or rectification work under the official vehicle safety recall scheme.
The official recall scheme is overseen by the Vehicle Safety Branch of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), working in close cooperation with vehicle and component manufacturers and the DVLA.
A code of practice (Vehicle safety defects and recalls:code of practice) defines the scope of the scheme and describes what happens when a potential safety defect is identified in vehicles supplied in the UK.
A safety recall is a pro-active action taken when a safety defect is identified which could result in serious injury.
The official recall scheme applies to a wide range of vehicle types from passenger cars, commercial vehicles and buses/coaches to trailers, agricultural vehicles, motorhomes and caravans. It also covers two and three wheelers.
Over recent years recalls have most commonly concerned brakes, fuel, airbags, steering, risk of fire, and seat belts.
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