Find out if the manufacturer has recalled a vehicle, part or accessory because of a serious safety problem.
You need to get your car fixed or replaced by the manufacturer if there’s a problem. You will not usually have to pay for any repairs or parts.
The service you use depends on whether you’re checking a car or another vehicle, a part or accessory.
Check a car
You can check if a car has been recalled for a safety reason. You can also see the car’s MOT history. You’ll need the registration number to use this service.
Cars will not show as having been recalled until the manufacturer has told the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). This can take several days.
You’ll be told by the manufacturer if a car has been recalled for any reason other than safety. You can also check if the car has a fault that’s been registered with the DVSA.
Check other types of vehicle, parts or accessories
Use the vehicle, parts or accessories recall checker to find out if there’s been a safety recall for:
- motorcycles, quadricycles and tricycles
- lorries, buses, coaches and minibuses
- caravans and horse boxes
- child car seats
- seat belts and harnesses
- components and parts
- agricultural equipment
You’ll need to know the:
- date of manufacture