Safety defects and recalls in the vehicle aftermarket: code of practice

A guide about what should happen when a defect is reported or a recall is issued for aftermarket parts.



This code of practice covers what should happen when manufacturers become aware of potential safety defects in aftermarket parts available for supply in the UK. The vehicles covered include:

  • 2 and 3 wheeled motorcycles
  • agricultural equipment
  • commercial trailers
  • commercial vehicles
  • motor homes/caravans, trailer caravans (leisure accommodation vehicles)
  • passenger cars
  • passenger carrying vehicles
  • private trailers
  • quadricycles
Published 18 July 2013
Last updated 8 November 2013 + show all updates
  1. The term 'manufacturer, producer or supplier' has been changed to 'producer or distributor' in line with the GPSR 2005.
  2. First published.