Statistical data set
Vehicle safety defect investigations, recalls and collision investigations data for Great Britain
- Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
- Part of:
- Vehicle testing, enforcement, approval and safety defect data
- First published:
- 4 December 2015
- Last updated:
- 4 February 2017, see all updates
Statistical data sets about vehicle safety defect investigations, recalls and collision investigations.
About this data set
This data set comes from data held by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
It isn’t classed as an ‘official statistic’. This means it’s not subject to scrutiny and assessment by the UK Statistics Authority.
If you find a serious defect that affects the safety of your vehicle, one of its parts, or an accessory, you can report it to DVSA.
DVSA will investigate the issue with the manufacturer.
You need to get your vehicle, vehicle parts and accessories fixed or replaced by the manufacturer if they find a serious problem with them.
Vehicle recalls are registered with DVSA by the manufacturer.
DVSA supports police investigations into crashes involving commercial vehicles by:
- examining crashed vehicles
- investigating possible manufacturing design defects with vehicles or components
- providing information from investigations to manufacturers, the police and the Department for Transport
Published: 4 December 2015
Updated: 4 February 2017
- Updated with data for April 2015 to March 2016.
- First published.