Statistical data set

Vehicle safety defect investigations, recalls and collision investigations data for Great Britain

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.

Safety defects

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.

Safety defect investigations

Defect causes recorded on safety reports

Vehicle recalls

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.

Safety recalls launched

Safety recall response rates for closed recalls

Collision investigations

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

Collision investigations

Published 4 December 2015
Last updated 28 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Safety recalls launched', 'Safety recall response rates for closed recalls' and 'Collision investigations' with data for April 2016 to March 2017.
  2. Updated with data for April 2015 to March 2016.
  3. First published.