2. Recalled vehicles, parts and accessories
If your vehicle is recalled for a safety reason, you’ll usually be sent a letter by the manufacturer telling you:
- why it’s being recalled
- what you need to do next
- who you should contact
You won’t usually have to pay for any repairs or parts under a safety recall.
Other ways of finding out about recalls
You won’t get a letter if the manufacturer doesn’t have your contact details, eg for car child seats.
You can check if a vehicle model, part or accessory has been recalled for a safety reason.
What you need to do
You’re legally responsible for making sure that your vehicle is:
- kept in a safe condition
- safe to drive whenever you drive it
If you don’t get your vehicle inspected and fixed, you could:
- affect any insurance claim you make
- put yourself and others at serious risk
You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.