Check Outstanding Safety Recalls on Your Vehicle
Enter a reg to check if there is a recall on that vehicle. If there is a recall, we'll let you know what the fault or faults are provide helpful information on what you need to do next. In the vast majority of cases the manufacturer will cover the cost of the recall. If your vehicle has a serious safety defect then manufacturer should've written to you to tell you what to do, although that information will also be displayed on our site. If the vehicle has a serious safety defect you must not drive the vehicle.
Who are Regit
Regit helps you to manage your car easily and online
Millions of motorists use us for vehicle buying, selling and maintenance
Informed when key dates like insurance and MOTs are due, or if safety recalls are out on your car
Frequently asked questions
Your car can recalled for a variety of reasons, but most are related to safety issues that have only been identified after the vehicle has been delivered as new to its first owner. There are many degrees of recalls based on the severity of the situation.
On behalf of the manufacturers, franchised dealerships will perform all recall work for free. It makes no difference how much time has passed after you were contacted with a recall notification or the severity of the recall notice.
In the first case, the DVSA or manufacturer will notify you via letter that your vehicle has a recall issue. The letter will notify you of the problem and suggest you to contact the dealer from which you purchased your vehicle or the manufacturer.
In the most serious cases, the DVSA and manufacturers collaborate to notify the media so that all owners impacted by the recall are aware of the problem.
You can also check using the Regit Garage to see whether your vehicle is subject to any safety recalls. From 2017, all recalls have been shown on the online MOT.
In most cases, a recall is issued to fix any safety hazards and is unlikely to have an impact on a car's resale value. The only instance in which recalls may impact value is if a particular brand faces a string of high profile recalls leading to public perception of that brand falling.
If you bought the car directly from an official dealer, contact them directly to arrange a repair. If you’re not the original owner of the car, contact your closest official dealer or authorised service department who will do the necessary work free of charge.
Safety recall: This type of recall is issued when there is a safety-related defect or non-compliance with a legal requirement. Safety recalls can be initiated by the manufacturer, the DVSA, or both, and are intended to address issues that could pose a risk to the driver, passengers, or other road users.
Service action: This type of recall is issued when there is a non-safety-related issue with the vehicle that could impact its performance or reliability. Service actions are initiated by the manufacturer and are intended to address issues that could impact the customer's satisfaction or overall experience with the vehicle.
Improvement campaign: This type of recall is issued when there is an issue with the vehicle that could impact its performance, but does not pose a safety risk or impact its compliance with legal requirements. Improvement campaigns are initiated by the manufacturer and are intended to address issues that could impact the vehicle's long-term reliability or durability.