Freebie: save yourself a £2500 fine - check if your car has an outstanding safety recall - just put in number plate - if it has, it'll be repaired for free
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Freebie: save yourself a £2500 fine - check if your car has an outstanding safety recall - just put in number plate - if it has, it'll be repaired for free

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Found 24th FebEdited by:"deleted1391139"
One in 13 used cars has an outstanding safety recall that could see you fined £2,500 - here's how to check yours. Failure to have one of these issues resolved could not only put the driver, their passengers and other road users at risk but also land the keeper with a hefty penalty of up to £2,500 and three points on their licence in the most serious cases. gov.uk/che…all

  • The DVLA said 8% of cars checked last year had an unresolved recall alert
  • Recalls are issued by manufacturers if models are identified as having faults that could make the vehicle unsafe
  • Failure to have them rectified can lead to fines and 3 points on your licence
  • A new online tool lets you enter the details of your car - or one you're buying - to check for outstanding recalls
  • Whilst not a beta, it's also not yet perfect
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Pvfc123456789026 m ago

My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as t …My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as to how it’s going to be done as I refuse to drive 30 mins to my dealers then sit for 1-1.5hrs whilst it done then 30 mins back,waiting on the to arrange for them to collect and return it to me.


If it's to do with the indicators then don't bother, no other Merc driver uses them
Just don't get the VOLUNTARY emissions fix from VAG group - it will ruin your car! Be warned...
Thanks very useful, my car has a current recall , will contact dealership.
DealDog24th Feb

Cheers OP, my car requires a recall


My car requires scrapping looking at the past five years mot fails !

Getting beyond a kin joke now, £115 for a new battery last month, £200 vi insurance as my widscreen cracked after bouncing down a pothole that appeared overnight. Parkers value is only £600 ffs
Edited by: "moorjock" 1st Mar
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Thank you
Thanks very useful, my car has a current recall , will contact dealership.
Wasn't aware of this, thanks OP!
eonise15 m ago

Wasn't aware of this, thanks OP!


Same here, very useful. Thanks
Useful link. Quick and free. No recalls for me or my daughter's.
thx no recalls on ours ,very usefull to know cheers
Didn't work for my northern Ireland number plate
Very useful. Thanks
Thanks
Cheers OP, my car requires a recall
Got meself an mot reminder while I was there
Thanks for this. For anyone buying a secondhand car the site also give MOT history including details of fails and advisory notes- not such good news for sellers if you haven’t had the advisory notes fixed
Safety recalls are required to be chased VIA MANUFACTURER AND DVLA, so as long as you are registered keeper, DVLA and vehicle manufacturer 'should' have contacted you! ...
Its a concern if THEIR systems have failings leading to you, the owner, being fined!!
All fleet cars should still be rectified via normal servicing...
Note, all vehicles being main dealer serviced will ALSO have "service campaigns" done whilst in for service, I have known vehicles 8 years old getting service campaigns completed whilst in for servicing, and at NO COST(zero ££) to their owner..
renoman5 m ago

Safety recalls are required to be chased VIA MANUFACTURER AND DVLA, so as …Safety recalls are required to be chased VIA MANUFACTURER AND DVLA, so as long as you are registered keeper, DVLA and vehicle manufacturer 'should' have contacted you! ... Its a concern if THEIR systems have failings leading to you, the owner, being fined!!All fleet cars should still be rectified via normal servicing...Note, all vehicles being main dealer serviced will ALSO have "service campaigns" done whilst in for service, I have known vehicles 8 years old getting service campaigns completed whilst in for servicing, and at NO COST(zero ££) to their owner..


Exactly seems like bs...I just put in my registration and it says as of today there's a recall? 24th of Feb 2018...kind of weird
Knew about our car needing a recall , booked in already .
Good find , given heat .
DealDog24th Feb

Cheers OP, my car requires a recall


My car requires scrapping looking at the past five years mot fails !

Getting beyond a kin joke now, £115 for a new battery last month, £200 vi insurance as my widscreen cracked after bouncing down a pothole that appeared overnight. Parkers value is only £600 ffs
Edited by: "moorjock" 1st Mar
My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as to how it’s going to be done as I refuse to drive 30 mins to my dealers then sit for 1-1.5hrs whilst it done then 30 mins back,waiting on the to arrange for them to collect and return it to me.
Worked for both cars in the house, didn't work for my motorbikes though.
Pvfc123456789026 m ago

My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as t …My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as to how it’s going to be done as I refuse to drive 30 mins to my dealers then sit for 1-1.5hrs whilst it done then 30 mins back,waiting on the to arrange for them to collect and return it to me.


If it's to do with the indicators then don't bother, no other Merc driver uses them
Government website says recall, VW safety website says no recall. Seems a bit flawed then?
Pvfc123456789033 m ago

My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as t …My cars got a recall,It’s a Mercedes and I’m currently in negotiations as to how it’s going to be done as I refuse to drive 30 mins to my dealers then sit for 1-1.5hrs whilst it done then 30 mins back,waiting on the to arrange for them to collect and return it to me.


Should have bought a Beemer instead
I know my car has recalls but this says no recalls. Not sure how reliable this is but I've voted hot anyways
pugit66619 m ago

Should have bought a Beemer instead


And get stuck in the slightest bit of snow....I’m good ta
Thanks OP. Didnt know this before..
liamf1246 m ago

If it's to do with the indicators then don't bother, no other Merc driver …If it's to do with the indicators then don't bother, no other Merc driver uses them


I didn’t tick that box on the options when I got it
Doesn’t even find our reg n
Edited by: "maxbeth" 24th Feb
Shaneee24th Feb

try https://www.themotorombudsman.org/vehicle-recalls and double check so …try https://www.themotorombudsman.org/vehicle-recalls and double check so you know if one is better then the other


Mercedes not listed here!
Pvfc12345678901 h, 1 m ago

And get stuck in the slightest bit of snow....I’m good ta


Haha don't forget the wet grass aswel. It's a nightmare. I find turning the traction control off is loads better.
Thanks OP. Did a search and it say that the car is a petrol model! When it's a diesel!!! Will have to contact them. Great post though...
Just don't get the VOLUNTARY emissions fix from VAG group - it will ruin your car! Be warned...
GentleTouch13 m ago

Just don't get the VOLUNTARY emissions fix from VAG group - it will ruin …Just don't get the VOLUNTARY emissions fix from VAG group - it will ruin your car! Be warned...


So will the electronic parking brake recall if you're unlucky like me!
The link will also let you set up a FREE email or text message reminder for your MOT.

You can also access the reminder service via this link

gov.uk/mot…der
Thanks. Seems my car does have a recall. Will call Toyota tomorrow
There’s no way hope in hells chance my car is having the VAG emissions recall, not in my ownership anyway
skoda deisel estate registered 31/10/17... outstanding recall
I checked a car and the mileage had increased by 10,000 miles in 1 day after an MOT failure.
Did not work with my fiat regatta weekender estate

Voted hot anyway!
Didn't know about this recall on my car ,so went on to the manufacturers site and that also confirmed it. heat added cheers!
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