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Check your vehicle before you travel

13 December 2021

If you’re planning to travel this holiday season, make sure you check to see if your vehicle is part of an outstanding recall first to ensure a safe trip. It is likely many Australians will be travelling by road, looking to connect with family and friends.

Vehicle and component recalls are a critical part of ensuring the safety of all road users.

Recalls can occur if there is a safety issue that may cause an injury or even death, or if the vehicle  or its components do not comply with Australia’s strict safety standards.

How do I check if my vehicle is part of a recall?

Many vehicle manufacturers have a tool on their website where you can enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and find out if there are any outstanding recalls.

Recall notices are also published on our Vehicle Recalls website where you can enter your vehicle’s details to see if it has been recalled.  

You can also subscribe to receive alerts on recalls or connect with us on social media for major recalls.

What should I do if my Vehicle is recalled?

If your vehicle is part of a recall you will receive a notification from the supplier or manufacturer by phone, email, post or a text message. However, if you have moved or not updated your registered address you may not have received the notification so it’s important to check if your vehicle is part of a recall regularly on our Vehicle Recalls website.

If your vehicle has been recalled, in most circumstances you will be asked to take it to the manufacturer or dealership for the recall issue to be repaired free of charge.

Find out more

•    Read more about the process of a vehicle recall