Check your vehicle before you travel

This holiday season, if you’re planning to travel by road, check to see if your vehicle is affected by an outstanding recall before setting off to ensure a safe journey.

Every year, hundreds of recall notices are issued ranging from minor defects right up to critical issues that need immediate attention. Recalls are announced if there is a safety issue that may cause injury or death, or if a vehicle or one of its components do not comply with Australia’s strict safety standards.

Completing vehicle and component recalls are a critical part of ensuring the safety of all road users, and recalls repairs are carried out free of charge.

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

You can contact your vehicle manufacturer to check if your vehicle is subject to an active recall and locate the nearest or your preferred dealer or manufacturer’s service centre to have the issue fixed free of charge.

Many vehicle manufacturers have a tool on their websites where a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) can be used to search outstanding recalls and some even have a tool to search by a vehicle’s registration number (rego).

Recall notices are also published on our Vehicle Recalls website where vehicle details can be entered to see if it has been recalled.

You can stay up to date by subscribing to receive alerts on recalls as they are announced or connect with us on social media for major recall announcements.

What should I do if my vehicle is recalled?

If your vehicle is part of a recall you should 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 you receive a recall notice, it is important to act to keep you, your family, friends and other drivers safe.

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