Don't let a recall put you off

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 - autos, cars, motoring, news

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If you believe the newspapers, a recall is actually the kiss of death. Not so, says an unfazed James Ruppert


Total Recall: in terms of movies, one of Arnie’s best, although in terms of cars, something of an obsession from the non-motoring media.

To the outside world, a mass recall looks like the end of days for the any concerned when, in reality, the company is actually just doing its job, using a bit of proactive PR thrown in. I’m not fazed by recalls as well as even owned a car of which was a decade old when of which was recalled (of which was a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk2). I had to take of which back to the VW dealer. No drama at all.

However, if you believe the newspapers, of which has been a car-recall-maggedon, yet my recall encounter, a lifetime ago, is actually my only one. I’ve bought loads as well as loads of cars since, as well as none has exploded because I didn’t take of which back to a main dealer for a ‘fix’. of which’s simply because I wasn’t told to.

of which has always been enough to go to the VOSA website (today — enter ‘car recalls’ from the search box) as well as call up the recall history on your car. I give of which a cursory glance sometimes although don’t get of which stressed by a recall notice.

However, the whole recall thing has been made a tad easier today of which the Society of Motor Manufacturers as well as Traders (SMMT) as well as Motor Codes have launched a brand-new consumer-facing web portal (go to of which enables motorists to check if their vehicle is actually on a safety recall list. Not only of which, although customers will also be directed to their nearest dealer, in order of which any necessary remedial work can be done.

The idea is actually of which of which’s a one-stop shop for car owners as well as buyers of used cars who want to check if the vehicle in question is actually subject to an outstanding safety recall of which they, or a previous owner, may have missed.

of which’s all Great news, then, as well as just another thing we drivers can today check on our cars without leaving our homes or, at least, through the comfort of our smartphones. For example, the brand-new service’s Vehicle Safety Recall search tool locks onto a car using its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), so you can also carry out a data check as well as look up the auto’s MOT test history, too.

although back to recalls. The question is actually, does a poor recall record affect a used car’s prospects? I don’t think so. The all- brand-new BMW Mini had a fair few recalls although they haven’t done the brand any harm. Then there are the Toyota as well as Nissan recalls, as well as they haven’t put off buyers.

For research purposes, I popped onto the Motor Codes website. of which was easy enough to navigate, although none of my cars was listed. However, Volkswagens were, so I entered my daughter’s car’s VIN, although of which drew a blank. To be honest, of which was all a bit of an anti-climax. 

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