Garages not checking recall information

Survey finds 92% don't check as standard

Published:  09 June, 2015

Vehicle supply company OSV has revealed the results of a survey suggesting local garages do not check vehicles for outstanding recalls.

Following the news that Toyota and Nissan are recalling over 6.5 million vehicles due to issues with airbags, the company wanted to find out whether garages were checking for notifications while a car is in for a service. After questioning 100 local garages, the company found that only 8% would check as standard.

43% of the garages explained that they would check for recalls if asked to by the cars owner but a whopping 49% of local garages do not and would not check for vital vehicle recalls.

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