BVRLA report rapidly-growing fleet support for safety recall system

Monday, July 15, 2013 - 10:52
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GROWING: Fleet support for ReCare is on the up

ReCare, the free-to-use online vehicle safety recall system, is gaining rapid adoption within the fleet sector, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) are reporting.

Around 20 leasing companies, several major daily rental operators and a number of large corporate fleets have signed-up to the scheme, say the BVRLA.

Ford, Kia and Volvo have already decided to submit vehicle recall information to ReCare, and the BVRLA say other leading manufacturers are poised to follow.

Gerry Keaney, Chief Executive of the BVRLA, said: “Our members recognise the potential that ReCare offers for delivering road safety benefits while cutting administration.

“We have growing support within the fleet industry and we are confident that this will lead to wider adoption among manufacturers.”

More than one million UK vehicles underwent a vehicle safety recall notification in 2012, leaving leasing companies to manage a disparate range of paper and digital recall notifications from manufacturers.

To ease the burden, ReCare was developed by the BVRLA in conjunction with their technology partner Ebbon-Dacs.

For subscribing fleet operators, ReCare identifies individual vehicles that are subject to safety recall notices.

Meanwhile, for participating motor manufacturers, it delivers regular reports on which registered keepers have been notified.

The system helps both operators and manufacturers by making such vital information available from a single online source, cutting time and cost involved in processing recalls.

ReCare is also being used by vehicle provenance check providers CDL Vehicle Information Services, Experian and HPI.

This is to ensure that VIN-based recall data from manufacturers matches registration numbers provided by fleet operators.

ReCare also has the potential to cover non-safety recalls.

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