Motorists urged to seek peace of mind if concerned about vehicle recalls

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 09:16
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Motorists concerned if a vehicle is subject to a manufacturer recall can put their minds at ease by carrying out an instant HPI safety recall check.

The advice, from trusted vehicle experts HPI, comes as BMW recalls 300,000 models following an electrical fault that resulted in some vehicles cutting out.

HPI Recall  is the quickest and simplest way to check if a manufacturer has recalled a vehicle due to a critical safety defect, providing trusted and reliable vehicle recall information in seconds. It provides information on a specific vehicle using the vehicle’s number plate alone.

BMW customers affected by the latest recall include owners of the BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, Z4 and X1 petrol and diesel models made between March 2007 and August 2011.

Fernando Garcia, consumer director at HPI, said: “As we’ve seen again this week, vehicle recall is a problem that continues to make headlines and be a cause for concern for many motorists. On average, more than one million cars are affected by a recall every year, with typically over 150 recalls issued by different manufacturers.

“Many of the problems can be avoided by ensuring a vehicle is kept up to date with a manufacturer’s recall schedule. Often these can be small fixes, but sometimes they can be vital to driver and passenger safety. It’s really important motorists check if their car is subject to a recall that will cover not just safety upgrades and fault fixes but security issues too.”

HPI’s safety recall check is also available as an optional extra with HPI Check, providing a fully comprehensive vehicle check, arming motorists with vital information about the car they want to buy to protect them from motoring scams and fraud.

HPI Recall adds another layer to the car buyer’s comprehensive vehicle history check, further protecting buyers against making a costly mistake.

The HPI Check confirms whether a vehicle is currently recorded as stolen with the police, has outstanding finance against it or has been written off. It also includes as standard, a mileage check against the National Mileage Register, with over 200 million mileage readings. HPI has been providing up to the minute data to support used car buyers making vehicle checks for eight decades.

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