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Support grows for industry safety recall system

ReCare, the free-to-use online vehicle safety recall system, is gaining adoption within the fleet sector, with around 20 leasing companies, several major daily rental operators and a number of large corporate fleets signed-up to the scheme.

Three manufacturers – Ford, Kia and Volvo – have already decided to submit vehicle recall information to ReCare and others are poised to follow.

"Our members recognise the potential that ReCare offers for delivering road safety benefits while cutting administration," said Gerry Keaney, chief executive of the BVRLA.

"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 vehicles were subject to a vehicle safety recall notification in the UK in 2012, leaving leasing companies with the task of managing a disparate range of paper and digital recall notifications from motor manufacturers.

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

For subscribing fleet operators, ReCare identifies individual vehicles that are subject to safety recall notices; for participating motor manufacturers, it delivers regular reports on which registered keepers have been notified.

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

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