Consultation: safety defects and recalls in the vehicle aftermarket


VOSA are looking at revising the Code of Practice on safety defects and recalls in the vehicle aftermarket.

  • A full revision has not taken place since 1979
  • The scheme has received criticism as the Code is out of date and not specific enough in some areas
  • The intention is future proof it in the hope it can stand up to another 30 years
  There has been criticism of the Codes over the last 18 months or so which have been around the lack of definition to the seriousness of the issue.  VOSA have already amended the Vehicle Code.
  A Consultation will begin on Monday 4th March 2013 and finish at 5pm on Friday 19th April 2013.      A consultation feedback sheet is attached and must be used for each of the reviews.  Feedback should be provided on this sheet and emailed to  by the closing time. Any non responses will be considered as confirmation of acceptance of documents.