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Manufacturers in the heavy vehicle industry sometimes issue voluntary recalls for vehicles and/or components that have been found to have safety-related defects.
Under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR), relevant parties in the transport supply chain have an obligation to eliminate or minimise potential harm or loss (risk) by doing all that is reasonably practicable in their business to ensure safety. Having a system in place that allows you to identify vehicles subject to a recall, and taking the required action, are ways to support transport safety.
To help industry identify vehicles/components subject to recalls, the NHVR has listed some of the current high-risk and high-volume recalls relating to heavy vehicles:
A full list of recalls can be found on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Product Safety Australia website. If your vehicle is affected by a recall, please follow the steps as advised by the ACCC.
Previous alerts and bulletins
- SB2019-01 - Reducing the risk of vehicle fires in the heavy vehicle industry (PDF, 384KB) - The intent of this Safety Bulletin is to raise awareness of the common heavy vehicle fire risks that have been identified and outline some actions that can help mitigate these risks.
- SB2018-01 - Cleaning of heavy vehicles prior to inspection (PDF, 342KB) - Highlight the risks associated with carrying out visual inspections of heavy vehicles that haven’t been appropriately cleaned and prepared by the operator of the vehicle.
- Safety and Compliance Alert SCA-2015-1 (PDF, 380KB)
- Safety and Compliance Alert SCA-2014-1 (PDF, 165KB)