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What happens if your leased car is recalled?

alex bradley headshot By Alex
10th May 2023
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What is a vehicle recall and why do they happen?

Common types of defects that lead to vehicle recalls

Common reasons for vehicle recalls include:

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Faulty airbags

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Brake system problems

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Electrical system issues

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Steering issues

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Engine or transmission defects

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Seat belt defects

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Fuel system defects

How do manufacturers determine which vehicles are subject to a recall?

Please be aware that, in most cases, a vehicle recall is a precautionary measure and while it is safe to drive the vehicle, you should ensure the rectification work is carried out as soon as possible.

Keith Hawes
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

How to find out if your leased vehicle has been recalled

What to do if your leased vehicle is recalled

Vehicle recall process


Contact the manufacturer

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Schedule a repair

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Keep a record of all communications

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Inform your leasing company

Am I entitled to a replacement vehicle during a recall?

Will my insurance cover a recall-related issue and how will it be handled?

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