Stay informed about recalls of vehicles, tires and child car seats

As a consumer, you’re responsible to stay up to date on recalls of your vehicle, tires or child car seat. If a manufacturer has your contact information (for example, through product registration or warranty), they must inform you when they recall a product. You may also want to find out if there are recalls on a product you’d like to buy or import, such as a used car.

If you think your vehicle, tires or child car seat may have a defect that hasn’t been recalled yet, report your problem here.

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What is a safety recall?

A manufacturer must issue a Notice of Defect or Notice of Non-Compliance (recall) when they:

  • find a safety defect in a vehicle, tire or child car seat, or
  • when a product doesn’t comply with safety standards

A safety recall notice from the manufacturer includes:

  • a description of the issue and the safety risk
  • steps you need to follow to fix the problem

Find a recall

Vehicles, tires and child car seats

Vehicles

Child car seats

  • Search child car seat safety alerts and notices
    • Look up safety alerts by manufacturer, model and date
    • Also learn if a child car seat model has a problem that isn’t a safety defect (for example, an incorrect expiry date or issue with its instruction manual)

Sign up for recall updates

To get recall notices directly, you can:

If your product is recalled

Make sure you have the recall repairs done on your vehicle, tires or child car seat. If you don’t repair a safety recall, it puts you, your passengers and other road users at risk. The manufacturer will almost always make these repairs free of charge.

Read about the importance of having recalled vehicles repaired

Contact us

If you think your vehicle, tires or child car seat are subject to a recall and you need more information, contact us:

Transport Canada
Defect Investigations and Recalls Division
Telephone: 819-420-4300 (Gatineau-Ottawa area or internationally)
Toll free: 1-800-333-0510 (in Canada)

Our telephone service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm eastern standard or daylight saving time (EST). Outside those hours, you can leave a message. We will return your call the next business day.

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