AFSA is aware of concerns around the inclusion of vehicle safety recall data since our update in March.
A larger than expected number of searches have returned a status of ‘contact manufacturer’.
We have removed the third-party vehicle safety recall data from the PPSR while we work with Austroads to address the concerns with data provided by manufacturers.
As of 29 March 2023, PPSR search results, search certificates and verification statements will no longer include vehicle safety recall data.
Searches that have returned a ‘contact manufacturer’ result can be clarified with the relevant manufacturer.
The manufacturer will always be the most up-to-date source of information regarding vehicle safety recall information.
A $2 PPSR search will continue to provide information about whether a vehicle is debt-free, recorded written-off or recorded stolen.