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Automotive Market Surveillance Authority (AMSA)

The roles and responsibilities of AMSA. 

Our role is to carry out market surveillance to ensure that new vehicles and their components meet with type-approval requirements under EU Regulation 2018/858 and was given further effect in Irish law through S.I. No. 556/2020. This applies to health, safety, the environment and any other aspect of public interest protection. For more information, see our type-approval webpage.

Since 1 July 2023, the AMSA scope has been expanded to cater for product recalls summary information for category L vehicles alongside vehicle categories M, N and O. Previously the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) provided this information. This  covers the market surveillance of L-Category vehicles under EU Regulation 168/2013 and was given further effect in Irish law through  S.I. No. 340 of 2023.


Vehicle types

As AMSA, we are responsible for vehicle categories L, M, N and O, which includes motorcycles, mopeds, trikes, quads, passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, buses and trailers.


Vehicle safety recalls

If a vehicle safety defect is found anywhere in Europe, we are alerted through RAPEX, the EU vehicle recall portal, and in turn notify the Irish public by publishing the defect on our vehicle recall section below.  

A vehicle recall occurs when a manufacturer identifies a fault relating to a particular component(s) that poses a serious risk to road safety, public health or the environment and recalls the vehicle to repair the issue. The Automotive Market Surveillance Authority (AMSA) advise that vehicle safety recall campaigns should always be carried out as soon as possible.

The vehicle manufacturer must contact the owner directly to notify them of the following: 

  • why the vehicle is being recalled 
  • what you should do next
  • who you should contact. 

The information below outlines vehicle recalls from January 2024 for vehicle categories L, M, N and O

Recalls by manufacturer (2024)

Recall campaign next steps

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Audi Ireland) has sent a letter to the registered owners of the vehicles affected informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited’s customer care on 1850 812 760 or alternatively email them on [email protected].

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain Audi e-tron 55 vehicles.

20 February 2024

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Audi Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Audi e-tron 55 vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby voltage losses in individual cell modules of the HV battery may lead to thermal overload and subsequently to a vehicle fire. Until further notice vehicles should not be charged above 80%.

There are 8 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 16 March 2018 and 11 March 2022.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain Audi Q7, Q8, RSQ8 vehicles.

20 February 2024

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Audi Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Audi Q7, Q8, RSQ8 vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the functioning of the side airbag could be impaired owing to it being insufficiently secured to the front left-hand side of the seat frame. An increased risk of injury in a possible accident scenario cannot be ruled out in these cases.

There are 3 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 11 August 2023 and 19 December 2023.

Recall campaign next steps

Nextcar Limited will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their authorised repairer, where necessary works will be carried out on vehicles.

To check if your vehicle is affected by this recall campaign, please visit the Ducati Recall Checker and input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

Nextcar Limited recalls certain Ducati XDiavel motorcycles

8 February 2024

Nextcar Limited is carrying out a recall of certain Ducati XDiavel motorcycles.

The issue has been identified whereby the passenger seat back may break if it has not been properly fitted and/or is incorrectly used. In the first case, one or more fixing screws might work loose, causing the seat back to break. In the second case, if the pillion passenger leans only on the seat back without holding onto the rider or the seat strap, the seat back could break, with the risk of the passenger falling.

 There is 1 affected vehicle in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 21 November 2015 and 27 June 2023. 

Recall campaign next steps

Gowan Distributors Limited (Fiat Ireland) will contact all affected customers to advise of further steps.

If you believe that your vehicle may be affected by the recall below, please speak to your Fiat dealer or alternatively contact Fiat on 00 800 3428 0000.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Fiat Ireland) recalls certain Fiat Ducato model vehicles

30 January 2024

Gowan Distributors Limited (Fiat Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Fiat Ducato model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby hydraulic oil is discharged due to a leak in the high-pressure line. This leads to a loss of steering assistance while steering remains intact but with an increased steering force. If the oil level is too low, the driver may detect an increased force when turning the steering wheel while driving and noises when starting the car. Even in the event of a defect, the legal requirements of Regulation ECE-R79 are fully met. A maximum of 1.1 litre of hydraulic fluid can be discharged. However, the risk of fire cannot be ruled out, as hydraulic oil may splash onto the exhaust system. Measure: the part numbers of the high-pressure line will be checked and, if necessary, it will be replaced.

 There are 205 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 20 March 2023 and 12 October 2023 and 29 July 2023.

Recall campaign next steps

Henry Ford & Son Limited has sent a letter to affected customers informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Henry Ford & Son Limited on 1800 771 199 or use the dealer locator to find your nearest Ford service point.

Henry Ford & Son Limited recalls certain Ford Ranger model vehicles

29 January 2024

Henry Ford & Son Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Ford Ranger model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby for a number of Ranger vehicles, the high-pressure lines connecting the high-pressure fuel pump and the injector nozzles may not have been correctly tightened according to the torque specifications. Incorrectly tightened high-pressure pipe connections/nuts may become detached over time, leading to a fuel leak and possibly to smoke/smell. This may lead to an increased risk of fire when spilled diesel comes into contact with the exhaust manifold, the turbocharger or the catalyst. Measure: For all vehicles, the torque of the nut is being checked and, if necessary, tightened. Vehicles are also checked for fuel leaks and cleaned.

There are 2 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 21 July 2022 and 6 April 2023.

Henry Ford & Son Limited recalls certain Ford C-Max, Focus, Galaxy, Kuga, Mondeo, S-Max model vehicles

23 January 2024

Henry Ford & Son Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Ford C-Max, Focus, Galaxy, Kuga, Mondeo, S-Max model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby it is possible that for some 2.0L Duratorq diesel engines, the calibration of the engine control unit does not correctly detect overheating. In extreme cases, an overheated engine can lead to an oil sump leak, and therefore to a loss of engine oil. Measure: A revised calibration including improved overheating detection is available for the control unit. A warning light and reduction in engine power are now integrated in the event of overheating.

There are 2,354 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 18 July 2014 and 19 October 2015.

Henry Ford & Son Limited recalls certain Ford Kuga model vehicles

23 January 2024

Henry Ford & Son Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Ford Kuga model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby fires under the bonnet have occurred in a number of vehicles, caused by a specific type of engine damage. If a piston rod falls out, it may rupture the engine block and cause an oil leakage. Due to insufficient air flow through the engine compartment, this oil can stay trapped in the lower engine guard. In certain circumstances, this trapped oil may cause a fire due to its proximity to the catalytic converter of the exhaust system. Action: The front lower engine guard is being altered, with the creation of additional exhaust air holes. The active grill shutter (AGS) system is being altered, with the removal of four ribs. These modifications to the vehicle significantly increase air flow and prevent oil from accumulating in the lower underbody protection in the event of a rupture in the engine block.

 There are 847 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 2 August 2019 and 13 June 2022.

Recall campaign next steps

Hyundai Cars Ireland will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local Hyundai dealer or authorised repairer, where necessary works will be carried out on vehicles.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, you can contact your local Hyundai dealer or Hyundai Cars Ireland’s customer care by telephone 01 460 9800 (during office hours) or by completing the following Web Form.

Hyundai Cars Ireland recalls certain i30, Tucson model passenger vehicles.

29 January 2024

Hyundai Cars Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall on certain i30, Tucson model passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the the oil supply to the engine may be interrupted, causing sudden damage to the engine. In addition, the brake booster may fail, which would lead to a significantly higher braking effort. Measure: a metal screen is to be removed from the oil pump and the tandem pump is to be checked. 

 There are 5,136 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 23 October 2018 and 27 October 2020.

Recall campaign next steps

IVECO Limited will be writing directly to all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with your nearest or preferred authorised IVECO service centre as soon as possible. If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Iveco via email [email protected] or use the  link hereOpen in new browser tabOpen in new browser tab to find your nearest Iveco Limited Dealer.

IVECO Limited recalls certain IVECO S-Way, T-Way, X-Way commercial vehicles

8 February 2024

IVECO Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain IVECO S-Way, T-Way, X-Way commercial vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the air hose of the trailer’s brake line may become detached and lead to unexpected braking of the trailer. Action: fit both air hose connections with a safety clip.

There are 44 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 1 March 2022 and 30 September 2023.

Recall campaign next steps

Lexus Ireland Unlimited Company will contact vehicle owners affected by this recall. To check if your vehicle is affected, please visit this link. Here you can book your vehicle in online with your nearest Lexus Dealer or Authorised Repairer. 

Alternatively you can also contact your nearest Lexus Dealer or Authorised Repairer directly or contact Lexus Ireland on 01 4190200.

Lexus Ireland recalls certain Lexus RX300 vehicles

30 January 2024 

Lexus Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Lexus RX300 model vehicles. 

A safety issue has been identified whereby subject vehicles are equipped with a high-pressure fuel pump. The fuel pump has a plunger that moves down in a cylinder to create a vacuum which brings in fuel through a fuel inlet control valve and up in the cylinder to create pressure which sends fuel to the engine through the check valve. Due to insufficient press fitting of certain parts in the high-pressure fuel pump, operation over time may cause (1) the cylinder to move and create wear between the cylinder and pump body resulting in increased stress to both aforementioned valves; and/or (2) the valve seat to move within the pump body resulting in valve seat wear and increased stress to the inlet control valve. This increased stress can cause a crack to develop at the weld for the affected valve(s), which could lead to a fuel leak and potential fuel odor. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can result in an increased risk of a fire.  

There is 1 affected vehicle in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 12 March 2018 and 26 May 2022. 

Recall campaign next steps

Motor Distributors Limited will directly contact all affected customers by post, advising them to make an appointment with their local dealer/authorised repairer where all necessary repairs will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) Contact Centre on 01-409 4444.

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) recalls certain GLE model vehicles

23 January 2024

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) is carrying out a voluntary recall on certain GLE vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby for certain GLE plug-in hybrid (167 series) vehicles, the required brake pedal force might be increased under specific conditions (including electric driving in wet weather). In this case, if the driver does not apply the increased brake pedal force, the braking distance might be extended, increasing the risk of accidents. Measure: the ESP control unit software on the vehicles in question is being updated.

There are 714 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 4 April 2019 and 27 October 2023.

Recall campaign next steps

Mitsubishi Fuso Ireland will be writing directly to all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local dealer/authorised repairer, where all necessary repairs/replacement of parts will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by the recall below, then you can contact your nearest Mitsubishi Fuso dealer using this online tool.

Mitsubishi Fuso Ireland recalls certain Mitsubishi Fuso Canter commercial vehicles

25 January 2024

Mitsubishi Fuso Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Mitsubishi Fuso Canter commercial vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the brake-wear indicator comes on, this may cause one of the fuses in the signal-capture/control unit to blow. Thereafter the driver will indeed be notified that his/her brake linings have reached their wear limit, but the brake lights and tail lights of any trailer being towed by the vehicle will at the same time fail without warning. This increases the risk of an accident. Action: The vehicles concerned will receive modified cabling and a software update that should eradicate this fault.

 There are 239 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 1 July 2019 and 31 October 2022.

Recall campaign next steps

Gowan Distributors Limited (Opel Ireland) will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local Opel Dealer or Authorised Repairer where any necessary repairs will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Opel on 01-2161026 and [email protected]

Gowan Distributors Limited (Opel Ireland) recalls certain Opel Movano model vehicles

30 January 2024

Gowan Distributors Limited (Opel Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Opel Movano model vehicles

A safety issue has been identified whereby hydraulic oil is discharged due to a leak in the high-pressure line. This leads to a loss of steering assistance while steering remains intact but with an increased steering force. If the oil level is too low, the driver may detect an increased force when turning the steering wheel while driving and noises when starting the car. Even in the event of a defect, the legal requirements of Regulation ECE-R79 are fully met. A maximum of 1.1 litre of hydraulic fluid can be discharged. However, the risk of fire cannot be ruled out, as hydraulic oil may splash onto the exhaust system. Measure: the part numbers of the high-pressure line will be checked and, if necessary, it will be replaced.

There are 79 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 20 March 2023 and 5 June 2023. 

Recall campaign next steps

Porsche Cars Ireland Limited will directly contact all affected customers when the recall is launched to make an appointment.

If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by the recall below, please contact Porsche Centre Dublin on (01) 850 3991.

Porsche Cars Ireland Limited recalls certain Porsche Taycan passenger vehicles

22 February 2024

Porsche Cars Ireland Limited recalls certain Porsche Taycan passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby a cell defect in the high-voltage battery may lead to a short-circuit and cause a fire. Measure: the affected battery module in the high-voltage battery is to be replaced.

 There are 2 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 18 September 2020 and 22 June 2023.

Porsche Cars Ireland Limited recalls certain Porsche 911 Carrera passenger vehicles

9 January 2024

Porsche Cars Ireland Limited recalls certain Porsche 911 Carrera passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby in the event of an accident with a minor side impact or deformation of the passenger compartment, an unnecessary deployment of the side airbag may cause injury to internal organs. Measure: the control module is to be reprogrammed.

 There are 6 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 15 March 2021 and 18 October 2023.

Recall campaign next steps

Cedar Motors Limited will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local authorised repairer where any necessary repairs will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, you can contact Renault for further information on 1890 771 771, or alternatively use their recall checker by following this link.

Renault Ireland Limited recalls certain Renault Traffic III model vehicles

9 January 2024

Renault Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Renault Traffic III model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby because the collision sensors have been incorrectly configured, the airbags and seatbelt pretensioners might not be activated as they should be, increasing the risk of injury to drivers and front passengers. 

There are 9 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between :

0E8N: from 22/02/2021 to 24/11/2023
0E8D: from 06/09/2023 to 24/11/2023

Recall campaign next steps

Suzuki Cars (Ireland) Limited have written directly to all customers advising them to make an appointment with their local Authorised Repairer where any necessary repairs and/or replacement of parts will be carried out. To check if your vehicle is affected, please visit this link.

If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by the recall below, then you can contact Suzuki Cars (Ireland) Limited on 01 619 3671 (open 8.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday – Friday) or alternatively, email their customer service at [email protected]

Suzuki Cars (Ireland) Limited recalls certain Suzuki GSX1300R model vehicles

24 January 2024

Suzuki Cars (Ireland) Limited is carrying out a compulsory recall of certain Suzuki GSX1300RRQM3/ M4 and GSX1300RRQ2M4 (Hayanusa) model  vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby in the piping of the brake system, the tightening torque of the flare nut for fastening the brake pipe to the ABS unit may be insufficient due to improper tightening work of the nut. If the motorcycle continues to be used in this condition, in the worst case, the loosening of the nut may case brake fluid leakage and increase the braking distance, increasing the risk of a crash.

There are 11 affected vehicles in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 7 July 2023 and 1 December 2023.

Recall campaign next steps

Toyota Ireland will directly contact all affected customers by post advising them to make an appointment with their local Authorised Repairer where any necessary repairs/replacements of parts will be carried out. To check if your vehicle is affected by this recall campaign, please visit the Toyota Recall Checker and input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Toyota Ireland's Contact Centre by phone on 1800 111 133 or by email at [email protected].

Toyota Ireland recalls certain CHR, Corolla, Auris passenger vehicles

30 January 2024

Toyota Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain CHR, Corolla, Auris vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the subject vehicles are equipped with a high-pressure fuel pump. The fuel pump has a plunger that moves down in a cylinder to create a vacuum which brings in fuel through a fuel inlet control valve and up in the cylinder to create pressure which sends fuel to the engine through the check valve. Due to insufficient press fitting of certain parts in the high-pressure fuel pump, operation over time may cause (1) the cylinder to move and create wear between the cylinder and pump body resulting in increased stress to both aforementioned valves; and/or (2) the valve seat to move within the pump body resulting in valve seat wear and increased stress to the inlet control valve. This increased stress can cause a crack to develop at the weld for the affected valve(s), which could lead to a fuel leak and potential fuel odor. In the presence of an ignition source, a fuel leak can result in an increased risk of a fire.

There are 571 affected vehicles in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between:

Auris: 6 November 2017 and 30 November 2018

CHR: 27 November 2017 and 4 February 2022

Corolla: 18 June 2018 and 10 November 2022 

Recall campaign next steps

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited has sent a letter to the registered owners of the vehicles affected informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited’s customer care on 1850 812 761, via [email protected] or speak to your local Volkswagen Retailer for further information.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain Volkswagen Toureg model vehicles

29 January 2024

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Volkswagen Toureg model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the side airbag on the front left may have been installed incorrectly during the manufacturing process. In the event of an accident, this may reduce the protective effect of the side airbag. There is an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident involving airbag deployment. Measure: the installation of the side airbag will be checked and corrected if necessary.

There are 5 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 14 August 2023 and 4 November 2023.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain Volkswagen Arteon, Golf, Golf Variant, Passat model vehicles

29 January 2024

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Volkswagen Arteon, Golf, Golf Variant, Passat model vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby on some right-hand drive vehicles with direct shift gearbox and electronic brake force booster, the thermal protection between the brake force booster and the emissions control device in front of the coupling support with the brake fluid reservoir may not always have been correctly fitted. The coupling support could melt if not properly protected against heat. This could lead to a leak of brake fluid, which could ignite if it comes into contact with hot components. Measure: The position of the thermal protection will be checked on the vehicles concerned. Any incorrect positioning of the thermal protection will be corrected. Any brake fluid reservoirs which have already been damaged will be replaced.

There are 2145 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 13 May 2019 and 20 November 2023.

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Frequently asked questions

This content is for general information only. It does not, and is not intended to, provide legal or technical advice or to represent a legal interpretation of the matters it addresses.

When a vehicle part(s) is found to be dangerous or defective during use, the manufacturer must recall the vehicle to fix the issue.
AMSA is notified of vehicles which are subject to recall through an EU portal called EU Safety Gate Rapid Alert System.
Once the manufacturer has been made aware of the recall issue, they must immediately inform the approval authority and agree a course of action with them to repair the fault(s). The NSAI will be involved with a recall if they were the approval authority that issued the approval in the first instance.
The manufacturer must immediately inform the approval authority who granted approval to the vehicle concerned and propose appropriate remedies. The approval authority must then communicate the proposed measures to all other member states without delay. Note that the approval authority may withdraw an EC vehicle type-approval if the manufacturer does not propose and implement effective remedies.

In addition to the tests for approval, there are many more tests carried out on a vehicle during its design and production.

These are carried out by the vehicle manufacturer. Extensive testing ensures that a vehicle will meet legal requirements and also perform adequately during its useful life.

While a vehicle component may have passed tests to ensure that it performs adequately during its life, it may still fail during use. This is because vehicle testing has difficulty in replicating exactly how a component will behave after many hours of driving or under unexpected or unlikely circumstances.

The recall system ensures that problems encountered during driving are acted on by the manufacturer.

Vehicle recalls dating from 2011 to 2022 are located in this archive.

If you are concerned that your vehicle was subject to a recall and you missed it, you should contact the manufacturer or authorised distributor.

In the case of a second-hand vehicle which was subject to a recall, the previous owner may have had the vehicle checked. Documentation showing this should be with the owner’s manual or vehicle documentation in the storage compartment. You can also check with the authorised distributor quoting the vehicle identification number (VIN).

The manufacturer will endeavour to contact all owners of affected vehicles. They will engage with the Driver and Vehicle Computer Services Division (DVCSD) in order to attain the contact details of registered owners. Therefore, it is important that the details recorded on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF), particularly your ownership details are always up to date. If you wish to amend these, you can email them at [email protected] 
Once you have been contacted it is your responsibility to bring the affected vehicle to the nearest dealership for repairs and or adjustments. If this is a safety critical recall it should be done immediately.
No. The NCT is not responsible for policing vehicle recall issues. If you have safety concerns over a vehicle recall issue, we recommend you contact the original manufacturer or authorised distributor. The NCT is a check test that the vehicle meets the minimum roadworthiness requirements without any dismantling of the vehicle and that parts required to be tested, where visible and accessible, meet a basic standard on the day of the test. The NCT is not and cannot be deemed a warranty.
A vehicle may have been launched on the Irish market after the recall issue was rectified or the recall campaign did not concern any vehicle registered in Ireland. If you feel your vehicle may be subject to a recall campaign, please contact the manufacturer. If you have any queries in relation to recalls, contact us in the RSA at [email protected]