Vehicle Recalls Database The Vehicles Recall Database is used by the Defect Investigations and Recalls Division to record recalls and monitor recall completion rates pertaining to vehicles, tires, and child restraints. The API excludes all the “inconsequential” or “non-safety related” recall data. 2012-08-26 2016-12-28 Transport Canada open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca TransportDefectsRecallsInvestigationsVehicleVehicle RecallsTransport CanadaRoad SafetyTransportTransportationSafety DatasetCSV http://data.tc.gc.ca/extracts/vrdb_full_monthly.csv Data DictionaryTXT http://data.tc.gc.ca/extracts/recalls_variables.txt Data DictionaryTXT http://data.tc.gc.ca/extracts/recalls_variables.txt Recalls and Safety Alerts Database - Web App (English)other http://data.gc.ca/eng/apps/recalls-and-safety-alerts-database Recalls and Safety Alerts Database - Web App (French)other http://donnees.gc.ca/fra/apps/base-de-donnees-sur-les-rappels-et-les-avis DatasetXML http://data.tc.gc.ca/extracts/vrdb_full_monthly.xml Vehicle Recalls APIJSON http://data.tc.gc.ca/v1.3/api/eng/vehicle-recall-database/recall?format=json Vehicle Recalls APIXML http://data.tc.gc.ca/v1.3/api/eng/vehicle-recall-database/recall?format=XML API GuideDOCX http://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/1ec92326-47ef-4110-b7ca-959fab03f96d/resource/651cd076-d18c-49af-bd35-bfc89377e5cf/download/vehicle-recall-database-api-documentation.docx API GuideDOCX http://open.canada.ca/data/dataset/1ec92326-47ef-4110-b7ca-959fab03f96d/resource/a9e168d8-919c-4a4b-a9b8-11b10dddae9d/download/vehicle-recall-database-api-documentation-french.docx

Vehicle Recalls Database

The Vehicles Recall Database is used by the Defect Investigations and Recalls Division to record recalls and monitor recall completion rates pertaining to vehicles, tires, and child restraints.

The API excludes all the “inconsequential” or “non-safety related” recall data.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Dataset Dataset CSV English
French
Access
Data Dictionary Guide TXT French Access
Data Dictionary Guide TXT English Access
Recalls and Safety Alerts Database - Web App (English) Dataset Other English Access
Recalls and Safety Alerts Database - Web App (French) Dataset Other English Access
Dataset Dataset XML English
French
Access
Vehicle Recalls API Dataset JSON English
French
Access
Vehicle Recalls API Dataset XML English
French
Access
API Guide Guide DOCX English Access
API Guide Guide DOCX French Access

Related Items

Title Relationship Portal Type Language Links
Recalls and Safety Alerts - Mobile App (English) Application English Access
Recalls and Safety Alerts - Mobile App (French) Application French Access

Comments (12)

Thank you, it worked out fine for me right now. Best regards

Hey Guys, is it possible that your servers are down? Best regards

Hi Philipp, everything is good on our end. There might have been a brief delay in service, let me know if you are still having trouble accessing datasets. Momin, the Open Government team.

Could you please add the "Recall date" in your dataset? It is available in the Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database (http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/VRDB-BDRV/search-recherche/menu.aspx) but not in the corresponding CSV. Pouvez-vous ajouter à vos données la "Date du rappel"? Celle-ci est pourtant disponible dans la Banque de données des rappels de sécurité automobile. Thank you.

I can't find any coherent documentation on the API and it's exposed methods. Does that even exist?

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider for their response. Best regards, the Open Government Team

I can't find any documentation for the API. Is this available somewhere? All I see is a list of parameters but no direction on how to construct URL. Thanks.

Does the JSON api actually expose the same amount of data included in the extracts provided? I would like to see the dataset provider give you an example JSON url that would include details like: manufacturer_recall_no_txt, category_etxt, units_affected_nbr, system_type_extx and comment_etxt. I have been unable to find a query string that will include all the same fields. The best I could do was to get a subset of the data. Using TC recall number 2015196 for example I received:

Please state simply how the owner of a vehicle can access information on the recalls of his or her vehicle. Like "Don" , I also tried to download JSN. If , as you say, that database is simply not available for download, where can we access information about vehicle recalls? Please make your response simple and clear. Thank you.

Thank you for your feedback. We have forwarded your comment to the dataset provider (Transport Canada) for their response. For good measure: the CSV and XML format versions of the Vehicle Recalls Database are available for download. Would you like to try either of those versions?

Your JSON download is not working

Thank you for your comment. The following response has been posted on behalf of Transport Canada : "The JSON resource is identified as an API and is intended for a development community to access and query the dataset through URL requests and receiving JSON responses. Access the URL directly will return the metadata on how to query the actual data using the URL based API. There is no file to download as a result. The API reference has also now been updated to reflect our latest version of our API which has very minor changes in the URL but the syntax is essentially the same". Thank you.