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

  • Don Parker

    2014-06-11

    Your JSON download is not working

  • open-ouvert

    2014-06-16

    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.

  • M. Finney

    2014-10-31

    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.

  • open-ouvert

    2014-11-03

    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?

  • Richard

    2015-05-13

    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:

  • Data Chimp

    2015-06-29

    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.

  • Peter

    2015-09-03

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

  • open-ouvert

    2015-10-05

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