Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - scotmech5

My daughter pays her road tax by standing order every month

Yesterday 12th september when she checked her bank account

the DVLA pament was returned to her account for this months payment

she phone DVLA to be told her car had been "destroyed", she said I

am sitting in it now

she was told by DVLA to take photo's of front and rear and both sides

and photo's of all VIN numbers and send to DVLA

she was told she can't use the car, she has nowhere to out her car off road

And she needs a car for work

And was told it can take 21 days to resolve

I understand there are rules on disposing cars must give document

Name and Address etc

She has documene and all the paperwork for the car that she bought

from Arnold Clarke two years ago

Anyone else heard of this

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - dan86

It sounds like a case of mistaken identity and hopefully that's all it is. Pleas keep us updated though.

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - badbusdriver

Wasn't there a similar thread not that long ago?, can't remember how it turned out, if indeed we were informed.

Hopefully, as dan says, it is just mistaken identity and will be sorted out. Just a shame about al the inconvenience to Daughter.

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - Galaxy

There have been a couple of cases of this on here.

Probably caused by someone at a Disposal Facility keying-in a registration number just one digit wrong. Sounds like the checks in the system are inadequate. I don't see why an innocent car owner should be inconvenienced by someone else's mistake.

The DVLA and their operators need to get their act together!

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - Avant

I'd suggest she carries on using the car. The DVLA can't actually stop her, and they would look pretty stupid if they took her to court when their own records are wrong.

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - Andrew-T

I'd suggest she carries on using the car. The DVLA can't actually stop her, and they would look pretty stupid if they took her to court when their own records are wrong.

I'd second that advice. It would be a good test of the 'system'.

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - scotmech5

My daughter is very honest and says as it is not now taxed and will not use it

she says she does not want a criminal record

I will keep you all updated as this progresses

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - Andrew-T

My daughter is very honest and says as it is not now taxed and will not use it

Surely you can't be 'done' for driving a car which DVLA knows no longer exists? :-)

Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - catsdad
If only the law and its enforcement were so sensible. The fact is she would be driving an untaxed vehicle. Her reason for doing so is not necessarily going to be accepted in law. A court might decide that her knowingly using an untaxed vehicle is not excused by the circumstances. At the very least she would risk a fine and/ or clamping and the cost of a case and appeal if she were caught.

And I think the automated equipment used by police and tax authorities mean that being caught is a real risk.

Unfortunately she is doing the right thing.

As for the previous recent case on the forum I think that was where a "random DVLA check" which was leaving a poster in limbo. We never got to hear the outcome of that one.
Corsa D 2012 - Been told by DVLA car has been "destroyed" - scotmech5

Update -

With no word back from DVLA after 8 days without her car

my daughter phoned DVLA and was told she can use her car if she taxes it

when asked the reason was only told "input error" nothing else when

asked was told "don't know"

She has our local MP on the case he will try to find out more from DVLA

 

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