Here in London, it's the same....we told TfL to check the recall list, we also told them how to check....there is a DVLA service to keep you updated on recalls.
They haven't bothered.
Would they not have bothered if these faults were on the new TXe ???
The GLA called TfL 'woefully inadequate'....but we believe they are more woefully incompetent !!!
If you thought getting your Bill renewed was a labour....try getting an appointment to get your cab plated, it's a complete and utter nightmare.