Leaking fuel lines and air bag failures – the latest safety recalls from major car brands

Leaking fuel lines and air bag failures – the latest safety recalls from major car brands
Leaking fuel lines and air bag failures – the latest safety recalls from major car brands

A recall of more than 30,000 cars by Volvo is among the major safety notices issued by several car makers over the last month, with 16 other major brands also issuing recalls.

Bentley, BMW, Citroen, Dacia, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Subaru, Toyota, Vauxhall and Volkswagen also issue recalls covering everything from fault lock modules to air bag failures.

Vehicle recalls are common in the automotive industry and are generally a result of the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), or the manufacturer determining that a fault in a vehicle constitutes a safety defect. According to the DVSA Code of Conduct, a car must be recalled if: “a failure due to design and/or construction, is likely to affect the safe operation of the product/aftermarket part without prior warning to the user and may pose a significant risk to the driver, occupants and others. This defect will be common to a number of products/aftermarket parts that have been sold for use in the United Kingdom”.

Key recalls from last month were:

Bentley

Vehicles affected: Continental GT built between 22/01/2018 and 17/12/2018

Details: The rear seat belt anchorage performance may not fulfil the load requirements of five-seat configuration vehicles

Remedial Action: A reinforcement plate will be fitted to affected vehicles.

Vehicle Id: SCBBA63YOCC016893 to SCBBM6ZHOJC004058

Vehicles affected: Mulsanne built between 12/03/2012 and 22/07/2018

BMW

Vehicles affected:  M3, M4 Coupe, M4 Convertible built between 09/03/2016 and 01/10/2016

Details: The flange of the propshaft may become detached.

Remedial Action: Replace the propshaft with a alternative construction.

Vehicle Id: WBS4S92090K577703 to WBS3R92040K346375; WBS8M920005G47487 to WBS8M920505G47999; WBS3U920905A07725 to WBS3U920805A07909

Citroen

Vehicles affected: C3 built between 05/07/2018 and 13/07/2018

Details: The universal clamp fixing bolt is not correctly fitted in the recess at the end of the steering column.

Remedial Action: Check and if necessary refit the steering column universal joint fixing.

Vehicle Id: VF7******JT630379 to VF7******JT633153

Dacia

Vehicles affected: Sandero and Logan built between 03/04/2018 and 28/08/2018

Details: Driver’s air bag may not deploy correctly.

Remedial Action: Replace driver’s air bag.

Vehicle Id: UU15SDKJC60946671 to UU1K5220X61385037; UU15SDKJC60946671 to UU1K5220X61385037

Honda

Vehicles affected: Accord, Accord Tourer, CR-V, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Insight built between 04/02/2010 and 21/05/2015

Details: Passenger airbag inflators may not operate as intended.

Remedial Action: Replacement of Airbag Assembly on affected vehicles.

Vehicle Id: JHMGE6*****200004 to SHHGG6*****024191; JHMCU1*****200001 to JHMCU3*****200407; JHMCW1*****200001 to JHMCW3*****200163; JHMZE2*****200001 to JHMZE2*****215386; JHMGP1*****200001 to JHMGP1*****205264; SHSRE5*****000101 to SHSRE5*****025716

Hyundai

Vehicles affected: Kona Electric built between 10/05/2018 and 19/12/2018

Details: The airbag may not deploy properly during a crash due to a programming issue.

Remedial Action: Upgrade the software in the Airbag Control Unit.

Vehicle Id: KMHK381GFKU000652 to KMHK581GUKU021190

Infiniti

Vehicles affected: Q30, QX30 built between 01/03/2015 and 21/08/2018

Details: The gear shift indicator may not display under specific driving conditions.

Remedial Action: Upgrade the gear shift indicator software.

Lexus

Vehicles affected: Lexus SC430 built between 09/05/2001 and 24/05/2003

Details: Passenger air bag may cause injury if activated.

Remedial Action: Replace affected air bag assembly.

Vehicle Id: *********00006341 to *********30046964

Mercedes-Benz

Vehicles affected: C-Class, E-Class built between 01/01/2002 and 31/12/2002

Details: The lock status of the steering coupling was not correctly documented following assembly.

Remedial Action: As a precautionary measure on affected vehicles the lock status of the steering coupling will be determined and reworked, if necessary.

Vehicle Id: WDD2053422F755050 to WDD2053422F755050; WDD2053642F755134 to WDD2053642F755134; WDD2384142F068538 to WDD2384142F068538; WDD2053042F756928 to WDD2053042F756928

 

Vehicles affected: A-Class built between 02/05/2018 and 31/08/2018

Details: The locks of the right and/or left seat backrest may not be able to lock.

Remedial Action: The seat backrest locks will be checked and replaced, if necessary.

Vehicle Id: WDD1770872J007690 to WDD1770872J015788; WDD1770032J008978 to WDD1770032J035367; WP1ZZZ92ZHLA74338 to WP1ZZZ92ZHLA97347; WP1ZZZ92ZHLA74338 to WP1ZZZ92ZHLA97347; WP1ZZZ95ZHLB24848 to WP1ZZZ95ZJLB81125; WP1ZZZ95ZHLB24848 to WP1ZZZ95ZJLB81125

Mitsubishi

Vehicles affected: Outlander built between 14/11/2006 and 11/07/2012

Details: The sunroof glass may detach from the sunroof assembly.

Remedial Action: Replace the sunroof glass and bonding material.

Vehicle Id: JMAXTCW5W8Z000101 to JMAXTCW5W9F005989; JMAXJCW1WBF000560 to JMAXJCW1WCF007123; JMAXJCW7W8Z000101 to JMAXJCW7W9F005996; JMAXMCW7WBF001453 to JMAXMCW7WCF006817; JMAXJCW8W7U000202 to JMAXMCW7WCF006817

Peugeot  

Vehicles affected: 208 built between 04/07/2018 and 12/07/2018

Details: The universal clamp fixing bolt is not correctly fitted in the recess at the end of the steering column.

Remedial Action: Check and if necessary refit the steering column universal joint fixing.

Vehicle Id: VF7******JT630379 to VF7******JT633153

Renault

Vehicles affected: Megane built between 01/02/2018 and 10/05/2018

Details: Incorrect positioning of the wiring causing a risk of the service indicator or vehicle stop warning light coming. The vehicle engine may no longer start or even shut down during use.

Remedial Action: Check the battery wiring, replacing it if necessary and in any case protecting it.

Vehicle Id: VF1RFB00159169009 to VF1RFB00X59688334

Subaru

Vehicles affected: Forester built between 01/01/2013 and 31/12/2014

Details: Clutch pipe may contact and damage the bulkhead wiring, causing the engine to cut out.

Remedial Action: Check and replace clutch pipe and wiring, replace as necessary.

Vehicle Id: JF1SJDKZ3DG002038 to JF1SJDKZ3EG039997

 

Vehicles affected: Legacy and Outback built between 26/05/2005 and 28/06/2014

Details: Electronic park brake capacitor may fracture and fail.

Remedial Action: Replace the park brake actuator on affected vehicles..

Vehicle Id: JF1BM9K92AG004318 to JF1BRMKC5DG044016; JF1BM9K92AG004318 to JF1BRMKC5DG044016

Toyota

Vehicles affected: Prius, Prius+, Auris HV built between 20/10/2011 and 10/11/2014

Details: Vehicle many not enter failsafe mode as intended in response to certain hybrid system faults.

Remedial Action: Reprogram the Power Management ECU.

 

Vehicle Id: 03007402-03103238 to EJ000856-EJ000856; 0E001002-0E073377 to 0E025102-0E094774; 01000010-01785312 to B5319242-D5688611

Vehicles affected: Auris, Corolla,Avensis built between 31/08/2007 and 12/05/2010

Details: Possible fuel leak from fuel tank.

Remedial Action: Replace the fuel tank emission control canister.

Vehicles affected: Aygo built on 23/02/2015

Details: An incorrect tooling setup during the manufacturing of the fuel tank may result in reduced wall thickness.

Remedial Action: Check the serial number and replace the fuel tank if necessary.

Vehicle Id: JTDKGNECX0N068880 to JTDKGNECX0N068880; JTDKGNEC00N192821 to JTDKGNEC00N192821; JTDKG18CX0N574763 to JTDKG18CX0N574763

Vauxhall

Vehicles affected: Insignia built between 06/03/2017 and 12/04/2018

Details: The Central Door Locking (CDL) might unlock the doors while the vehicle is parked or the doors can only be unlocked with the mechanical key. This is caused by inadequate sealing allowing water ingress into the door connector.

Remedial Action: Seal both A-pillar areas above the door connectors with sealer to avoid water ingress to the door connector.

Vehicle Id: W0LZM8EEXJ1005358 to W0VZX8EHXJ1093949

Volkswagen

Vehicles affected: Golf, Bora, Passat, Transporter built between 01/01/2002 and 31/12/2002

Details: Driver air bag generator housing could come loose.

Remedial Action: The gas generator of the front airbag on the driver side is replaced.

Vehicle Id: WVWZZZ1JZ3U029946 to WVWZZZ1JZ3U031793; WVWZZZ1JZ3U029946 to WVWZZZ1JZ3U031793; WVWZZZ1JZ3P060672 to WVWZZZ1JZ3P061034; WVWZZZ1JZ3D009898 to WVWZZZ1JZ3D010502; WVWZZZ1JZ3W139145 to WVWZZZ1JZ3W155207; WVWZZZ1JZ3D009898 to WVWZZZ1JZ3D010502; WVWZZZ1JZ3P060672 to WVWZZZ1JZ3P061034; WVWZZZ1JZ3W139145 to WVWZZZ1JZ3W155207; WV1ZZZ70Z3H032655 to WV1ZZZ70Z3X033699; WV2ZZZ70Z3H031426 to WV2ZZZ70Z3X033231; WVWZZZ3BZ3E074233 to WVWZZZ3BZ3E146687; WVWZZZ3BZ3P101849 to WVWZZZ3BZ3P109818

 

Vehicles affected: T-Roc built between 29/01/2018 and 11/06/2018

Details: The bonding of the upper and lower sections of the rear spoiler may be faulty.

Remedial Action: Inspect and repair or replace the spoiler if required.

Vehicle Id: WVGZZZA1ZJV031608 to WVGZZZA1ZJV099655

Volvo

Vehicles affected: V40 V40CC XC90 S60 S60CC V60 V60CC XC60 V70 XC70 S80 built between 12/04/2015 and 31/05/2016

Details: Small cracks on the inside of a rubber fuel hose.

Remedial Action: Replacement of affected fuel hoses.

Vehicle Id: YV1FS73C1F2368813 to YV1FSA8CDG2415504; YV1MV7431G2305980 to YV1MZA8LDG2109229; YV1MV7431G2305980 to YV1MZA8LDG2109229; YV1AS738DF1192931 to YV1AS73CDG1200217; YV1LFA48CG1003184 to YV1LFA8BDG1091881; YV1BZ73C1F1231259 to YV1BZ73CDG1270418; YV1FW7381F1271247 to YV1FWA8CDG1326104; YV1BW7381F1336991 to YV1BW79C1G1374432; YV1DZ73C1F2761211 to YV1DZARCDG2802696; YV1FHA8C1G2000033 to YV1FHA8CDG2002100; YV1FZA8C1G1003607 to YV1FZARCDG1020712

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