Car makers Vauxhall, Ford, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Jeep and Mitsubishi are among brands to have recalled vehicles over safety concerns in the last month.
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: â€œa 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 Kingdomâ€.
Alongside the recall of thousands of Vauxhall Zafiras over a fire risk, other concerns this month range from unsecured trim to ISOFIX mount failures.
Key recalls from last month were:
Vehicles affected: Q2 built between 01/01/2017 and 01/07/2018 Â
Details: The electro-mechanical park brake may be released inappropriately.
Remedial Action: The software for the brake control will be updated.
Vehicle Id: EAUZZZGA2JA000395 to WAUZZZGA4JA108761; WAUZZZGA6HA020806 to WAUZZZGA7HA059825
Vehicles affected: Â X5 (E53) built between 01/03/2001 and 28/02/2002
Details: Possible unintentional activation of the front airbags due to inadequate coding data.
Remedial Action: On the affected vehicles the airbag control unit will be encoded.
Vehicle Id: WMWYS520503C24421 to WBAFA72000LN33281
Vehicles affected: Â X5 (G05), X6 (F16) and X6 M (F86) built between 11/07/2018 and 31/07/2018
Details: Due to a fault at the vehicles assembly line some wheel bolts may not have been tightened to specification.
Remedial Action: On the affected vehicles the wheel bolts will be replaced.
Vehicle Id: WBAKV220100Z96926 to WBAKV220X00Z97024; WBAKV220100Z96926 to WBAKV220X00Z97024; WBAKV220100Z96926 to WBAKV220X00Z97024
Vehicles affected: Â Ecosport built between 03/05/2017 and 11/06/2017
Details: Lower control arm weld may not meet specification.
Remedial Action: Inspect the front Lower Control Arms and fit new arms if required.
Vehicle Id: WF0BXXMRKBHB50661 to WF0BXXMRKBHR68535
Vehicles affected: Compass (M6) built between 17/09/2017 and 07/04/2018 Â
Details: The Passenger Airbag (PAB) may contain loose fasteners.
Remedial Action: Replace passenger airbag.
Vehicle Id: MCAAJPBY6JFA04886 to MCAAJPCY2JFA11879
Vehicles affected: CLS, AMG GT built between 30/06/2017 and 30/03/2018
Details: The riveting of the seat belt housing cover at the front seats may not comply with the specification..
Remedial Action: Replace the driver and front passenger side seat belts in the affected vehicles.
Vehicle Id: WDD2573592A000287 to WDD2573592A000439; WDD2573232A000283 to WDD2573232A001048; WDD2573212A000292 to WDD2573212A000974; WDD2906891A000110 to WDD2906891A000110
Vehicles affected: C-Class built between 02/10/2014 and 01/05/2018
Details: An electric line in the engine compartment may have been routed outside of the specification.
Remedial Action: Check the routing of the wiring harness at the prefuse box in the engine compartment and correct if necessary.
Vehicle Id: WDD2052122F182702 to WDD2052122F543395; WDD2050472F162738 to WDD2050472R274922; WDD2052472F155668 to WDD2052472F545260; WDD2050122F123215 to WDD2050122F544989
Vehicles affected: E-Class built between 30/09/2017 and 30/11/2017
Details: ISOFIX mounting support incorrect specification
Remedial Action: Replace ISOFIX mounting support on affected vehicles
Vehicle Id: WDD2384142F039451 to WDD2384142F039914
Vehicles affected: GLE, GLS built between 01/04/2018 and 30/06/2018 Â
Details: Hydrogen may be embedded in the piston material of rear brake calipers.
Remedial Action: Bleed the hydraulic brake system of the rear axle of affected vehicles.
Vehicle Id: WDC1660642B134742 to WDC1660642B159347; WDC1660042B134099 to WDC1660242B161594; WDC1668242B134246 to WDC1668242B161590; WDC1660752B135883 to WDC1660752B156498; WDC1668752B136351 to WDC1668752B161040; WDC2923242A116874 to WDC2923242A121594; WDC2923642A116771 to WDC2923642A121633; WDC2923752A116746 to WDC2923752A121403
Vehicles affected: C-Class built between 01/01/2016 and 30/11/2017 Â
Details: Bonding of the rear beltline trim strips may not correspond to the specifications.
Remedial Action: Check the trim strips of the affected vehicles and replace them if necessary.
Vehicle Id: WDD2054042F372194 to WDD2054872F654257
Vehicles affected: ASX built between 07/06/2010 and 04/10/2017
Details: Exhaust tailpipe section may crack at silencer weld..
Remedial Action: Check and replace silencer if cracked. Fit support bracket if not cracked.
Vehicle Id: JMAXNGA1WBZ000106 to JMAXNGA1WJZ001039
Vehicles affected: Zafira built between 07/03/2005 and 06/01/2014
Details: Zafira B Right Hand Drive (RHD) – Electronic Climate Control (ECC) a small number of incidents of potential melting and fires within the blower motor regulator of the Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit of Zafira B RHD vehicles with Electronic Climate Control (ECC). There is a small risk that in rare circumstances melting and fire incidents may occur in the HVAC system
Remedial Action: Vauxhall Authorised Repairers are instructed to Carry out the following rework steps according to the instructions: A Install the water deflector B Replace the blower motor C Replace the heater fan motor regulator D Replace the wiring harness of the HVAC housing..
Vehicle Id: W0L0AHM7552114069 to W0L0AHM75E2109869
Vehicles affected: Corsa built between 02/02/18 and 29/05/2018
Details: Unexpected opening of the bonnet while driving.
Remedial Action: Check operation and repair if required.
Vehicle Id: W0V0XEP08J6035140 to W0V0XEP08J6061950