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March 2017 recall round-up: Broken Vauxhall steering racks, Jaguar fuel leaks and Lambo fires

Published 15 March 2017
  
  

It’s been a busy few weeks for car recalls, with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) issuing national alerts for 10 cars. The recalls affect some of the UK’s best-selling cars and include the Jaguar XE, Renault Clio and Vauxhall Corsa.

The largest is for the Renault Clio with 68,552 cars, built between 2012 and 2015, being recalled over a windscreen wiper issue. Vauxhall is recalling thousands of Corsas too, due to electrical short circuiting and a steering rack problem. 

Jaguar has also issued an alert for XE. The recall affects more than 3100 diesel XEs and relate to a fuel leak that can result in a fire. There are also fire risks with the £270,000 Aventador, with Lamborghini recalling 541 cars over a problem that may result in contact between fuel vapour and hot engine gasses. 

March recalls in full

Make Model Problem Build start Build end 
Citroen Space Tourer

Unexpected airbag deployment

15/10/2015 27/10/2016 
Jaguar XE  Fuel leak  06/10/2014  30/06/2015 
Lamborghini Aventador  Fire risk  01/03/2011  31/12/2016 
Peugeot Traveller Unexpected airbag deployment 15/10/2015  27/11/2016 
Renault  Clio  Windscreen wiper issue 01/11/2012  31/07/2015 
Vauxhall  Adam  Steering rack may fracture  18/10/2014  28/01/2015 
Vauxhall   Corsa D  Short circuit may occur 03/07/2012  03/09/2014 
Vauxhall   Corsa E  Steering rack may fracture 18/10/2014  28/01/2015 

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   on 17 March 2017

When using the DVSA web resource to check your car for recalls, be sure to change the entirely inappropriate default date range. Who wants to go back to 1992, and why hide this years recent recalls, by default?

www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp

Engineer Andy    on 18 March 2017

A lambo with a fire risk problem - that makes a pleasant change from before...

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