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May 2017 DVSA recall round-up: Overheating Audis, broken Ford airbags and problematic Peugeots

Published 24 May 2017

The Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has announced dozens of recalls for some of the UK’s favourite cars, including the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Ford Mustang and Citroen C4 Picasso. 

One of the most prominent notices is from Audi, with thousands of recalls for the A4, A5 and A6 over a coolant pump problem. According to the technical notice, particles in the engine coolant can leads to blockages in the pump, which can result in overheating. 

There is also a significant recall for 14,000 Q5s, with a risk of water seeping into the vehicle's headliner. This can then corrode the curtain airbag pressure cylinder, which may result in a the airbag going off unexpectedly. 

May recalls in full

Make Model Problem Build start Build end
Audi A4 Coolant pump may overheat 01/05/11 31/10/16
 Audi  A5 Coolant pump may overheat 01/05/11 31/10/16
Audi A6 Coolant pump may overheat  01/05/11   31/10/16 
Audi Q5 Curtain airbag may go off 28/05/10   28/07/16 
 Citroen C3   Starter motor may not operate  15/06/16 11/10/16 
Citroen  C4 Cactus    Starter motor may not operate  15/06/16  11/10/16
Citroen  C4 Picasso    Starter motor may not operate  15/06/16  11/10/16
Ford Mustang   Front airbag inflator may rupture  06/04/04 21/06/14 
 Land Rover  Range Rover   Front airbag may not deploy  20/09/16 25/10/16 
Land Rover  Range Rover Sport  Front airbag may not deploy  20/09/16  25/10/16 

Peugeot

 208  Starter motor may not operate  15/05/16  12/10/16
Peugeot  2008  Starter motor may not operate   15/05/16  12/10/16
Peugeot  308  Starter motor may not operate  15/05/16  12/10/16 
Peugeot  3008  Starter motor may not operate  15/05/16  12/10/16 
Peugeot  508  Starter motor may not operate  15/05/16  12/10/16 
Renault  Twingo  Rear spoiler skin may detach  07/05/14 10/12/16 

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