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August 2017 DVSA recall round-up: Oil leaks, faulty lights and ABS problems – is your car affected?

Published 16 August 2017

It’s been a huge few weeks for DVSA recalls, with Audi, Jaguar and SEAT recalling tens of thousands of vehicles due to safety problems.  

The largest mandatory DVSA recall surrounds the Q3 SUV, with Audi issuing a safety notice for more than 17,000 vehicles due to brake light problem. Jaguar is also recalling some 11,000 XF and XJ models over air bag issues.  

Volkswagen gives two-year warranty on emissions recall work

Almost 10,000 SEAT Leons and Alteas will need to head back to the service bay due to ABS and ESC problems. According to the DVSA, the earth connection on affected vehicles may be interrupted, causing complete failure of both braking systems. 

Thousands of Citroens and Peugeots are also being recalled due to an issue with the starter supply wire. Apparently, the position of the motor supply terminal may cause contact with a neighbouring component and cause a short circuit.  

You can see an overview of the recalls in the table below. Click the recall number for more details - or click here to find out more about recalls and how they work.

Recall number Make Model Issue
R/2017/218 Audi Q3  Brake lights may fail when parking brake is operated
R/2017/224 BMW 7 Series Oil cooler may leak
R/2017/208 Citroen C4 and C5 Starter supply wire may chafe
R/2017/208 DS DS4 and DS5  Starter supply wire may chafe
R/2017/186 Hyundai iLoad  Fuel pipe may leak
R/2017/197 Jaguar XF Side curtain airbag may not deploy
R/2017/195 Jaguar XJ SRS airbag may not deploy 
R/2017/196 Land Rover

Defender 90, Defender 110 & Defender 130

Sudden loss of brake fluid
R/2017/016 Mazda CX-7 Lower ball joint may fail
R/2017/217 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Rear spring seat bases may fail
R/2017/173 Nissan Leaf Headlight auto aim may not operate
R/2017/222 Peugeot  Traveller and Expert Starter relay may overheat
R/2017/215 Peugeot  308, 3008, 508, 5008 Starter supply wire may chafe
R/2017/216 SEAT Altea and Leon ABS and ESC system may fail
R/2017/206 Toyota Proace Air con compressor may detach

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