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October 2017 DVSA recall round-up: Citroen recalls thousands of C4s over safety fears

Published 23 October 2017

Citroen, Ford and Dacia are just a few of the manufacturers to be affected by DVSA vehicle recalls in October 2017, with airbag problems, seat fixings and bonnet strikers being among the serious safety concerns. 

The largest DVSA recall in October is for the Citroen C4 Cactus, with almost 17,000 being affected by a bonnet problem. 

According to the recall notice, the striker wire on the bonnet lining may not have sufficient support to hold the bonnet down. This could lead to incorrect locking of the bonnet over time and could result in an unintentional release.

The DVSA has also issued a recall thousands of Ford due to a side and knee airbag problem, which affects the Kuga, Focus and C-MAX, while a notice for more than 9000 Smarts has made over a handbrake issue. And it's not just DVSA notices that have been making headlines in October, Mercedes-Benz is also recalling more than 400,000 cars in the UK over airbag problems.

You can see a full list of the recent car and van recalls below. Simply click the recall for more information 

Recalls Number Make Model(s) Concern
R/2017/244 BMW 4 Series

Front seat fixing mechanism may break 

R/2017/244 BMW 6 Series

Front seat fixing mechanism may break 

R/2017/271

Citroen

C4 Cactus

Unintentional release of the bonnet
R/2017/255  Dacia  Duster

Incorrect wiring in horn system

R/2017/241 Ford  Focus

Side and/or knee airbag mail fail to deploy

R/2017/241 Ford C-MAX

Side and/or knee airbag mail fail to deploy

R/2017/241 Ford Kuga

Side and/or knee airbag mail fail to deploy

R/2017/256 Jeep Compass

Occupant restraint controller may not operate as intended

R/2017/256 Jeep Patriot 

Occupant restraint controller may not operate as intended

R/2017/245 Smart   ForTwo 

Handbrake may not hold

R/2017/245 Smart  ForFour

Handbrake may not hold

R/2017/254

SsangYong 

Rodius

Front ball joint may fail

 

R/2017/254

SsangYong

Turismo

Front ball joint may fail

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