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June 2018 DVSA recall round-up: Mitsubishi Outlander windscreen wipers could fail

Published 20 June 2018

Mitsubishi is recalling its Outlander SUV over fears that the windscreen wipers could fail because of insufficient waterproofing. A total of 13,819 Outlanders are hit by the recall, which affects models produced for the UK market between 2006 and 2012.

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Mitsubishi says 'inappropriate waterproofing' might lead to water being drawn into the front wiper motor causing corrosion of the wiper link ball joint. Over time, this could lead the wipers to fail entirely. To fix this, it's offering to replace the wiper motor with a modified breather and wiper link ball joint on affected models.

It's not the only recall to hit Mitsubishi over the last few weeks. It's recalling 4676 L200 pick-up trucks over concerns that the door may accidentally open when driving in hot weather. The manufacturer says that L200s built between December 2015 and July 2016 might feature a door latch with a locking mechanism that might not operate correctly in high temperatures.

The electric Mitsubishi i-MiEV is also being recalled after it emerged that part of the airbag could rupture during deployment, injuring passengers. A total of 287 i-MiEVs manufactured between September 2009 and August 2011 are affected by the recall.

Other recalls over the last month include more than 74,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles over airbags that could potentially deploy at any time. It's part of an ongoing recall that affects more than 400,000 cars in the UK, including A-Class, B-Class, C-Class and E-Class models built between 2011 and 2017 - along with the CLA, GLA and GLC. 

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Mercedes-Benz says cars are safe to drive unless an airbag warning light illuminates on the dash, but affected models should be returned to authorised dealerships to be fitted with a new part to ensure that the steering airbag electrical components are sufficiently grounded. This will provide the airbags from deploying unless required.

Meanwhile, Peugeot-Citroen is recalling a small number of vehicles over concerns that their airbags may not deploy in the case of a collision. The recall affects 110 C4 Picasso and Berlingo models built in November 2017, as well as 124 Peugeot 308 and Partner models built during the same period.

Some 2300 Kia Rios are being recalled because the child locks on the rear doors may not operate after the incorrect length of release lever cable was installed. It affects models made between April 2017 and June 2017.

Jaguar is recalling 1305 E-Pace models fitted with a manual transmission after it was discovered that the reversing light may not illuminate when reverse gear is selected and the electronic parking brake is applied.

Recall number Make Model Problem

R/2018/088

Jaguar E-Pace Reversing lights may not illuminate

R/2018/127

Peugeot 308 and Partner Airbags might not be triggered in the event of a collision

R/2018/128

Citroen C4 Picasso and Berlingo Airbags might not be triggered in the event of a collision
R/2018/098 Mercedes-Benz CLA, A-Class, B-Class, GLA, C-Class and GLC Airbags could deploy during driving
R/2018/120 Kia Rio  Child locks on rear doors may not operate
R/2018/116 Mitsubishi L200 Door latch mechanism could fail

R/2018/115

Mitsubishi

iMiEV

Propellant in front passenger airbag might be detiorated

R/2018/117

Mitsubishi

Outlander

Water ingress may cause wipers to fail

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