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November recall round up: Fires and hacking

Published 01 December 2015

The Driver and Vehicle Standards agency (DVSA) announced more than a dozen vehicle safety recalls in November 2015 over fire risks, engine stalling, doors opening unintentionally and even potential unlawful hacking. Affected manufacturers include Bentley, Chrysler/Jeep, Porsche, Maserati and Mercedes-Benz. 

A large number of Mercedes-Benz models are affected this month. The GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class are all subject to a recall because the crankshaft may break, damaging the engine and potentially causing an accident. More than 400 cars are affected, produced between July and Septemeber 2015. The affected engine variant is not listed but, as with all recalls in this list, owners will be contacted.

There is also a separate recall for the S-Class Hybrid. The internal-combustion engine may not restart automatically, though it can be restarted manually by turning the ignition off and on. A software update is required to fix the issue. 

More than 1000 Porsche Macan models are being recalled because of a potential fuel leak. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is also being recalled because of potential fuel leaks, again with more than 1000 cars affected.

The most interesting recall this month affects 49 cars built by Chrysler or Jeep. Affected cars have an 8.4-inch UConnect touchscreen which is at risk of "unauthorized and/or unlawful access, which may affect vehicle behaviour." Essentially that means they are at risk from hacking. The recall requires updated, more secure software to be installed.  

Not all of the DVSA recalls from November affect four-wheeled passenger vehicles and therefore aren’t featured in the table below. You can find more details on the recalls issued in November on the DVSA website by clicking on the individual entries.

Make

Model(s) Concern Build Start Build End
BENTLEY MOTOR CARS Continental GT, GTC & Flying Spur risk of fire 01/02/2011 15/06/2014
BENTLEY MOTOR CARS Continental GT, GTC & Flying Spur risk of fire 01/02/2011 15/06/2014
BENTLEY MOTOR CARS Continental GT, GTC & Flying Spur risk of fire 01/02/2011 15/06/2014
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
DODGE Ram 1500 Quad Cab Pick side airbag may not deploy as intended 27/08/2013 19/08/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Dodge - Viper, Challenger, Charger & Durango, Chrysler - 200 & 300, Jeep - Cherokee & Grand Cherokee vehicle electronic systems may malfunction 21/06/2012 24/07/2015
MASERATI Quattroporte risk of fire 15/03/2013 08/01/2015
PORSCHE Macan S & Macan Turbo fuel may leak 24/01/2014 26/10/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S-Class Coupe front seat belts may not perform as intended 09/05/2014 11/04/2015
JEEP Wrangler, Cherokee & Dodge Viper unintended vehicle movement 15/02/2005 15/09/2006
JEEP Wrangler, Cherokee & Dodge Viper unintended vehicle movement 15/02/2005 15/09/2006
JEEP Wrangler, Cherokee & Dodge Viper unintended vehicle movement 15/02/2005 15/09/2006
TOYOTA Proace engine may stall or fail to start and/or fuel may leak 26/04/2013 18/12/2014
MASERATI Granturismo & Grancabrio right hand door may open unexpectedly 08/07/2015 27/08/2015
MASERATI Granturismo & Grancabrio right hand door may open unexpectedly 08/07/2015 27/08/2015
MITSUBISHI Outlander PHEV (Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) fuel may leak 22/07/2015 13/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA & SLK engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA & SLK engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA & SLK engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA & SLK engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA, SLK, A-Class, B-Class, C-Class & E-Class engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLA, CLA & SLK engine may fail 17/07/2015 12/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S-Class Hybrid combustion engine may fail to start 01/02/2013 25/04/2015

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