December recall round up: Fires, fuel leaks and failed wipers

Published 12 January 2016

The Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency (DVSA) announced a total of 43 vehicle recalls in December 2015 across cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles. We’ve listed all of the van- and car-related recalls below, which include more than 100,000 Toyota models with a small fire risk and thousands of Peugeot and Citroen models with potential fuel leaks.

Toyota often ends up in headlines when it comes to recalls, despite its cars often topping reliability surveys. In December 2015 it issued a recall for more than 100,000 examples of the Corolla, RAV4, Auris, Highlander, Urban Cruiser, Camry and Yaris because the electric window master switch could melt following a short circuit, with a small risk of fire.

PSA, parent of Peugeot and Citroen, issued a large recall in December too. The recall affects more than 9,000 Citroen DS5, C5, C4 Picasso, Dispatch III, DS4, C4 and C8 models, along with more than 12,000 Peugeot 308, 3008, RCZ, 5008, 807, 508 and Expert III models. The fuel heater on diesel variants could be defective, letting air in and fuel out of the system, resulting in a leak.

Cars where this problem has already developed should display a warning light and may not be running well. However all recalled cars will have a new fuel heater cover fitted and an electrical connector inspected.

Vauxhall issued a recall of the Zafira B over concerns the air conditioning system could malfunction, resulting in a serious fire. The story broke earlier in the year – you can find more detail on the issue and the solution in a dedicated news story by clicking here.

Other cars to be recalled in December included the Ferrari California T and 488 GTB, over potential fire risk, along with the Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLE Coupe, because the windscreen wipers may fail. The BMW i3 and i8 could have potential steering problems, though just 41 cars are affected.

The full list of car- and van-related recalls issued in December 2015 is below. Click individual entries for more detail, including build dates, VIN numbers and numbers affected.

Make Model(s) Concern Build Start Build End
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
MERCEDES BENZ GLC fire may occur 28/10/2015 29/10/2015
MERCEDES BENZ B Class vehicle may cut out 25/09/2014 29/09/2015
MERCEDES BENZ Sprinter seatbelt mechanism may malfunction 15/07/2015 19/08/2015
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
TOYOTA Yaris, Corolla, Auris, Camry, RAV4, Highlander & Urban Cruiser risk of fire 13/06/2005 31/12/2010
BMW i3 & i8 I01 / 12 steering may not behave as designed 09/10/2015 04/11/2015
BMW i3 & i8 I01 / 12 steering may not behave as designed 09/10/2015 04/11/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum (LX) Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) Jeep Commander (XK) possible loss of vehicle safety features 10/01/2007 12/05/2008
CHRYSLER UK LTD Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum (LX) Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) Jeep Commander (XK) possible loss of vehicle safety features 10/01/2007 12/05/2008
FIAT 2012-2015 Scudo with 2.0 Mjet Engine fuel may leak 03/09/2012 27/08/2015
CHRYSLER UK LTD Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum (LX) Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) Jeep Commander (XK) possible loss of vehicle safety features 10/01/2007 12/05/2008
CHRYSLER UK LTD Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum (LX) Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) Jeep Commander (XK) possible loss of vehicle safety features 10/01/2007 12/05/2008
CHRYSLER UK LTD Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum (LX) Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) Jeep Commander (XK) possible loss of vehicle safety features 10/01/2007 12/05/2008
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
LAND ROVER Land Rover Discovery Sport & Ranger Rover Evoque vehicle may cut out 09/07/2015 16/10/2015
LAND ROVER Land Rover Discovery Sport & Ranger Rover Evoque vehicle may cut out 09/07/2015 16/10/2015
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
CITROEN C4 (B7), DS4, C4 PICASSO, C5 (X7), DS5, C8, DISPATCH III VAN fuel may leak 01/09/2012 02/01/2014
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
FERRARI California T risk of fire 01/09/2015 30/11/2015
FERRARI 488 GTB fire may occur 01/09/2015 30/11/2015
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
PEUGEOT 308, RCZ, 3008, 5008, 508, 807 & EXPERT III Van fuel may leak 03/09/2012 19/12/2014
VAUXHALL Zafira B - (MY 2005 to 2014 only, with manual control air conditioning or without air conditioning). risk of fire 10/02/2005 24/10/2014
MERCEDES BENZ GLE & GLE Coupe windscreen wipers may fail 09/02/2015 14/10/2015
MERCEDES BENZ GLE & GLE Coupe windscreen wipers may fail 09/02/2015 14/10/2015

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