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January 2017 recall round up: More Vauxhall fires and Land Rovers with faulty electrics

Published 07 February 2017

The start of 2017 was a busy one for recalls, with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) issuing national recall alerts for 14 cars. Models affected include the Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Vauxhall Antara.

The biggest recall in January was for the Vauxhall Meriva, with 67,142 cars, built between 2010 and 2016, being recalled over a seat belt fault. Vauxhall is recalling the Antara too, over a faulty stop/start motor, which may result in a fire. The recall affects cars built between 2013 and 2015.

Toyota has also issued a national alert over faulty parking brakes in the Lexus NX200t and NX300h. Due to the incorrect programming of the brake control module, there is a possibility that the parking brake may not be set automatically when the brake hold or hill assist system is deactivated. The recall affects 9336 cars, built between 2014 and 2016. 

Another Toyota recall involves the Corolla. Some 1248 cars, built between 2002 and 2003 are being recalled over a faulty airbag. Land Rover is has also issued a recall for the Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque. Apparently 4553 cars – built in 2016 – have a wiring problem that will cause electrical arcing and a short circuit.

January recalls in full

Make Model Concern Build start Build end
Ford Tourneo Connect Panoramic glass roof may detach 04/10/2013 14/07/2014
Jeep Jeep Cherokee

Seat may not perform correctly in a collision



Land Rover  Discovery Sport

Electrical short circuit

04/07/2016 10/10/2016
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Electrical short circuit 04/07/2016 10/10/2016
Lexus   NX200t

Parking brake may not activate correctly

06/03/2014  07/12/2016 
Lexus   NX300h

Parking brake may not activate correctly

06/03/2014  07/12/2016 
Rolls Royce  Dawn

Front mounted side airbag may fail to deploy in collision





Shock absorber may fail  

25/03/2014 14/11/2014



Shock absorber may fail  

25/03/2014  14/11/2014 
Toyota Corolla

Driver’s side airbag inflator may rupture



Vauxhall Antara

Possibility of fire

01/11/2013  09/06/2015
Vauxhall Meriva B

Seat belt may not function correctly 

12/02/2010 11/02/2016



Front seat backrest may collapse in a collision

01/08/2016 31/10/2016


water ingress on skoda fabia 1    on 9 February 2017

watching tv a few weeks ago and i have a concern about my 2008 vauxhall corsa 1.3cdti. will this car catch fire. dont no if i can trust vauxhalls, worrying times. Mike

Edited by water ingress on skoda fabia 1 on 09/02/2017 at 12:55

NickNike    on 9 February 2017

Amazing how a lot of these failures are quite fundamental to the cars safety. These should have been developed and tested to perfection. On some expensive makes as well. Good job Boeing and Airbus don't have recalls.

L mc iver    on 9 February 2017

Yes aircraft have recells

Jolly Robert    on 9 February 2017

Aircraft have recells! Thank goodness they aren't recalled, particularly when in the air.

Robert Chester    on 10 February 2017

What about the Yaris Air Bag Recall?

stardust    on 11 February 2017


You might like to check out the Facebook group 'Vauxhall Fires Not Zafira'


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