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January recall round up: locking transmissions, dangerous doors and sticking throttles

Published 19 February 2016

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) announced 58 recalls in January 2016 covering cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles. We’ve rounded up all of the car-related problems below, which in January included doors that may open themselves, power loss, fire risks and stop/start faults.

Both the Peugeot 308 and Citroen C4 Picasso are being recalled because the door mechanism can fail, resulting in doors that cannot be opened, cannot be closed or that open themselves, depending on the situation. The recall affects just over 2000 308s and almost 3000 examples of the C4 Picasso.

Small numbers of Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid, M-Class and ML-Class (we think MK-Class, as listed on the DVSA website, is a typo), are being recalled for a transmission fault that can cause the transmission to lock at low speeds. The S-Class and S-Class Coupe are also being recalled because the stop/start system may fail, meaning the engine may not restart.

Various Renault models, including the Kadjar and Megane, are being recalled because a vacuum pump can fail, resulting in the loss of brake servo assistance and a firm brake pedal. It’s not just mainstream makers recalling cars though – owners of Caterham 620R models need to take them to a dealer to have a fault repaired that can cause the throttle to stick open when the engine is hot.

You can see the full list of January 2016 recalls below. Click the entries to see full details on the DVSA website. 

Make Model(s) Concern Build Start Build End
PEUGEOT 308 (T9) doors may open unexpectedly 11/09/2015 11/11/2015
CITROEN C4 Picasso (B78) doors may open unexpectedly 18/08/2015 20/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Hybrid & M Class & MK Class GLE Hybrid transmission may lock at low speed 29/04/2015 15/07/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Hybrid & M Class & MK Class GLE Hybrid transmission may lock at low speed 29/04/2015 15/07/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Hybrid & M Class & MK Class GLE Hybrid transmission may lock at low speed 29/04/2015 15/07/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Hybrid & M Class & MK Class GLE Hybrid transmission may lock at low speed 29/04/2015 15/07/2015
TOYOTA Avensis & Verso loss of power 24/10/2008 31/10/2008
TOYOTA Avensis & Verso loss of power 24/10/2008 31/10/2008
TOYOTA Avensis & Verso loss of power 24/10/2008 31/10/2008
RENAULT Kadjar, Mégane, Scenic, Trafic, (With R9M engine) Master (with 39T Engine) engine power and/or braking efficiency may be affected    
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Coupe & S Class stop start engine may not restart 01/08/2012 31/08/2015
RENAULT Kadjar, Mégane, Scenic, Trafic, (With R9M engine) Master (with 39T Engine) engine power and/or braking efficiency may be affected    
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Coupe & S Class stop start engine may not restart 01/08/2012 31/08/2015
RENAULT Kadjar, Mégane, Scenic, Trafic, (With R9M engine) Master (with 39T Engine) engine power and/or braking efficiency may be affected    
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Coupe & S Class stop start engine may not restart 01/08/2012 31/08/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Coupe & S Class stop start engine may not restart 01/08/2012 31/08/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S-Class & S Class coupe auto stop/start may shutdown without warning 14/08/2013 29/10/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S-Class & S Class coupe auto stop/start may shutdown without warning 08/05/2014 10/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ S Class Coupe & S Class stop start engine may not restart 01/08/2012 31/08/2015
RENAULT Kadjar, Mégane, Scenic, Trafic, (With R9M engine) Master (with 39T Engine) engine power and/or braking efficiency may be affected    
RENAULT Kadjar, Mégane, Scenic, Trafic, (With R9M engine) Master (with 39T Engine) engine power and/or braking efficiency may be affected    
ROLLS ROYCE Phantom side curtain airbags may not deploy correctly 08/05/2015 30/09/2015
VOLVO CAR S80,S60,V60,V70, XC60 & XC70 fuel guage may not show fuel level correctly 24/11/2014 17/04/2015
VOLVO CAR S80,S60,V60,V70, XC60 & XC70 fuel guage may not show fuel level correctly 21/11/2014 16/04/2015
VOLVO CAR S80,S60,V60,V70, XC60 & XC70 fuel guage may not show fuel level correctly 21/11/2014 17/04/2015
VOLVO CAR S80,S60,V60,V70, XC60 & XC70 fuel guage may not show fuel level correctly 21/11/2014 17/04/2015
VOLVO CAR S80,S60,V60,V70, XC60 & XC70 fuel guage may not show fuel level correctly 21/11/2014 13/04/2015
VOLVO CAR S80,S60,V60,V70, XC60 & XC70 fuel guage may not show fuel level correctly 21/11/2014 20/04/2015
CATERHAM CARS Seven 620R throttle may stick when engine is hot 03/06/2013 27/06/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MERCEDES BENZ CLA, GLA, A-Class, B-Class, SLK, SLC, C-Class, E-Class & CLS risk of fire 28/10/2015 19/11/2015
MITSUBISHI Lancer Evolution X FQ440 fuel may leak 07/05/2014 03/07/2014

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