July 2019 DVSA recall round-up: Airbag fault forces Suzuki to recall 22,437 cars

Published 24 July 2019

A serious airbag safety fault has prompted Suzuki to recall 22,437 cars in the UK.

The UK recall affects Swift models only, built between February 2017 and February 2019. Suzuki says the side and curtain air bags could be accidentally activated when the rear door is slammed shut. Affected cars will be recalled to approved service centres to have the software in the airbag control module updated.

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BMW is recalling 31,514 SUVs. The problem affects X5 and X6 models built between December 2006 and August 2011 and the DVSA safety notice states that a fire could be caused by frictional corrosion could be caused by movements of the connector of the blower regulator wiring harness. The connection of the blower-regulator will be checked and reworked and if necessary the blower regulator will be replaced.

Ford has also issued a serious safety bulletin for thousands of Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy models. Overheating of the engine cylinder head may cause the cylinder head to crack, which will cause a pressurized oil leak which in extreme circumstances could result in a fire in the engine compartment.

The issue affects cars built between December 2010 and March 2014. Ford says a coolant level sensor needs to be fitted to provide an audible and visual warning to the drover and in extreme circumstances reduce the engine power.

Latest DVSA recalls

Recall number Make Model Problem Build start Build end



Continental GT  Continental GT Convertible

Electrical power steering wiring harness can become trapped in the front axle assembly.

June 2018

May 2019



X5, X6

Movements of the connector of the blower regulator wiring harness could cause friction and fire risk. Dec 2006 Aug 2011


Fiat 124 Spider  Abarth, 124 Spider First gear could be engaged with the vehicle in motion and the shift lever in the D position.   June 2016 April 2019 
R/2019/161 Fiat 500X Potential fault in the airbag control module software Oct 2017

April 2019



Mondeo,  S-Max, Galaxy

Overheating of the engine cylinder head may cause the cylinder head to crack and cause fire.

Dec 2010 March 2014
R/2019/176 Jeep Compass

Body control module software may allow engine stop start behaviour that is not part of the emissions certification.

April 2018  Oct 2018


Mercedes-Benz X-Class Incorrect mounting instructions supplied for retrofitting trailer coupling. Nov 2017

Jan 2019




Unintended activation of side and curtain air bags and seat belt pre-tensioner when rear door is slammed shut. Feb 2017 Feb 2019


Toyota Yaris A crack may develop in the insulation of the wiring harness of the front seat side airbag. June 2014 Feb 2017
R/2019/181 Vauxhall Insignia Potential for a reduction in braking power where the brake pedal is applied slowly and constantly. Jan 2017


R/2019/174 Volkswagen Tiguan Tow bar may have a potential defective locking mechanism in the swivelling module. May 2016 

Nov 2018


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