DVSA Recalls

Latest recalls affecting commercial vans and trucks, as well as coaches and buses, brought to you by Transport Engineer magazine and DVSA (the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency)

Current recalls include:

Mercedes-Benz Tourismo (2018-2019 builds)
The contact surface for the transverse link connection on the bearing pedestal does not conform to design, according to the OEM. There are missing cut-outs on the edges of the mounting surface for the upper transverse control arm. As a result, garages are being required to rework the mounting surface to ensure a proper contact to the upper transverse control arm. Manufacturer reference: 61.25U19041A. Number affected: 304. Vehicle IDs: WEB41054523001137-WEB41057523001623.

Optare Solo, Versa, MetroCity and Tempo buses (2005-2019 builds)
The battery surge protector could fail and cause a risk of fire. As a result, they are to be removed from the system. Number affected: 2,575. Manufacturer reference: 30130. Vehicle IDs as follows: Solo: SABFNJAF09R193111-SABLCK2A8HS291477. Versa: SABWW5ACEAL320239-SABWWYSCHCS320552. MetroCity: SAB4HD2A3HS400171-SABWW0ML0ES400007. Tempo: SAB28000000000019-SABKWVATH8B280107.

Citroen Berlingo vans (2017-2019 builds)
The OEM warns that the handbrake mechanism may not be correct, according to specification. Number affected: 89. Manufacturer reference: GSR. Vehicle IDs: VF7******JJ672671 to VF7******JJ838419.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 facelift with OM651 engine (2013-2018 builds)
A failure of the glow plug relay may result in an electrical short circuit and in overheating of the component. Number affected: 114,055. Manufacturer reference: SRV1900. Vehicle IDs: WDB906****N560540 to WDB906****N773438; WDB906****S830372 to WDB906****S999786; WDB906****P100012 to WDB906****P647682; WDB906****P999931 to WDB906****P999964.

Renault Trucks T, T High, C and K Ranges (2018 builds)
The automatic brake adjuster may fail, allowing the brake adjustment to wind off. Garages are instructed to replace the automatic brake adjuster housing on the calliper of each affected wheel. Number affected: 119. Manufacturer reference: C0086/1D4. (No vehicle IDs supplied).

Volvo Trucks FH, FM 4, FE 3, FMX (2018 builds)
The self-adjusting function in the brake caliper housing may be non-functional. Garages are asked to inspect the brake housings and replace them if found faulty. Number affected: 262. No manufacturer reference given. Vehicle IDs as follows. FH: 832940-839841; FE: 121576-121977; FM: 832915-839868 and 876668-891367; FH: 876635-878735; FMX: 876691-879613 and 833875-839834.

Volvo Bus B5TL and B11R (2018 builds)
There is possibly a defective self-adjuster function in the brake caliper housing. Garages are asked to inspect the brake housings and replace them if found faulty. Number affected: 37. Manufacturer reference: C5598. Vehicle IDs: YV3T2U822KA193237- YV3T9U220KA193306.

Volvo FH FM 4 (2019 builds)
The EGR oil hose geometry is out of specification. Garages are instructed to replace the EGR oil hose between the EGR valve and the oil filter housing. Number affected: 39. Manufacturer reference: FH FM 4. Vehicle IDs: 843369-904403.

Isuzu Truck NLR, NNR and NPR (2017 builds)
There is a possibility that insufficient torque was applied to the retaining bolts of the propshaft. Garages are advised to replace any bolts, nuts or washers that may have already become detached, and re-torque the propshaft retaining bolts. Number affected: 127. Manufacturer reference: W1072. Vehicle IDs as follows. NLR: JAANLR85FH7101090- JAANLR87HH7100656; NNR: JAANNR85HH7100339-JAANNR85HH7100339; NPR: JAANPR75HH7104179- JAANPR85KH7100892.

Toyota Proace (2016-2018 builds)
Recall 1: The air conditioning compressor pulley could break and damage other components. The intervention involves installing a pulley with improved design. Number affected: 1,355. Manufacturer reference: LGGB0. Vehicle IDs: GZ011333-GZ016153 and GZ102379-GZ111831. Recall 2: one of the bolts holding the front suspension arm on the chassis could potentially be deformed/elongated. Number affected: 8. Manufacturer reference: LGGB1. Vehicle IDs: GZ052214-GZ106049 and GZ132063-GZ132889. Recall 3: The steering rack fixation may be damaged and could affect the security of the rack. Number affected: 7. Manufacturer reference: LGGB2. Vehicle IDs: GZ065595-GZ123810 and GZ135142-GZ135142. Recall 4: The bolts on the suspension rear arm could be deformed and may detach. Number affected: 139. Manufacturer reference: LGGB3. Vehicle IDs: GZ059153-GZ136331 and GZ059153-GZ136331. Recall 5: the tightening torque set to the threaded connection between the ball joint and knuckle may decrease over time. As a result, the lower arm ball joint may be damaged and become insecure. Garages are instructed to check and fit additional securing device, or replace the ball joint where damage exists. Number affected: 5,820. Manufacturer reference: LGGA9. Vehicle IDs: DZ076058-GZ139267 and GZ133203-GZ133252.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 910 (2018 builds)
The bolted connection between the steering shaft and steering gear may have been fitted with a bolt of the wrong length. Number affected: 7. Manufacturer reference: SRV1817. Vehicle IDs: WDB9106232P029550-WDB9106332P029566.

Volvo trucks FH FM 4 (2018-2019 builds)
The steering link rod joint clamp may be insecure, because the link rod retainer joint torque tightening process was not sufficiently secured. Garages are told to check the torque on the link rod and if applicable replace the link rod. Number affected: 9. Manufacturer reference: FH FM 4. Vehicle IDs: 890493-897370.

Mercedes-Benz Actros 963/964 (2017-2018 builds)
The front end flap air deflector outer section does not match current series production specifications; as a result the front air deflector may become detached. Number affected: 4,777. Manufacturer reference: SRL1805. (No vehicle IDs given.)

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 907 & 910, as well as Sprinter 906 and Vito 447 (2018 builds)
An incorrect operating lever might have been installed to the door locks on the right side of the vehicle. For Sprinter 907 & 910: number affected: 437. Manufacturer reference: SRV1819. Vehicle IDs: WDB9071332N005507-WDB9076352P015744 and WDB9106232P012635-WDB9106332P012733. For Sprinter 906: number affected: 365. Manufacturer reference: SRV1818. Vehicle IDs: WDB9066112P640827-WDB9066572P645252. For Vito 447: number affected: 16. Manufacturer reference: SRX1803. Vehicle IDs: WDF44760323511711- WDF44760323512519.

Ford Transit Connect (2016-2018 builds)
A number of vehicles fitted with a 1.0, 1.5 or 1.6 Ecoboost engine and six-speed manual transmission could suffer clutch pressure plate fracture. This results in clutch smell, reduced vehicle speed and performance. In the unlikely event of clutch pressure plate fracture, a noise (thud / bang) could be heard from the vicinity of the transmission, in extreme cases resulting in clutch / transmission fragments being released and striking under hood components, creating a risk of smoke and fire from the under hood area. To prevent the repeated heating /cooling events, a new calibration has been developed for vehicles fitted with Engine Stop-Start feature. The software with the additional feature sets the instrument panel ‘Wrench light’ and de-rates the engine performance if prolonged clutch slip is detected. The software feature includes a drive cycle strategy for latching the wrench light and engine performance de-rate if the customer should experience repeated clutch slip events. For vehicles that do not have the Engine Stop-Start feature, an alternative clutch kit has been released. Number affected: 554. Manufacturer reference: 18S39. Vehicle IDs: WF0RXXWPGRGD78640-WF04XXWPG4JT84047.

Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus (2018 build)
The roof cover for hybrid storage batteries could become detached; new, revised mounting brackets and fixings are to be fitted. Number affected: 1. Manufacturer reference: TI65.00M19027A. Vehicle ID: WEB62801623136439.

Ford Transit and Transit Custom (2017 builds)
An incorrectly-torqued left hand seatbelt to seatbelt shoulder height adjuster bolt has been identified. Garages are instructed to replace the left hand seatbelt and shoulder height adjuster with new parts. Number affected: 3. Manufacturer reference: 18S41. Vehicle IDs: WF0XXXTTGXHP29510 to WF0PXXGCHPKC23226, and WF0XXXTTGXHP29510 to WF0YXXTTGYHR85546.

Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3363 (2017-2018 builds)
The fender bracket may crack and become insecure at the welded structure between the rear axles. Garages are told to replace the bracket with a modified component. Number affected: 38. Manufacturer reference: SRL1807. Vehicle IDs: WDB96441610115557 to WDB9644162L992493.

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter 468 RHD (2011-2017 builds)
In severe collisions, the electrical wiring harness of the airbag control unit could be damaged. The OEM reports that the electrical wiring harness of the airbag control unit must be relocated. Number affected: 6,110. Manufacturer reference: SRC1806. Vehicle IDs: TYAFEB01GRDY09843- TYAFEC71KRDY04881.

Mercedes-Benz Econic (2015-2018 builds)
The rear axle brake pipes may chafe on the propeller shaft when the suspension is at its lowest position. As a result, the dealer is to check, and, if required, reposition, repair or replace the brake pipe. Manufacturer reference: SRL1806. Number affected: 75. Vehicle IDs: WDB9560332V240571 to WDB9560332V253951.

Citroen Dispatch IV (2016-2018 builds)
The fixing bolt of the front suspension wishbone may not be correct to specification. Service agents are to replace the fixing bolts and nuts of the front suspension wishbones. Manufacturer reference: GNR. Number affected: 47. Vehicle IDs: VF7******JZ022686 to VF7******HZ031529

Citroen Dispatch IV/Peugeot Expert 4 (2016-2018 builds)
The rear suspension wishbone mounting bolts may not be correct to specification. Service agents are to replace them. Manufacturer reference: GPM. Number affected: 313 Citroens; 326 Peugeots. Citroen vehicle IDs: VF7******JZ079186 to VF7******HZ011395. Peugeot vehicle IDs: VF3******JZ050666 to VF3******JZ056550

Peugeot Expert 4/Citroen Dispatch IV (2015-2018 builds)
Excessive loading of the front suspension could result in the loosening of the front wishbone lower ball joints. The remedial action is to tighten the ball joint and adding thread lock to the ball joint threads; if the ball joint threads are found to be rusty, the ball joint will be replaced. Peugeot reference: JHK. Citroen reference: GQH. Number affected: 2,942 Peugeots; 2,633 Citroens. Peugeot vehicle IDs: VF3******JZ050666 to VF3******JZ056550. Citroen vehicle IDs: VF7******GZ012398 to VF7******JZ033698.

Peugeot Expert 4/Citroen Dispatch IV (2015-2018)
Under certain driving conditions the air conditioning compressor pulley could break, risking damage to other components. Remedial action is to replace the air conditioning compressor pulley and if necessary the protective cover. Peugeot reference: JCP; Citroen reference: GCD. Number affected: 2,643 Peugeots; 2,310 Citroens. Peugeot vehicle IDs: VF3******HZ001736 to VF3******HZ083862; Citroen vehicle IDs: VF7******GZ012398 to VF7******JZ033698.

Citroen Dispatch IV (2016-2018 builds)
The steering rack assembly may not be correct to specification. The remedial action is to replace the steering rack assembly and the fixings. Manufacturer reference: GPK. Number affected: 10. Vehicle IDs: VF7******HZ020550 to VF7******HZ058023.