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 Bus (2017-2018 builds)
The drop arm does not conform to prescribed specification; it needs to be checked and replaced, if necessary. Manufacturer reference: TI46.40U10716A. Number affected: 44. Vehicle IDs: WEB41054523001134 to WEB41057523001167

Mercedes-Benz Vans: Sprinter 907 and 910 (2018 builds)
The post-collision brake function within the Electronic Stability Programme was not activated during production; the recall will involve updating the ESP. Manufacturer reference: SRV1809. Number affected: 149. Vehicle IDs: WDB9106332P000797 to WDB9106332P004362; WDB9071332N001063 to WDB9071332N001476; WDB9076452P003641 to WDB9076452P004242; WDB9076332P003157 to WDB9076332P004204; WDB9076352P003636 to WDB9076352P004185; WDB9076552P003670 to WDB9076552P003670. Also, a separate recall on the same vans in the same model year has also been issued: Driver support and assist functions – Distronic, hold, drive away assist and RCTA – are not active or available in the ESP due to a software error. Manufacturer reference: SRV1810. Number affected: 37. Vehicle IDs: WDB9076332P006960 to WDB9076352P006983; WDB9076332P006960 to WDB9076352P006983.

Mercedes-Benz Vans: Citan 415 (2018 build)
A hole may appear in the heat shield connection at the diesel particulate filter/catalytic converter housing, due to a fault in the welding process. Manufacturer reference: SRV1807. Number affected: 7. Vehicle IDs: WDF4156032U199010 to WDF4156032U241768

Volvo FL3 truck (2018 build)
The screw/nut for the cab tilt cylinder might come loose. Remedial action: inspect, and if necessary, replace screw nut and spacer in tilt cylinder upper attachment. Manufacturer reference: C0078. Number affected: 8. (No vehicle IDs given).

Fruehauf Mercedes Arocs tipper body subframe (2015 build)
Cracked chassis/side members and/or twisting/deformation of the chassis affect 10 units. Manufacturer reference: Tipper Recall SM/DT. Number affected: 10. Vehicle IDs: WDB9642302L938432 to WDB9642302L947426

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 907/910 (2018 builds)
The backlight illumination of the hazard warning push-button switch is deactivated after approximately 20 minutes driving due to faulty software, and should be reset. Manufacturer reference: SRV1808. Number affected: 770. Vehicle IDs: WDB9071332N001063 to WDB9071332N002737; WDB9071352N001769 to WDB9071352N002757; WDB9076332P003149 to WDB9076332P006965; WDB9076352P003636 to WDB9076352P007102; WDB9076452P003641 to WDB9076452P004242; WDB9076552P003670 to WDB9076552P005892; WDB9077332P005171 to WDB9077332P005420; WDB9101332N002268 to WDB9101332N002396; WDB9106332P000797 to WDB9106332P004363.

Hyundai 1800 iload (2018 builds)
The rear sliding door may close suddenly; this is caused by the catch that holds the doors open not functioning properly. Manufacturer reference: 80C050. Number affected: 4. Vehicle IDs: KMJWA37KMJU984404 to KMHWG81KAJU990193.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 907 (2018 builds)
The van’s blind spot monitoring system’s exit warning is inoperable after the ignition is switched off. A software update is required. Manufacturer reference: SRV1806. Number affected: 31. Vehicle IDs: WDB9076332P006960 to WDB9076332P006960; WDB9076352P004976 to WDB9076352P006983; WDB9077332P005171 to WDB9077332P005322

Renault Kangoo Van (2018 build)
The van’s catalytic converter is welded incorrectly. Manufacturer reference: 0CW2. Number affected: 1. Vehicle ID: VF1FW51H160199226

Mercedes-Benz Tourismo and Citaro buses (2018 builds)
The vehicles’ USB charging sockets stop working and may overheat. Manufacturer’s reference: TI82.00M18010A. Number affected: 55. Vehicle IDs: WEB41055523001279 to WEB62801623136655.

Mercedes-Benz Vito 447 (2014-2018 builds)
Software updates across multiple control units improves the vehicles’ emissions performance. Manufacturer’s reference: SRV1813. Number affected: 16,778. Vehicle IDs: WDF44760123048977 to WDF44760123218917; WDF44760323018968 to WDF44760323219342; WDF44760523048767 to WDF44760523219094; WDF44770123055937 to WDF44770123218863; WDF44770323020435 to WDF44770323219460; WDF44770513112467 to WDF44770523213775; WDF44770123051541 to WDF44770123478496; WDF44770523052349 to WDF44770523478086; WDF44770323052331 to WDF44770323477905; WDF44770513101670 to WDF44770523477797; WDF44770313033720 to WDF44770323472014; WDF44770123057208 to WDF44770123468075; WDF44760123187027 to WDF44760123521555; WDF44770523202457 to WDF44770523514044; WDF44760523191788 to WDF44760523521442; WDF44770123195373 to WDF44770123515929; WDF44760323187010 to WDF44760323521469; WDF44770323190133 to WDF44770323449954

Mercedes-Benz Vans (2013-2018 builds)
The ‘airbag off’ indicator lamp does not light up if the front passenger seat is recognised to be unoccupied. Manufacturer reference: SRX1802. Number affected: 36. Vehicle IDs: WDF44760323191981 to WDF44770523278313

Mercedes-Benz bus (2018 build)
Error in the documentation for system and vehicle type approval. Manufacturer reference: Ti86.60U10682A . Number affected: 1. Vehicle ID: WEB41056523001162

Volvo bus (2011-2018 builds)
The seat attachment rails may lack the stipulated extra rivets at the end of each rail. The remedial action is to check the assembly and install additional rivets as required. Manufacturer reference: C5519. Number affected: 158. Vehicle IDs: YV3T2P425B1148509 to YV3T2U826J1191053

Mercedes-Benz Tourismo bus (2015-2017 builds)
The pivot bearing for the bearing pin on the door drive could break. Manufacturer reference: TI72.10M10684A. Number affected: 431. Vehicle IDs: WEB63241523000485 to WEB63247523000921

Nissan NV200 (M20) van (2017 builds)
An internal ignition switch spring may have been maunfactured with a surface defect. Manufacturer reference: PS8B5. Number affected: 43. Vehicle IDs not given.

Irizar 16 coach/Scania bus (2011-2017 builds)
The front wheelchair lift control wire has been fused incorrectly, leading to the possibility of an electrical short circuit and subsequently an electrical fire. The remedy involves inspecting the electrical circuit and protecting the wire with a lower-rated fuse. Manufacturer reference: RC189999. Number affected: 43. Vehicle IDs: 99135295 to 99135387.

MAN Truck TGA, TGS and TGX (2004-2015 builds)
The propshaft may fail and fall of the vehicle, causing injury and damage to other road users. The remedy involves installing a prop shaft catcher to prevent failing prop shafts falling off. Manufacturer reference: 6115TRC. Number affected: 390. Vehicle IDs: WMAH17ZZ05W059888 to WMAH86ZZ65K001264; WMA18XZZ08W112655 to WMA18XZZXGP070214; WMA18SZZ08W119639 to WMA18SZZXFP061739

Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus (2003-2004 builds)
In this fault, the anti-entrapment protection of the pneumatic outward-opening door stops working after de-powering of the door. Manufacturer reference: T172.40M10699B. Number affected: 195. Vehicle IDs: WEB62804323103391 to WEB62824323105181

Mercedes-Benz Vito vans (2015-2017 builds)
In Vito models with rotating front seats (SA codes SB5/SB6), the front seats can loosen the wire fixings under the seats when being rotated. Should the wiring harness be damaged in the worst-case scenario, this could lead to deactivation of the thorax bag or to unintentional triggering of the thorax bag in the case of a short circuit caused in the process. A disarmed thorax bag is indicated via the SRS indicator lamp. Since the beginning of June 2017, the series has protected the wiring from jamming and damage by using an optimized mounting clip. We will recall and bring the installation of the cables under the swivel seats on the affected vehicles up to the optimized current series status. Manufacturer reference: SRX1801. Number affected: 33. Vehicle IDs: WDF44770123120383 to WDF44770523317835.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 vans (2017 builds)
Spot welds on the front side wall that join the door frame with the hinge reinforcements behind it might not have been applied. Manufacturer reference: SRV1802. Number affected: 667. Vehicle IDs: WDB9061312N735501 to WDB9061312N736036; WDB9062332N736647; WDB9061532N735082 to WDB9061532N736787; WDB9062552N737507; WDB9061351N735869; WDB9062352N736006 to WDB9062352N737445; WDB9061552N734256 to WDB9061552N736462; WDB9061332N734175 to WDB9061332N737686; WDB9061352N734213 to WDB9061352N738229.

Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2018 builds)
Tyre pressure monitoring system software error: on affected vehicles there is the possibility of a software error in the tyre pressure monitoring system of some X-Class vehicles. If the tyre pressure falls below the minimum level required, the intended warning message may not be shown in instrument cluster, as a result of this error. Driving with tyre pressure that is too low causes increased and/or uneven tyre wear and changes the steering and braking behaviour of the vehicle. This may increase the risk of accidents. Manufacturer reference: SRV1805. Number affected: 99. Vehicle IDs: WDF4702112G011543 to WDF4702312G012504.

Citroen Dispatch IV; Peugeot Expert 4 (2015-2017 builds)
Tow ball support bracket durability judged inadequate. The manufacturer has determined that the tow ball bracket could not withstand mechanical constraints when subjected to the highest stress levels which can occur during the vehicle's lifetime. The remedy involves the replacement of the tow ball support bracket with a redesigned version. Citroen details: manufacturer reference: GFW. Number affected: 103. Vehicle IDs: VF7******GZ075948 to VF7******HZ071468. Peugeot details: manufacturer reference: HYJ. Number affected: 96. Vehicle IDs: VF3******HZ001736 to VF3******HZ075817.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with NGT gaseous fuel engine (1999-2002 builds)
Gas fuel tanks fitted to affected vehicles may be affected by corrosion. Over time corrosion may weaken the tank wall(s) and the tank may burst. Garages are to assess the extent of corrosion and replace the tank where necessary. Manufacturer reference: SRV1801. Number affected: 18. Vehicle IDs: WDB9036622R146233 to WDB9036622R446877; WDB9030622P961507 to WDB9030622P961507.

Mitsubishi L200 (2016 model year) pick-up truck
Door latching mechanism may malfunction in hot temperatures. The locking mechanism in the door latch assembly may not operate properly in high temperatures. As a result, the door may not latch correctly and may unintentionally open whilst driving. This may affect one or more doors depending on vehicle identification number. Modified assemblies are available and the remedy is to replace door latch mechanisms as identified by the manufacturer. Manufacturer reference: R3033770 /71 /72 / 73. Number affected: 4,676. Vehicle IDs: MMCEJKL20GH230458 to MMCEJKL20GH234267, MMCJJKL10GH018789 to MMCJYKL10GH234306.