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 Atego (2016 build)
The threaded connection of the axle stop bracket on the rear axle may not have been tightened to specification. As a result the threaded connection could work loose and allow the bracket to fall on the roadway, increasing the risk of a collision. Vehicle ID: WDB96720620113119 to WDB97026510112995

Toyota Proace (2016 build) f
There is a possibility that water could enter the cabin through the panels separating the cabin and the engine compartment. If this occurs water could reach and affect some electrical components such as the airbag module and possibly cause unexpected airbag deployment. Vehicle IDs: VFAHXH000GZ019385 to VFAHXH000GZ067325; VABHVB000GZ011089 to VABHVB000GZ065848; VEAHHW000GZ030177 to VEAHHW000GZ066911; VABHXH000GZ029569 to VABHXH000GZ066927; VXAHRH000GZ011091 to VXAHRH000GZ017204; VBBHXH000GZ010228 to VBBHXH000GZ067313; VFAHHW000GZ033000 to VFAHHW000GZ066692; VYAHRH000GZ009692 to VYAHRH000GZ016400; VFAHKH000GZ018159 to VFAHKH000GZ066656; VEAHXH000GZ018253 to VEAHXH000GZ067563; VBBHVB000GZ010225 to VBBHVB000GZ067298; VBBHSH000GZ055320 to VBBHSH000GZ066669; and VYAHJH000GZ011333 to VYAHJH000GZ016153

Toyota Proace (2016 build) e
The bolts holding the steering valve on the steering rack are missing or have not been correctly tightened. This may affect control of the vehicle. Vehicle ID: VABHVB000GZ011089 to VYAHRH00GZ016400

Toyota Proace (2016 build) d
Some ground cable eyelets and/or the fixation of the airbag control unit may not have been tightened correctly. As a result there is a risk of various electrical malfunctions, for example engine stall, fire hazard and/or airbag malfunction. Vehicle ID: VABHVB000GZ011089 to VYAHRH00GZ016400; VABHVB000GZ011089 to VYAHRH000GZ016400

Toyota Proace (2016 build) c
The bolt[s] securing the road wheel[s] may not have been tightened to the correct specification. This could result a risk that the road wheel rim[s] may crack/fracture over time or the wheel could detach from the vehicle, which could cause loss of control of the vehicle. Vehicle ID: VABHVB000GZ011089 to VYAHRH000GZ016400

Toyota Proace (2016 build) b
One of the nuts fixing the brake pedal to the brake booster may not have been tightened to the correct specification. This could result in the brake booster opening without warning and causing a sudden loss of brake assistance. Vehicle ID: VABHVB000GZ011089 to VYAHRH000GZ01640

Toyota Proace (2016 build) a
The seal between the fuel cap and fuel tank filler neck may not be installed correctly. As a result there is a risk of fuel leakage during driving or in case of vehicle rollover. This is a non-compliance to regulation for rollover protection. Vehicle ID: VABHVB000GZ011089 to VYAHRH000GZ016400

Mercedes-Benz Citaro (2016-2017 build)
A spline on the universal joint of the steering spindle has been machined incorrectly. It is possible for the steering column to slip on the spline so that directional control is adversely affected. Vehicle ID: WEB62801623132179 to WEB62801623132183

Vauxhall Movano B (2010-2015 build)
It has been identified that the sideboard/tailboard hinges may fail. This could result in the detachment of the sideboard whilst the vehicle is in motion. Vehicle ID: AB000802 to FB081578

Vauxhall Vivaro B (2013-2016 build)
The longitudinal control arm of the rear axle may not be correctly fastened. This may cause the arm to break and/or detach. Vehicle ID: W0LPR1T0248920251 to W0L2F711AGS018113

MAN Bus P12
The socket protective device on the inverter may be defective, which can result in a lack of protection from the residual current circuit breaker, placing objects and/or people at risk of damage/injury. Recall all affected vehicles to carry out a modification as per the manufacturer's technical bulletin. Vehicle ID: WAGP12ZZ4D5002254 to WAGP12ZZ4D5002254; WAGP12ZZ9B5001548 to WAGP12ZZ9B5001548; and WAGP12ZZ3D5002326 to WAGP12ZZ3D5002326.

Volvo FH and FM
During production the split pin for the brake pedal cross shaft may not have been correctly installed, which could result in a reduction of braking effort. Recall all affected vehicles to check and, if required, fit a split pin or further secure the currently installed split pin. Vehicle ID: A731408 to B742429

Mercedes-Benz Atego
Battery positive and negative cables may chaff between the engine and gearbox, resulting in a short circuit, with associated damage and possibly fire. In addition, the Circuit 50 cable may chaff and short circuit on the battery cable, causing the starter to engage and hence risk to persons working around the vehicle. Recall all affected vehicles to check cables and reroute as necessary. Vehicle ID: 9670211L819398 to 9670282L929540; 96752610096553 to 96752620040693; 96760620035971 to 9676062L984985; 9670342L864620 to 96703720082064; 967001200003157 to 9670082L975381; 9676072L886516 to 9676332L881646; 96720120020692 to 9672072L957182; 9672342L960980 to 9672342L961859

Volvo Bus B11R
During production the temperature sensors for the alternator have been installed/located in the wrong position. This can result in the driver not receiving an early warning of the alternator overheating. Recall all affected vehicles to inspect and, if found incorrectly positioned, reposition as per the technical service instruction, including checking the alienator bearings/friction. Vehicle ID: YV3T2U826DA162687 to YV3T2U827HA183702

Mercedes-Benz Citan
Unions on certain brake pipes may not have been tightened to the correct torque. This may allow fluid to escape and affect the braking efficiency. On affected vehicles check pipe unions and brake fluid level. Tighten unions and adjust fluid level where necessary. Vehicle ID: WDF4156052U196503 to WDF4156052U198133; WDF4157052U194877 to WDF4157052U197636; WDF4156032U196337 to WDF4156032U198093; WDF4156012U196963 to WDF4156012U198056; WDF4157032U196668 to WDF4157032U198046.

Iveco Stralis Hi-Way, AS/ AS-L, Hi-Road and Hi-Street
The Central Brake Unit and Rear Axle Modulator units may not function as intended. This can cause a higher braking retardation or quicker braking than anticipated. Recall all affected vehicles to check the production dates of the Central Brake Unit and Rear Axle Modulator units and change the units if found to be within the affected production range.

Mercedes-Benz Actros 963, Antos 963 and Arocs 964
Several steering spindles may have been fitted not to specification.The result could be loss of directional control. Recall vehicles to check dimensions of the steering spindle and, where out of spec, replace the spindle. Vehicle ID: WDB96300320110460 to WDB96300420110460; WDB96340320112294 to WDB96340620112965; WDB96402020112979 to WDB96402020119045; WDB96420020112918 to WDB96421820112922; WDB96302020111333 to WDB96302020120401; WDB9634272011865 to WDB96342720117715; WDB96441420117399 to WDB96442420112983; and WDB963420111133 to WDB963422420114508

Volvo FL and FE
The drag link rod ball joints and/or at the link rod clamp may not have been torqued correctly, so the securing nuts may become loose, resulting in the drag link rod detaching from the spindle arm or the pitman arm. Recall all affected vehicles and check the torque of the securing nuts.If incorrect, replace the drag link. Vehicle ID: Z108441 to Z108441; and Z108070 to Z108070.

Volvo FL and FE3
Rear leaf spring retaining bolts may not have been tightened to the correct specification. On affected vehicles check spring hangers and replace as required. Vehicle ID: Z101020 to Z111115

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Two out of the four screws/bolts of the trailer hitch may not have been tightened correctly resulting in excessive stress to the other bolts. Over time the connection could fail and the trailer detach. Recall affected vehicles and replace the fixing bolts/screws. Vehicle ID: WDB9062532N610429 to WDB9062532N610429

Wrightbus Streetvibe, Streetlite and Streetdeck
The multi-circuit protection valve section of the APU has been incorrectly piped. The driver could release the park brake without sufficient pressure in the service brake circuits for them to function. In this condition, the red low pressure warning light for service brake circuits will either be independently illuminated or both together, plus the low air pressure buzzer will be sounding. Recall vehicles likely to be affected to change the position of two air pipes on the APU. Vehicle ID: SA9DDRSXX14141001 to SA9DDRSXX16141271; SA9NSRVXX15360001 to SA9NSRVXX15360012; SA9DSRXXX10141001 to SA9DSRXXX14141870; SA9DSRCXX15141014 to SA9DSRCXX15141015; SA9DSRCXX13141001 to SA9DSRCXX14141013; SA9NSRVXX16360013 to SA9NSRVXX16360017; and SA9NSRVXX17360018 to SA9NSRVXX17360029.

Renault Trafic III
Incorrect tyre pressure label has been fitted and, if ordered, the spare wheel may also be incorrect. It is possible that the stability of the vehicle could be affected. Recall affected vehicles to replace both the tyre pressure label and the spare wheel. Vehicle ID: VF1JL000052838888 to VF1JL000554663090

MAN Bus P20, P21 and P22
The maintenance flap under the driver's window may open unintentionally. On affected vehicles, replace snap lock in the lower area of the maintenance flap under the driver's window by a lock with latch. Vehicle ID: WAGP21ZZ5FT022129 to WAGP22ZZ0GT023695,

Mercedes-Benz Atego 967
Rear service brakes may fail to activate, meaning that affected vehicles may experience a lack of braking control on the rear axle when reverse gear is engaged. On affected vehicles fit a pneumatic control system. Vehicle ID: WDB9670022L909892 to WDB9670022L909896

Renaullt Trafic III
The rear axle bolts may not have been correctly tightened, which may generate a noise from inside the wheel arch or cause friction on the Tyre. It is possible for the axle to become uncoupled from the body of the vehicle. Recall vehicles likely to be affected to ensure bolts are at the correct torque. Where axle bolts are missing the axle must be replaced. Vehicle ID: VF11FL10250257069 to VF1JL000X54613446

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