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 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.

Renault Trafic (2018 build)
The rear seatbelt may become stuck due to an incorrect fitting of the reel housing. Manufacturer reference: 0D05. Number affected: 5. Vehicle IDs: VF1JL000459003318 to VF1JL000859003368

VW Transporter (2002 build)
The driver airbag generator housing could come loose. Increased humidity may have affected the gas generator propellant for the driver’s airbag. The remedial action is to replace the gas generator of the front airbag on the driver side. Manufacturer reference: 69X3. Number affected: 786 (including also VW Golf, Bora and Passat models). Vehicle IDs: WVWZZZ1JZ3U029946 to WVWZZZ1JZ3U031793; WVWZZZ1JZ3P060672 to WVWZZZ1JZ3P061034; WVWZZZ1JZ3D009898 to WVWZZZ1JZ3D010502; WVWZZZ1JZ3W139145 to WVWZZZ1JZ3W155207; WVWZZZ1JZ3D009898 to WVWZZZ1JZ3D010502; WVWZZZ1JZ3P060672 to WVWZZZ1JZ3P061034; WV1ZZZ70Z3H032655 to WV1ZZZ70Z3X033699; WV2ZZZ70Z3H031426 to WV2ZZZ70Z3X033231; WVWZZZ3BZ3E074233 to WVWZZZ3BZ3E146687; WVWZZZ3BZ3P101849 to WVWZZZ3BZ3P109818

MAN TGA, TGS and TGX (2004-2016 builds)
Potential for premature failure of the propshaft universal joint. Remedial action: replace propshaft and with a modified unit that can be greased at one end (the axle end). Propshaft is to be replaced every 300,000km. Manufacturer reference: 6483TR. Number affected: 390. Vehicle IDs: WMAH18ZZ85W056453 to WMA18XZZ4GP068278.

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.