DSVA recalls

Toyota Proace (2016-2017 build)

There is a possibility that the bracket holding the air conditioning compressor onto the engine is not properly tightened. As a result, there is a risk that this bracket might break during driving. If this occurs, the air conditioning compressor might become detached from the vehicle and could potentially fall on to the road. Vehicle IDs: YARVABHSHGZ066917 to YARVBBHXHGZ095035

Toyota Proace (2016 build)

There is a possibility that the relay linked to the electrical circuit of the starter is out of specification. As such, the relay might be blocked in a closed position. If this occurs, there is a risk of the starter overheating and a theoretical risk of fire. Also, if left in gear, the vehicle could also start to move. Vehicle IDs: VBBHV####GZ036716 to VBBHV####GZ050511; VFAHK####GZ036997 to VFAHK####GZ050518; VBBHV####GZ035341 to VBBHV####GZ049023

Mercedes-Benz Econic 956 (2013-2017)

The front passenger seatbelt stalk may become deformed. This may weaken the stalk cables and may not act as intended in the event of a collision. On affected vehicles, users should check condition of affected belt stalks, and where necessary replace stalk and fit additional cover. Vehicle ID: WDB9560012V241265 to WDB9564332V247353.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2016 model year)

The rear spring seat bases may develop cracks that could cause the seat base or bases to fail, and the spring(s) may detach. Vehicle ID: WDB9061312N672572 to WDB9061312N699159; WDB9061332N673108 to WDB9061332N699079; WDB9061352N673108 to WDB9061352N693964; WDB9061331N672860 to WDB9061331N699171.

Fiat Doblo 1.3D Multijet (2014-on) starter motor failure

Often, a slow start or excessive crank time can be incorrectly diagnosed as a faulty or worn-out starter motor; however, this is not always the case. THIS IS NOT A MANUFACTURER RECALL STATEMENT. According to Autoelectro, an independent remanufacturer of starter motors and alternators, sometimes it is not the starter motor that is causing this problem; in fact, it is caused by the engine’s main earth wire to the chassis being corroded. The damage triggers a poor connection and can result in...

Mercedes Benz Actros (December 2016)

The front axle housing could have sustained material damage during the production process, leading to a potential to fail without warning. An axle break can lead to wheel loss and the vehicle may no longer be steerable, increasing the risk of an incident. WDB96300320128286

Fix announced for Ford Transit 2.2 TDCi (2006-2012) alternator charging fault

According to Autoelectro, the Transit issue originates from water and dirt contaminating the crankshaft pulley, leading to excessive vibrations within the auxiliary drive belt system and, ultimately, causing a charging fault with the alternator. THIS IS NOT A MANUFACTURER RECALL STATEMENT. If a technician diagnoses this fault when inspecting this specific model, Autoelectro recommends that the crankshaft pulley and auxiliary drive belt are replaced, and that a splash guard be fitted to avoid...

Fix announced for Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (1999-2006) alternator pulley failure

Autoelectro says its technical team has found a fix for a common problem relating to older Mercedes-Benz Sprinters (1999 to 2006). THIS IS NOT A MANUFACTURER RECALL STATEMENT. The issue centres on an alternator pulley failure, caused by a stretched or worn belt. Over a prolonged period, the vehicle’s drive belt stretches: as it elasticises, an incorrect load is applied to the alternator pulley set-up, which results in excessive vibration within the drive belt system and can cause the failure of...

Mercedes Benz Actros & Atego (2016-2017 build)

Two different issues.

First, steering wheel may come loose: The screw securing the steering wheel to the splines may be missing. This can lead to loss of directional control thereby increasing the risk of a collision. Vehicle ID: WDB96700120138665; WDB96340320124170; WDB96342320121324; WDB96342320132258; WDB96342320137012. Second, in the same trucks in the same build range, the vehicle safety system may incorrectly diagnose an imminent crash. In unusual situations the Active Electronic Braking...

Citroen Dispatch/Peugeot Expert 4 (2016-2017 build)

The tightness of one of the air conditioning compressor support mountings may not be correct to specification. This will result in an abnormal noise and possibility of the compressor becoming insecure. Remedial Action: on affected vehicles the tightness of the support should be checked; where necessary the support will be replaced. Vehicle ID: VF3******GZ065379 to VF3******HZ001616;
VF3******GZ036449 to VF3******HZ006114

Mercedes-Benz bus (2005-2014 build)

The passenger anti-trap mechanism may fail when the pneumatic doors are depowered. A design error stops the sensing working on the door when it is depowered; if an object/person is in the centre of the door frame at the depowering moment they could be pinched. Remedial work involves recalling vehicles that are likely to be affected and fit bridging cables to modify the door valve and enable the sensor to keep detecting obstructions until the door is fully closed. Vehicle ID: WEB62804023106985...

Isuzu Artic Truck (2016 build)

Steering rack/steering column connector may detach. The connection block/shaft between the splined parts of the steering rack and steering column have not been manufactured to specification. This can result in the splines not engaging in the block/shaft sufficiently. This could lead to a disconnection of the steering column and steering rack, which can result in loss of control of the vehicle. The recall would involve replacing the connection block with a longer unit. Vehicle ID: MPATFS86J...

Scania P, G, R & S series trucks (2016-2017 build)

Steering column may not have been secured. Securing nuts at one of the upper steering column attachments may be issing or loose. Also the universal joint cross screw joint in the upper steering column must be checked. Vehicle ID: 2130689 to 2134851.

BYD K8SR (2015 build)

The material used to manufacture the Pitman [steering] arm has been discovered not to be the correct specification. This can cause wear of the arm and lead to possible detachment of the drag link, which could lead to loss of control of the vehicle. Vehicle ID: LC06S44R3F1000037 to LC06S44R7F1000039

BYD D9UR, K9UR & K8UR (2015-2016 build)

The driver can adjust the steering wheel position while the vehicle is in motion. The vehicle may become difficult to control if the driver was to adjust the steering position while driving. Vehicle ID: LC04S44S8F1009911 to LC06S24P0F1000001

Volvo Bus B5TL & B8R (2013-2016 build)

An issue with the engine software may affect the vehicle's exhaust emissions and interfere with operation of the SCR brick.
Vehicle ID: YV3T9U220EA163159 to YV3TU520HA182526

Hino 300 (2012-13 build)

The fuel filter/accumulator installed on the engine may crack, causing the element to break, which will ultimately resulting in fuel leakage. The issue can be identified to the driver by noticing fuel leaking onto the road surface under the vehicle, plus the driver may find it difficult to start the engine.

In addition to – or instead of – the above, another issue was identified. The cab wiring harness can come in contact with a support bracket within the cab which can cause chaffing damage....

Nissan Cabstar (2011-2016 build)

An an incorrect maximum permissible vehicle width was incorrectly defined on the Certificate of Conformity (COC) documentation. Due to this, a customer installing a body conversion according to that defined on the COC may inadvertently fit a body width that could restrict the rear visibility. The solution is to measure the width of the vehicle and fit extended mirrors where necessary. (No vehicle IDs were given).

Renault Twingo III (2014-2016 build)

First, the upper part of the bonnet (the bonnet skin) may detach from the rest of the bonnet due to poor adhesive being applied at the factory and deterioration over time. There would be no obvious signs to the customer.

In addition or instead, a second issue may occur: the outer part (skin) of the rear spoiler may detach from the vehicle and /or the pins on the glass tailgate. There would be no warning to the customer; automatic car washes increase the risk of detachment.

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Volvo Bus B5LH & B5TL (2016-2017 build)

Certain vehicles fitted with an MDE5 engine may have been delivered with the incorrect oil pan, that has lower volume than the correct model. There is a risk of the sump being overfilled with oil. This could result in either the engine suffering a runaway due to it consuming its own oil or the catalytic converter being contaminated, which will affect the exhaust emissions. Vehicle ID: YV3T1U225GA180274 to YV3T9U222HA184471

Volvo Truck FL3 (2017 build)

The mounting bolts/nuts for the rear underrun device may not have been torqued to the correct specification. This could result in the rear underrun device becoming detached from the vehicle. Vehicle ID: Z 111960 to Z 112072

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

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) 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) 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) 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) 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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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

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.

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

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

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:...

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

Mercedes-Benz Bus Citaro

Bonding on the glass panel of the rear left upper maintenance flap may not be to specification. This may allow the glass to vibrate and can result in either failure (shattering) or detachment of the glass panel from the frame. Recall affected vehicles and fit rubber buffers, an additional retention medium and protective film. Vehicle ID: WEB6280153126703 to WEB62801823130744

Mercedes-Benz Actros, Antos and Arocs

An incorrect mounting bracket for the power assisted steering pump may have been installed. This can cause misalignment of the pump and wear to the drive mechanism., which could result in failure of the drive shaft and loss of power assistance for the steering. Recall all affected vehicles to check the power assisted steering pump bracket and, if required, replace the bracket, pump and drive shaft. Vehicle ID: WDB96400010054268 to WDB96442420019778 and WDB9630030019587 to WDB9634272L991612

Mercedes-Benz sprinter

The seatbelt mountings on the two-seater bench seats may not be correctly tightened. This could cause the seatbelts to not fully restrain the passengers and heighten the risk of injury if the vehicle is involved in a collision. Recall vehicles and check and retighten the seatbelt mountings. Vehicle ID: WDB9067332P261171 to WDB906733P262144 and WDB906633P264275 to WDB9066332P264836.

Mercedes-Benz Actros, Antos, Aroc, Axor

A certain batch of tyres may be affected by progressive damage which may cause the tread to detach and adversely affect vehicle control. Recall vehicles likely to be affected, and check (including the spare), changing out affected tyre. Vehicle ID: WDB9302052L655785 to WDB9302052L793922 and WDB9630202L838863 to WDB9630202L838863.