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 Sprinter (2018-2020 builds)
The brake hose of the front axle could touch and chafe the wheel housing interior lining. Remedy: exchange the brake hoses on the front axle on the affected vehicles with a revised version. Number affected: 3,138. Manufacturer reference: not given. Vehicle IDs: WDB9106332P000797 to WDB9106332P065912.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 build)
Vehicles may have received a version of the ESP Software application that has not been customized for upfitted vehicles with a higher centre of gravity. Remedy: Update the software version of the corresponding ESP control unit. Number affected: 1. Manufacturer reference: SRV2115. Vehicle ID: WDB9071432N002244.

Mercedes-Benz bus S531DT Citaro Capacity Tourismo Intouro (2018-2020 builds)
Portable fire extinguishers may not have been fitted with the lock nut on the strike knob. Remedy: check the potentially affected fire extinguishers if the lock nut is in place and if necessary have the fire extinguisher replaced. Number affected: 7. Manufacturer reference: 58.10U21170A. Vehicle IDs: WKK41001013128387 to WKK41001013126468.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017-2020 builds)
The hydraulic power steering return line hoses may detach at their connection points under certain operating conditions and may cause hydraulic fluid to leak. Remedy: check the return line connections of the power steering and install a screw type clamp at the connection point if needed. Number affected: 5,621. Manufacturer reference: SRV2114. Vehicle IDs: WDB9072332N000967 to W1V9076352P259974.

Dennis Eagle 6X4 and 8X4 fitted with ABS 6 (2009-2019 builds)
The ABS Modulator plugs could potentially have been plugged into the wrong modulator. Remedy: perform checks and if necessary switch the ABS modulator plugs to the correct modulator. Number affected: 1,318. Manufacturer reference: CP245. Vehicle IDs: SEG2629JR5B812206 to SEG2828JR5CK26129.

Toyota Proace (2016-2019)
There is a possibility that the engine timing belt may wear out prematurely. Remedy: replacement of the timing belt, crankshaft gear, high pressure fuel pump gear and camshaft gear, and add sealing to the timing belt cover. Number affected: 3,789. Manufacturer reference: WGG07. Vehicle IDs: *********GZ029569 to *********GZ152479.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2012-2017 builds)
One or more of the rear-wheel speed sensors may experience an electrical failure. Remedy: replace the rear-wheel speed sensors on affected vehicles. Number affected: 55. Manufacturer reference: SRV2116. Vehicle IDs: WDB9066552P123851 to WDB9066572S998013.

Isuzu Truck F SERIES F110.240 F135.240 (2019-2020 builds)
The brand name and engine model has been omitted from the engine label. Remedy: remove old engine label and replace with new correct label. Number affected: 90. Manufacturer reference: W1081. Vehicle IDs: JALFRR90HK7000021 to JALFSR90NK7000166.

MAN TGX (2021 build)
The spare wheel carrier bolts were not tightened correctly. Remedy: Check all bolts fitted to the spare wheel carrier and tighten to 210Nm. Number affected: 1. Manufacturer reference: 7571TR. Vehicle ID: WMA13KZZ5MP165986.

Renault Master III (2021 builds)
Vehicles may be equipped and fitted with the incorrect rear right brake caliper. Remedy: Visual inspection of the rear right brake caliper to check the ‘’date of manufacture’’ code. Replace the caliper if affected. Number affected: 167. Manufacturer reference: 0DM1. Vehicle IDs: VF1MA000066880197 to VF1VB000X67069700.

Volvo Truck FH FM 4 (2021 build)
Nuts used for the rear axle snow chain installation may have wrong material hardness. Remedy: replace nuts on all affected trucks. Number affected: 1. Manufacturer reference: not given. Vehicle ID: YV2XZY0C2MB34867.

Peugeot Traveller/Expert 4 (2021 builds)
The rear spring centraliser might be welded incorrectly. Remedy: add 3 weld spots to the rear spring centralisers. Number affected: 2. Manufacturer reference: KNG. Vehicle IDs: VF3******MZ046797 and VF3******MZ049967.

Volvo FLE FEE (2020 build)
Possible thermal escalation in cab heater due to relay failure. Remedy: replacement of the power relays for cooling heater. Number affected: 1. Manufacturer reference: C0178. Vehicle ID: YV2TB40AXLZ131076

Vauxhall Vivaro C (2021 builds)
The rear spring centraliser might be welded incorrectly. Remedy: add three weld spots to the rear spring centralisers. Number affected: 53. Manufacturer reference: E212104022 (21-C-123). Vehicle IDs: VXEV1ZKXZMZ048749 to VXEVFAHKKMZ048708

Mercedes-Benz Citan (2015-2018 builds)
On some vehicles with a rear-view camera the tailgate may be unlocked independently/automatically. Remedy: seal the duct for the electrical wiring harness of reversing camera on the affected vehicles. Number affected: 6. Manufacturer reference: SRV2112. Vehicle IDs: WDF4156032U175448 to WDF4157032U239635

Mercedes-Benz Vito (2020 builds)
The middle fastening of the roof rail could come loose. Remedy: carry out a check of the roof rail and replace if necessary. Number affected: 4. Manufacturer reference: SRX2103. Vehicle IDs: W1V44770323806644 to W1V44760323807438

Volvo bus BllR(3) step C, B8R(3) step C, B8R(3) step B (Builds: 2013-2016 for BllR(3) step C and B8R(3) step B; 2016-2019 for B8R(3) step C)
The current software does not provide sufficient NOx monitoring. Remedy: update EMS software. Number affected: 495, 88 and 7, respectively. Manufacturer reference: M9914, M9921 and M9922, respectively. Vehicle IDs: YV3T2U826DA162687-YV3T2U827G1180555, YV3T7U523HA182469-YV3T7U522KA197200 and YV3T7U527EA166030-YV3T7U522GA178265, respectively.

Mercedes-Benz eSprinter (2020 builds)
On certain front-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with an additional traction battery, the attachment bolts on the frame of this high voltage battery could be loose. Remedy: tighten the screwing of the high voltage battery module on the affected vehicles according to the respective specification. Number affected: 507. Manufacturer reference: SRV2111. Vehicle IDs: W1V9106332P001881 to W1V9106332P282762

Mercedes-Benz trucks ACTROS 963 ANTOS 963 AROCS 964 ATEGO 967 (2011-2017 builds)
Driver airbags equipped with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate airbag inflators in certain climatic circumstances could over time develop a chemical alteration of the propellant. Remedy: replace the driver’s airbag in potentially affected vehicles. Number affected: 2,907 and 90, respectively. Manufacturer reference: SRL2104 TAKA-SDI and SRL2105 TAKA-DIODE, respectively. Vehicle IDs: not given.

Volvo bus B8L (3) (2018-2019 builds)
There is a risk of an unwanted engine acceleration or an engine failure due to a hydraulic lock caused by oil from the turbo charger bearings passing over to the compressor side of the turbo. Remedy: replace the turbocharger before oil carry over becomes critical; increase engine idle speed to 650 rpm; modify idle shutdown to five minutes at above 40 C and replace the DPF differential pressure sensor. Number affected: 97. Manufacturer reference: C0171. Vehicle IDs: YV3U2U525KA192916 to YV3U2U521LA199699

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter minibus (2019 builds)
The lock washer of the pin joining the brake pedal to the bearing pedestal could come loose. Remedy: provide additional securement of the bearing pedestal to the brake pedal by means of fitting an additional retaining ring. Number affected: 10. Manufacturer reference: TI 29.10X21159A. Vehicle IDs: WDB9076552P034550 to WDB9076552P178087

Renault Master III (2018-2019 builds)
Fuel pipes chaffing might cause abnormal wear and consequently fuel leakages. Remedy: visual inspection/adding protection on the fuel pipe/replace pipe if applicable. Number affected: 2,324. (No manufacturer reference given). Vehicle IDs: VF6MF000759121281 to VF6MF000361338424.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018-2020 builds)
The retaining washer on the bolt connecting the brake pedal to its bearing block could come loose. Remedy: secure the bearing bracket on the brake pedal by means of an additional retaining ring on the affected vehicles. Number affected: 44,820. Manufacturer reference: SRV2109. Vehicle IDs: WDB9106332P000797 to W1V9106332P212096.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter UNIMOG U323/U423/U427/U429/U430/U527/U529/U530 (2019 builds)
The hydraulic hose of the fan hydraulics may develop a leak due to a faulty crimping. Remedy: replace the hydraulic hose of the fan hydraulics. Number affected: 2. Manufacturer reference: SRU2101 2102U55W06. Vehicle IDs: WDB4051101V259094 to WDB4051101V259146.

Don-Bur floating deck trailer (2009 builds)
Wiring design for WABCO valve on affected trailers utilises the brake light circuit. During brake operation, the brake valve may allow a sudden spike in voltage which may feedback through the drawing vehicles control systems. Remedy: install a line protector to prevent excess voltage feeding back through the brake light circuit. Number affected: 7. Manufacturer reference: (none given). Vehicle IDs: (none given).