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04/01/94R/1993/071IVECOEurotechPOSSIBLE LEAKAGE OF FUELPossible leakage of fuel on the low pressure side of the system.Recall the affected vehicles examine and rectify any sources of fuel leakage and modify two connections within the system by the fitment of revised connectors.817EUROTECH4140387 - 415007301/11/199231/10/1993
09/01/94RM/93/004KAWASAKIZ1100CPOSSIBLE LOOSENING OF FRONT SPROCKET RETAINING NUTThe front sprocket retaining nut may loosen due to incorrect installation of the locking washer. This could allow the sprocket to detach from the output shaft and possibly affect the stability of the machine.Recall the affected machines for replacement of the front sprocket retaining nut and fitment of a revised locking washer.3148USA Production.01/01/198931/12/1993
09/01/94RM/93/004KAWASAKIZ1100CPOSSIBLE LOOSENING OF FRONT SPROCKET RETAINING NUTThe front sprocket retaining nut may loosen due to incorrect installation of the locking washer. This could allow the sprocket to detach from the output shaft and possibly affect the stability of the machine.Recall the affected machines for replacement of the front sprocket retaining nut and fitment of a revised locking washer.3148Z1100CZX T10C - 000001 - 030771 ZX T10C - 600001 - 60480101/01/198931/12/1993
02/02/94R/1994/019SWIFTTalbot ExpressLOAD SENSING LINKAGEThe load sensing linkage can contact the vehicle body causing distortion of the linkage and resulting in a reduction of the efficiency of the rear brakes.Recall the affected vehicles for a modification to the body wheel arch structure which will eliminate the possibility of contact with the load sensing valve linkage.494TALBOT EXPRESSVarious01/01/199131/12/1993
03/02/94R/1994/005MERCEDES BENZ2534S and 2534LSSERVICE BRAKE HOSE ON FRONT AXLE CHAFINGThe offside service brake hose on the first axle may be incorrectly routed. This may result in a chafe condition. In extreme cases this may lead to premature hose failure and a reduction in front axle braking effort.Inspect routing of the service brake hose at the offside of the front axle. Hose to be re-routed if found to be incorrectly sited. Replace any hose exhibiting chafing damage.81and K000189 to K01757801/10/199228/02/1993
03/02/94R/1994/005MERCEDES BENZ2534S and 2534LSSERVICE BRAKE HOSE ON FRONT AXLE CHAFINGThe offside service brake hose on the first axle may be incorrectly routed. This may result in a chafe condition. In extreme cases this may lead to premature hose failure and a reduction in front axle braking effort.Inspect routing of the service brake hose at the offside of the front axle. Hose to be re-routed if found to be incorrectly sited. Replace any hose exhibiting chafing damage.8125 SERIESFrom 5.958844 to 5.96933201/10/199228/02/1993
07/02/94R/1993/078AUDI80 100WHEEL RETAINING BOLTS MAY BE TOO SHORTIn some cases the alloy wheel retaining bolts may be of insufficient length and fail to achieve sufficient penetration into the threads in the hub.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the suspect bolts with longer versions.624100
07/02/94R/1993/078AUDI80 100WHEEL RETAINING BOLTS MAY BE TOO SHORTIn some cases the alloy wheel retaining bolts may be of insufficient length and fail to achieve sufficient penetration into the threads in the hub.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the suspect bolts with longer versions.62480Various
09/02/94R/1994/006LEYLAND DAF200 SeriesFAILURE OF REAR WHEEL STUDSConcern that rear wheel mounting studs may fail due to a combination of:- i) Incorrect high material hardness ii) presence of excessive 'laps' in thread forming.Recall affected vehicles and rework using quality assured wheel studs552200 SERIES940356 - 94259220/10/199319/01/1994
10/02/94RCT/94/004PRORAILTankfreighter/CalorSHOCK ABSORBER UPPER MOUNTING FAILUREThe shock absorber top bracket may fail leading to a deterioration in handling qualityThe affected trailers are being recalled for strengthening of the shock absorber top brackets.13Tankfreight NS341369 RG 17580 to 1758901/01/199231/12/1993
10/02/94RCT/94/004PRORAILTankfreighter/CalorSHOCK ABSORBER UPPER MOUNTING FAILUREThe shock absorber top bracket may fail leading to a deterioration in handling qualityThe affected trailers are being recalled for strengthening of the shock absorber top brackets.13TANKFREIGHTER/CALORCalor NS341369 RG 17067 to 1706901/01/199231/12/1993
14/02/94RCT/94/001FRUEHAUFTAGSA3KING PIN MOUNTING MAY LOOSENThe aluminium couplers have been found to have cracks in the welds attaching the crossmembers to the side members. This could result in the trailer becoming uncoupled from the tractive unitThe complete upper coupler to be replaced by Fruehauf with a fully checked and modified replacement.125TAGSA3Various01/01/199231/12/1993
16/02/94R/1994/012PORSCHE911REAR HEATER BLOWER RESISTOR MAY OVERLOADThe rear heater blower resistor can become electrically overloaded due to binding or seizure of the heater blower. The overloaded resistor may become hot enough to ignite the plastic air pipe in which it is located.Recall the affected vehicles for the installation of a modified resistor unit which incorporates a thermal link.2709911Various01/01/198931/12/1992
03/03/94R/1994/015LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95 modelsINSUFFICIENT TORQUEING OF PROPELLOR SHAFT COUPLING BOLTSThe bolts coupling the propellor shaft to the differential and/or the bolts coupling intermediate propellor shaft sections may not be sufficiently torqued.Recall the affected vehicles and check the torque of the subject bolts retorqueing where necessary.4765 SERIESE403511 - E40406201/12/199331/12/1993
03/03/94R/1994/015LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95 modelsINSUFFICIENT TORQUEING OF PROPELLOR SHAFT COUPLING BOLTSThe bolts coupling the propellor shaft to the differential and/or the bolts coupling intermediate propellor shaft sections may not be sufficiently torqued.Recall the affected vehicles and check the torque of the subject bolts retorqueing where necessary.4795 SERIES01/12/199331/12/1993
03/03/94R/1994/015LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95 modelsINSUFFICIENT TORQUEING OF PROPELLOR SHAFT COUPLING BOLTSThe bolts coupling the propellor shaft to the differential and/or the bolts coupling intermediate propellor shaft sections may not be sufficiently torqued.Recall the affected vehicles and check the torque of the subject bolts retorqueing where necessary.4785 SERIES01/12/199331/12/1993
03/03/94R/1994/015LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95 modelsINSUFFICIENT TORQUEING OF PROPELLOR SHAFT COUPLING BOLTSThe bolts coupling the propellor shaft to the differential and/or the bolts coupling intermediate propellor shaft sections may not be sufficiently torqued.Recall the affected vehicles and check the torque of the subject bolts retorqueing where necessary.4775 SERIES01/12/199331/12/1993
11/03/94R/1995/024PEUGEOT306POSSIBLE BREAKAGE OF ACCELERATOR CABLEThere is a risk of accelerator cable breakage due to cable "kinking" when the accelerator pedal is released suddenly.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified accelerator pedal.32068306Various30/09/1993
17/03/94RCOMP/94/001AL-KO KOBERAKS 2000CRACKING OF CARAVAN STABILISERIt is possible that cracking may occur around the rear fixing holes of the stabiliser housing.Recall the affected caravans and replace the original stabilisers with quality assured units.500AKS2000Part Nos 287684 28768501/06/199328/02/1994
05/04/94R/1994/013PORSCHE911REAR WHEEL LOCK UP UNDER BRAKINGUnder extreme circumstances rear wheel lock up could occur during heavy braking. This is due to the fitment of an incorrect brake modulator valve.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the original brake modulator valve with a modified example.258911Various01/01/199131/12/1992
12/04/94RCT/94/002FRUEHAUFTAGSA3FAILURE OF SUSPENSION TRAILING ARMSuspension trailing arms may fracture forward of the axle beam. This may result in damage to the suspension or detachment of the axle.Recalled trailers to be modified in 3 areas to reduce the stress levels and maintain tightness at the connection between the trailing arms and the axle beam viz 1)Replace axle bracket location plates with tee shaped key plates. 2) Replace square U-bolt41TAGSA3Various01/01/199230/06/1993
12/04/94R/1994/025LEYLAND DAFFA60 and FreighterFRONT BRAKE HOSES MAY FOUL TYRESOn vehicles fitted with ABS the front brake hoses can foul the tyres on full lock.Recall the affected vehicles and alter the fixing and routing of the front brake hoses to ensure that they cannot foul the tyres when the steering is on full lock.6760 SERIESMH56711 - L11495401/12/198630/11/1992
12/04/94R/1994/025LEYLAND DAFFA60 and FreighterFRONT BRAKE HOSES MAY FOUL TYRESOn vehicles fitted with ABS the front brake hoses can foul the tyres on full lock.Recall the affected vehicles and alter the fixing and routing of the front brake hoses to ensure that they cannot foul the tyres when the steering is on full lock.67FREIGHTER01/12/198630/11/1992
14/04/94R/1994/027VOLVO TRUCKFL6 / FS7STEERING GEAR SECURITYThe bolts securing the steering gear to its mounting bracket may be loose.Recall the affected vehicles and check the steering gear mounting bolts for tightness. Where bolts are found to be loose the mounting brackets and bolts will be examined for damage. Damaged bolts will be replaced and any burring of the bracket removed.114FS7FS7 114160 - 115827
14/04/94R/1994/027VOLVO TRUCKFL6 / FS7STEERING GEAR SECURITYThe bolts securing the steering gear to its mounting bracket may be loose.Recall the affected vehicles and check the steering gear mounting bolts for tightness. Where bolts are found to be loose the mounting brackets and bolts will be examined for damage. Damaged bolts will be replaced and any burring of the bracket removed.114FL6FL6 114081 - 115872
18/04/94R/1994/008RENAULT19 (Phase II)1) BONNET CATCH MECHANISM MAY LOOSEN. 2) SEAT BELT PRE-TENSIONERS MAY BE FAULTY.1) Bonnet catch securing bolts may slacken in service allowing movement of the lock mechanism. This may result in the bonnet lifting. 2) Autoliv-Klippan seat belt pre-tensioners may be faulty.1. Replace the bonnet catch fixing bolts with screws and lock nuts. 2. Substitute any Autoliv-Klippan pre-tensioners with TRW-REPA equipment.2966119Various01/04/199231/03/1994
20/04/94R/1994/023CITROENXantia (all types)APPLICATION OF PARKING BRAKEDue to the possibility of incomplete application of the parking brake by the driver the vehicle could roll away when parked.The manufacturer will write to all Xantia owners enclosing an amendment for insertion in the vehicle handbook. This will amplify and reinforce the instructions relating to the operation of the parking brake.26500XANTIAAll Chassis nos (Since Introduction)01/05/199331/03/1994
22/04/94R/1994/022CITROENZX & ZX VolcaneFRONT BRAKE PIPE CHAFE CONDITIONIt is possible that the front brake pipe may be contacted by the anti-roll bar link rod. In extreme conditions this may result in fluid leakage and partial loss of braking.The affected vehicles will be recalled and inspected for contact between the brake pipes and the anti-roll bar link. If no contact has taken place the pipe(s) will be re-set to ensure adequate clearance . Any pipes showing signs of contact will be replaced16419ZXVarious06/10/1992
03/05/94R/1994/026HONDACivic and CRXTHE GEAR LEVER POSITION MAY NOT MATCH THE TRANSMISSION MODE SELECTEDThe transmission shift cable lock pin may become ineffective. In consequence the gear lever position may not match the actual gear position selected in the transmission.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the lock pin with a modified type.6788CIVICCivic 92/93 Cut off point01/01/199231/03/1994
03/05/94R/1994/026HONDACivic and CRXTHE GEAR LEVER POSITION MAY NOT MATCH THE TRANSMISSION MODE SELECTEDThe transmission shift cable lock pin may become ineffective. In consequence the gear lever position may not match the actual gear position selected in the transmission.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the lock pin with a modified type.6788CRXEG4200020 EG5108624 EG8138447 EH911507501/01/199231/03/1994
03/05/94R/1994/026HONDACivic and CRXTHE GEAR LEVER POSITION MAY NOT MATCH THE TRANSMISSION MODE SELECTEDThe transmission shift cable lock pin may become ineffective. In consequence the gear lever position may not match the actual gear position selected in the transmission.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the lock pin with a modified type.6788CRX 92/93 Cut off point EH620000101/01/199231/03/1994
03/05/94R/1994/026HONDACivic and CRXTHE GEAR LEVER POSITION MAY NOT MATCH THE TRANSMISSION MODE SELECTEDThe transmission shift cable lock pin may become ineffective. In consequence the gear lever position may not match the actual gear position selected in the transmission.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the lock pin with a modified type.6788Civic 94 Cut off points EJ1000023 EJ200002301/01/199231/03/1994
06/05/94RCT/94/003MERITOR ROR LTDTE 9000HUB BEARING INTEGRITYThe hub bearings in some TE 9000 axles may be liable to premature failure. If not detected this could result in hub seizure or wheel and hub detachment.Supply sufficient replacement hubs and bearings to all operators of affected trailers and monitor the return rate of displaced units to ensure full coverage of the vehicle parc.3400TE 9000Various01/09/199031/08/1993
23/05/94R/1994/009FORDEscort and OrionEXHAUST DOWNPIPE MAY MOVE AND CONTACT WIRING LOOMIt is possible that the exhaust downpipe may separate from the upper flange and drop onto the starter motor terminal causing damage to the vehicle wiring loom. This may result in the loss of various electrical circuits.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the exhaust downpipe with the current production component.17556ESCORT1992 NE NL NY NS NT01/08/199231/10/1993
23/05/94R/1994/009FORDEscort and OrionEXHAUST DOWNPIPE MAY MOVE AND CONTACT WIRING LOOMIt is possible that the exhaust downpipe may separate from the upper flange and drop onto the starter motor terminal causing damage to the vehicle wiring loom. This may result in the loss of various electrical circuits.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the exhaust downpipe with the current production component.17556ORION1993 PJ PU PM PP PB PR PA PG PC PK01/08/199231/10/1993
28/05/94R/1994/024VAUXHALLCavalier Turbo dieselWIRING MAY CHAFE ON BRAKE PIPEAs a result of engine movement a wiring harness may chafe on a steel brake pipe adjacent to the brake master cylinder. This could cause short circuiting and possible loss of braking efficiency should the brake fluid temperature rise as a result.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified clip to the wiring harness. Additionally the harness will be sheathed for additional protection in the area adjacent to the brake pipe.32770CAVALIERNV201488 to R756094101/03/199231/03/1994
03/06/94R/1994/031SAAB900DELAYED BRAKING ACTION.The front brake discs/pads could be affected by slush water or salt when driving in snow or heavy rain. This could adversely affect the efficiency of the brakes upon initial application.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the front brake disc shields with modified units giving increased weather protection.2361900R2000001 to R202888601/09/199331/03/1994
17/06/94R/1993/076SEDDON ATKINSONAll 8x4 Municipal ChassisCRACKING OF STEERING BOX MOUNTINGThe steering box mounting bracket may crack.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the steering box mounting bracket with a modified example.63MUNICIPAL CHASSIS (8x4)89646 to 9176301/02/199231/05/1994
20/06/94R/1994/018SEATIbiza 021LEAKAGE FROM FUEL FILLER PIPE.The handbrake cable may chafe on the fuel filler pipe causing perforation of the pipe and leakage of fuel.Recall the affected vehicles for repositioning and securing of the handbrake cable to ensure adequate clearance between the cable and the filler pipe. At the same time any filler pipes found to be perforated will be replaced.35235IBIZA09045074 to D11900201/01/198531/12/1991
21/06/94R/1994/036SCANIA TRUCKR143/R113POSSIBLE UNINTENDED ACCELERATIONShould a short circuit occur in the EDC (Electronic Diesel Control) wiring this could result in uncontrolled acceleration.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a fuse with an improved rating to the EDC system.68143SSS 1173936 to SN 4315152 and 1184641 to 432356001/01/199331/05/1994
21/06/94R/1994/036SCANIA TRUCKR143/R113POSSIBLE UNINTENDED ACCELERATIONShould a short circuit occur in the EDC (Electronic Diesel Control) wiring this could result in uncontrolled acceleration.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a fuse with an improved rating to the EDC system.6811301/01/199331/05/1994
24/06/94R/1994/028MAZDAXedos 6ENGINE WIRING HARNESSThe engine wiring harness may chafe on the anti-lock braking control valve bracket. As a result the wiring may short leading to failure of the ignition or fuel injection system causing the engine to stop without warning.Recall the affected vehicles and install a plastic protector sleeve to the wiring harness in the area of the ABS control valve bracket. Any section of the harness found to be damaged through contact will be repaired prior to sheathing.1972XEDOSJMZ CA1*** 01100001 - 0111913701/02/199231/08/1993
27/06/94RM/94/004BMW MOTORCYCLESRG 1100GSPOSSIBLE LOOSENING OF SUSPENSION PIVOTSAs a consequence of arduous off-road use the bearing pin locating the swinging arm on the rear axle and the locating bolt nut on the front suspension telelever arm may loosen.Recall the affected machines and: A) Remove clean examine and re-fit the swinging arm bearing pin having applied locking compound to the threads as directed by the manufacturer. B) Replace the flange nut on the front suspension strut retaining bolt wit191R SERIES0057001 to 0060000 6366001 to 636793801/01/199431/05/1994
01/07/94R/1994/014LEYLANDLynx and OlympianSTEERING COLUMN UPPER COUPLING FIXING BOLT LOOSENSThe steering column upper coupling bolt may not have been correctly torqued on production. This may lead to looseness in the upper joint and in extreme cases shaft detachment. The concern affects only vehicles produced at the Workington Plant.Replace the fixing bolt for the upper steering column coupling with an alternative type which is currently employed on the 'Volvo' Olympian.2300LYNXLeyland Lynx LX 1002 - LX 2135
01/07/94R/1994/014LEYLANDLynx and OlympianSTEERING COLUMN UPPER COUPLING FIXING BOLT LOOSENSThe steering column upper coupling bolt may not have been correctly torqued on production. This may lead to looseness in the upper joint and in extreme cases shaft detachment. The concern affects only vehicles produced at the Workington Plant.Replace the fixing bolt for the upper steering column coupling with an alternative type which is currently employed on the 'Volvo' Olympian.2300OLYMPIANLeyland Olympian ON 1002 - ON 2620 ON 20000 - ON 20988
19/07/94R/1994/040ALFA ROMEOAlfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6CHAFING OF POWER STEERING PIPEOn some cars a hose longer than specified could have been erroneously fitted with consequent possible interference with the engine. Such interference could in the long run cause the perforation of the hose oil leakage and a potential risk of fire.Recall the affected vehicles and a check on the length of the hose. In cases where the hose is found to be too long it will be shortened to the right length or if damaged will be replaced.1951550000000 - 0113419 1000000 - 100908501/06/199230/06/1994
28/07/94R/1994/041LEYLAND DAFFA50AUTOMATIC BRAKE ADJUSTER MALFUNCTIONOn axle production the breather plug may not have been removed from the rear axle spring brake units. This may result in a malfunction of the automatic adjustment of the brake expander unit.Recall the affected vehicles and remove the plug from the breather hole.112650 SERIESL060968 - L12360401/02/199230/04/1994
01/08/94RCOMP/95/003BEASON COOKEReconditioned rear brake caliper units for Ford Escort Mk III vehiclesFLUID LEAKAGE FROM BRAKE CALIPERA defective seal may allow fluid to leak from the caliper unit with a consequent adverse affect on braking performance.Beason-Cooke have written to all their 45 distributors instructing them to return all the potentially affected units held in stock and to retrieve any units sold to end users.116CALIPERNone
04/08/94R/1994/045PORSCHE911POSSIBLE CRACKING OF REAR AXLE SIDE PARTSCrack like surface defects may be present on the mould parting line on the rear axle side parts.Recall the affected vehicles and inspect the rear axle side parts for surface defects where these are present the original side part(s) will be replaced with quality assured parts.11911Various01/01/199431/12/1994
15/08/94R/1994/002VOLVO TRUCKF6 F7 F10 F12 AND F16HAND CONTROL VALVE FAILUREFailure of the parking brake valve upper cam plate around the central boss may allow the parking brake to release and could result in the vehicle running away.Strip the valve and replace the upper cam plate tensioning springs and 'O' ring with quality assured items.13868F7F10- Various01/01/198230/07/1988
15/08/94R/1994/002VOLVO TRUCKF6 F7 F10 F12 AND F16HAND CONTROL VALVE FAILUREFailure of the parking brake valve upper cam plate around the central boss may allow the parking brake to release and could result in the vehicle running away.Strip the valve and replace the upper cam plate tensioning springs and 'O' ring with quality assured items.13868F10F12- Various01/01/198230/07/1988
15/08/94R/1994/002VOLVO TRUCKF6 F7 F10 F12 AND F16HAND CONTROL VALVE FAILUREFailure of the parking brake valve upper cam plate around the central boss may allow the parking brake to release and could result in the vehicle running away.Strip the valve and replace the upper cam plate tensioning springs and 'O' ring with quality assured items.13868F6F6- 4512-9656 F7- 19501 and Higher01/01/198230/07/1988
15/08/94R/1994/002VOLVO TRUCKF6 F7 F10 F12 AND F16HAND CONTROL VALVE FAILUREFailure of the parking brake valve upper cam plate around the central boss may allow the parking brake to release and could result in the vehicle running away.Strip the valve and replace the upper cam plate tensioning springs and 'O' ring with quality assured items.13868F16
15/08/94R/1994/002VOLVO TRUCKF6 F7 F10 F12 AND F16HAND CONTROL VALVE FAILUREFailure of the parking brake valve upper cam plate around the central boss may allow the parking brake to release and could result in the vehicle running away.Strip the valve and replace the upper cam plate tensioning springs and 'O' ring with quality assured items.13868F12F16- 300000-32315001/01/198230/07/1988
18/08/94RM/94/005BMW MOTORCYCLESR1100RS/GSFRONT SUSPENSION LINKAGE/POSSIBLE HANDLEBAR CRACKINGA. The nut securing the front suspension telelever joint may under extreme circumstances become loose for RS and GS models B. Handlebar cracking may occur on high mileage R1100RS SE (Ergonomic) version machines.A. Replace the telelever joint nut with an improved version incorporating a self locking adhesive. B. On affected R1100RS SE machines replace the original handlebars with an improved version.850R SERIESR1100RS 0291 000 - 0300 000 0410 001 - 0410 55101/01/199331/12/1994
18/08/94RM/94/005BMW MOTORCYCLESR1100RS/GSFRONT SUSPENSION LINKAGE/POSSIBLE HANDLEBAR CRACKINGA. The nut securing the front suspension telelever joint may under extreme circumstances become loose for RS and GS models B. Handlebar cracking may occur on high mileage R1100RS SE (Ergonomic) version machines.A. Replace the telelever joint nut with an improved version incorporating a self locking adhesive. B. On affected R1100RS SE machines replace the original handlebars with an improved version.850R1100GS 0057 001 - 0060 000 6366 001 - 6367 73301/01/199331/12/1994
19/08/94RCT/94/006MERITOR ROR LTDFlexair 9000INCORRECT AIRSPRING SUPPORT PLATEA small batch of semi-trailers were supplied with an incorrect airspring support plate. This could result in a reduction in trailer roll performance.The operators of the subject semi-trailers are being advised of the situation and supplied with correctly specified airspring support plates for retro-fitment to the trailer suspension. Operators to advise ROR when the plates have been fitted.6FLEXAIR 9000Part No 2121599701/01/199431/12/1994
22/08/94R/1994/029RENAULT VIMidlinerBRAKE MASTER CYLINDER ATTACHMENTDue to the effect of corrosion on the aluminium spacer at the master cylinder mounting it is possible for the brake master cylinder to detach from the airpac unit rendering one half of the service brake system inoperative.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a re-designed spacer to the brake master cylinder mounting.1110MIDLINER000356 - 021158 800018 - 80168401/01/198831/12/1993
31/08/94R/1994/049FODEN3000/4000 SeriesSTEERING GEAR SECURITYThe bolts that secure the steering box to its mounting bracket may not be to the correct specification.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the steering box securing bolts.5704000 SERIESand 406011 to 406308 (Not Inclusive)01/02/199431/08/1994
31/08/94R/1994/049FODEN3000/4000 SeriesSTEERING GEAR SECURITYThe bolts that secure the steering box to its mounting bracket may not be to the correct specification.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the steering box securing bolts.5703000 SERIESFrom 300709 to 301072 (Not Inclusive)01/02/199431/08/1994
01/09/94R/1994/032VWTransporter and CaravelleLOOSENING OF STEERING U/J CLAMPING BOLTThe steering shaft top universal clamping bolt may loosen .This will allow free movement in the steering and if not rectified could lead to loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the steering shaft top universal clamping bolt and nut with new components.4813CARAVELLE01/08/199130/07/1993
01/09/94R/1994/032VWTransporter and CaravelleLOOSENING OF STEERING U/J CLAMPING BOLTThe steering shaft top universal clamping bolt may loosen .This will allow free movement in the steering and if not rectified could lead to loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the steering shaft top universal clamping bolt and nut with new components.4813TRANSPORTER70NH000001 - 70NH152314 70PH000001 - 70PH06988101/08/199130/07/1993
15/09/94R/1995/003DAF BUSSB220LCTWISTED REAR "S" CAM AT SPLINESDuring production of the vehicles concerned an electrical relay was not connected to the halt (or door) brake. As a result excessive air pressure can be applied to the rear brakes if the service brake is operated whilst the parking and halt brakes areThe single operator involved will connect the relay to the halt brake to prevent compounding if the service brake is applied. When this operation is complete the importer will be advised on a dedicated proforma. The condition of the rear "S"26SBVarious01/01/199231/12/1992
16/09/94R/1994/050SAAB900 (5 Door)CRACKING OF DRIVING SEAT RAILSThe driving seat rail on manually adjustable seats may be subject to fatigue cracking.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the original seat rails with quality assured examples.1662900R2000001 - R202275401/08/199331/01/1994
23/09/94R/1994/011SEDDON ATKINSONStratoSTEERING COLUMN FIXING BOLT OF INCORRECT SPECIFICATIONThe fixing nut and bolt which secures the steering column to the steering box is not to the correct specification.All subject vehicles to have the fixing nut and bolt replaced with quality assured items.279STRATO89668 to 9140101/08/199231/12/1993
26/09/94R/1994/038FORDMondeoFAILURE OF HEADLAMPSA possibility exists that excessive torque generated when turning on the headlamp switch may induce an internal open circuit and cause the headlamps to go out.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the headlamp switch with a revised component.2114521993 - PJ PU PM PP PB PR PA PG PC PK PD PE01/10/199214/07/1993
26/09/94R/1994/038FORDMondeoFAILURE OF HEADLAMPSA possibility exists that excessive torque generated when turning on the headlamp switch may induce an internal open circuit and cause the headlamps to go out.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the headlamp switch with a revised component.2114521994 - RL RY RS RT RJ RU RM01/10/199214/07/1993
26/09/94R/1994/038FORDMondeoFAILURE OF HEADLAMPSA possibility exists that excessive torque generated when turning on the headlamp switch may induce an internal open circuit and cause the headlamps to go out.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the headlamp switch with a revised component.211452MONDEO1992 - NY NS NT01/10/199214/07/1993
01/10/94R/1994/055BOVAFuturaSEIZURE OF FRONT BRAKE ADJUSTERThe front brake caliper brake adjusting mechanism may seize due to the ingress of water over a period of time.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the caliper with a version incorporating improved sealing arrangements.80FUTURAVarious01/01/199331/08/1994
03/10/94R/1994/067OPTAREMetroriderPOSSIBILITY OF INCORRECT ADAPTORS FITTED TO REAR BRAKE CALIPERSThere is a possibility that on some vehicles incorrect brake adaptors may have been fitted to the rear brake hydraulic calipers.Optare Limited have contacted the operators of all the vehicles possibly affected and advised them to check the subject adaptors are of the correct type. Where incorrect adaptors are identified Optare will supply replacements of the correct99METRORIDERAll chassis built after VN150001/01/199330/09/1994
14/10/94R/1994/071VOLVO TRUCKFH12/16UNINTENTIONAL OPERATION OF THE MASTER SWITCHThe valve for pneumatic operation of the electrical main switch is so located that it is possible for the driver to operate the switch unintentionally. This could cause a total black out of the vehicle.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the pneumatic valve with a modified unit.18FH16
14/10/94R/1994/071VOLVO TRUCKFH12/16UNINTENTIONAL OPERATION OF THE MASTER SWITCHThe valve for pneumatic operation of the electrical main switch is so located that it is possible for the driver to operate the switch unintentionally. This could cause a total black out of the vehicle.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the pneumatic valve with a modified unit.18FH12220786 - 228998
17/10/94R/1994/060SCANIA TRUCKAll models with air suspensionREAR "U" BOLT SECURITYThe rear axle "U" bolts on some vehicles MAY have been secured with galvanised nuts as opposed to phosphated nuts. This has resulted in incorrect tightening torque and in some cases fracture of the "U" bolts.Recall the affected vehicles and check the type of nut securing the rear axle "U" bolts. Where phosphated nuts are fitted - check torque setting and increase if necessary.2603AIR SUSPENSION EQUIPPED VEHICLES1159365 - 1193802 4290502 - 432679001/01/199030/09/1994
17/10/94R/1994/061SCANIA TRUCKAll models with air suspensionREAR "U" BOLT SECURITYThe rear axle "U" bolts on some vehicles have been secured with galvanised nuts resulting in incorrect tightening torque and in some cases fracture of the "U" bolts.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the galvanised nuts with phosphated examples.1600AIR SUSPENSION EQUIPPED VEHICLES1193804 to 1199575 4326794 to 433281801/01/199330/09/1994
27/10/94R/1994/044IVECOEurotech and CargoSERVICE BRAKE CONTROL VALVEThe service brake foot control valve may be defective. This could result in the loss of both braking circuits.Recall the defective vehicles to check the subject valve. Defective valves will be replaced with a new unit.44EUROTECHVarious
27/10/94R/1994/044IVECOEurotech and CargoSERVICE BRAKE CONTROL VALVEThe service brake foot control valve may be defective. This could result in the loss of both braking circuits.Recall the defective vehicles to check the subject valve. Defective valves will be replaced with a new unit.44CARGO SERIES
31/10/94R/1994/056MANL2000PROPELLOR SHAFT SECURITYThe gearbox output flange can come off the gearbox mainshaft whilst the vehicle is in motion and allow the propellor shaft to detach from the vehicle.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the original flange with a modified version which allows full tightening of the flange retaining nut.889L2000Up to WMAL204949G09495101/05/199315/08/1994
03/11/94R/1994/064SAAB9000DEFECTIVE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCHThe brake light switch may stick in the "on" or "off" position.Recall the affected vehicles check and where necessary replace the brake light switch with a quality assured unit.64159000P1000001 - P104238601/08/199231/05/1993
14/11/94R/1994/073MITSUBISHIColtFRONT BRAKE HOSES MAY HAVE BEEN INCORRECTLY INSTALLED DURING ASSEMBLYIt is possible that installation of the front brake hoses has not been correctly carried out during initial assembly.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of replacement brake hoses.169COLTVarious01/01/199231/12/1994
14/11/94R/1994/069VWGolf Vento and Golf EstateBALL JOINT TO WISHBONE SECURITYAs a result of an assembly fault the bolts securing the ball joints on the wishbone may loosen. In extreme cases this could result in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles for a check on the torque of the ball joint mounting nuts/bolts. If any bolt is insufficiently torqued all three mounting bolts will be replaced.76VENTOWVWZZZ 1HZRW 645 190 to WVWZZZ 1HZRW 645 40001/01/199431/01/1994
14/11/94R/1994/069VWGolf Vento and Golf EstateBALL JOINT TO WISHBONE SECURITYAs a result of an assembly fault the bolts securing the ball joints on the wishbone may loosen. In extreme cases this could result in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles for a check on the torque of the ball joint mounting nuts/bolts. If any bolt is insufficiently torqued all three mounting bolts will be replaced.76WVWZZZ 1HZRW 648 001 to WVWZZZ 1HZRW 648 25401/01/199431/01/1994
14/11/94R/1994/069VWGolf Vento and Golf EstateBALL JOINT TO WISHBONE SECURITYAs a result of an assembly fault the bolts securing the ball joints on the wishbone may loosen. In extreme cases this could result in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles for a check on the torque of the ball joint mounting nuts/bolts. If any bolt is insufficiently torqued all three mounting bolts will be replaced.76GOLFWVWZZZ 1HZRW 631 910 to WVWZZZ 1HZRW 632 00001/01/199431/01/1994
22/11/94R/1994/083MERCEDES BENZLN2ROAD WHEEL SECURITYThe wheel nuts do not meet the manufacturer's specification. This could result in road wheel loss.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original wheel nuts with quality assured examples.99LN2079039 - 08223601/01/199431/12/1994
25/11/94R/1994/066SAAB900 3 door (manual seats)FRONT SEAT SECURITY.The front seats may not lock properly on the longitudinal adjustment/mounting rails.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of new trigger springs to the seat adjusting mechanism.529900R2030004 - R204309301/01/199430/06/1994
29/11/94R/1994/085JAGUARXJ SeriesSECURITY OF TRACK ROD ENDSThe torque of the track rod end retaining nuts may relax and allow the nuts to loosen.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the existing track rod end nuts with quality assured examples.140XJ SERIES727484 - 73124420/10/199425/11/1994
30/11/94R/1994/068NISSANMicra K11CRACKING OF FLOOR ADJACENT TO HANDBRAKE MOUNTING POINTS.Minor cracking of the floor can occur around the handbrake lever mounting points. If this is ignored the effectiveness of the parking brake may be reduced.Recall the subject vehicles and fit reinforcing plates to the affected floor area.63789MICRA000001 - 23778301/09/199230/06/1994
01/12/94R/1994/062VOLVO CAR850 TurboTHROTTLE MECHANISM MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE POSITION.Under extreme climatic conditions eg low ambient temperature combined with high air humidity ice crystals may form in the crankcase ventilation system which includes the throttle housing. Should this condition occur ice build up may prevent the throttle from fully closing.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified throttle housing and a new vent hose.961855 011800 - 07316501/01/199431/12/1994
01/12/94R/1994/062VOLVO CAR850 TurboTHROTTLE MECHANISM MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE POSITION.Under extreme climatic conditions eg low ambient temperature combined with high air humidity ice crystals may form in the crankcase ventilation system which includes the throttle housing. Should this condition occur ice build up may prevent the throttle from fully closing.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified throttle housing and a new vent hose.961800 SERIES854 100400 - 17246901/01/199431/12/1994
02/12/94RCT/94/005GRANNING100/200/300/400 SeriesSPINDLE/TUBE ATTACHMENT FAILURE.Due to possible faulty welding the spindle carrying the wheel and hub assembly may detach from the axle tube.The axle manufacturer is carrying out ultrasonic and magnetic checks on all potentially affected axles at the premises of all identified end users. The complete axle will be replaced in all cases where the weld is found to be suspect.8000200 SERIES01/04/199130/09/1994
02/12/94RCT/94/005GRANNING100/200/300/400 SeriesSPINDLE/TUBE ATTACHMENT FAILURE.Due to possible faulty welding the spindle carrying the wheel and hub assembly may detach from the axle tube.The axle manufacturer is carrying out ultrasonic and magnetic checks on all potentially affected axles at the premises of all identified end users. The complete axle will be replaced in all cases where the weld is found to be suspect.8000400 SERIES01/04/199130/09/1994
02/12/94RCT/94/005GRANNING100/200/300/400 SeriesSPINDLE/TUBE ATTACHMENT FAILURE.Due to possible faulty welding the spindle carrying the wheel and hub assembly may detach from the axle tube.The axle manufacturer is carrying out ultrasonic and magnetic checks on all potentially affected axles at the premises of all identified end users. The complete axle will be replaced in all cases where the weld is found to be suspect.8000300 SERIES01/04/199130/09/1994
02/12/94RCT/94/005GRANNING100/200/300/400 SeriesSPINDLE/TUBE ATTACHMENT FAILURE.Due to possible faulty welding the spindle carrying the wheel and hub assembly may detach from the axle tube.The axle manufacturer is carrying out ultrasonic and magnetic checks on all potentially affected axles at the premises of all identified end users. The complete axle will be replaced in all cases where the weld is found to be suspect.8000100 SERIESAxle Serial No. A720 - A869901/04/199130/09/1994
02/12/94R/1994/072CITROENXantiaPOSSIBILITY OF VEHICLE ROLLING AWAY WHILST PARKEDInstances have occurred of Xantia vehicles moving away following an incomplete application of the parking brake by the driver.Recall the vehicles to fit a modified parking brake lever which will prevent the driver from making only a partial application of the parking brake.52050XANTIAVarious01/05/199317/10/1994
09/12/94R/1994/082FODEN2000/3000/4000 SeriesPOSSIBLE LOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM AIR PRESSURE.It is possible that some plastic pipe compression fittings used in the air braking system may not have been crimped correctly. Failure of any of these fittings could result in sudden and rapid air loss to the braking system with either partial lossRecall the affected vehicles for inspection of the subject pipe fittings. Any suspect fittings will be replaced using quality assured examples.7723000 SERIES01/05/199430/11/1994
09/12/94R/1994/082FODEN2000/3000/4000 SeriesPOSSIBLE LOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM AIR PRESSURE.It is possible that some plastic pipe compression fittings used in the air braking system may not have been crimped correctly. Failure of any of these fittings could result in sudden and rapid air loss to the braking system with either partial lossRecall the affected vehicles for inspection of the subject pipe fittings. Any suspect fittings will be replaced using quality assured examples.7724000 SERIES01/05/199430/11/1994
09/12/94R/1994/082FODEN2000/3000/4000 SeriesPOSSIBLE LOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM AIR PRESSURE.It is possible that some plastic pipe compression fittings used in the air braking system may not have been crimped correctly. Failure of any of these fittings could result in sudden and rapid air loss to the braking system with either partial lossRecall the affected vehicles for inspection of the subject pipe fittings. Any suspect fittings will be replaced using quality assured examples.7722000 SERIESVarious01/05/199430/11/1994
16/12/94R/1994/076CITROENZX (16 Valve)CHAFING OF BRAKE PIPESThere may be inadequate clearance between one or both brake pipes at the master cylinder and a coolant pipe bracket on the cylinder head. Intermittent contact can consequently occur due to engine movement under high load. Should any of the brakeRecall the affected vehicles and inspect and re-route the subject brake pipes. Any brake pipes found to be damaged will be replaced.515ZXVF7N2F1xxx to VF7N2J9xxx01/01/199231/12/1994