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23/01/96RPT/96/001EDMUND EVANSFairground RideUNSATISFACTORY COUPLING OF BRAKE ACTUATING RODSThe method of coupling the two sections of the brake actuating rod is unsatisfactory.The operators of all the affected trailers will be contacted and provided with a modified brake rod coupling pin.50FAIRGROUND RIDEVarious
23/01/96R/1995/088DAIHATSUHijetINSECURITY OF BRAKE PEDALThe nut securing the brake pedal may not have been tightened to the specified torque. If this is not corrected it could allow detachment of the pedal.Recall the affected vehicles remove the relevant nut apply locking compound to the threads and replace and tighten the nut to the manufacturers specified torque.1605HIJETVarious01/09/199430/11/1995
23/01/96R/1996/022FORDFiesta Escort and MondeoFAILURE OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe brake vacuum pump may cease to provide vacuum assistance. Should this occur greater brake pedal pressure would be needed and stopping distances may be increased.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Ford dealers to have the brake pump manufacturing codes checked. Vacuum pumps within certain ranges will be replaced with new units. This campaign supersedes recall R1995/081 and includes all the vehicles alrea56864ESCORT19/06/1995
23/01/96R/1996/022FORDFiesta Escort and MondeoFAILURE OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe brake vacuum pump may cease to provide vacuum assistance. Should this occur greater brake pedal pressure would be needed and stopping distances may be increased.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Ford dealers to have the brake pump manufacturing codes checked. Vacuum pumps within certain ranges will be replaced with new units. This campaign supersedes recall R1995/081 and includes all the vehicles alrea56864MONDEO19/06/1995
23/01/96R/1996/022FORDFiesta Escort and MondeoFAILURE OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe brake vacuum pump may cease to provide vacuum assistance. Should this occur greater brake pedal pressure would be needed and stopping distances may be increased.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Ford dealers to have the brake pump manufacturing codes checked. Vacuum pumps within certain ranges will be replaced with new units. This campaign supersedes recall R1995/081 and includes all the vehicles alrea56864FIESTASY SS ST SJ SU SM SP TB TR19/06/1995
25/01/96R/1996/018LEYLAND DAFFASUSPECT QUALITY CAB PIVOT/STEERING BOX MOUNTING BRACKETSA number of vehicles have been built where due to material inclusions the cab pivot/steering box mounting brackets are below the manufacturers specification.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the subject bracket with one which is quality assured.7460 SERIESL133133 - L13388601/04/199531/05/1995
25/01/96R/1995/089VWGolf and Jetta IIPOSSIBILITY OF COOLANT LEAKAGE INTO PASSENGER COMPARTMENTOperation of the vehicle for prolonged periods with the cooling system at very high temperatures can result in cooling system damage which in rare instances may cause rupturing on the heat exchanger. In consequence high temperature coolantRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a bypass valve to the heat exchanger inlet and a non-return valve to the system. At the same time the heat exchanger box will be lined with absorbent foam.86500GOLF1GLW416006 to 1GMW82693501/08/198931/08/1991
25/01/96R/1995/089VWGolf and Jetta IIPOSSIBILITY OF COOLANT LEAKAGE INTO PASSENGER COMPARTMENTOperation of the vehicle for prolonged periods with the cooling system at very high temperatures can result in cooling system damage which in rare instances may cause rupturing on the heat exchanger. In consequence high temperature coolantRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a bypass valve to the heat exchanger inlet and a non-return valve to the system. At the same time the heat exchanger box will be lined with absorbent foam.86500JETTA01/08/198931/08/1991
25/01/96R/1996/001LTIFairway 95STEERING OUTPUT SHAFT FAILUREAs a result of a machining discrepancy the steering box output shaft may fail resulting in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the steering boxes with quality assured versions.813FAIRWAYSCRF3B3KKRC081113 to SCRF3BKXSC08237901/10/199428/02/1995
27/01/96R/1995/079DAEWOONexiaENGINE BAY WIRING HARNESS DAMAGEThe engine bay wiring harness may be incorrectly routed allowing it to come into contact with components within the engine bay. This could result in damage to the harness.Recall the affected vehicles to re-route and install extra protection to the wiring harness. At the same time edge protection will be applied to certain brackets within the engine compartment to eliminate the risk of future chafing. Any damage already1969NEXIAALL vehicles produced BEFORE VIN 59600031/05/1995
01/02/96R/1996/002SEDDON ATKINSONPacer Narrow Track (M5)BRAKE CHAMBER CLAMP BOLT MAY FOUL FRONT BRAKE HOSE ELBOW CONNECTORUnder certain operating conditions the front axle brake chamber clamp bolt could foul the brake pipe elbow fitting where it passes through the chassis frame.Recall the affected vehicles and rotate the brake chamber clamp bolts through 90 degrees so that they are retained in the vertical position.50PACER91903 to 9308001/07/199430/04/1995
12/02/96R/1996/008VWGolf Passat and CorradoINSECURITY OF FAN BLADEThe pulley on the engine cooling fan may loosen causing the fan motor to seize leading to a possible electrical overload with fire risk.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified cooling fan and pulley.2054GOLF1HRW410004 to 1HSW41088901/01/199431/12/1995
12/02/96R/1996/008VWGolf Passat and CorradoINSECURITY OF FAN BLADEThe pulley on the engine cooling fan may loosen causing the fan motor to seize leading to a possible electrical overload with fire risk.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified cooling fan and pulley.2054CORRADO50RK003899 to 50SK00400101/01/199431/12/1995
12/02/96R/1996/008VWGolf Passat and CorradoINSECURITY OF FAN BLADEThe pulley on the engine cooling fan may loosen causing the fan motor to seize leading to a possible electrical overload with fire risk.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified cooling fan and pulley.2054PASSAT3ARE111447 to 3ASE15868401/01/199431/12/1995
12/02/96R/1996/012VAUXHALLFrontera Estate and Sport variant modelsFUEL TANK PROTECTIONIn the event of an exhaust tail pipe fracture an unacceptably high level of heat radiation may occur in the area surrounding the fuel tank.Recall the affected vehicles for the installation of a protective shield over the fuel tank.40042FRONTERANV500001 to TV82515801/04/1996
16/02/96R/1996/028OPTAREMetrorider IIDAMAGE TO FRONT BRAKE HOSESThe protective wire shroud on the front brake hoses may contact and in extreme cases puncture the rubber outer casing of the hose. This would allow fluid to escape and adversely affect the braking system.Operators of all affected vehicles have been contacted and advised to examine the subject hoses. Where a hose does not comply to the latest specification as indicated in the bulletin latest specification hoses will be supplied by OPTARE. The ope240METRORIDERFrom VN150028/10/199328/02/1996
19/02/96R/1996/024PORSCHE911INSECURITY OF TAIL PIPE COVER SLEEVEThe cover sleeve on the exhaust tail pipe may have been attached by two instead of four spot welds. There is therefore a possibility that the cover sleeve could detach from the tail pipe whilst driving.The affected vehicles will be recalled to Porsche dealers for inspection. Any tail pipes where the cover sleeves are attached by two welds will be replaced with four weld version pipes.18911Various01/01/199631/12/1996
23/02/96R/1996/031MERCEDES BENZT1RESTRICTED MOVEMENT OF HANDBRAKE PAWLAs a result of insufficient lubrication at the initial assembly the handbrake pawl operating rod may not have sufficient movement. This could inhibit its correct engagement in the teeth of the of the handbrake ratchet.Recall the affected vehicles for inspection of the handbrake unit and lubrication of the pawl mechanism. Any damaged parts will be replaced at the inspection.1647T1601-611 305926 to 31563901/01/199331/12/1994
23/02/96R/1996/037BMW3 SeriesSECURITY OF STUB AXLE MOUNTINGSThe three bolts which secure the stub axle to the spring strut may not have been fully torqued on initial assembly.Recall the affected vehicles and check the torque setting on the bolts involved retorqueing as required. Any bolts found to have been loose (as distinct from being insufficiently torqued) will be replaced.16003 SERIESTo be advised08/01/199630/01/1996
29/02/96R/1996/019SAAB900 ConvertibleMISALIGNMENT OF STEERING COLUMNThe steering column may have been misaligned during assembly. This could cause fatigue in the column and result in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles for inspection of the steering column. Where misalignment is found the steering column assembly will be replaced.1678S7010001 to S702596301/05/199430/07/1995
29/02/96R/1996/019SAAB900 ConvertibleMISALIGNMENT OF STEERING COLUMNThe steering column may have been misaligned during assembly. This could cause fatigue in the column and result in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles for inspection of the steering column. Where misalignment is found the steering column assembly will be replaced.1678900S7000001 to S700283701/05/199430/07/1995
29/02/96R/1996/019SAAB900 ConvertibleMISALIGNMENT OF STEERING COLUMNThe steering column may have been misaligned during assembly. This could cause fatigue in the column and result in loss of steering control.Recall the affected vehicles for inspection of the steering column. Where misalignment is found the steering column assembly will be replaced.1678T7000001 to T700015301/05/199430/07/1995
29/02/96R/1996/035MERCEDES BENZT2FRACTURE OF METAL BRAKE PIPEAs a result of vibration the metal pipe from the brake master cylinder to the residual pressure valve may fracture resulting in the loss of the rear braking circuit. Because of the unique body design specific to one customer in the UK market no otherRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of two new metal brake pipes which have an improved securing arrangement.221T2Various01/01/199531/12/1995
01/03/96RM/96/001YAMAHAFZR600RTHE REAR SUSPENSION DAMPER ROD MAY BREAKUnder certain operating conditions there is a possibility that the rear suspension unit damper rod may break.Recall the affected machines for replacement of the original suspension units with re-designed versions.17994JH-031101 to 4JH-03282101/01/199431/12/1995
01/03/96RM/96/001YAMAHAFZR600RTHE REAR SUSPENSION DAMPER ROD MAY BREAKUnder certain operating conditions there is a possibility that the rear suspension unit damper rod may break.Recall the affected machines for replacement of the original suspension units with re-designed versions.1799FZR600R4JH-000101 to 4JH-00580001/01/199431/12/1995
08/03/96R/1996/036LEYLAND DAFF75 F85 & F95FAILURE OF POWER STEERING PUMPA gear wheel in the power steering pump may crack causing loss of steering power assistance.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the power steering pump with a unit having a production date of 20A96 or greater.3985 SERIES01/02/199628/02/1996
08/03/96R/1996/036LEYLAND DAFF75 F85 & F95FAILURE OF POWER STEERING PUMPA gear wheel in the power steering pump may crack causing loss of steering power assistance.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the power steering pump with a unit having a production date of 20A96 or greater.3995 SERIES01/02/199628/02/1996
08/03/96R/1996/036LEYLAND DAFF75 F85 & F95FAILURE OF POWER STEERING PUMPA gear wheel in the power steering pump may crack causing loss of steering power assistance.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the power steering pump with a unit having a production date of 20A96 or greater.3975 SERIESE433574 to E43388401/02/199628/02/1996
12/03/96R/1996/021FIATBarchettaSECURITY OF SEAT BELTA number of the subject vehicles have been fitted with seat belts manufactured by TRW the attachment systems of which may not remain secure in an accident situation.Recall the affected vehicles check the date of production on the seat belt buckles and replace those within the critical batch.12BARCHETTA0001 to 1164530/11/1995
12/03/96R/1996/026ALFA ROMEOSpider and GTVSECURITY OF SEAT BELTA number of the subject vehicles have been fitted with seat belts manufactured by TRW the attachment systems of which may not remain secure in an accident situation.Recall the affected vehicles check the date of production on the seat belt buckles and replace those within the critical batch.12GTV30/11/1995
12/03/96R/1996/026ALFA ROMEOSpider and GTVSECURITY OF SEAT BELTA number of the subject vehicles have been fitted with seat belts manufactured by TRW the attachment systems of which may not remain secure in an accident situation.Recall the affected vehicles check the date of production on the seat belt buckles and replace those within the critical batch.12SPIDERZAR9160000600000 to ZAR9160000600986730/11/1995
12/03/96R/1996/020ALFA ROMEOSpider and GTVREAR BRAKE HOSE MAY CHAFE SUSPENSIONWhen fully loaded the rear brake hoses may contact the anti roll-bar upper attachments and a plastic shield. This could damage the hoses and cause fluid loss with a consequent reduction in braking efficiency.Recall the affected vehicles for rerouting of the rear brake hoses. Any hose found to be damaged will be replaced.12SPIDERZAR916000000000 to ZAR9160000601191930/11/1995
12/03/96R/1996/020ALFA ROMEOSpider and GTVREAR BRAKE HOSE MAY CHAFE SUSPENSIONWhen fully loaded the rear brake hoses may contact the anti roll-bar upper attachments and a plastic shield. This could damage the hoses and cause fluid loss with a consequent reduction in braking efficiency.Recall the affected vehicles for rerouting of the rear brake hoses. Any hose found to be damaged will be replaced.12GTV30/11/1995
12/03/96R/1996/033LEYLAND DAFF45POSSIBLE DETACHMENT OF PROPELLOR SHAFTOn vehicles fitted with the ZF S5 42 gearbox the output flange nut may loosen. This could result in detachment of the propellor shaft.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a lock washer to prevent loosening of the output flange nut.1888745 SERIESL051058 to L12957201/02/199130/11/1994
15/03/96R/1996/040FORDMondeo (Except V6 variants)POSSIBLE FAILURE OF OFFSIDE FRONT BRAKE CALIPERIt is possible that some Mondeo vehicles may have been fitted with a right hand front brake caliper where the casting is not to specification. In time this may result in fluid leakage with the loss of one brake circuit.Recall the affected vehicles for a check on the manufacturing date of the subject caliper. Caliper units falling within the affected range will be replaced.1812MONDEOSU10/10/199512/10/1995
29/03/96R/1996/032LAND ROVERNew Range RoverCRACKING OF REAR SUSPENSION COMPOSITE LINKSThe rear suspension composite links are below specification and may develop small stress cracks at the aluminium eye end. Failure of the link(s) would affect the security of the rear axle.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the suspension links with quality assured examples.2805RANGE ROVERLP300000 to LP30975801/06/199431/03/1995
09/04/96R/1996/005SEDDON ATKINSONStrato (T6 and M6)FOUL CONDITION BETWEEN STARTER SOLENOID AND FUEL INJECTION PUMPIt is possible that a terminal on the starter solenoid may foul on the fuel injection pump causing a short circuit and a potential risk of fire.Recall the affected vehicles and reposition/rotate the starter solenoid on the engine mounting bracket to effect a non foul condition.491STRATO91220 to 9275301/11/199331/01/1995
12/04/96RTW/96/002MARANGONI165 R13 M500TYRE CRACKING AT JOIN OF TREAD AND SIDEWALLA specific batch of Marangoni 165 R13 M500 tyres may experience pressure loss due to cracking at the join of the tread and sidewall.The importer has written to all end users of the subject tyres advising them to take their vehicle back to the supplier to have the tyre inspected. Any tyres found to belong to the suspect batch will be replaced.500165 R13 M50001/01/1993
22/04/96R/1996/046PROTONPersona (3 4 & 5 Door)LEAKAGE FROM FUEL TANKAs a consequence of broken or missing spot welds leakage from the fuel tank may occur at the fuel pump mounting flange.Recall the affected vehicles for inspection of the fuel tanks. Where any spot welds are broken or missing the fuel tank will be replaced.285PERSONA007100 to 007385
23/04/96R/1996/041FERRARI512MPOSSIBLE LOSS OF TYRE PRESSUREThe bolts securing the components of the multi piece wheel rim may loosen slightly. This can result in loss of tyre pressure.Recall the affected vehicles and replace the wheel rims with quality assured examples secured by bolts treated with locking compound.27512ZFFVA40B00100554 to ZFFVA40B0010299701/01/199431/12/1995
25/04/96R/1996/010SEATToledoSEIZURE OF COOLING FAN MOTORThe bearing on the engine cooling fan may seize resulting in an electrical overload with potential fire risk.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a cooling fan which incorporates a modified bearing.1509TOLEDOVSSZZZ1LZZD221474 to VSSZZZ1LZZD3395001/01/199331/12/1995
25/04/96R/1996/011SEATToledoINSECURITY OF FAN BLADEThe pulley on the engine cooling fan may loosen causing the fan motor to seize leading to a possible electrical overload with fire risk.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified cooling fan and pulley.64TOLEDOVSSZZZ1LZZD337951 to VSSZZZ1LZZD34293901/01/199531/12/1995
25/04/96R/1996/011SEATToledoINSECURITY OF FAN BLADEThe pulley on the engine cooling fan may loosen causing the fan motor to seize leading to a possible electrical overload with fire risk.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified cooling fan and pulley.64VSSZZZ1LZZR000001 to VSSZZZ1LZZR01880001/01/199531/12/1995
26/04/96R/1996/051FORDScorpio (all variants)INSECURITY OF REAR AXLEOn vehicles where the rear axle mounting arrangement is by means of studs and bolts the axle assembly may become loose to the vehicle underbody.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of modified axle mounting blocks to the vehicle underbody and replacement of the subject studs and nuts by bolts.1063SCORPIOTR TA05/02/199614/03/1996
07/05/96RM/96/003KAWASAKIVN800-A1 R750-C4 ZR750-C5 ZX600-E2 ZX600-E3 & ZR550-B6FAILURE OF DRIVE CHAINAs a result of incorrect heat treatment the drive chain may crack and ultimately fail. This campaign includes some machines already actioned under recall RM95/2 which may have been fitted with incorrect chains at that time.Recall the affected machines and replace the drive chain with a quality assured version.644ZR750C4
07/05/96RM/96/003KAWASAKIVN800-A1 R750-C4 ZR750-C5 ZX600-E2 ZX600-E3 & ZR550-B6FAILURE OF DRIVE CHAINAs a result of incorrect heat treatment the drive chain may crack and ultimately fail. This campaign includes some machines already actioned under recall RM95/2 which may have been fitted with incorrect chains at that time.Recall the affected machines and replace the drive chain with a quality assured version.644ZX600E3
07/05/96RM/96/003KAWASAKIVN800-A1 R750-C4 ZR750-C5 ZX600-E2 ZX600-E3 & ZR550-B6FAILURE OF DRIVE CHAINAs a result of incorrect heat treatment the drive chain may crack and ultimately fail. This campaign includes some machines already actioned under recall RM95/2 which may have been fitted with incorrect chains at that time.Recall the affected machines and replace the drive chain with a quality assured version.644ZX600E2
07/05/96RM/96/003KAWASAKIVN800-A1 R750-C4 ZR750-C5 ZX600-E2 ZX600-E3 & ZR550-B6FAILURE OF DRIVE CHAINAs a result of incorrect heat treatment the drive chain may crack and ultimately fail. This campaign includes some machines already actioned under recall RM95/2 which may have been fitted with incorrect chains at that time.Recall the affected machines and replace the drive chain with a quality assured version.644VN800A1Various
07/05/96RM/96/003KAWASAKIVN800-A1 R750-C4 ZR750-C5 ZX600-E2 ZX600-E3 & ZR550-B6FAILURE OF DRIVE CHAINAs a result of incorrect heat treatment the drive chain may crack and ultimately fail. This campaign includes some machines already actioned under recall RM95/2 which may have been fitted with incorrect chains at that time.Recall the affected machines and replace the drive chain with a quality assured version.644ZR750C5
07/05/96RM/96/003KAWASAKIVN800-A1 R750-C4 ZR750-C5 ZX600-E2 ZX600-E3 & ZR550-B6FAILURE OF DRIVE CHAINAs a result of incorrect heat treatment the drive chain may crack and ultimately fail. This campaign includes some machines already actioned under recall RM95/2 which may have been fitted with incorrect chains at that time.Recall the affected machines and replace the drive chain with a quality assured version.644ZR550B6
10/05/96R/1996/043ROVER600 SeriesPOSSIBLE INSECURITY OF STEERING GEARBOXThe steering gearbox securing bolts may not have been tightened in the correct sequence. This could result in relaxation of the retaining torque at the pinion end with a reduction in steering precision and the possibility of stiffnessRecall the affected vehicles and remove the steering box pinion end bolts one by one to check the condition of the threads Any bolt showing signs of thread damage will be replaced and in all cases the bolts will be retightened in the correct sequence21634600 SERIESRH181411 to RH24673201/12/199421/12/1995
16/05/96R/1996/060JEEPCherokee and Grand CherokeePOWER DISTRIBUTION FUSE LINKThe fasteners securing the alternator circuit fuse to the power distribution centre may not be correctly clamped. This could result in arcing at the connection with a possibility of an under bonnet fire.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the power distribution centre fuse with a fuse link.349CHEROKEETo follow25/08/199526/08/1995
16/05/96R/1996/060JEEPCherokee and Grand CherokeePOWER DISTRIBUTION FUSE LINKThe fasteners securing the alternator circuit fuse to the power distribution centre may not be correctly clamped. This could result in arcing at the connection with a possibility of an under bonnet fire.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the power distribution centre fuse with a fuse link.349GRAND CHEROKEE25/08/199526/08/1995
17/05/96RCOMP/96/001KLIPPANCarrytot & MothercareFRACTURE OF CARRYING HANDLEThe seat carrying handle may fracture.The manufacturer is contacting owners via an advert in most popular newspapers as well as issuing a press release to relevant magazines. This will advise owners to contact the manufacturer on a dedicated hot line when on advising of the seat manufacturer31170MOTHERCARE CARRY SEAT
17/05/96RCOMP/96/001KLIPPANCarrytot & MothercareFRACTURE OF CARRYING HANDLEThe seat carrying handle may fracture.The manufacturer is contacting owners via an advert in most popular newspapers as well as issuing a press release to relevant magazines. This will advise owners to contact the manufacturer on a dedicated hot line when on advising of the seat manufacturer31170CARRYTOT CARRYSEAT
23/05/96R/1996/061SAAB900 5 DoorSPECIFICATION OF SEAT BELT TONGUEThe tongue at the end of the seat belt has not been hardened to the correct specification.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the seat belt assembly.351900T2028652 to T203177501/09/199531/10/1995
01/06/96RTW/98/002TRAYALT100TYRE MAY LOSE PRESSUREPossibility that the tyres may progressively lose pressure in service due to breaching of thin spots in the tyre inner liner.Recall potentially affected tyres and replace with quality assured units.500T100
05/06/96R/1996/082RATCLIFF TAIL LIFTSRS 250/1POSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL CHAIR LIFT PLATFORMThe wheel chair lift may collapse due to weld failure. Whilst this is likely to be restricted to a particular batch of units the manufacturer will rework all the subject lifts as a precautionary measure.The end user will be advised by the manufacturer to take affected vehicles to Ratcliff agents for inspection and if required modification.82RS250/1Various01/01/198631/12/1996
10/06/96R/1996/059FORDAll new model FiestasVARIOUS - BRAKE AND CLUTCH RELATED1) Due to a defect in the clutch master cylinder the clutch may not disengage. 2) Water ingress to brake servo. 3) The front brake hoses may be incorrectly routed and could in some circumstances contact the retaining bracket nut. 4) Possible contaminationRecall the affected vehicles and:- 1) Check build date and replace clutch master cylinder where required. 2) Fit a water shield to the brake servo to protect the servo push rod. 3) Check the routing of the front brake hoses re-routing where required.2704FIESTASS ST SJ SU SM SP TB TR TA TG TC01/07/199531/05/1996
20/06/96R/1996/063FORDTransitTYRE PLY RATING MAY BE INCORRECTIt is possible that 6 ply rated tyres may have been fitted instead of the 8 ply rated tyres specified.Recall the affected vehicles to have the tyre ply ratings checked and where necessary to have correctly rated tyres fitted.74TRANSITSD SE SL SY SS ST SJ SU SM SP01/03/199511/12/1995
24/06/96R/1996/057FODEN2/3/4000 SeriesPOSSIBLE DISINTEGRATION OF AIR DRYERDesiccant granules in the Haldex air dryer can become pulverised and cause an internal blockage in the unit. The consequent pressure increase in the dryer may cause the unit to explode.Recall the affected vehicles and depending on chassis type either:- A) On 4500 Series fit a "ping" tank between the compressor and the air dryer and change the desiccant cartridge. In addition a tamper proof safety valve will be fitted to the dryer3172000 SERIESVarious30/06/1995
24/06/96R/1996/057FODEN2/3/4000 SeriesPOSSIBLE DISINTEGRATION OF AIR DRYERDesiccant granules in the Haldex air dryer can become pulverised and cause an internal blockage in the unit. The consequent pressure increase in the dryer may cause the unit to explode.Recall the affected vehicles and depending on chassis type either:- A) On 4500 Series fit a "ping" tank between the compressor and the air dryer and change the desiccant cartridge. In addition a tamper proof safety valve will be fitted to the dryer3173000 SERIES30/06/1995
24/06/96R/1996/057FODEN2/3/4000 SeriesPOSSIBLE DISINTEGRATION OF AIR DRYERDesiccant granules in the Haldex air dryer can become pulverised and cause an internal blockage in the unit. The consequent pressure increase in the dryer may cause the unit to explode.Recall the affected vehicles and depending on chassis type either:- A) On 4500 Series fit a "ping" tank between the compressor and the air dryer and change the desiccant cartridge. In addition a tamper proof safety valve will be fitted to the dryer3174000 SERIES30/06/1995
01/07/96R/1996/049AUDIA8LOSS OF TYRE PRESSUREIn high stress conditions the tyres fitted to the subject vehicles may lose pressure. The tyres concerned are Michelin size 225/60R 1698W CXKA.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Audi dealers to allow the tyres to be identified and replaced where appropriate.144WAU ZZZ 4D Z TN 000 001 to WAU ZZZ 4D Z TN 002 68101/01/199631/12/1996
01/07/96R/1996/049AUDIA8LOSS OF TYRE PRESSUREIn high stress conditions the tyres fitted to the subject vehicles may lose pressure. The tyres concerned are Michelin size 225/60R 1698W CXKA.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Audi dealers to allow the tyres to be identified and replaced where appropriate.144A8WAU ZZZ 4D Z RN 000 001 to WAU ZZZ 4D Z RN 001 51001/01/199631/12/1996
01/07/96R/1996/049AUDIA8LOSS OF TYRE PRESSUREIn high stress conditions the tyres fitted to the subject vehicles may lose pressure. The tyres concerned are Michelin size 225/60R 1698W CXKA.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Audi dealers to allow the tyres to be identified and replaced where appropriate.144WAU ZZZ 4D Z SN 000 001 to WAU ZZZ 4D Z SN 010 48601/01/199631/12/1996
16/07/96RPT/96/002AL-KO KOBERChassis produced between 04 March 1996 & 25 May 1996BRAKING SYSTEM MAY NOT OPERATEAs a result of a small dimensional error the Bowden cable which actuates the braking system could detach. Should this occur the braking system would fail to operate.The affected caravans are being recalled to have the subject cables replaced with quality assured versions.6000CHASSIS BETWEEN 04/04/1996 & 25/05/1996Various04/03/199625/05/1996
22/07/96R/1996/068VOLVO TRUCKFL6POSSIBLE DISINTEGRATION OF TURBOCHARGERThere have been instances where the turbocharger shaft wheel assembly has been ground to the incorrect tolerances. This may cause the turbocharger to disintegrate into small pieces.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the turbochargers with quality assured units.137FL6160323 - 162690
23/07/96R/1996/065DENNISJavelinSECURITY OF FRONT AXLE CARRIER BOLTSOn the subject vehicles the wheel carrier bolts on each front hub may not have been tightened to the specified torque. This could result in detachment of the road wheel.Dennis Specialist Vehicles have written to the operators of all potentially affected vehicles advising that the carrier bolts should be checked and tightened where necessary to ensure adherence to the manufacturers specification.153JAVELIN1353 1362 1363 and 1365 to 173401/07/199530/07/1996
25/07/96RCOMP/96/003TOYOTARoof RackSECURITY OF ROOF RACKUnder certain loading conditions or as a result of incorrect installation the roof rack may become loose and fall from the vehicle.Owners who have purchased the subject roof racks are being contacted by Toyota dealers and requested to take the vehicles back for the fitment of improved clamps to the roof rack system.50ROOF RACK
25/07/96R/1996/076TRUCK ALIGNMercedes Benz 811 D - PCV - Converted to air suspensionFAILURE OF REAR SPRINGSInstances of breakage of the rear springs have occurred with adverse affect on the location of the rear axle.Truck-Alignment Co Ltd are writing to all end users of these vehicles advising the operators to:- A) Carry out an immediate inspection of the rear suspension. B) Contact the convertor via a proforma regarding a modification which will involve rep244811 ON AIR SUSPENSIONVarious
29/07/96R/1996/054SEDDON ATKINSONStratoPOSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLThe steering box extension may have been omitted during build. In consequence the steering shaft could pull off the steering box when the cab is tilted resulting in loss of steering.Recall the affected vehicles and where required fit the extension to the steering box. At the same time new clamp bolts and nuts will be fitted to the steering shaft assemblies.179STRATO92070 - 9422801/08/199431/03/1996
29/07/96R/1996/054SEDDON ATKINSONStratoPOSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLThe steering box extension may have been omitted during build. In consequence the steering shaft could pull off the steering box when the cab is tilted resulting in loss of steering.Recall the affected vehicles and where required fit the extension to the steering box. At the same time new clamp bolts and nuts will be fitted to the steering shaft assemblies.17993273 - 9423801/08/199431/03/1996
08/08/96R/1996/070RENAULTSafrane and LagunaAIR BAG WARNING LIGHTOn vehicles equipped with both driver and passenger air bags unscheduled illumination of the air bag warning light may occur in conditions of low ambient temperature.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified computer to the air bag system551LAGUNA01/07/199531/12/1995
08/08/96R/1996/070RENAULTSafrane and LagunaAIR BAG WARNING LIGHTOn vehicles equipped with both driver and passenger air bags unscheduled illumination of the air bag warning light may occur in conditions of low ambient temperature.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a modified computer to the air bag system551SAFRANEVarious01/07/199531/12/1995
16/08/96R/1996/064CITROENZX1)SEAT BELT BUCKLE MAY JAM FOLLOWING NORMAL OPERATION OF PRETENSIONER 2)INVOLUNTARY OPERATION OF DRIVERS AIR BAG1) The seat belt may jam following normal operation of the seat belt pretensioners in an accident. 2) The drivers airbag may deploy involuntarily.Recall the affected vehicles and:- 1) Replace the original seat belt buckle and its associated pretensioner control by new Autoliv components. 2) Upgrade the drivers airbag to the latest specification.25367ZXVarious01/11/199431/03/1995
27/08/96R/1996/081VOLVO TRUCKFL7INSECURITY OF CAB MOUNTING CAP BOLTSThere have been instances where the cab mounting cap bolts have been found to be loose.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the subject bolts replaced. Any cab mounting brackets found to be cracked will be replaced at the same time.44FL7Various
30/08/96R/1996/058VOLVO CAR440 460 & 480POSSIBILITY OF AN UNDERBONNET FIREA faulty electrical connection at the rear of the alternator can cause arcing with a possible risk of an underbonnet fire.Recall the affected vehicles for:- A) The installation of a line fuse between the battery and the B+ connection on the alternator. B) Install a non rotational device at the B+ connection at the rear of the alternator. Any B+ cable showing signs of damage92823400 SERIESVarious01/01/199131/12/1995
10/09/96R/1996/085RENAULT VIMessengerSECURITY OF STEERING UNIVERSAL JOINTUnder certain operating conditions the steering universal joint locking bolt may detach. This would affect directional control of the vehicle.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the steering universal joint.39MESSENGERVarious
18/09/96R/1996/084FORDNew Fiesta and CourierPOSSIBLE CONTAMINATION OF BRAKE FLUIDThe clutch system hydraulic hoses have been manufactured from a material which contains mineral oil. Since the clutch and brake systems share a common fluid reservoir fluid from the clutch system which has been contaminated by contact with the hoses may mRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of new seals to the brake master cylinder. At the same time the brake/clutch hydraulic systems will be purged of the original fluid and new clutch hoses will be fitted. In addition vehicles built prior81112FIESTASS ST SJ SU SM SP TB TR TA TG TC TK TD & TE01/07/199530/07/1996
18/09/96R/1996/084FORDNew Fiesta and CourierPOSSIBLE CONTAMINATION OF BRAKE FLUIDThe clutch system hydraulic hoses have been manufactured from a material which contains mineral oil. Since the clutch and brake systems share a common fluid reservoir fluid from the clutch system which has been contaminated by contact with the hoses may mRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of new seals to the brake master cylinder. At the same time the brake/clutch hydraulic systems will be purged of the original fluid and new clutch hoses will be fitted. In addition vehicles built prior81112COURIER01/07/199530/07/1996
30/09/96R/1996/093VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONPOSSIBLE BLOCKAGE OF INJECTION PUMP CONTROL RODOn a specific batch of fuel injection pump pressure valve retainers the bottom washer may come undone. This would cause the valve to drop on to the pump element and in extreme cases fragments may block the control rod.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original pressure valve retainers with quality assured examples.138B10L
30/09/96R/1996/093VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONPOSSIBLE BLOCKAGE OF INJECTION PUMP CONTROL RODOn a specific batch of fuel injection pump pressure valve retainers the bottom washer may come undone. This would cause the valve to drop on to the pump element and in extreme cases fragments may block the control rod.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original pressure valve retainers with quality assured examples.138VON
30/09/96R/1996/093VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONPOSSIBLE BLOCKAGE OF INJECTION PUMP CONTROL RODOn a specific batch of fuel injection pump pressure valve retainers the bottom washer may come undone. This would cause the valve to drop on to the pump element and in extreme cases fragments may block the control rod.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original pressure valve retainers with quality assured examples.138B10BVarious
30/09/96R/1996/093VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONPOSSIBLE BLOCKAGE OF INJECTION PUMP CONTROL RODOn a specific batch of fuel injection pump pressure valve retainers the bottom washer may come undone. This would cause the valve to drop on to the pump element and in extreme cases fragments may block the control rod.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original pressure valve retainers with quality assured examples.138B10M
04/10/96R/1996/094VOLVO TRUCKFL10CRACKING OF STEERING PITMAN ARMThere have been instances of some steering Pitman arms cracking.Recall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original Pitman arms with quality assured versions.38FL10Various
15/10/96R/1997/006STOVESVanette 4000 series hob as fitted to certain bodied MotorhomesPOSSIBLE EXPLOSION RISKGas leakage may occur between the gas tap and the gas rail with a consequent risk of explosion.Engineers from Stoves plc will check the torque of the relevant gas connection and rectify any looseness where required.333VANETTEVarious01/03/199531/10/1995
21/10/96R/1996/095FORDGalaxy (all variants)BRAKING SYSTEM MAY OVERHEATVehicles built during the period covered by the recall may have been fitted with a brake servo which incorporates an out of specification seal on the output shaft. This could result in excessive "drag" on the brake pushrod preventing the brakeRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a supplementary return spring between the brake pedal and the brake servo housing.4004GALAXYTG TC TK and TD29/04/199619/07/1996
22/10/96R/1996/072MERCEDES BENZ140POSSIBLE LOSS OF BRAKE VACUUM ASSISTANCEIn a small number of cases leaks may occur in the vacuum line between the engine and the power brake unit. This would result in a need for increased brake pedal pressure when braking.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of the latest version vacuum line.2233140Various01/01/199131/12/1995
23/10/96R/1996/080MAZDA121 (ZQ)CONTAMINATION OF BRAKING SYSTEM FLUIDThe clutch system hydraulic hoses on affected vehicles have been manufactured from a material containing mineral oil. As the clutch & brake systems share a common reservoir fluid from the clutch system which has been contaminated by contact with the hRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of new seals to the brake master cylinder. At the same time the brake/clutch hydraulic systems will be purged of the original fluid and replenished. New clutch hoses will also be fitted.1754121SP TA TB TC TD TG TK TR01/01/199530/07/1996
25/10/96R/1996/099VOLVO CAR850 2.5 Litre 20 ValvePOSSIBILITY OF THROTTLE STICKINGThe throttle plate screws may not have been sufficiently torqued. This could result in sticking of the throttle.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a replacement throttle housing.795256997 - 31134001/01/199630/06/1997
25/10/96R/1996/099VOLVO CAR850 2.5 Litre 20 ValvePOSSIBILITY OF THROTTLE STICKINGThe throttle plate screws may not have been sufficiently torqued. This could result in sticking of the throttle.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a replacement throttle housing.795800 SERIES332305 - 37648501/01/199630/06/1997
29/10/96R/1996/087PEUGEOT405FUEL FEED PIPE SEEPAGEDue to possible defective sealing there is a risk of seepage from the fuel feed pipe where it connects to the injector rail on some 405 models.All vehicles potentially affected by this campaign are being recalled to Peugeot dealers for the fitment of a modified clip to the fuel feed pipe.12912VF34BBFZ4 VF34EBFZ2 and VF34EBFZ4 for 1.6 models)01/09/199301/05/1996
29/10/96R/1996/087PEUGEOT405FUEL FEED PIPE SEEPAGEDue to possible defective sealing there is a risk of seepage from the fuel feed pipe where it connects to the injector rail on some 405 models.All vehicles potentially affected by this campaign are being recalled to Peugeot dealers for the fitment of a modified clip to the fuel feed pipe.12912VF34ELFZ2 and VF34ELFZ4 for 1.8 models and VF34BBFZ2 01/09/199301/05/1996
29/10/96R/1996/087PEUGEOT405FUEL FEED PIPE SEEPAGEDue to possible defective sealing there is a risk of seepage from the fuel feed pipe where it connects to the injector rail on some 405 models.All vehicles potentially affected by this campaign are being recalled to Peugeot dealers for the fitment of a modified clip to the fuel feed pipe.1291240571131782 to 71476429 (with prefixes VF34BLFZ2 VF34BLFZ4 01/09/199301/05/1996
01/11/96R/1996/103VOLVO TRUCKFH12FRACTURE OF BRAKE CHAMBER SUPPORT BRACKETSInstances of cracking or breakage of the brake chamber support brackets have occurred on the second steering axle of the subject vehicles.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of modified brake chamber support brackets.2055Up to 753857 (Irvine built)
01/11/96R/1996/103VOLVO TRUCKFH12FRACTURE OF BRAKE CHAMBER SUPPORT BRACKETSInstances of cracking or breakage of the brake chamber support brackets have occurred on the second steering axle of the subject vehicles.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of modified brake chamber support brackets.2055FH12Up to 253928 (Swedish built)
07/11/96R/1996/102DENNIS EAGLEElite 6x2 Link SteerPOSSIBLE AXLE MISALIGNMENTThere is a possibility that the drive axle and/or the link steer axle "U" bolts nuts were not fully torqued during build. This may result in misalignment of the axles.Dennis Eagle have contacted the operators of all the vehicles concerned both by telephone and in writing advising them to check and retorque the subject bolts immediately notifying the manufacturer in writing when this action has been completed.112ELITEVarious non sequential01/01/199431/12/1996
08/11/96R/1996/073VWCorradoPOSSIBILITY OF COOLANT LEAKAGE INTO PASSENGER COMPARTMENTOperation of the vehicle for prolonged periods with the cooling system at very high temperatures can result in cooling system damage which in rare instances may cause rupturing of the heat exchanger In consequence high temperature coolant may enter theRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a bypass valve to the heat exchanger inlet and a non-return valve to the system. At the same time the heat exchanger box will be lined with absorbent foam.1159CORRADOWVW...50.KK 000 001 to WVW...50.KK 014 92701/08/198831/12/1989
08/11/96R/1996/073VWCorradoPOSSIBILITY OF COOLANT LEAKAGE INTO PASSENGER COMPARTMENTOperation of the vehicle for prolonged periods with the cooling system at very high temperatures can result in cooling system damage which in rare instances may cause rupturing of the heat exchanger In consequence high temperature coolant may enter theRecall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a bypass valve to the heat exchanger inlet and a non-return valve to the system. At the same time the heat exchanger box will be lined with absorbent foam.1159WVW...50.LK 000 001 to WVW...50.LK 012 69301/08/198831/12/1989
11/11/96RM/96/004MOTO GUZZI1100 Sport (Carb)CRACKING OF REAR SEAT SUBFRAMEInstances of cracking of the rear seat subframe have occurred.The affected machines are being recalled to have the sub- frame checked. Any cracked examples will be replaced and in all cases the securing bolts will be removed and the threads treated with Loctite before re-assembly.2131100 SPORTKE11190 to KE13379 (inc)01/01/199431/12/1996
13/11/96R/1996/055HYUNDAILantraFRACTURE OF REAR SUSPENSION BOLTThe rear suspension trailing arm bolts may develop material flaws if exposed to severe corrosive operating conditions. In extreme circumstances this defect could induce the bolt to fracture and consequently lead to the partial detachment of theRecall the affected vehicles for replacement of the original trailing arm bolts with those of an improved material.15727LANTRAVarious01/01/199131/12/1996
25/11/96R/1996/110VOLVO TRUCKFL7 FL10 FL12CRACKING OF REAR SUSPENSION VEE STAYSInstances of cracking on the tube section of the rear suspension vee stays have occurred.The vee stays on affected vehicles are being inspected for cracks by Volvo dealers. Where there is no evidence of cracking the stays will be strengthened by the fitment of re-inforcing clamps. In cases where cracking has occurred this will be repaired633FL10754813 to 755722 (Irvine build)
25/11/96R/1996/110VOLVO TRUCKFL7 FL10 FL12CRACKING OF REAR SUSPENSION VEE STAYSInstances of cracking on the tube section of the rear suspension vee stays have occurred.The vee stays on affected vehicles are being inspected for cracks by Volvo dealers. Where there is no evidence of cracking the stays will be strengthened by the fitment of re-inforcing clamps. In cases where cracking has occurred this will be repaired633FL7258990 to 264452 (Swedish Built)
25/11/96R/1996/110VOLVO TRUCKFL7 FL10 FL12CRACKING OF REAR SUSPENSION VEE STAYSInstances of cracking on the tube section of the rear suspension vee stays have occurred.The vee stays on affected vehicles are being inspected for cracks by Volvo dealers. Where there is no evidence of cracking the stays will be strengthened by the fitment of re-inforcing clamps. In cases where cracking has occurred this will be repaired633FL12
29/11/96R/1996/088aTOYOTALandcruiserLOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe rotor blades in the brake vacuum pump may have a rough surface and be subject to wear. In the worst case the blades may break causing loss of brake vacuum assistance and resulting in increased stopping distances.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Toyota Dealers for replacement of the vacuum pump blades and rotor.3349LANDCRUISERJT111JT8000000002 to 0000301601/12/198930/06/1994
29/11/96R/1996/088aTOYOTALandcruiserLOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe rotor blades in the brake vacuum pump may have a rough surface and be subject to wear. In the worst case the blades may break causing loss of brake vacuum assistance and resulting in increased stopping distances.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Toyota Dealers for replacement of the vacuum pump blades and rotor.3349JT111TJ8008000005 to 0801073401/12/198930/06/1994
29/11/96R/1996/088aTOYOTALandcruiserLOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe rotor blades in the brake vacuum pump may have a rough surface and be subject to wear. In the worst case the blades may break causing loss of brake vacuum assistance and resulting in increased stopping distances.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Toyota Dealers for replacement of the vacuum pump blades and rotor.3349JT111TJ8007000016 to 0701799801/12/198930/06/1994
09/12/96R/1996/098FORDTransit ambulanceWIRING LOOM INSULATION ALSO SPLIT CHARGE RELAY CAPACITYOn some Transit Ambulance vehicles the split charge relay is insufficiently rated for its application. Additionally on these same vehicles the engine compartment wiring loom is equipped with unsatisfactory insulation.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of a new level charge relay. At the same time the engine compartment wiring loom will be inspected replaced if damaged or retaped with new level insulation tape if undamaged.160TRANSITTo be advised01/01/199131/12/1993
11/12/96R/1996/104VOLVO TRUCKFL6WHEEL HUB SECURITYThere is a possibility that the front and rear wheel hubs on both the left and right hand sides of the vehicle were not properly secured to the axles at initial assembly.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the hub security arrangement checked and where necessary rectified. Any parts found to be damaged as a result of insecurity will be replaced at the same time.40FL6147947 to 149613
12/12/96R/1996/038ASTON MARTINDB7 Coupe and VolanteNON OPERATION OF BRAKE FLUID WARNING LAMP CHECK FACILITYShould the low brake fluid warning lamp bulb fail the bulb check facility is not enabled to check this condition.The affected vehicles are being recalled by the manufacturer for a minor wiring modification to the circuit concerned.139VOLANTE01/04/199630/11/1996
12/12/96R/1996/038ASTON MARTINDB7 Coupe and VolanteNON OPERATION OF BRAKE FLUID WARNING LAMP CHECK FACILITYShould the low brake fluid warning lamp bulb fail the bulb check facility is not enabled to check this condition.The affected vehicles are being recalled by the manufacturer for a minor wiring modification to the circuit concerned.139DB7Various01/04/199630/11/1996
18/12/96R/1996/108VWPolo (steel wheels only)LOSS OF TYRE PRESSUREThe valve hole in the steel road wheel is 0.5mm out of its correct position. This results in a poor valve fit and loss of tyre air pressure.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the original wheels replaced with quality assured examples.2670POLOWVW...6N.VY036320 to WVW...6N.VY05658401/06/199630/06/1996