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24/01/97R/1996/101LAND ROVERDiscoveryLATCHING OF FRONT RIGHT HAND DOORUnder certain circumstances it is possible that the front right hand door may not latch properly.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the operation of the front right hand door checked. In all cases a modified screw will be fitted to the lock to eliminate the concern but where the check indicates that the latch may be binding22723LJ700000 to LJ70721014/04/199523/07/1996
24/01/97R/1996/101LAND ROVERDiscoveryLATCHING OF FRONT RIGHT HAND DOORUnder certain circumstances it is possible that the front right hand door may not latch properly.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the operation of the front right hand door checked. In all cases a modified screw will be fitted to the lock to eliminate the concern but where the check indicates that the latch may be binding22723LJ500032 to LJ53798514/04/199523/07/1996
24/01/97R/1996/101LAND ROVERDiscoveryLATCHING OF FRONT RIGHT HAND DOORUnder certain circumstances it is possible that the front right hand door may not latch properly.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the operation of the front right hand door checked. In all cases a modified screw will be fitted to the lock to eliminate the concern but where the check indicates that the latch may be binding22723DISCOVERYLJ156137 to LJ20000014/04/199523/07/1996
27/01/97R/1996/109SKODAFreeway VanCHAFING OF REAR BRAKE HOSESThe blanking bolts fitted to redundant seat belt mounting points may be excessively long and could chafe on the rear brake hoses. This could damage the hoses and lead to loss of brake fluid.The affected vehicles are being recalled for removal of the subject bolts. These are being replaced with a suitable plastic rivet.495FREEWAYVarious01/01/199031/12/1992
30/01/97R/1997/008LEYLAND DAF55 SeriesPOSSIBILITY OF INCORRECT BRAKE ACTUATORSOn a small number of vehicles incorrect brake actuators may be fitted to the front axle brakes.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the brake actuators inspected. Any incorrect units will be replaced with the correct type.6455 SERIESF143151 to L14490401/05/199630/07/1996
30/01/97R/1997/007LEYLAND DAFFA45 (EURO II)INOPERATIVE LOW FLUID WARNINGThe "low brake fluid" warning light wire between the cab connector and the engine plug at the back of the instrument panel may have been omitted.The affected vehicles are being recalled for the fitment of a link harness wire to the engine plug and connector.2145 SERIESL141233 to L14659501/05/199631/10/1996
30/01/97R/1996/106VWSharanFREEZING OF DOOR LOCKSRainwater may accumulate in the front door latch mechanism and whilst in a frozen condition may inhibit correct operation of the latches.Recall the affected vehicles and protect/lubricate the front door latch mechanisms with a special water repellent grease869SHARANWVW...7M.SV000001 to WVW...7M.TV02409201/04/199531/01/1996
01/02/97RM/97/001HARLEY DAVIDSONFLUNPREDICTABLE FUEL SUPPLY TO CARBURETTORThe use of reformulated petrol in combination with a particular usage pattern of the vacuum operated fuel valve by the rider can affect the supply of petrol to the carburettor and lead to unscheduled shutdown of the engine.The affected machines are being recalled for replacement of the original fuel valve diaphragm assembly with modified components.4352FLVarious01/01/199430/09/1996
05/02/97R/1996/112SEATAlhambraOVERHEATING OF BRAKE PADSThe brake servo may not release fully allowing the brake pads to remain in contact with the brake discs. This could result in possible overheating and loss of braking efficiency.Recall the affected vehicles for the fitment of an additional pull off spring to the brake servo.463ALHAMBRAWVW...7M.TV500116 to WVW...7M.TV504757
12/02/97R/1997/015VOLVO TRUCKFL6POSSIBLE FIRE RISKAs a result of the radio voltage transformers being incorrectly connected the master switch does not isolate the electrical system. It is therefore possible to start the engine with the master switch "OFF" which could melt the 3 amp voltage transformer and cause a fire within the vehicle.The affected vehicles are being recalled for the fitment of an alternative voltage transformer with modification to the associated wiring.20FL6157031 to 172645
17/02/97R/1996/116BERKHOFVogel seats in Berkhof vehiclesFRACTURE OF SEAT LEGSSome instances of fracture of the leg on Vogel seats have occurred on the coaches concerned.Owners of potentially affected coaches will be contacted by AVE Berkhof and requested to examine the seat legs. Where they are broken or show signs of impending failure replacements will be supplied by AVE Berkhof. Where legs are intact a kit to reinforce42VOGEL SEATSVarious
21/02/97R/1997/013PEUGEOT406THE STEERING COLUMN HARNESS MAY FOUL ON STEERING COLUMNOn some 406 models the steering column wiring harness may foul on the steering column and lead to electrical malfunction.The affected vehicles are being recalled to Peugeot dealers to have the subject harness repositioned.13387406Various01/11/199530/04/1996
27/02/97R/1997/001VWGolf and VentoPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF HEADLAMPSThe wiring harness can cause the headlamp switch to overheat with consequent failure of the headlamps.Recall the affected vehicles for modification to the light switch cable and replacement of the headlamp switch.9700VENTO01/11/199428/02/1995
27/02/97R/1997/001VWGolf and VentoPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF HEADLAMPSThe wiring harness can cause the headlamp switch to overheat with consequent failure of the headlamps.Recall the affected vehicles for modification to the light switch cable and replacement of the headlamp switch.9700GOLFWVW ZZZ 1HZ SW 231 501 to WVW ZZZ 1HZ SW 447 24401/11/199428/02/1995
21/03/97R/1997/023BENTLEYVariousPOSSIBLE FOULING OF BRAKE PIPESDue to incorrect routing of the pipes connecting the brake pumps to the hydraulic accumulators there is a possibility of a foul condition between these pipes which if not corrected could result in brake failure.The affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection of the hydraulic pipes concerned. Where pipe clearance is found to be insufficient this will be adjusted to accord with the manufacturers specification.35CONTINENTALVarious
21/03/97R/1997/023BENTLEYVariousPOSSIBLE FOULING OF BRAKE PIPESDue to incorrect routing of the pipes connecting the brake pumps to the hydraulic accumulators there is a possibility of a foul condition between these pipes which if not corrected could result in brake failure.The affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection of the hydraulic pipes concerned. Where pipe clearance is found to be insufficient this will be adjusted to accord with the manufacturers specification.35TURBO
21/03/97R/1997/022BENTLEYContinentalPOSSIBLE DETACHMENT OF FACIA PANELThere is a possibility that the SRS passenger air bag aluminium facia panel may become detached during air bag deployment with a risk of injury to occupants of the vehicle.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the SRS air bag facia panel and the adjacent matching facia air vent panels.13CONTINENTALVarious10/04/199622/01/1997
04/04/97R/1997/019JAGUARXK8POSSIBLE DISENGAGEMENT OF DIFF OUTPUT SHAFTResulting from a low incidence process concern at a supplier it has been found that the differential output shaft retaining rings on the rear suspension of a small number of XK8's may under extreme driving conditions become displaced. This can caThe subject vehicles are being recalled to Jaguar dealers to have the installation of the retaining rings inspected. Where the installation does not conform to the manufacturers specification the rings will be replaced with quality assured examples.805XK8001531 to 00630603/07/199611/11/1996
08/04/97R/1997/032DENNIS EAGLEElitePOSSIBLE FIRE RISKThe left hand lower noise shield may contact the vehicle silencer and cause heat damage to the shield. Whilst the shield is constructed of and supported by self extinguishing material trapped / collected debris or refuse in the area of the shieldDennis Eagle have written to operators of all affected vehicles advising them to remove the heat shield with immediate effect and to report back to the manufacturer that this has been done.610ELITEVIN commencing SA97 but not sequential01/01/199631/12/1997
11/04/97R/1997/011CITROENSaxo (3dr with SX trim)POSSIBLE DISENGAGEMENT OF DRIVING SEAT CATCHThere is a risk of disengagement of the drivers seat catch allowing the seat to move on its runners.The recall operation will check the security of the seat runner which will be replaced if necessary. In some cases replacement of the seat frame will be required.7309SAXOVarious30/09/1996
22/04/97R/1997/025MERCEDES BENZS ClassPOSSIBLE LOSS OF BRAKE FLUIDThere may be insufficient clearance between the front brake hoses and the tyre inner wall. In the long term this could result in damage to the brake hose(s) with a risk of fluid loss.The affected vehicles are being recalled for installation of a spacer to ensure adequate clearance between the front brake hoses and the tyre walls. Any hoses showing signs of previous contact will be changed.3096S CLASS275366 to 35620301/01/199531/12/1996
30/04/97R/1997/024SAAB900POSSIBILITY OF THE THROTTLE BINDINGBinding of the throttle lever may occur due to the possibility of white corrosion.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the zinc coated bushing in the throttle lever with a nickel coated version.22135R2000001 to V201966301/08/1993
30/04/97R/1997/024SAAB900POSSIBILITY OF THE THROTTLE BINDINGBinding of the throttle lever may occur due to the possibility of white corrosion.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the zinc coated bushing in the throttle lever with a nickel coated version.22135900S7000001 to S700364701/08/1993
14/05/97R/1997/044SCANIA TRUCK4 SeriesTORQUE OF DRAGLINK CLAMPA draglink clamp bolt may not have been tightened to the full torque requirement at assembly.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the clamp torque checked and tightened where required.2834 SERIESVarious01/01/199631/12/1996
14/05/97RM/97/003TRIUMPHDaytona T595 & Speed TripPOSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGEFuel leakage may occur between the fuel tank body and the fuel pump mounting plate.The affected machines are being recalled for the fitment of a modified seal between the tank and the fuel pump mounting plate.962DAYTONA046269 - 05047601/11/199631/03/1997
14/05/97RCOMP/97/001COSATTOGo Safe Pilot and NavigatorINCORRECT LABELLING OF PRODUCTA percentage of the subject seats were dispatched with a label giving incorrect information on seat orientation.Imp will:- 1) Suspend deliveries of new stock; 2) Contact retail customers & arrange for affected stock to be relabelled in-situ (independent) or returned to importer (multiple); 3) Write to people who have completed a guarantee card; 4) Advertise in se2364GO SAFE PILOT
14/05/97RCOMP/97/001COSATTOGo Safe Pilot and NavigatorINCORRECT LABELLING OF PRODUCTA percentage of the subject seats were dispatched with a label giving incorrect information on seat orientation.Imp will:- 1) Suspend deliveries of new stock; 2) Contact retail customers & arrange for affected stock to be relabelled in-situ (independent) or returned to importer (multiple); 3) Write to people who have completed a guarantee card; 4) Advertise in se2364GO SAFE NAVIGATORN/A
21/05/97R/1997/039ERFEC SERIESPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.120EC10To be advised01/05/199731/05/1997
21/05/97R/1997/039ERFEC SERIESPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.120EC6
21/05/97R/1997/039ERFEC SERIESPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.120EC8
21/05/97R/1997/039ERFEC SERIESPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.120EC1101/05/199731/05/1997
21/05/97R/1997/039ERFEC SERIESPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.120EC1201/05/199731/05/1997
21/05/97R/1997/039ERFEC SERIESPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.120EC1401/05/199731/05/1997
27/05/97R/1997/005BMW3 SeriesCORROSION ON LOWER STEERING SHAFTInstances of corrosion on the corrugated section of the lower steering shaft have occurred. This could lead to eventual weakening of the shaft.All vehicles fitted with corrugated type lower steering shafts will have them replaced with quality assured examples.800003 SERIESVarious01/02/199131/12/1994
28/05/97R/1997/041PEUGEOT106POSSIBLE CHAFING OF WIRING HARNESSIt is possible for the ignition switch harness to foul on the steering column coupling. This could lead to short circuiting and electrical malfunction.The affected vehicles are being recalled for the harness to be repositioned.15821106Various (non sequential)01/03/199630/11/1996
29/05/97R/1997/036RENAULTSport SpiderPOSSIBLE INSECURITY OF CERTAIN BALL JOINTSThe ball joints on the steering track rods and on the suspension rear parallelism adjustment may not be fully secure.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the original securing bolts for the components concerned replaced with new examples.34SPIDERVarious01/01/199631/12/1997
29/05/97R/1997/045SCANIA TRUCK4 SeriesPOSSIBLE DETACHMENT OF AIR DEFLECTORCracked end pieces for the roof rail may allow the roof mounted air deflector to come adrift.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the roof rail inspected for signs of cracking. Where no cracks are present the fixing will be reinforced by the fitment of extra washers. Where roof rails are found to be cracked they will be replaced and s1524 SERIESVarious01/01/199631/12/1996
29/05/97R/1997/043SCANIA TRUCK3 SeriesSEAT CUSHIONS MAY BURNAn element fault on heated cab seats has led to burning of the seat cushions on some vehicles.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the fitment of a modified heating element to the cab seats.29113 SERIESVarious
30/05/97RM/97/004DUCATI916POSSIBLE "TWISTING" OF REAR AXLEA) Under extreme circumstances it is possible for the rear axle to "twist". b) Throttle linkage may require cleaning and lubrication.The affected machines are being recalled for:- A) Replacement of the rear axle with a modified unit. B) At the same time the throttle linkage control pin will be cleaned and lubricated.284916000001 to 00309701/01/199431/12/1995
30/05/97R/1997/037DAF BUSDaf SB 3000WSSECURITY OF REAR SPRING PIN NUTIn a small number of cases the rear road spring bolt and nut have become loose.The original rear spring nut will be replaced with a modified example incorporating more locking material.109SBOH005180 to OH00568901/01/199631/12/1997
30/05/97R/1997/038SEDDON ATKINSONVariousPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.9300 SERIES01/05/199731/05/1997
30/05/97R/1997/038SEDDON ATKINSONVariousPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF WHEEL STUDSA batch of wheel studs from an outside supplier may have been incorrectly heat treated and could fail in service.The wheel studs on potentially affected vehicles are being replaced with quality assured examples.9200 SERIES95123 to 9521601/05/199731/05/1997
05/06/97R/1997/042VAUXHALLVectraSECURITY OF FUEL PIPESIn a small number of cases the fuel supply and/or return pipes may detach from their connection at the fuel tank.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the security of the supply and return pipes checked. Where any of the pipes is found to be insecure the securing clip and if necessary the tank sender unit will be replaced.39601VECTRAT1075818 to T118723501/01/199621/05/1996
05/06/97R/1997/042VAUXHALLVectraSECURITY OF FUEL PIPESIn a small number of cases the fuel supply and/or return pipes may detach from their connection at the fuel tank.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the security of the supply and return pipes checked. Where any of the pipes is found to be insecure the securing clip and if necessary the tank sender unit will be replaced.39601T7529884 to T758300201/01/199621/05/1996
05/06/97R/1997/042VAUXHALLVectraSECURITY OF FUEL PIPESIn a small number of cases the fuel supply and/or return pipes may detach from their connection at the fuel tank.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the security of the supply and return pipes checked. Where any of the pipes is found to be insecure the securing clip and if necessary the tank sender unit will be replaced.39601T5099445 to T520048901/01/199621/05/1996
09/06/97R/1997/052VOLVO BUSOlympianFAILURE OF CERTAIN HOSESIn some instances the hoses on the pressure side of the steering servo and fan propulsion systems may not meet the manufacturers specification and could be liable to failure.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the subject hoses replaced with quality assured parts.550OLYMPIAN25001 to 27145
09/06/97R/1997/053VOLVO BUSOlympianPOSSIBLE FRACTURE OF TURBO OIL PIPEThe clamp securing the turbo charger oil pipe may break and allow the pipe to fracture due to vibration. This would lead to oil being deposited on the engine with an attendant risk of fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the turbo charger oil pipe replaced with a hose.468OLYMPIAN25001 to 27250
12/06/97RM/97/005SUZUKI MOTORCYCLESTL 1000 SVPOSSIBLE OSCILLATION OF FRONT WHEELThe front wheel may oscillate and cause the handlebars to move rapidly from side to side when accelerating or passing over a rough road surface.The affected motorcycles are being recalled and fitted with a new steering damper assembly.1057TL1000JS1AG111300100003 to JS1AG11130010114601/12/199631/05/1997
13/06/97R/1997/010RENAULTMaster vanPOSSIBLE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROLWear in the area of the support bearings may lead to failure of the primary steering shaft and cause loss of directional control.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the original shaft replaced with a complete assembly.12500MASTERVarious01/03/198930/04/1995
14/06/97RCOMP/97/002BIG DVolvo Slider FLINTEGRITY OF WELDINGThe integrity and continuity of the welding on some units may not be to the manufacturers specification and could result in detachment of the fifth wheel.Vehicles fitted with affected units are being recalled to Big D York agents to have the subject welding inspected. Where this does not meet the manufacturers specification the slider base will be replaced with a new unit.138VOLVO SLIDER FLN/A01/01/199531/12/1996
16/06/97R/1996/086FERRARI288 GTOSECURITY OF SEAT BELT MOUNTINGSThe seat belt mountings may detach from the rear bulkhead in an accident situation.The affected vehicles are being recalled for the fitment of reinforcing plates at the belt mounting points on the rear bulkhead.54GTO52469 to 5832501/01/198531/12/1985
23/06/97R/1997/026ALFA ROMEO145 & 146UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF AIR BAGIt is possible that a heavy impact on the underside of the vehicle could cause unscheduled activation of the airbag.On affected vehicles the air bag control unit will be replaced with a modified component.1590146ZAR9302078060 to ZAR930211215501/01/199631/12/1996
23/06/97R/1997/026ALFA ROMEO145 & 146UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF AIR BAGIt is possible that a heavy impact on the underside of the vehicle could cause unscheduled activation of the airbag.On affected vehicles the air bag control unit will be replaced with a modified component.1590145ZAR9304060090 to ZAR930408908301/01/199631/12/1996
28/06/97R/1997/049AUDIA3 A4 A6FRONT SEAT BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTERThe front seat belt height adjuster may not have been manufactured to the correct specification and could endanger the belt wearer in an accident situation.Affected vehicles are being recalled to dealers for inspection and where required the installation of a new seat belt height adjuster.1097A601/02/199731/03/1997
28/06/97R/1997/049AUDIA3 A4 A6FRONT SEAT BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTERThe front seat belt height adjuster may not have been manufactured to the correct specification and could endanger the belt wearer in an accident situation.Affected vehicles are being recalled to dealers for inspection and where required the installation of a new seat belt height adjuster.1097A401/02/199731/03/1997
28/06/97R/1997/049AUDIA3 A4 A6FRONT SEAT BELT HEIGHT ADJUSTERThe front seat belt height adjuster may not have been manufactured to the correct specification and could endanger the belt wearer in an accident situation.Affected vehicles are being recalled to dealers for inspection and where required the installation of a new seat belt height adjuster.1097A3Various01/02/199731/03/1997
30/06/97R/1997/067BOVAFHD/FLD FuturaINTEGRITY OF REAR AXLE SECURING BOLTThe rear axle securing bolts may shear.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the original bolts replaced with quality assured examples.10FUTURAVarious01/01/199631/12/1996
14/07/97R/1997/030DAIHATSUHijet (not diesel)CORROSION ON WIRING HARNESS CONNECTORSThe terminal blades of some wiring harness connectors may corrode resulting in a failure of electrical power supply.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement and modification of the relevant wiring harnesses. The replacements will incorporate moisture proof connectors.7498HIJETTo be advised
23/07/97R/1997/027TOYOTACarina EPOSSIBLE NON-OPERATION OF STOP LIGHTSSurplus grease applied to the stop light switch during production may carbonise and result in the stop lights not illuminating when the footbrake is applied.The affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection and if required replacement of the stop light switch.44611CARINAVarious01/09/199331/01/1996
28/07/97RCOMP/97/003SHIMANOPedal CrankPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF PEDAL CRANKFailure of a small number of pedal cranks has been experienced on bicycles produced by various manufacturers.Shimano are replacing the cranks supplied as original equipment with upgraded units. End users of the product will be advised via adverts in the popular press and trade magazines and the display of a suitable poster in dealerships. Shimano will also c133845PEDAL CRANKNot applicable01/01/199431/12/1995
01/08/97RM/97/007LAVERDA650 Sport Formula and GhostPOSSIBLE FIRE RISKThe rectifier may overheat and cause the wiring to melt with a consequent risk of fire.The affected machines are being recalled for fitment of a heat sink and the installation of a fused link on the main rectifier wire.280650 SPORT01/01/199531/12/1997
01/08/97RM/97/007LAVERDA650 Sport Formula and GhostPOSSIBLE FIRE RISKThe rectifier may overheat and cause the wiring to melt with a consequent risk of fire.The affected machines are being recalled for fitment of a heat sink and the installation of a fused link on the main rectifier wire.280650 FORMULAVarious01/01/199531/12/1997
01/08/97RM/97/007LAVERDA650 Sport Formula and GhostPOSSIBLE FIRE RISKThe rectifier may overheat and cause the wiring to melt with a consequent risk of fire.The affected machines are being recalled for fitment of a heat sink and the installation of a fused link on the main rectifier wire.280650 GHOST01/01/199531/12/1997
04/08/97R/1997/046IVECODaily (96 MY)AIR INGRESS INTO BRAKING SYSTEMIn some cases a sealing plug in a connector to the braking system has permitted the ingress of air into the hydraulic fluid during the recuperation stroke.All affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the subject connector.4955D042784 to D05420101/06/199630/04/1997
04/08/97R/1997/046IVECODaily (96 MY)AIR INGRESS INTO BRAKING SYSTEMIn some cases a sealing plug in a connector to the braking system has permitted the ingress of air into the hydraulic fluid during the recuperation stroke.All affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the subject connector.49555110867 to 513430301/06/199630/04/1997
04/08/97R/1997/046IVECODaily (96 MY)AIR INGRESS INTO BRAKING SYSTEMIn some cases a sealing plug in a connector to the braking system has permitted the ingress of air into the hydraulic fluid during the recuperation stroke.All affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the subject connector.495549.1291380 to 221901501/06/199630/04/1997
20/08/97R/1997/057SCANIA TRUCK4 SeriesBURNING OF TRAILER BRAKE HOSESExhaust air from the cab heater may cause burning of the trailer brake hoses.The affected vehicles are being recalled for the fitment of a plate to the cab rear wall which will protect the brake hoses from the heater exhaust air.16224 SERIESVarious01/01/199631/12/1997
29/08/97R/1997/062FORDGalaxy (fitted with integral child seat)EFFECTIVENESS OF INTEGRATED CHILD SEATThe child seat upper base frame and inbuilt seat belt retractor assemblies may not meet the appropriate EC crash testing requirements.Integrated child seats supplied with Galaxys from Jan 96 to Apr 1997 are being recalled for replacement of the upper base frames with modified versions. In addition belt retractors are being replaced with modified units on integrated seats supplied with Galaxys built between 1st January 1996 and October 1996. Ford are also advising all other Galaxy owners who have purchased the subject seat.673GALAXYTB TR TA TG TC TK TD TE TL TY TS TT VJ VU 01/01/199607/04/1997
29/08/97R/1997/062FORDGalaxy (fitted with integral child seat)EFFECTIVENESS OF INTEGRATED CHILD SEATThe child seat upper base frame and inbuilt seat belt retractor assemblies may not meet the appropriate EC crash testing requirements.Integrated child seats supplied with Galaxys from Jan 96 to Apr 1997 are being recalled for replacement of the upper base frames with modified versions. In addition belt retractors are being replaced with modified units on integrated seats supplied with Galaxys built between 1st January 1996 and October 1996. Ford are also advising all other Galaxy owners who have purchased the subject seat.673VM and VP01/01/199607/04/1997
17/09/97R/1997/058VOLVO TRUCKFL6 & FS7CRACKING OF SEAT BELT BUCKLEThe steel braided tether of the seat belt buckle is being deformed which can cause it to crack. This can occur as the seats are being moved on the sliding rail. At the same time the tether can be caught and pinched under the seat frames.Affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection and replacement of either the complete seat belt or the seat belt buckle depending on the type of seat fitted.5176FL6400001 to 495167
17/09/97R/1997/058VOLVO TRUCKFL6 & FS7CRACKING OF SEAT BELT BUCKLEThe steel braided tether of the seat belt buckle is being deformed which can cause it to crack. This can occur as the seats are being moved on the sliding rail. At the same time the tether can be caught and pinched under the seat frames.Affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection and replacement of either the complete seat belt or the seat belt buckle depending on the type of seat fitted.5176FS7100114 to 103405
18/09/97R/1997/077VOLVO BUSB10L B10B & B10MSTEERING BALL JOINT TORQUEOn some vehicles the bolts in the joint of the steering gear shafts may not be correctly torqued.All potentially affected vehicles are being recalled to have the torque on all the bolts in the four joints in the steering shaft checked and where necessary tightened to the manufacturer's specification.182B10BVarious
18/09/97R/1997/077VOLVO BUSB10L B10B & B10MSTEERING BALL JOINT TORQUEOn some vehicles the bolts in the joint of the steering gear shafts may not be correctly torqued.All potentially affected vehicles are being recalled to have the torque on all the bolts in the four joints in the steering shaft checked and where necessary tightened to the manufacturer's specification.182VON
18/09/97R/1997/077VOLVO BUSB10L B10B & B10MSTEERING BALL JOINT TORQUEOn some vehicles the bolts in the joint of the steering gear shafts may not be correctly torqued.All potentially affected vehicles are being recalled to have the torque on all the bolts in the four joints in the steering shaft checked and where necessary tightened to the manufacturer's specification.182B10L
18/09/97R/1997/077VOLVO BUSB10L B10B & B10MSTEERING BALL JOINT TORQUEOn some vehicles the bolts in the joint of the steering gear shafts may not be correctly torqued.All potentially affected vehicles are being recalled to have the torque on all the bolts in the four joints in the steering shaft checked and where necessary tightened to the manufacturer's specification.182B10M
19/09/97R/1997/071PEUGEOT306SETTING OF BRAKE COMPENSATORThe load sensitive compensator on the braking system may be incorrectly set.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the compensator checked and where required adjusted in accordance with the manufacturers specification.135306Various11/02/199710/03/1997
19/09/97R/1997/070PEUGEOT306POSSIBLE SEEPAGE OF FUELFuel may seep from the fuel filter pipe unions.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the filter pipe unions examined and secured where required.322306Various06/01/199709/01/1997
19/09/97R/1997/072PEUGEOT306INCORRECT BRAKE COMPENSATORAn incorrect load sensitive rear brake compensator may have been fitted to some 306 models.Potentially affected vehicles are being recalled to have the compensator examined. Vehicles equipped with an incorrect unit will have this replaced with the correct type.2060306Various17/02/199702/05/1997
19/09/97RM/97/008TRIUMPHT509 & T595WELD FRACTURES IN FRAMEA possibility exists of weld fractures in the main frame after impact.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original frame replaced with a quality assured unit.653T59501/01/199717/02/1997
19/09/97RM/97/008TRIUMPHT509 & T595WELD FRACTURES IN FRAMEA possibility exists of weld fractures in the main frame after impact.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original frame replaced with a quality assured unit.653T509Various01/01/199717/02/1997
30/09/97RM/97/011DUCATI748 & 916POSSIBLE SEIZURE OF REAR WHEELThe roller bearings on the rear hub of the subject machines may not have been lubricated when installed. This could lead to bearing seizure and locking of the rear wheel.Affected machines are being recalled to have the rear hub bearings inspected. Any bearings which display signs of corrosion or discoloration will be replaced.1747748Various01/01/199531/12/1997
30/09/97RM/97/011DUCATI748 & 916POSSIBLE SEIZURE OF REAR WHEELThe roller bearings on the rear hub of the subject machines may not have been lubricated when installed. This could lead to bearing seizure and locking of the rear wheel.Affected machines are being recalled to have the rear hub bearings inspected. Any bearings which display signs of corrosion or discoloration will be replaced.174791601/01/199531/12/1997
01/10/97RM/97/010BUELLBuell 807FRONT WHEEL MAY LOCK UPThe front brake rotor drive pins may move out of position and contact the front brake caliper. This could prevent the front wheel from rotating without prior warning to the rider.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original equipment drive pins replaced with quality assured versions with an alternative method of retention.217807All01/01/199731/12/1998
16/10/97R/1997/078BENTLEYAzurePOSSIBLE SHORT CIRCUITINGThe main cable between the battery and the master switch can contact the edge of the body panel in the boot area. If the panel cuts through the cable insulation a short circuit may occur resulting in potential loss of electrical supply and a possible risk of fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection of the battery cable routing. Where insufficient clearance exists the cable will be repositioned. Additionally if the cable shows signs of wear it will be repaired or replaced as required.106AZUREVarious01/08/199430/09/1997
22/10/97R/1997/054MAZDAXedos6 and MX3FRACTURE OF FRONT SUSPENSION COIL SPRINGThere is a possibility that the front suspension coil spring could break. Should this occur the unseated section of the spring could puncture the tyre.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the installation of a protector which would prevent a broken coil spring from penetrating the tyre.8525XEDOSJMZ CA****01100001 to 01208054 (Xedos 6)01/12/199130/09/1995
22/10/97R/1997/054MAZDAXedos6 and MX3FRACTURE OF FRONT SUSPENSION COIL SPRINGThere is a possibility that the front suspension coil spring could break. Should this occur the unseated section of the spring could puncture the tyre.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the installation of a protector which would prevent a broken coil spring from penetrating the tyre.8525MX3JMZ EC1***00113021 to 00204535 (MX3)01/12/199130/09/1995
29/10/97R/1997/076VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONLEAKAGE OF FUELA particular batch of injectors may be of poor quality and allow fuel to leak on to the engine with a subsequent risk of fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the subject injectors replaced with quality assured units.1368VON
29/10/97R/1997/076VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONLEAKAGE OF FUELA particular batch of injectors may be of poor quality and allow fuel to leak on to the engine with a subsequent risk of fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the subject injectors replaced with quality assured units.1368B10M
29/10/97R/1997/076VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONLEAKAGE OF FUELA particular batch of injectors may be of poor quality and allow fuel to leak on to the engine with a subsequent risk of fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the subject injectors replaced with quality assured units.1368B10L
29/10/97R/1997/076VOLVO BUSB10B B10L B10M & VONLEAKAGE OF FUELA particular batch of injectors may be of poor quality and allow fuel to leak on to the engine with a subsequent risk of fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the subject injectors replaced with quality assured units.1368B10BVarious
30/10/97R/1997/073RENAULTMegane (Scenic Hatch and Cabriolet)POSSIBLE RESTRICTION IN HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEMThere is a possibility of a restriction in a plastic double pipe union on the brake master cylinder. This could prevent or reduce the operation of the hydraulic braking circuit.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the plastic union examined for evidence of any restriction. If a restriction is found the plastic pipe union will be replaced with a quality assured version.7434SCENIC01/07/199730/09/1997
30/10/97R/1997/073RENAULTMegane (Scenic Hatch and Cabriolet)POSSIBLE RESTRICTION IN HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEMThere is a possibility of a restriction in a plastic double pipe union on the brake master cylinder. This could prevent or reduce the operation of the hydraulic braking circuit.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the plastic union examined for evidence of any restriction. If a restriction is found the plastic pipe union will be replaced with a quality assured version.7434MEGANEVarious01/07/199730/09/1997
01/11/97R/1997/074MITSUBISHIColtLOSS OF BRAKING SYSTEM VACUUM ASSISTANCEThe brake booster vacuum hose check valve may stick and cause a loss of vacuum to the brake booster. This will result in greatly increased brake pedal effort and increased stopping distances.The affected vehicles are being recalled to have the brake booster vacuum hose replaced with a quality assured unit.218COLTVarious17/06/199721/08/1997
14/11/97R/1997/082DAF BUSDaf SB 3000 WSPOSSIBILITY OF THROTTLE STICKINGIt is possible that the throttle may not return to the idle position when the accelerator pedal is released.Affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection of the throttle mechanism and adjustment of the throttle return spring where necessary.119SBVARIOUS
14/11/97R/1997/083LEYLAND DAFF75 F85 & F95CRACKING OF FRONT AXLE "U" BOLTSOn a small batch of vehicles the material quality of the front "U" bolts is suspect and may result in cracking of the bolts.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the "U" bolts replaced with quality assured examples.1475 SERIESE455999301/06/199730/06/1997
14/11/97R/1997/083LEYLAND DAFF75 F85 & F95CRACKING OF FRONT AXLE "U" BOLTSOn a small batch of vehicles the material quality of the front "U" bolts is suspect and may result in cracking of the bolts.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the "U" bolts replaced with quality assured examples.1495 SERIES01/06/199730/06/1997
14/11/97R/1997/083LEYLAND DAFF75 F85 & F95CRACKING OF FRONT AXLE "U" BOLTSOn a small batch of vehicles the material quality of the front "U" bolts is suspect and may result in cracking of the bolts.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the "U" bolts replaced with quality assured examples.1485 SERIESE45729601/06/199730/06/1997
21/11/97R/1997/059CHRYSLERVariousINADVERTANT OPERATION OF AIR BAGThe air bags on the subject vehicles may inadvertently deploy during a three second period after the ignition key has been turned to the off position.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the air bag control module.567WRANGLER03/09/1996
21/11/97R/1997/059CHRYSLERVariousINADVERTANT OPERATION OF AIR BAGThe air bags on the subject vehicles may inadvertently deploy during a three second period after the ignition key has been turned to the off position.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the air bag control module.567GRAND CHEROKEE03/09/1996
21/11/97R/1997/059CHRYSLERVariousINADVERTANT OPERATION OF AIR BAGThe air bags on the subject vehicles may inadvertently deploy during a three second period after the ignition key has been turned to the off position.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the air bag control module.567NEONVarious03/09/1996
24/11/97R/1997/080FIATCinquecento "S" "SX" and "SOLEIL"POSSIBLE LOSS OF BRAKE SERVO ASSISTANCEAfter extended high speed running brake servo assistance may be lost due to petrol contamination of the servo diaphragm.The affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the servo brake vacuum pipe and checking of the brake servo efficiency.1090CINQUECENTOZFA17000000 862082 to ZFA17000000 95762501/11/199630/04/1997
26/11/97R/1997/075AUDI80 A4 A6 & A8UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF DRIVERS AIR BAGIn weather conditions which favour the build up of static electricity the air bag may deploy spontaneously if the driver enters or leaves the vehicle while carrying a high static charge. This can only happen when the car is stationery and not while it is in motion.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the installation of an earth cable to the steering wheel to conduct any static charge to earth.50523A401/01/199531/12/1996
26/11/97R/1997/075AUDI80 A4 A6 & A8UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF DRIVERS AIR BAGIn weather conditions which favour the build up of static electricity the air bag may deploy spontaneously if the driver enters or leaves the vehicle while carrying a high static charge. This can only happen when the car is stationery and not while it is in motion.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the installation of an earth cable to the steering wheel to conduct any static charge to earth.50523A801/01/199531/12/1996
26/11/97R/1997/075AUDI80 A4 A6 & A8UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF DRIVERS AIR BAGIn weather conditions which favour the build up of static electricity the air bag may deploy spontaneously if the driver enters or leaves the vehicle while carrying a high static charge. This can only happen when the car is stationery and not while it is in motion.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the installation of an earth cable to the steering wheel to conduct any static charge to earth.5052380Various01/01/199531/12/1996
26/11/97R/1997/075AUDI80 A4 A6 & A8UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF DRIVERS AIR BAGIn weather conditions which favour the build up of static electricity the air bag may deploy spontaneously if the driver enters or leaves the vehicle while carrying a high static charge. This can only happen when the car is stationery and not while it is in motion.Affected vehicles are being recalled for the installation of an earth cable to the steering wheel to conduct any static charge to earth.50523A601/01/199531/12/1996
01/12/97RM/97/013BMW MOTORCYCLESR850 and R1100RTOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILUREThe steering lock wiring loom has insufficient free movement or may rub on the metal plate below the instrument cluster.Affected machines are being recalled for alterations to the steering lock wiring loom routing and securing arrangements.548R SERIESTo 0355448 (R850R)31/12/1996
01/12/97RM/97/013BMW MOTORCYCLESR850 and R1100RTOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILUREThe steering lock wiring loom has insufficient free movement or may rub on the metal plate below the instrument cluster.Affected machines are being recalled for alterations to the steering lock wiring loom routing and securing arrangements.548To 0368984 (R1100R)31/12/1996
12/12/97RM/97/012DUCATIMonster 600 750 and 900LEAKAGE OF FUELThe supply line between the fuel cock and the fuel filter may not fit correctly and allow fuel to leak at it's attachment to the fuel cock.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original fuel line replaced with a quality assured example incorporating improved clamping.184MONSTER 600006830 to 00807601/01/199631/12/1997
12/12/97RM/97/012DUCATIMonster 600 750 and 900LEAKAGE OF FUELThe supply line between the fuel cock and the fuel filter may not fit correctly and allow fuel to leak at it's attachment to the fuel cock.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original fuel line replaced with a quality assured example incorporating improved clamping.184MONSTER 900009915 to 01162901/01/199631/12/1997
12/12/97RM/97/012DUCATIMonster 600 750 and 900LEAKAGE OF FUELThe supply line between the fuel cock and the fuel filter may not fit correctly and allow fuel to leak at it's attachment to the fuel cock.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original fuel line replaced with a quality assured example incorporating improved clamping.184MONSTER 750000001 to 00035601/01/199631/12/1997