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14/01/99R/1998/106AUDIA4 (with manual gearbox)POSSIBLE INSECURITY OF BRAKE PEDALIt is possible that the bolt retaining the brake pedal may become loose. This could result in the pedal going to the floor and not returning causing a loss of braking control.Recall vehicles to check the brake pedal and if necessary tighten the securing bolt.9192A4WAU *** 8D * SA 000 274 to WAU *** 8D * SA 152 11501/07/199431/08/1995
14/01/99R/1998/106AUDIA4 (with manual gearbox)POSSIBLE INSECURITY OF BRAKE PEDALIt is possible that the bolt retaining the brake pedal may become loose. This could result in the pedal going to the floor and not returning causing a loss of braking control.Recall vehicles to check the brake pedal and if necessary tighten the securing bolt.9192WAU *** 8D * TA 000 285 to WAU ***8D * TA 02901/07/199431/08/1995
15/01/99R/1998/107SEATAlhambra (with 81Kw Tdi engine)POTENTIAL FAILURE OF BATTERY CHARGING CIRCUITThe power supply of the vehicle can be disrupted without warning (the alternator warning light does not illuminate) due to a break in the wiring loom at the alternator connector.Recall affected vehicles and fit new wiring loom.113ALHAMBRAVSS *** 7M * VV 507571 to 51106101/08/199628/02/1998
15/01/99R/1998/107SEATAlhambra (with 81Kw Tdi engine)POTENTIAL FAILURE OF BATTERY CHARGING CIRCUITThe power supply of the vehicle can be disrupted without warning (the alternator warning light does not illuminate) due to a break in the wiring loom at the alternator connector.Recall affected vehicles and fit new wiring loom.113VSS*** 7M * WV 040234 to 05005601/08/199628/02/1998
15/01/99R/1999/006GRANNINGRenault Master AmbulancesPOSSIBLE FAILURE OF REAR SUSPENSION CRADLE MOUNTING BOLTUnder some operating conditions the air suspension cradle mounting bolt may fail.Recall affected vehicles and fit upgraded mounting bolts.60RENAULT MASTER AMBULANCEVarious01/01/199531/12/1996
15/01/99R/1999/001VWPassat (with factory fitted tow bar with detachable ball)TOW BAR BALL END MAY LOOSENAdvised by manufacturer for vehicles with PEKA tow bar the description of the ball end installation in the instruction manual is unclear. In isolated cases the ball end can loosen because of a wrong installation.A new instruction manual will be sent to owners of affected vehicles.224PASSATVarious01/01/199630/06/1998
20/01/99R/1999/008OPTAREExcelSTEERING BOX MOUNTING BRACKET MAY CRACKSteering box mounting bracket cracked. Possible detachment of box could occur if the crack worsens.Recall all affected vehicles and replace any cracked mounting brackets. Further investigations are being carried out with the chassis manufacturer to determine whether the original bracket design requires modification.335EXCELFrom VN 911710/05/1997
21/01/99R/1999/003LEYLAND DAFF95.500 and F95XF 530POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUITThe glow plug relay bracket can break due to vibration with a risk of causing a short circuit which may lead to the wires igniting.Replace with an improved thicker bracket.2795 SERIESE406913 to E48255701/06/199430/07/1998
21/01/99R/1999/004LEYLAND DAFF55POSSIBLE SEPARATION OF BRAKE DISC FROM FRONT HUBThe bolts securing the disc to the front hub are of incorrect quality and could fail with the result of the brake disc being no longer secured to the hub.Replace all suspect bolts with improved version.24855 SERIESL154454 to L15872401/09/199731/03/1998
22/01/99R/1999/007DENNISDart SLF and Dart SPDSTEERING ARM SECURING NUTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FULLY TIGHTENEDFailure of one of two steering arm attachment studs due to securing nut being incorrectly torqued. Continued use of vehicle with failed stud could lead to second stud failing and loss of directional control of the vehicle.Contact all affected operators requesting them to carry out torque checks on the six nuts retaining the top steering lever and both bottom steering levers. Any nut/bolt found to rotate more than a quarter of one flat must be renewed.13961363 to 3591 (Dart SLF)01/05/199731/01/1998
22/01/99R/1999/007DENNISDart SLF and Dart SPDSTEERING ARM SECURING NUTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN FULLY TIGHTENEDFailure of one of two steering arm attachment studs due to securing nut being incorrectly torqued. Continued use of vehicle with failed stud could lead to second stud failing and loss of directional control of the vehicle.Contact all affected operators requesting them to carry out torque checks on the six nuts retaining the top steering lever and both bottom steering levers. Any nut/bolt found to rotate more than a quarter of one flat must be renewed.1396DART104 to 272 (Dart SPD)01/05/199731/01/1998
26/01/99R/1998/116AUDIAudi A3 1.8T with 110Kw enginePOSSIBLE JAMMING OF ACCELERATOR MECHANISMIt is possible that part of the throttle actuator mechanism can rub against the bonnet insulation and in a worst-case situation could become jammed.Recall affected vehicles and fit modified insulation material.1765A3WAU *** 8L * WA 038 264 to WAU *** 8L * WA 10793101/12/199730/06/1998
29/01/99RM/99/001TRIUMPHCertain Adventurers with 19 inch (48 cm) front wheelSUDDEN DEFLATION OF FRONT TYREThe inner tube fitted as original equipment is incompatible with the wheel rim. In consequence the front tyre may suddenly deflate without warning.Affected machines are being recalled to have the original tube replaced with an alternative version which is compatible with the wheel rim..19ADVENTURER71699 to 8037401/06/199831/01/1999
01/02/99R/1999/010BERKHOFVarious Berkhof bodied vehiclesPARKING BRAKE MAY BECOME INEFFECTIVEPossibility due to incorrect air pipe layout that parking brake can not be reapplied when entrance door is opened from the outside. Vehicle could run away.Recall potentially affected vehicles check for incorrect tapping of auxiliary air supply from between the parking brake control and the spring brake unit. Transfer the auxiliary air supply connection to a safe source where necessary.373BERKHOF BODIESVarious01/01/199031/12/1998
01/02/99R/1998/070JEEPJeep Cherokee Jeep Grand Cherokee and WranglerINACCURATE INDICATION OF FUEL TANK CONTENTSThe fuel tank level sending unit may cause the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate fuel level. As a result the vehicle may run out of fuel when the gauge still indicates that there is fuel remaining in the tank.Recall all affected vehicles and fit a quality assured fuel tank sender unit.9206WRANGLER
01/02/99R/1998/070JEEPJeep Cherokee Jeep Grand Cherokee and WranglerINACCURATE INDICATION OF FUEL TANK CONTENTSThe fuel tank level sending unit may cause the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate fuel level. As a result the vehicle may run out of fuel when the gauge still indicates that there is fuel remaining in the tank.Recall all affected vehicles and fit a quality assured fuel tank sender unit.9206GRAND CHEROKEE
01/02/99R/1998/070JEEPJeep Cherokee Jeep Grand Cherokee and WranglerINACCURATE INDICATION OF FUEL TANK CONTENTSThe fuel tank level sending unit may cause the fuel gauge to display an inaccurate fuel level. As a result the vehicle may run out of fuel when the gauge still indicates that there is fuel remaining in the tank.Recall all affected vehicles and fit a quality assured fuel tank sender unit.9206CHEROKEEVarious
15/03/99R/1998/081HONDAAccord Coupe & Aero deck (US built)POTENTIAL WIRING CHAFE SITUATION AND SHORT CIRCUITPotential chafing of the A/C wiring harness due to inappropriate routing. This can lead to a short circuit.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the A/C wiring harness re-routed and additional protection added. If any wire insulation is worn through and the copper is exposed the harness will be replaced.2358ACCORDBeginning 1HG CD7 **OO A1 A2 or A3 ******(Accord Coupe)01/01/199531/12/1997
15/03/99R/1998/081HONDAAccord Coupe & Aero deck (US built)POTENTIAL WIRING CHAFE SITUATION AND SHORT CIRCUITPotential chafing of the A/C wiring harness due to inappropriate routing. This can lead to a short circuit.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have the A/C wiring harness re-routed and additional protection added. If any wire insulation is worn through and the copper is exposed the harness will be replaced.2358AERODECKBeginning 1HG CE1 **OO A1 A2 or A3 ****** (Aerodeck)01/01/199531/12/1997
16/03/99RM/99/005YAMAHAYZF-R6POSSIBILITY THAT THE TRANSMISSION MAY SEIZEYamaha Motor Co. have identified a potential defect whereby the oil delivery pipe to the transmission may possibly become displaced. The reduced level of lubrication may then in extreme cases cause transmission components to seize.Recall potentially affected motorcycles and fit a retaining plate to the oil delivery pipe.2753YZF-R6RJ031-0000002 to 000924901/01/199931/12/1999
01/04/99R/1999/022LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95XFSTEERING DRAG LINK AND TRACK ROD BALL JOINT CLAMP BOLTS MAY LOOSEN AND AFFECT THE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLEThe nuts securing the drag link and track rod ball joint clamps may not have been pre-treated. As a result the tightness torque could be too low and the nuts could loosen which in extreme cases could lead to loss of steering.Replace suspect nuts/bolts with correct version.12165 SERIESE486077 to E48868901/10/199831/10/1998
01/04/99R/1999/022LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95XFSTEERING DRAG LINK AND TRACK ROD BALL JOINT CLAMP BOLTS MAY LOOSEN AND AFFECT THE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLEThe nuts securing the drag link and track rod ball joint clamps may not have been pre-treated. As a result the tightness torque could be too low and the nuts could loosen which in extreme cases could lead to loss of steering.Replace suspect nuts/bolts with correct version.12175 SERIES01/10/199831/10/1998
01/04/99R/1999/022LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95XFSTEERING DRAG LINK AND TRACK ROD BALL JOINT CLAMP BOLTS MAY LOOSEN AND AFFECT THE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLEThe nuts securing the drag link and track rod ball joint clamps may not have been pre-treated. As a result the tightness torque could be too low and the nuts could loosen which in extreme cases could lead to loss of steering.Replace suspect nuts/bolts with correct version.12195 SERIES01/10/199831/10/1998
01/04/99R/1999/022LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 F85 and F95XFSTEERING DRAG LINK AND TRACK ROD BALL JOINT CLAMP BOLTS MAY LOOSEN AND AFFECT THE DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE VEHICLEThe nuts securing the drag link and track rod ball joint clamps may not have been pre-treated. As a result the tightness torque could be too low and the nuts could loosen which in extreme cases could lead to loss of steering.Replace suspect nuts/bolts with correct version.12185 SERIES01/10/199831/10/1998
01/04/99RM/99/007DUCATI900 Supersport and 900 SuperlightREAR BRAKE ASSEMBLY TORQUE ARM MAY BECOME DETACHEDThe screw and nut that fasten the rear brake linkage to the engine mounting plate may come adrift. This fault could cause the torque arm to fall off and contact the road surface. This could result in loss of braking and rider control.Recall affected machines and fit a modified bolt and nut to the front end of the torque arm connecting the rear brake unit to the engine mounting plate.527497900 SUPERLIGHT004456 to 02363601/01/199231/12/1997
01/04/99RM/99/007DUCATI900 Supersport and 900 SuperlightREAR BRAKE ASSEMBLY TORQUE ARM MAY BECOME DETACHEDThe screw and nut that fasten the rear brake linkage to the engine mounting plate may come adrift. This fault could cause the torque arm to fall off and contact the road surface. This could result in loss of braking and rider control.Recall affected machines and fit a modified bolt and nut to the front end of the torque arm connecting the rear brake unit to the engine mounting plate.527497900 SUPERSPORT024037 to 02629501/01/199231/12/1997
01/04/99RM/99/006DUCATIST2GEARBOX TRANSMISSION SHAFT SPROCKET MAY BECOME DETACHEDThe steel sprocket stop plate on the gearbox transmission shaft is too soft. Premature wear of this part could cause the sprocket to come adrift. This could result in loss of drive or in exceptional cases the chain could become entangled with the rear wheel.Replace the sprocket stop plate with a quality assured type.697502ST2000031 to 00515101/01/199731/12/1998
01/04/99RM/99/008TRIUMPHDaytona 955i Speed Triple Sprint ST Tiger Legend Thunderbird Sport Trophy 900 and Trophy 1200POSSIBLE OIL CONTAMINATION OF REAR TYREIn some extreme cases oil can weep from between the engine crankcase halves due to slackening of the securing bolts. This seepage occurs forward of the rear tyre and may in extreme cases cause vehicle instability.Recall affected machines and replace the original lower crankcase bolts with quality assured bolts.1683LEGEND
01/04/99RM/99/008TRIUMPHDaytona 955i Speed Triple Sprint ST Tiger Legend Thunderbird Sport Trophy 900 and Trophy 1200POSSIBLE OIL CONTAMINATION OF REAR TYREIn some extreme cases oil can weep from between the engine crankcase halves due to slackening of the securing bolts. This seepage occurs forward of the rear tyre and may in extreme cases cause vehicle instability.Recall affected machines and replace the original lower crankcase bolts with quality assured bolts.1683SPEED TRIPLE01/11/199831/03/1999
01/04/99RM/99/008TRIUMPHDaytona 955i Speed Triple Sprint ST Tiger Legend Thunderbird Sport Trophy 900 and Trophy 1200POSSIBLE OIL CONTAMINATION OF REAR TYREIn some extreme cases oil can weep from between the engine crankcase halves due to slackening of the securing bolts. This seepage occurs forward of the rear tyre and may in extreme cases cause vehicle instability.Recall affected machines and replace the original lower crankcase bolts with quality assured bolts.1683TIGER01/11/199831/03/1999
01/04/99RM/99/008TRIUMPHDaytona 955i Speed Triple Sprint ST Tiger Legend Thunderbird Sport Trophy 900 and Trophy 1200POSSIBLE OIL CONTAMINATION OF REAR TYREIn some extreme cases oil can weep from between the engine crankcase halves due to slackening of the securing bolts. This seepage occurs forward of the rear tyre and may in extreme cases cause vehicle instability.Recall affected machines and replace the original lower crankcase bolts with quality assured bolts.1683DAYTONA076793 to 08454201/11/199831/03/1999
01/04/99RM/99/008TRIUMPHDaytona 955i Speed Triple Sprint ST Tiger Legend Thunderbird Sport Trophy 900 and Trophy 1200POSSIBLE OIL CONTAMINATION OF REAR TYREIn some extreme cases oil can weep from between the engine crankcase halves due to slackening of the securing bolts. This seepage occurs forward of the rear tyre and may in extreme cases cause vehicle instability.Recall affected machines and replace the original lower crankcase bolts with quality assured bolts.1683SPRINT ST01/11/199831/03/1999
01/04/99RM/99/008TRIUMPHDaytona 955i Speed Triple Sprint ST Tiger Legend Thunderbird Sport Trophy 900 and Trophy 1200POSSIBLE OIL CONTAMINATION OF REAR TYREIn some extreme cases oil can weep from between the engine crankcase halves due to slackening of the securing bolts. This seepage occurs forward of the rear tyre and may in extreme cases cause vehicle instability.Recall affected machines and replace the original lower crankcase bolts with quality assured bolts.1683THUNDERBIRD
06/04/99R/1999/021FORDExplorer Mountaineer Ranger Mustang and "F" SeriesTHROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN CRUISE CONTROL IS DISENGAGEDCertain of the affected vehicles could be fitted with a cruise control cable that may interfere with the cruise control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control.Phase 1 - Write to owners advising them to immediately stop using the cruise control system and offering them the option of dealers disabling the system should they so wish. Phase 2 - As soon as replacement cruise control cables become available recall all affected vehicles for replacement of the cable.5363F SERIES
06/04/99R/1999/021FORDExplorer Mountaineer Ranger Mustang and "F" SeriesTHROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN CRUISE CONTROL IS DISENGAGEDCertain of the affected vehicles could be fitted with a cruise control cable that may interfere with the cruise control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control.Phase 1 - Write to owners advising them to immediately stop using the cruise control system and offering them the option of dealers disabling the system should they so wish. Phase 2 - As soon as replacement cruise control cables become available recall all affected vehicles for replacement of the cable.5363MUSTANG01/05/199631/03/1999
06/04/99R/1999/021FORDExplorer Mountaineer Ranger Mustang and "F" SeriesTHROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN CRUISE CONTROL IS DISENGAGEDCertain of the affected vehicles could be fitted with a cruise control cable that may interfere with the cruise control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control.Phase 1 - Write to owners advising them to immediately stop using the cruise control system and offering them the option of dealers disabling the system should they so wish. Phase 2 - As soon as replacement cruise control cables become available recall all affected vehicles for replacement of the cable.5363RANGER01/05/199631/03/1999
06/04/99R/1999/021FORDExplorer Mountaineer Ranger Mustang and "F" SeriesTHROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN CRUISE CONTROL IS DISENGAGEDCertain of the affected vehicles could be fitted with a cruise control cable that may interfere with the cruise control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control.Phase 1 - Write to owners advising them to immediately stop using the cruise control system and offering them the option of dealers disabling the system should they so wish. Phase 2 - As soon as replacement cruise control cables become available recall all affected vehicles for replacement of the cable.5363EXPLORERVarious (American format)01/05/199631/03/1999
06/04/99R/1999/021FORDExplorer Mountaineer Ranger Mustang and "F" SeriesTHROTTLE MAY NOT RETURN TO IDLE WHEN CRUISE CONTROL IS DISENGAGEDCertain of the affected vehicles could be fitted with a cruise control cable that may interfere with the cruise control servo pulley and not allow the throttle to return to idle when disengaging the cruise control.Phase 1 - Write to owners advising them to immediately stop using the cruise control system and offering them the option of dealers disabling the system should they so wish. Phase 2 - As soon as replacement cruise control cables become available recall all affected vehicles for replacement of the cable.5363MOUNTAINEER01/05/199631/03/1999
16/04/99R/1999/023VOLVO BUSB12POSSIBLE RISK OF FUEL AND ENGINE OIL LEAKING ONTO ROAD SURFACESeal between fuel injector and cylinder head may have been incorrectly fitted. This could result in fuel dilution of the engine oil and subsequent spillage onto the road surface.Recall affected vehicles and fit new cylinder head to injector seals where necessary.5B12RVarious
21/04/99R/1999/025VOLVO TRUCKFH12 and FL12POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE OIL SPILLAGEIncidents have occurred where Bosch unit injectors built within a certain period can leak fuel into the engine lubrication system leading to the spillage of engine oil onto the roadway.Likely to be affected vehicles to be recalled for checking and where necessary fit quality assured units.266276322 to 283400 (FL12)
21/04/99R/1999/025VOLVO TRUCKFH12 and FL12POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE OIL SPILLAGEIncidents have occurred where Bosch unit injectors built within a certain period can leak fuel into the engine lubrication system leading to the spillage of engine oil onto the roadway.Likely to be affected vehicles to be recalled for checking and where necessary fit quality assured units.266758016 to 759300 (FL12)
21/04/99R/1999/025VOLVO TRUCKFH12 and FL12POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE OIL SPILLAGEIncidents have occurred where Bosch unit injectors built within a certain period can leak fuel into the engine lubrication system leading to the spillage of engine oil onto the roadway.Likely to be affected vehicles to be recalled for checking and where necessary fit quality assured units.266FH12276322 to 283400 (FH12)
21/04/99R/1999/025VOLVO TRUCKFH12 and FL12POSSIBILITY OF ENGINE OIL SPILLAGEIncidents have occurred where Bosch unit injectors built within a certain period can leak fuel into the engine lubrication system leading to the spillage of engine oil onto the roadway.Likely to be affected vehicles to be recalled for checking and where necessary fit quality assured units.266FL12190112 to 202300 (FH12)
05/05/99R/1999/031LEYLAND DAFF45REAR NEARSIDE ROAD WHEEL STUDS MAY FAILThe rear nearside road wheel retaining nuts may have been over torqued which could result in failure of the wheel studs.Replace the rear nearside road wheel studs and nuts and tighten to the correct torque.10445 SERIESL165151 to L16594201/11/199831/12/1998
11/05/99R/1999/035DENNISTrident 2ADJUSTABLE STEERING LOCK MAY FAILThe column may fail to lock in position after adjusting which can leave the steering wheel in its lowest and rearmost position.Recall affected vehicles and fit a quality assured replacement steering column.146TRIDENT20154 to 2030001/12/199828/02/1999
14/05/99R/1999/019SKODAOctavia LXIPOSSIBILITY THAT AN INCORRECT BRAKE VACUUM SERVO HAS BEEN FITTEDOn Skoda Octavia LX vehicles which are not equipped with ABS brake servo units designed only for ABS vehicles have been installed. Due to the different performance of the brake servo units a risk exists that the brakes could lock under severe driving conditions (ice snow).Recall vehicles to replace the brake servo unit.746OCTAVIATMB zzz 1U..2115295 to TMB zzz 1U..219389301/05/199831/01/1999
18/05/99R/2000/056MERCEDES BENZSmart CarENGINE DRIVE-TRAIN CONTROL UNIT EFFECTIVENESSCurrent parameters of engine drive-train control unit may not effectively control wheel slip under hard acceleration in adverse conditions.Reprogramme engine drive-train control unit.602SMART CARUp to 5590001/01/199831/12/1999
19/05/99R/1999/040VOLVO CARS80 DieselPOSSIBILITY OF AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUITVehicles may have incorrect routing of the B+ wire adjacent to the injection pump possibly resulting in a short circuit.All vehicles will be recalled through the Volvo Network for the B+ cable to be rerouted.271S80000580 to 05365201/01/199931/12/1999
25/05/99R/1999/047BMWNew 3 Series (E46)POSSIBLE UNSCHEDULED DEPLOYMENT OF SIDE AIRBAGS AND ACTIVATION OF BATTERY ISOLATOR SWITCHIn certain driving conditions it is possible for the side airbags and the battery terminal (safety isolation switch) to trigger when this is not necessary ie when no accident has occurred.Recall the affected vehicles and recode the airbag control unit.166463 SERIESVarious01/09/199814/04/1999
28/05/99R/1999/041LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 & F85POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLA number of service exchange steering boxes may fail due to the incorrect position of a circlip of the bevel box which could lead to the input shaft and gear to detach resulting in the loss of steering control.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured bevel box.4775 SERIES01/01/199912/05/1999
28/05/99R/1999/041LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 & F85POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLA number of service exchange steering boxes may fail due to the incorrect position of a circlip of the bevel box which could lead to the input shaft and gear to detach resulting in the loss of steering control.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured bevel box.4785 SERIES01/01/199912/05/1999
28/05/99R/1999/041LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 & F85POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLA number of service exchange steering boxes may fail due to the incorrect position of a circlip of the bevel box which could lead to the input shaft and gear to detach resulting in the loss of steering control.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured bevel box.4765 SERIESVarious01/01/199912/05/1999
28/05/99RM/99/011SUZUKI MOTORCYCLESGSX-R600X and GSX-R750XENGINE MAY SEIZE AND CAUSE REAR WHEEL TO LOCKThe cam chain adjuster may not provide consistent tension to the cam chain in the engine. This could lead to cam chain breakage. Sudden engine failure while riding could cause rear wheel lockup.The affected machines will be fitted with a modified cam chain adjuster and modified cam chain guide number two.1840GSX750JS1GR7DA000511803 to 514299 (GSX-R750X)30/04/1999
28/05/99RM/99/011SUZUKI MOTORCYCLESGSX-R600X and GSX-R750XENGINE MAY SEIZE AND CAUSE REAR WHEEL TO LOCKThe cam chain adjuster may not provide consistent tension to the cam chain in the engine. This could lead to cam chain breakage. Sudden engine failure while riding could cause rear wheel lockup.The affected machines will be fitted with a modified cam chain adjuster and modified cam chain guide number two.1840GSX600JS1AD111400103985 to 105266 (GSX-R600X)30/04/1999
01/06/99R/1999/049ROLLS ROYCERolls Royce Seraph and Bentley ArnageHEATED SEATS MAY REACH AN UNACCEPTABLY HIGH TEMPERATUREOn the vehicles affected the potential exists for the surface of each heated seat to reach an unacceptably high temperature. In extreme cases this could cause damage to anything in contact with the seat cushion.Recall affected vehicles and fit an additional control unit to each heated seat.597SILVER SERIESSCALA61E2WCH0107SCALA61E7XCH0278024/11/199703/05/1999
07/06/99R/1999/032FERRARI328 GTB 328 GTS 208 GTB Turbo and 208 GTS TurboPOSSIBILITY THAT IMPACT DISTORTION TO FRONT SUSPENSION COULD RESULT IN SUBSEQUENT FAILUREThe lower front suspension arm mounting forks could deform after a substantial impact (for example after an accident) and should this condition remain unnoticed the eventual result could be the failure of the forks resulting in the collapse of the front suspension.Recall affected vehicles and fit an uprated stronger mounting fork.28232801/01/198631/12/1988
07/06/99R/1999/032FERRARI328 GTB 328 GTS 208 GTB Turbo and 208 GTS TurboPOSSIBILITY THAT IMPACT DISTORTION TO FRONT SUSPENSION COULD RESULT IN SUBSEQUENT FAILUREThe lower front suspension arm mounting forks could deform after a substantial impact (for example after an accident) and should this condition remain unnoticed the eventual result could be the failure of the forks resulting in the collapse of the front suspension.Recall affected vehicles and fit an uprated stronger mounting fork.282208Various01/01/198631/12/1988
07/06/99RCOMP/99/001SAFETEXKruss Competition HarnessSAFETY HARNESS LAP STRAP ANCHOR PLATE COULD FAIL UNDER IMPACT LOADINGDue to a non-conformity in production a specific number of safety harness lap strap anchor plates may potentially not meet the strength requirements under impact loading set for this product. This could result in an inability of the harness in use to provide the optimum level of protection required during an accident.Recall likely to be affected harnesses and replace with quality assured items.90KRUSS COMPETITION HARNESS
14/06/99R/1999/037VAUXHALLArena 1.9 dieselLOSS OF BRAKE SERVO ASSISTANCEThe brake vacuum pump fitted to the F8Q diesel engine can leak with the potential to allow oil to enter the brake servo with the consequence that a sudden loss of servo assistance and reduction of braking efficiency could occur.All potentially affected vehicles will be recalled and the make of the vacuum pump checked. Should this be found to be of Magnetti Marelli manufacture the pump will be changed for a quality assured unit. In addition the servo and associated vacuum pipe will be examined for oil ingress and replaced where necessary.57399-R-18ARENAVarious01/04/199731/12/1998
25/06/99R/1999/045SUZUKIBaleno and Vitara dieselPOSSIBILITY THAT THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG WHEN ACTIVATED MAY DEPLOY WITH A FORCE GREATER THAN ORIGINALLY DESIGNEDDuring manufacture of the airbag propellant module the propellant crystals were exposed to a high humidity environment which increased the moisture content to 1.2% with the result that during activation the airbag might deploy with a greater force than originally designed.Recall affected vehicles and replace the drivers airbag with a quality assured unit.137BALENOVarious01/12/199731/01/1998
25/06/99R/1999/045SUZUKIBaleno and Vitara dieselPOSSIBILITY THAT THE DRIVERS SIDE AIRBAG WHEN ACTIVATED MAY DEPLOY WITH A FORCE GREATER THAN ORIGINALLY DESIGNEDDuring manufacture of the airbag propellant module the propellant crystals were exposed to a high humidity environment which increased the moisture content to 1.2% with the result that during activation the airbag might deploy with a greater force than originally designed.Recall affected vehicles and replace the drivers airbag with a quality assured unit.137VITARA01/12/199731/01/1998
28/06/99RM/99/012PIAGGIOSkipper LX 125ccPOTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLThe welding which secures the handlebars to the steering column can progressively fracture which can lead to the loss of steering control.Recall likely to be affected machines and fit quality assured handlebar assemblies.215SKIPPER LX 125Various
30/06/99R/1999/044JAGUARXK8 and XJV8POSSIBILITY THAT GEARBOX MAY LOCK UPPossibility that the automatic transmission may lock up at speeds below 15mph.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured automatic gearbox.106XK8031401 to 038608 (XK8)01/01/199831/12/1999
30/06/99R/1999/044JAGUARXK8 and XJV8POSSIBILITY THAT GEARBOX MAY LOCK UPPossibility that the automatic transmission may lock up at speeds below 15mph.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured automatic gearbox.106XJ852857 to 871502 (XJV8)(01/01/199831/12/1999
05/07/99R/1999/054SAAB9000POSSIBLE INADVERENT DEPLOYMENT OF AIR BAGThe ECU controlling the airbag and seat belt tensioner functions may be affected by the ingress of moisture. Should corrosion subsequently occur in the printed circuit this could result in malfunction of these systems and in extreme cases cause inadvertent deployment of the airbag or seat belt tensioners.Affected vehicles are being recalled for inspection and replacement where necessary of the airbag/seat belt tensioner control module.53739000P1000001 to R103246801/08/199230/07/1994
12/07/99R/1999/058TADANOAR300E-1POTENTIAL LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLPossibility that leaking exhaust could damage the electric wiring directing steering control resulting in loss of directional control of the vehicle.Recall affected vehicles inspect electric wiring directing steering control and install protection devices.10AR300E-1Various01/01/198831/12/1993
16/07/99R/1999/057LEYLAND DAFF45 and F55CONCERN THAT THE STEERING MIGHT LOCKThe steering lock barrel retaining pin may become displaced and cause the steering lock to engage. Should the lock barrel come out of its housing directional control would be affected.The steering column lock will be secured with the addition of a retaining clip.240955 SERIES01/04/199831/10/1998
16/07/99R/1999/057LEYLAND DAFF45 and F55CONCERN THAT THE STEERING MIGHT LOCKThe steering lock barrel retaining pin may become displaced and cause the steering lock to engage. Should the lock barrel come out of its housing directional control would be affected.The steering column lock will be secured with the addition of a retaining clip.240945 SERIESL160058 to L16435901/04/199831/10/1998
19/07/99R/1999/043TOYOTALexus GS300 (MK 1)POSSIBLE SEPARATION OF LOWER SUSPENSION BALL JOINTThe front suspension lower ball joint may separate from the steering knuckle with a consequent adverse effect on vehicle control.Affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the affected joint with a quality assured example.2230LEXUSJT153JSE7 00115365 to 0013489601/07/199530/07/1997
26/07/99RM/99/021PIAGGIOPiaggio Hexagon LX125 and LXT180 Gilera Runner FX125 and FXR180THROTTLE MAY STICK OPENThere is the possibility that the throttle may stick open with the consequence that the scooter may either fail to lose speed or continue to accelerate.Inspect carburettor and if found to be manufactured by Dellorto replace carburettor.1070HEXAGON LX125Various
26/07/99RM/99/021PIAGGIOPiaggio Hexagon LX125 and LXT180 Gilera Runner FX125 and FXR180THROTTLE MAY STICK OPENThere is the possibility that the throttle may stick open with the consequence that the scooter may either fail to lose speed or continue to accelerate.Inspect carburettor and if found to be manufactured by Dellorto replace carburettor.1070GILERA RUNNER FX125
26/07/99RM/99/021PIAGGIOPiaggio Hexagon LX125 and LXT180 Gilera Runner FX125 and FXR180THROTTLE MAY STICK OPENThere is the possibility that the throttle may stick open with the consequence that the scooter may either fail to lose speed or continue to accelerate.Inspect carburettor and if found to be manufactured by Dellorto replace carburettor.1070HEXAGON LXT180
26/07/99RM/99/021PIAGGIOPiaggio Hexagon LX125 and LXT180 Gilera Runner FX125 and FXR180THROTTLE MAY STICK OPENThere is the possibility that the throttle may stick open with the consequence that the scooter may either fail to lose speed or continue to accelerate.Inspect carburettor and if found to be manufactured by Dellorto replace carburettor.1070GILERA RUNNER FXR180
30/07/99R/1999/059BMW535i 735i and 740iPOSSIBILITY THAT GEARBOX MAY LOCK UPPossibility that the automatic transmission may lock up at speeds below 15mph.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured gearbox.125 SERIESTo be advised
30/07/99R/1999/059BMW535i 735i and 740iPOSSIBILITY THAT GEARBOX MAY LOCK UPPossibility that the automatic transmission may lock up at speeds below 15mph.Recall affected vehicles and fit a new quality assured gearbox.127 SERIES
20/08/99R/1999/038HONDALegend Prelude and ShuttlePREMATURE WEAR OF STEERING LOWER BALL JOINTSCertain vehicles were manufactured with front lower ball joints that may prematurely wear out and in the worst case separate from the front knuckle. If separation occurs then loss of steering control may happen.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have both front lower ball joint assemblies replaced.4370PRELUDE01/01/199631/12/1997
20/08/99R/1999/038HONDALegend Prelude and ShuttlePREMATURE WEAR OF STEERING LOWER BALL JOINTSCertain vehicles were manufactured with front lower ball joints that may prematurely wear out and in the worst case separate from the front knuckle. If separation occurs then loss of steering control may happen.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have both front lower ball joint assemblies replaced.4370SHUTTLE01/01/199631/12/1997
20/08/99R/1999/038HONDALegend Prelude and ShuttlePREMATURE WEAR OF STEERING LOWER BALL JOINTSCertain vehicles were manufactured with front lower ball joints that may prematurely wear out and in the worst case separate from the front knuckle. If separation occurs then loss of steering control may happen.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have both front lower ball joint assemblies replaced.4370LEGENDVarious Ranges01/01/199631/12/1997
27/08/99R/1999/060SEDDON ATKINSONM5 Pacer 6x2 HydrosteerPOSSIBLE LOSS OF STEERING CONTROLFirst and second axle power steering ram front and rear ball joint taper fixing nuts may not have been tightened to the correct torque.Recall affected vehicles and check the fixing nuts for correct torque. Replace any parts damaged through looseness.48PACER95340 to 9677201/07/199731/05/1999
01/09/99R/1999/067IVECOEurotech Cursor (German production)REAR WHEELS MAY LOCKOperation of automatic engine brake switch may cause the rear wheels to lock on unladen vehicles not fitted with ABS.Recall potentially affected vehicles and remove the automatic engine braking control switch.6EUROTECHVarious01/12/199830/06/1999
04/09/99R/1999/074LOTUSElisePOSSIBILITY OF FUEL LEAKAGEThe fuel line push fit connectors may not be to the manufacturers specification. In consequence it is possible that fuel leakage may occur and initiate an engine bay fire.Affected vehicles are being recalled for replacement of the original fuel line connectors with quality assured versions.2131999/1RELISE37232 to 3757119/07/1999
16/09/99R/1999/080NMIMillenium Leg and FittingsPASSENGER SEAT FRAME MOUNTING POINT RIVET FRACTUREDExpander bar split on engagement/locking device.Recall affected vehicles and replace defective parts with quality assured items.500MILLENIUM LEG AND FITTINGSVarious01/12/199831/05/1999
23/09/99R/1999/090LEYLAND DAF55 Series (F55 (17/18 tonne)STEERING LEVER SECURITY CONCERNOn a small number of vehicles the front axle offside and nearside track rod lever bolts are of incorrect quality and could fail which could lead to the track rod lever coming adrift.Recall affected vehicles and fit quality assured replacement bolts.7655 SERIESL211785 to L21299101/07/199930/09/1999
24/09/99R/1999/068LAND ROVERDiscovery Series IIANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM RELAY CONTACTS STICKINGLand Rover have identified a concern associated with the Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system. This may give the feeling of the vehicle "Self-braking" under normal driving conditions following normal brake pedal application caused by the contacts within the ABS relay sticking. Should this occur a very slight retardation may be felt within the vehicle until the contacts within the ABS relay are released.Recall affected vehicles and replace the ABS relay with a quality assured unit.9296LT 900000 to LT 90721210/07/199808/06/1999
24/09/99R/1999/068LAND ROVERDiscovery Series IIANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM RELAY CONTACTS STICKINGLand Rover have identified a concern associated with the Anti-Lock Braking (ABS) system. This may give the feeling of the vehicle "Self-braking" under normal driving conditions following normal brake pedal application caused by the contacts within the ABS relay sticking. Should this occur a very slight retardation may be felt within the vehicle until the contacts within the ABS relay are released.Recall affected vehicles and replace the ABS relay with a quality assured unit.9296DISCOVERYLT 200000 to LT 22744910/07/199808/06/1999
04/10/99RM/99/023KAWASAKIZR750-F1 (ZR7)SECURITY OF CENTRE STANDThe centre stand bolt may loosen and fall out if the centre stand is frequently used. This may cause the stand to bend resulting in contact with the drive chain or rear wheel. In extreme circumstances the stand could become displaced which may cause the rider to lose control of the motorcycle.Recall affected machines to add locking plates and longer centre stand bolts. Renew the centre stand if it is damaged.903ZR750F1JKAZR750FFA000031 to JKAZR750FFA009147
07/10/99R/1999/084FORDFocus Mondeo and CougarDOOR LATCH CONCERNSome vehicles have been built with door latches which may not be to specification. An internal plastic pawl within the assembly may seize which results in the latch failing to function as designed preventing the door being securely shut.Recall affected vehicles and fit quality assured replacement door latches.32232FOCUSWB WR & WA03/09/199818/11/1998
07/10/99R/1999/084FORDFocus Mondeo and CougarDOOR LATCH CONCERNSome vehicles have been built with door latches which may not be to specification. An internal plastic pawl within the assembly may seize which results in the latch failing to function as designed preventing the door being securely shut.Recall affected vehicles and fit quality assured replacement door latches.32232COUGAR03/09/199818/11/1998
07/10/99R/1999/084FORDFocus Mondeo and CougarDOOR LATCH CONCERNSome vehicles have been built with door latches which may not be to specification. An internal plastic pawl within the assembly may seize which results in the latch failing to function as designed preventing the door being securely shut.Recall affected vehicles and fit quality assured replacement door latches.32232MONDEO03/09/199818/11/1998
13/10/99R/1999/092VOLVO CARC70PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MAY INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYPossibility that passenger side air bag may be sensitive to electrostatic discharge and may inadvertently deploy.Recall affected vehicles and fit an additional grounding wire to electrical system.240C70Various01/01/199731/12/1998
13/10/99R/1999/079VOLVO CARS70 V70 and V70XCPASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MAY INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYPossibility that passenger side air bag may be sensitive to electrostatic discharge and may inadvertently deploy.Recall affected vehicles and fit an additional grounding wire to electrical system.3685S70Various01/01/199731/12/1998
13/10/99R/1999/079VOLVO CARS70 V70 and V70XCPASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG MAY INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYPossibility that passenger side air bag may be sensitive to electrostatic discharge and may inadvertently deploy.Recall affected vehicles and fit an additional grounding wire to electrical system.3685V7001/01/199731/12/1998
13/10/99R/1999/091VOLVO CARC70HEADLAMPS MAY FAIL TO OPERATEThe master lighting switch on the instrument panel may cease functioning. In such cases the headlamps may fail to operate.Recall affected vehicles and replace switch with quality assured unit.198C70Various01/01/199731/12/1998
26/10/99R/1999/069HONDALegend All 96 97 & 98 Model Years and some 1999POSSIBLE LOSS OF DRIVE AND TRANSMISSION "PARK" FACILITYA bolt in the transmission can loosen and fall out disengaging the transmission from the differential. If this condition occurs while the vehicle is being driven it could cause an unexpected loss of drive. If the vehicle is stopped with the transmission in the PARK position and the parking brake is not engaged the vehicle could move unexpectedly.Affected vehicles are being recalled to have an updated sealing bolt and O-ring installed.1187LEGENDVarious01/01/199631/12/1999
01/11/99R/1999/072AUDIA4 A6 and A8POTENTIAL PREMATURE WEAR OF STEERING BALL JOINTSFaulty seals could lead to premature wear of the track rod bearings (ends) and if the warning noises are ignored it is possible that the track rod bearing pin could work loose and affect steering control.Recall vehicles in order to replace the track rod ends with ones fitted with an improved seal.38307A601/03/199831/08/1998
01/11/99R/1999/072AUDIA4 A6 and A8POTENTIAL PREMATURE WEAR OF STEERING BALL JOINTSFaulty seals could lead to premature wear of the track rod bearings (ends) and if the warning noises are ignored it is possible that the track rod bearing pin could work loose and affect steering control.Recall vehicles in order to replace the track rod ends with ones fitted with an improved seal.38307A4Various01/03/199831/08/1998
01/11/99R/1999/072AUDIA4 A6 and A8POTENTIAL PREMATURE WEAR OF STEERING BALL JOINTSFaulty seals could lead to premature wear of the track rod bearings (ends) and if the warning noises are ignored it is possible that the track rod bearing pin could work loose and affect steering control.Recall vehicles in order to replace the track rod ends with ones fitted with an improved seal.38307A801/03/199831/08/1998
18/11/99R/1999/100VOLVO CARS40 and V40BRAKE CALIPER CONCERNSome front brake calipers on the affected vehicles may have been manufactured using an incorrect material and may crack and leak under heavy load.Recall potentially affected vehicles and replace all front brake calipers that are found to be in the suspect range.1178S40462088 to 474404 (partly)01/01/200031/12/2000
18/11/99R/1999/100VOLVO CARS40 and V40BRAKE CALIPER CONCERNSome front brake calipers on the affected vehicles may have been manufactured using an incorrect material and may crack and leak under heavy load.Recall potentially affected vehicles and replace all front brake calipers that are found to be in the suspect range.1178V4001/01/200031/12/2000
18/11/99RPT/99/001CALNE TOOLINGTU45POSSIBILITY THAT AXLE MAY BECOME DETACHEDThere is a possibility that the suspension unit/axle may become detached from its mounting as a result of failure of the weld joints.Recall affected trailers to modify suspension unit/axle mountings.220TU4501/06/199830/09/1999
30/11/99RPC/99/001ROYCE UNIONFS1000FRONT FORKS MAY BREAKThere is a possibility that the front shock forks may break resulting in loss of control.Recall affected cycles for inspection and if necessary front fork replacement.235FS1000Not applicable01/01/199930/07/1999
15/12/99R/1999/104BMW3 Series 5 Series and 7 SeriesBRAKE LIGHTS MAY FAIL TO OPERATE REMAIN ON OR FLICKERThere is a possibility that the brake light switch circuits may become defective and cause the brake light circuit to fail stay on continuously or flicker. In extreme cases the brake switch could overheat.Recall affected vehicles and replace brake light switch with a modified version.56345 SERIES16/09/199928/10/1999
15/12/99R/1999/104BMW3 Series 5 Series and 7 SeriesBRAKE LIGHTS MAY FAIL TO OPERATE REMAIN ON OR FLICKERThere is a possibility that the brake light switch circuits may become defective and cause the brake light circuit to fail stay on continuously or flicker. In extreme cases the brake switch could overheat.Recall affected vehicles and replace brake light switch with a modified version.56347 SERIES16/09/199928/10/1999
15/12/99R/1999/104BMW3 Series 5 Series and 7 SeriesBRAKE LIGHTS MAY FAIL TO OPERATE REMAIN ON OR FLICKERThere is a possibility that the brake light switch circuits may become defective and cause the brake light circuit to fail stay on continuously or flicker. In extreme cases the brake switch could overheat.Recall affected vehicles and replace brake light switch with a modified version.56343 SERIESVarious16/09/199928/10/1999
23/12/99R/1999/110LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 and F85BRAKE PEDAL BRACKET MAY CRACKThere is a possibility that the brake pedal bracket could crack and lead to a malfunction of the brake pedal.Recall affected vehicles for inspection and if required replacement of the brake pedal bracket with an improved version.82575 SERIES01/07/199931/10/1999
23/12/99R/1999/110LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 and F85BRAKE PEDAL BRACKET MAY CRACKThere is a possibility that the brake pedal bracket could crack and lead to a malfunction of the brake pedal.Recall affected vehicles for inspection and if required replacement of the brake pedal bracket with an improved version.82585 SERIES01/07/199931/10/1999
23/12/99R/1999/110LEYLAND DAFF65 F75 and F85BRAKE PEDAL BRACKET MAY CRACKThere is a possibility that the brake pedal bracket could crack and lead to a malfunction of the brake pedal.Recall affected vehicles for inspection and if required replacement of the brake pedal bracket with an improved version.82565 SERIESE506150 to E51205101/07/199931/10/1999