Manufacturers constantly monitor performance and reliability over the life of their cars. Should a fault appear, the manufacturer will recall the car and remedy the problem.
What should you do if your car appears on this list? You need to call the manufacturer’s customer services department to see if your car is one of the ones affected. You can find the contact details on the manufacturer’s website. If your car is on the recall list, they will advise you if you can drive it and what course of action to take.
Here’s our round-up of the cars recalled in July:
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2.0 MultiJet with TCT transmission
Built 08/06/2010 – 29/05/2015
Number of cars involved 878
Manufacturer reference 5906
Problem The wiring connected to the TCT gearbox could be damaged, causing loss of drive.
Solution Check the wiring for any damage and repair if necessary.
Built 03/11/2010 – 26/05/2015
Number of cars involved 3584
Manufacturer reference 15-01-025
Problem If the DPF system warning light illuminates and the driver fails to drive as directed to clear the problem, the exhaust pipe could overheat and cause the lower engine compartment cover to catch fire.
Solution Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and remove and discard the Lower Engine Compartment Cover.
Built 15/11/2012 – 09/03/2013
Number of cars involved 38
Manufacturer reference OSB15-13-014 (A140517) Trax
Problem A pre-tensioner on the front seat belts may not function as intended.
Solution Replace both front pre-tensioners.
Built 05/01/2004 – 31/07/2004
Number of cars involved 22
Manufacturer reference P78B
Problem Passenger side airbag may fail to deploy correctly.
Solution Replace air bag inflator on affected vehicles.
Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, 458 Speciale A, FF, F12 Berlinetta, California T and LaFerrari
Built 01/12/2014 – 30/04/2015
Number of cars involved 2409
Manufacturer reference 0570
Problem Driver’s airbag may not deploy correctly.
Solution On affected vehicles replace driver’s air bag module.
Built 30/08/2012 – 15/10/2014
Number of cars involved 446
Manufacturer reference HUK5UV
Problem Unintended braking may occur because of a problem with the automated electronic braking system.
Solution Recall all affected vehicles to have the software replaced with a new version.
Land Rover Discovery
Built 13/08/2012 – 14/09/2012
Number of cars involved 846
Manufacturer reference P065
Problem The panoramic roof may detach.
Solution Apply the correct primer and adhesive to the panoramic roof assembly.
Built 18/12/2014 – 05/03/2015
Number of cars involved 25
Manufacturer reference N/A
Problem A problem with the ABS actuator could cause the car to become unstable when the ABS system is activated.
Solution Replace the ABS actuator with a new one.
Built 01/08/2013 – 30/04/2014
Number of cars involved 11
Manufacturer reference SRPC1505
Problem Passenger airbag may not function as intended.
Solution Check airbag control unit installation and correct if necessary.
Mercedes-Benz CLA, A-Class & B-Class
Built 01/09/2011 – 30/06/2013
Number of cars involved 3890
Manufacturer reference SRPC1504
Problem The driveshaft may separate causing the car to come to a halt.
Solution Recall the vehicles and replace the fixings.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class
Number of cars involved 10
Manufacturer reference SRPC1509
Problem Front seats may not be secured according to specification.
Solution Correct the torque of the connections at the rear of the front seats.
Built 05/03/2013 – 02/04/2015
Number of cars involved 49,748
Manufacturer reference OC0W
Problem Reduction in braking performance.
Solution Inspect the front wheel arch liners and brake hoses. If they are found to be incorrectly positioned, they will be replaced free of charge.
Built 22/09/2008 – 20/10/2009
Number of cars involved 2589
Manufacturer reference R69572
Problem Loss of steering assistance.
Solution Check the hydraulic hose to the power steering system for damage and replace as necessary.
Click here to check the VOSA database to see if there are any outstanding recalls for your car.