Safety recalls from six manufacturers

27 April 2006

  • Six car manufacturers issue recalls
  • Serious issues include fires and steering
  • Check build dates and contact your car's maker

The Audi A3 is just one model affected by safety recalls from six major manufacturers

Cars you can't steer, cars that keep on accelerating after you've taken your foot off the pedal, and cars that might burst into flames - these are just three of the concerns behind the latest batch of safety-related recalls launched by six manufacturers.

In each case the manufacturer concerned is making contact with the registered keepers of the cars with the offer of free checks and repairs.

Nissan Navara built between May and December 2005
Potentially faulty bearings on the rear axle of 5812 pick-ups could cause wheels to detach from the axle.

Vauxhall Astra built between January 2005 and February 2006
Part of the steering assembly on 2510 Astras could work loose and lead to loss of control.

Seat Altea, Leon and Toledo built between February 2004 and June 2005
Seat wants to inspect 1477 Altea, Leon and Toledo cars fitted with the 2.0-litre diesel engine and six-speed manual gearboxes.

The manufacturer has found that the flywheel can become damaged by a clutch pressure pipe, which in some circumstances may lead to a fire.

Audi A3 built between December 2003 and June 2005
This is the same fault as diagnosed on the Seat Altea, Leon and Toledo and affects 8585 Audi A3s.

Citroen C2, C3 and C3 Pluriel built between October and December 2005
Owners of 9868 cars could find them accelerating for longer than wanted, as the manufacturer has found that the pedal can return to its rest position too slowly.

Fiat Multipla built between May 1999 and December 2004
Fiat has found that corrosive deposits from heavily salted roads can lead to the front suspension springs breaking. In all 10,276 cars are affected.

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