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 September:
Number of cars involved 1264
Manufacturer reference 15S15
Problem Rear suspension trailing arm bolts could fail.
Solution Replace the nuts and bolts.
Number of cars involved 6
Manufacturer reference P055
Problem Electric power steering system could be in the incorrect setting and cause the driver to lose control of the car.
Solution Recall the vehicles and either update the software or replace the steering rack.
Number of cars involved 5385
Manufacturer reference SRPC1508
Problem Oil may leak from vehicle
Solution Correctly mount the oil cooler pipes.
Number of cars involved 2790
Manufacturer reference R3027911
Problem The electronic power steering system could fail.
Solution Recall the vehicles and and replace the power steering gear and link assembly.
Number of cars involved 33
Manufacturer reference R3028610
Problem Vehicle may cut out.
Solution Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the engine MCU.
Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer
Number of cars involved 6863
Manufacturer reference R3028210/11/20/21
Problem ECU malfunction may cause systems to become inoperable.
Solution Recall the vehicles and replace the affected ECUs.
Seat Ibiza and Mii
Number of cars involved 10
Manufacturer reference 69L1
Problem Driver’s airbag may not deploy correctly.
Solution Recall the vehicles that are likely to be affected and replace the driver's air bag.
Number of cars involved 170
Manufacturer reference R15/11
Problem Loss of stability due to ESC valves sticking.
Solution Recall the vehicles and replace the ESC unit.
Number of cars involved 42
Manufacturer reference BCG40
Problem The roof window glass may detach.
Solution Recall affected cars and replace glass.
Click here to check the VOSA database to see if there are any outstanding recalls for your car.