The clutch problem came to light after some owners complained of problems changing gear. Engineers discovered that one batch of clutch master-cylinders could allow clutch fluid to by-pass a piston seal. There have been no accidents caused as a result of this, but the recall is still regarded as safety-related. The work - which is free of charge - will take about one hour.
At the same time, the dealers will carry out a number of other checks including inspection of the front brake-hose route. A dealer has found one instance where the hose was rubbing against an adjacent component.