The Government is seeking new powers in the Environment Bill to compel manufacturers to recall vehicles when they do not meet the relevant environmental standards.
Volvo has issued a global recall for 507,000 vehicles fitted with a faulty engine component, which may catch fire in certain cases. The issue affects 69,616 vehicles in the UK.
Kia has recalled more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models due to an electrical relay that could overheat.
Vauxhall is to recall more of its Zafira cars due to a fire risk.
Toyota has announced a global recall of more than 2.4 million hybrid vehicles, including about 55,000 Prius and Auris models in the UK.
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will now give manufacturers a 10-day deadline before it legally forces them to recall vehicles or face prosecution.
A coroner has highlighted the DVSA’s lack of demands for BMW to recall cars prone to sudden power failure in concluding an inquest into the death of a former Gurkha who died in a collision involving a stricken 3 Series saloon.
A fault with the rear seatbelt on new Volkswagen Polo, Seat Ibiza and Seat Arona models has been identified.
BMW is recalling more than 300,000 cars in the UK following a DVSA investigation which concluded that certain models could stall without warning.
The SMMT, together with the DVSA, is calling on UK fleet operators to join the millions of consumers who have checked if their vehicles have an outstanding safety recall.
BMW did not make UK safety officials aware of a fault that led to one of its cars being involved in a fatal collision, an inquest has been told.
Mercedes-Benz will recall around 400,000 vehicles in the UK as it seeks to fix a potential airbag safety issue.
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