Ford will begin recalling Kuga PHEV models to replace their battery packs, following an announcement in August that a potential fault could lead to fires.
BMW is recalling 3,000 plug-in hybrid models in the UK due to battery fire concerns.
Ford has temporarily suspended sales of its new Kuga plug-in hybrid (PHEV) SUV and issued a recall after four have caught fire due to over-heating batteries.
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.
The AA’s Business Services’ research shows that drivers want technicians to visit them in case of a recall, and have called for swift action to do so.
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.
The Vehicle Remarking Association (VRA) is warning that outstanding manufacturer recalls in the used car market could attract the interest of Trading Standards.
Kia has recalled more than 5,000 Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid models due to an electrical relay that could overheat.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is recalling 44,000 cars in the UK after regulators found 10 models were emitting more CO2 than they had been certified to emit.
The RAC has given its backing to aligning the MOT with vehicle safety recalls so that if there is an outstanding issue with a car or van it could fail the test.
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.
Daimler AG is set to recall a million Mercedes-Benz vehicles worldwide after 51 fires were reported in newer model cars.
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