Latest Car Recall Notifications

What Are Car Safety Recalls?

Car recalls from the DVSA have become a regular part of car ownership over the last few years. They occur when a manufacturer determines that a car model or indeed several models have a defect that could compromise the drivers safety. If you're looking for a specific recall we have listed them all below so just scroll down. 

Now new legislation could be bought in that could see an automatic MOT fail if a recall repair is not completed. With figures showing there could be as many as a million cars on the road with ignored safety recall notificiations, with some 55,000 owners of Vauxhall Zafira's not having necessary repairs even after receiving up to seven letter from the car maker. 

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Car Recalls In The News

The most famous car safety recall in the press was probably the Toyota brake recall of 2009-2011, where over 9 million vehicles were recalled worldwide. There were also 400,000 Mercedes-Benz recalled in October 2017 due to a major air bag fault in the UK.  

 

How To Check Car Recalls?

Since then it has become much more accepted that over time certain lines of vehicles can exhibit faults that weren't apparent when they left the factory. Addressing these problems can be seen as a proactive move by manufacturers for the safety of motorists. 

Recalls are now regularly undertaken by manufacturers, with the DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Association) announcing new recalls each month. In fact, you can check whether your car requires a recall at any time using their free car recall tool or just keep scrolling on down. 

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Car Recalls February 2019

DVSA car recall notifications for February 2019. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Peugeot Traveller Expert 4 (16'-18') - Rear Suspension Wishbone Mounting May Not Be Correct Specification

Citroen Spacetourer Dispatch IV (16'-18') - Rear Suspension Wishbone Mounting May Not Be Correct Specification

Peugeot Traveller Expert 4 - Under Certain Driving Conditions The Air Conditioning Compressor Pulley Could Break

BMW X5 & X6 (06'-13') - Idler Pulley Bolt Could Come Loose Over Time

Peugeot Traveller Expert 4 (15'-18') - Excessive Loading Of Front Suspension Could Result In Loosening Of Front Wishbone Lower Ball Joints

Citroen Spacetourer Dispatch IV (15'-18') - Excessive Loading Of Front Suspension Could Result In Loosening Of Front Wishbone Lower Ball Joints

Citroen Spacetourer Dispatch IV (15'-18') - Under Certain Driving Conditions The Air Conditioning Compressor Pulley Could Break

Citroen Spacetourer Dispatch IV (16'-18') - Steering Rack Assembly May Not Be Correct Specification

VW Polo (17'-18') - The Adjusted Handbrake Lever Travel For Parking The Vehicle Can Increase

Seat Ibiza & Arona (17'-18') - The Adjusted Handbrake Lever Travel For Parking The Vehicle Can Increase

Maserati Ghibli & Quattroporte (17'-17') - Possible Leak In The Fuel Line At The Quick Release Connector 

Ford Transit (17'-17') - Incorrectly Torqued Left Hand Seatbelt To Seatbelt Shoulder Height Adjuster Bolt

Citroen C3 Aircross (16'-18') - Wires In One Of The Connectors Of The Seat Belt Position Sensor May Not Be Right

Skoda Octavia & Superb (02'-02') - Driver Airbag Generator Housing Could Come Loose

Mercedes E-Class (18'-18') - Rear Spoiler May Not Be Fitted Correctly

Mercedes A-Class (18'-18') - The Airbag Could Be Damages As It Opens

Vauxhall Astra, Zafira & Cascada (09'-14') - Software Issue With Hill Start Assist Feature

Mazda MX-5 (16'-18') - Models With Automatic Transmission May Unexpectedly Downshift 

 

Car Recalls January 2019

DVSA car recall notifications for January 2019. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Subaru Forester (13'-14') - Clutch Pipe May Contact Bulkhead Wiring And Cause Engine To Cut Out

Subaru Legacy, Outback (05'-14') - Electronic Parking Brake Capacitor May Fracture

Mitsubishi Outlander (08'-09') - The Flange Of The Drive Belt Automatic Tensioner May Crack

Infiniti Q30 QX30 (15'-18') - Gear Shift Indicator May Not Behave As Intended

Volvo V40, V40CC, XC90, S60, S60CC, V60, V60CC, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 (15'-18') - Small Cracks On The Inside Of A Rubber Fuel Hose

Vauxhall Insignia B (17'-18') - Central Door Locking System May Unlock The Doors Whilst The Vehicle Is Parked

Dacia Sandero & Logan (18'-18') - Airbag May Not Deploy In A Collision

Renault Megane IV (18'-18') - Incorrect Positioning Of Wiring Could Turn Warning Lights On

Volkswagen T-Roc (18'-18') - Bonded Joint Between The Upper And Lower Section Of The Rear Spoiler May Become Faulty

Lexus SC430 (01'-03') - Front Passenger AirBag May Rupture

Citroen C3 IV (18'-18') - The Steering Column Universal Joint Clamp May Be Incorrectly Fitted To The Steering Column

Toyota Prius, Prius+ & Auris HV (10'-14') - Vehicle May Not Enter Failsafe Driving Mode As Intended

Peugeot 208 (18'-18') - The Steering Column Universal Joint Clamp May Be Incorrectly Fitted To The Steering Column

Toyota Aygo (11'-15') - Incorrect Tooling Set Up With Fuel Tank May Lead To Reduced Wall Thickness 

Toyota Aygo (05'-13') - There's A Possibility That The Glue Holding The Glass On The Rear Door Could Detach

BMW M3, M4 and M4 Convertible (16'-16') - The CFK Drive Shaft May Have Insufficient Durability

Bentley Mulsanne (12'-18') - The Rear Seat Belt Anchorage Performance May Not Fulfil Load Requirements

Mercedes-Benz C-Class & E-Class (18'-18') - The Lock Status Of The Steering Coupling Was Not Correctly Documented

Mercedes A-Class (17'-18') - The Locks Of The Right/Left Seat Backrest Will Not Lock

Hyundai Kona (18'18') - The Airbag Control Unit May Detect A Crash Signal And Command Deployment Or Non-Deployment Of The Airbag

 

Car Recalls December 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for December 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Subaru Legacy, Outback & Impreza (04'-10') - Misconnection Of The Fuel Pump Connector

Renault Captur (18'-18) - Incorrect Welding Of The Catalytic Converter

Citroen C Crosser & C4 Aircross (08'-11') - Ancillaries Belt Tensioner Mounting May Not Be Correct

Citroen C Crosser (07'-09') - Adhesive Used To Fix Sunroof Glass Assembly To Outer Frame May Not Be Correct Specification

Renault Kangoo Van (18'-18') - Incorrect Welding Of The Catalytic Converter

Nissan Q30 7 QX30 (15'-18') - The Child Safety Rear Door Lock Indicates The Wrong Positions In The Owner's Manual

BMW 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 Series, X1, X3, X4, X5 & X6 (10'-15') Exhaust Gas Recirculation Module Cooler Could Leak

Vauxhall Astra (15'-18') - Reduction In Braking Power Where The Brake Pedal Is Applied Slowly And Constantly

Volkswagen Passat, Atreon, T-Roc & Golf (18'-18') - Rear Seat Bench Welded Connection May Not Be Correctly Performed

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 907 (18'-18') - Blind Spot Monitoring Exit Warning Inoperable After Ignition Switched Off

Audi A4 & A5 (17'-17') - Passenger Airbag Module Bolts Securing To The Dash Panel May Be Insufficiently Tightened

Skoda Octavia & Karoq (18'-18') - A Welded Connection Of The Rear Seat Bench May Not Have Been Correctly Performed 

Mercedes-Benz 907 & 901 (18'-18') - Backlight Illumination Of The Hazard Warning Push Button Switch Is Deactivated After 20 Minutes

Toyota Avensis, Corolla & Verso (02'-07') - Air Bag Control Module For The Supplemental Restraint System Could Be Susceptible To Internal Shorting

Porsche Panamera (16'-18') - Electric Power Steering May Sporadically Be Unavailable For A Limited Period Of Time 

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 907 & 910 (18'-18') - Driver Support And Assist Functions Distronic, Hold, Drive Away Assist And RCTA Are Not Active 

Ford GT (16'-18') - Rear Wing (Spoiler) Valve Block May Leak Hydraulic Oil Onto Exhaust

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 907 & 910 (18'-18') - Post-Collision Brake Function Within Esp Was Not Activated During Production 

Mercedes-Benz Citan 415 (18'-18') - Hole May Appear In The Heat Shield Connection At The Diesel Particulate Filter/Catalytic Converter Housing

 

Car Recalls November 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for November 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Volkswagen T-Roc (17'-18') - Electric Parking Brake Can Be Unintentionally Released When Disengaging The Clutch Pedal

Polaris Ranger (15'-18') - Improperly Routed Parking Brake Cable

Mitsubishi Outlander (16'-17') - FCM May Activate The Brake For Longer Than Necessary

Mitsubishi ASX, Outlander, Outlander PHEV & Eclipse Cross (17'-18') - Brake Hydraulic Unit Function May Be Interrupted

BMW 5 Series, Saloon Touring, X3, X4, X5, 3 Series, Saloon Touring, Gran Turismo, 4 Series, Gran Coupe, Coupe Convertible, 1 Series, 2 Series, Coupe Convertible (14'-16') - Exhaust Gas Recirculation Cooler Could Potentially Leak Over Time

Ford Edge, Mondeo, S-Max & Galaxy (14'-18') - Possible Low Torque Condition With The Air Conditioning Clutch Fastener

Volvo XC60, S90, XC90, V90, V90CC, XC40, V60, V60CC (16'-18') - Possible Software Issue In The Vehicle Connectivity Module

Seat Ateca (16'-18') - The Inclination Of The Left Headlight May Be At The Wrong Angle

Seat Ateca (16'-18') - Electric Parking Brake May Unintentionally Release When Disengaging Clutch

Mercedes Vito & V-Class (13'-18') - Airbag Off Indicator Lamp Does Not Light Up If Passenger Seat Unoccupied

Honda NSX (16'-18') - Printed Circuit Board Screws May Shift And Contact The PCB Circuitry & Crossover Inlet Pipe Insufficiently Welded

Mazda 6, RX-8, 2, CX-7, BT-50 (03'-14') - Takata Passenger Air Bag May Not Operate As Intended

Volkswagen Polo (17'-18') - The Left Rear Seat Belt Double Buckle May Unfasten Involuntarily

 

Car Recalls October 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for October 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Mercedes Benz GLE & GLS (18'-18') - Rear Axle Brake Caliper May Not Have Been Manufactured According To Specification

Audi Q5 (18'-18) - Brake Piston May Not Have Been Coated Correctly

Mercedes Benz C-Class (16'-17') - Bonding Of The Rear Beltline Trim Strips

Ford EcoSport (17'-17') - Lower Control Arm Weld

Vauxhall Corsa (18'-18') - Hood May Open Whilst Driving

Mercedes Benz E-Class (17'-17') - Child Seat Isofix Mounting

Mitsubishi ASX (10'-17') - Tail Pipe And Exhaust Silencer Welding May Crack

Mercedes Benz CLS & AMG GT (17'-18') - Riveting Of Seat Belt Housing Cover At Front Seats

BMW X5 (01'-02') - Airbag Control Unit Fault

Audi Q2 (17'-18') - Electro-Mechanical Parking Brake May Be Released When Clutch Released

Vauxhall Zafira (05'-14') - Potential Melting And Fires Within The Blower Motor Regulator

 

Car Recalls September 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for September 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Hyundai HEV & PHEV (15'-17') - Hydraulic Clutch Inner Actuator Housing May Damage Inner Oil Seal

Nissan Juke & M20 (17'-17') - Internal Ignition Switch Spring May Have A Surface Defect

Vauxhall Insignia B (17'-17') - Clip Of Fuel Line Bundle May Rub Against Fuel Pump Return Hose

Fiat 500X (15'-18') - If Rear Selt Belts Are Not Fastened And Pretensioners Are Deployed The Latch Could Be Released

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (17'-18') - Two Nuts On Busbars May Not Have Been Installed

Mazda CX-3 & MX-5 (17'-18') - Control Logic Monitoring The Charging Control Fails To Divert Electrical Power In The Event Of Fault

Audi R8 (15'-17') - Possible Oil Leakage May Occur At The Gearbox Breather

BMW Mini Countryman (17'-18') - Crash Protection Plate For The High Pressure Fuel Pump Was Not Installed 

Mazda 6 (02'-05') - Takata Driver Airbags Inflators May Not Operate As Intended

 

Car Recalls August 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for August 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Mercedes-Benz GLE (17'-17') - Potential Oil Leak From The Transmission Oil Cooler Lines

Mercedes-Benz X-Class (18'-18') - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System Software Error

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 906 (17'-17') - Spot Welds May Have Not Been Correctly Applied To Door Frame

Mitsubishi ASX (12'-16') - Inappropriate Water Proof Structure Of The Front Deck

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (17'-18') - Incorrect Software Specification For Steering Column Switch Module

Mercedes-Benz V-Class (15'-17') - Rotating Front Seat Wire Fixings Can Loosen

Mercedes-Benz Vito (15'-17') - Rotating Front Seat Wire Fixings Can Loosen

Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class (17'-18') - Laser Welding On Front Seats May Not Meet Specification

Mercedes-Benz GLA, A-Class, C-Class, GLC and E-Class (18'-18') - Driver's Airbag Gas Generator House Failure During Deployment

Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class (18'-18') - Incorrect Underfloor Panelling Installed

Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango (12'-18') - Vehicle Short, Causing Can-C Bus To Stop Communicating

Fiat Panda (18'-18') - Engine Suspension Reaction Bracket Not Fitted

Mercedes-Benz A-Class (18'-18') - Communication Software Incorrect For Emergency Call System

Mercedes-Benz GL, GKS and GLE (10'-16') - Oil Foam May Develop In Oil Reservoir

 

Car Recalls July 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for July 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Mercedes Benz Vans Sprinter (99'-02') - Gas Fuel Cylinders May Fail

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (11'-17') - Electrical Wiring In Steering Column May Not Be Sufficiently Grounded

Vauxhall Astra K (15'-17) - Front Brake Hoses Incorrectly Installed

Vauxhall Insignia A (17'-17') - Seat Belt Buckle May Seperate From Seat Frame

Vauxhall Grandland X (18'-18) - Oil Plug Leakage

Peugeot Expert 4 (15'-17') - Tow Ball Support Bracket Durability Inadequate 

Citroen Spacetourer and Dispatch IV (15'-17') - Tow Ball Support Bracket Durability Inadequate 

Toyota Auris and Corolla (10'-16') - Replacement Airbag Inflator Installed In An Incorrect Orientation

Car Recalls June 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for June 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

BMW 1-Series, X1, Z4 and 3-Series (06'-11') - Plug In Contact Cable May Malfunction

Porsche Panamera G2 (16'-18') - Connecting Links On The Rear Axle Anti Roll Bar

Mercedes-Benz CLA, A-Class, B-Class, GLA, C-Class, GLC (11'-17') - Electrical Wiring In Steering Column May Not Be Sufficiently Grounded

Kia Optima PHEV (15'-17') - Battery System May Cause A Loss Of Power

Vauxhall Insignia B and Astra J GTC (18'-18') - Possible Oil Leak From Turbocharger

BMW E90 3 Series Saloon, E91 3 Series Touring, E92 3 Series Coupe, E93 3 Series Convertible - Variation In Electrial Resistance In Blower Regulator

 

Car Recalls May 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for May 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Hyundai Ioniq (15'-17') - Coolant May Leak Into Electrical Power Control Unit 

Hyundai Santa Fe (17'-18') - Steering Wheel May Detach

Jaguar E-Pace (17'-18') - Reverse Lights May Interect With Electric Park Brake

Peugeot 308, Partner (17'-17') - Airbags May Not Be Triggered In Collision

Citroen C-Elysee, C4 Picasso and Berlingo (17'-17') - Airbags May Not Be Triggered In Collision

Mercedes-Benz CLA, A-Class, B-Class, GLA, C-Class, GLC (11'-17') - Steering May Be Insufficiently Grounded 

Kia Rio (17'-17')- Rear Door Child Lock May Not Operate

Mitsubishi L200 (15-16') - Door Latch May Malfunction In Hot Temperatures

Mitsubishi i-MiEV (09'-11') - Propellant In Front Passenger Airbag Inflator May Be Detiorated

Mitsubishi Outlander (06'-12') - Water Ingress May Cause Windscreen Wipers To Fail

 

Car recalls April 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for April 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Mazda2, 3, CX-3 (15'-17')- Software Error Could Cause Engine To Fail

Renault Clio IV and Captur - Dipped Headlight May Fail To Light Road Ahead Sufficiently 

Jeep Wrangler (17'-17') - Brake Lamp Switch May Malfunction

Hyundai Sonata, Grandeur (04'-13') - Electrical Short Circuit May Occur In ABS

Toyota Lexus RC-F, GS-F, LC500 (14'-17') - Fuel May Leak

Vauxhall Insignia B -Windscreen May Not Be Correctly Installed

Porsche Panamera (18'-18') - Accelerator Pedal May Not Be Correctly Installed

BMW X3 and X4 (16'-18') - Restricted Fuel Supply Could Cause Engine To Stall

Jaguar E-Pace (17'-17') - Front Brake Flexi Hose

Audi A8 (18'-18') - Retaining Clip In The Active Head Restraint May Not Be Installed

Fiat Fullback (16'-17') - Door Locks May Malfunction

Audi A4 and A5 (14'-17') - Aluminium Trim May Partly Detach From Loudspeaker

Subaru Legacy, Outback and Tribeca - Front Passenger Airbag Inflator May Fail

 

Car Recalls March 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for March 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Fiat 500 ('17-'17) - Instrument Cluster May Display Wrong Information

Nissan NV400 ('16-'17) - Fuel Filter Support May Break and Steering Column May Not Be Secure

Volkswagen Beetle, Eos, Golf, Jetta, Passat, Scirocco, Sharan, Tiguan, Touram ('11-'11) - Starter Motor Malfunction

Volkswagen T-Roc - ('17-'18) - Information Not In Owner Manual

Volkswagen T6 ('17-'17) - Front Passenger Airbag

Seat Ibiza, Leon, Altea, Alhambra ('11-'11) - Starter Motor Malfunction

Audi A3 ('11-'11) - Starter Motor Malfunction

Suzuki Baleno, Ignis & Swift ('16-'17) - Battery May Fail To Charge

Jaguar XF Sportbrake ('17-'18) - Restraint System

Mercedes Benz AMG GT R - Roll Bar Configuration

Ford Fiesta ('17-'17) - Brake Servo May Fail

Volkswagen Golf & Tiguan ('18-'18) Front Brake Discs

BMW X3 ('17-'18) - Rear Spoiler

Ford Focus & C-Max ('16-'16) - Alloy Wheels May Crack

Renault Zoe & Captur ('17-'17) - Front Wheel Hubs May Crack

Renault Master ('16-'17) - Steering Column

Dacia Logan ('17-'17) - Front Wheel Hubs May Crack

Suzuki Baleno, Swift & Ignis ('17-'17) - Starter Generator Belt

Vauxhall Movano ('15-'17) - Steering Column 

 

Car Recalls Feburary 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for February 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Mercedes Benz Vito and V-Class (11'-17') - Electrical Wiring In Steering Assembly

Volkswagen Golf, Golf Est and Golf SV (14'-14') - Passenger Airbag May Not Deploy

Renault Zoe (17'-17') Incorrect Throttle Pedal Fitted

Mercedes Benz C-Class, S-Class, E-Class Coupe, GLC (16'-17') - Front Seat Belt Tensioner

Mercedes Benz A-Class (17'-17') - Windshield Bonding May Be Inadequate

 

Car Recalls January 2018

DVSA car recall notifications for January 2018. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Mercedes Benz Vito and V-Class - Wheel Bearing Retaining Ring 

Citroen Spacetourer and Dispatch IV (17'-17') - Engine Component Not Up To Specification

Peugeot Traveller and Expert 4 (17'-17') - Engine Component Not Up To Specification

Mercedes Benz - Passenger Seat Sensor

Ford Kuga, Focus, C-Max and Fiesta ST (10'-14') - Engine Cylinder Head

Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 (11'-15') - Heating Element in Air Conditioning

Ford Transit Connect - Engine Cylinder Head

Mercedes Benz E-Class (16'-17') - Seatbelt Pretensioner

Peugeot Kisbee Scooter (13'-17') - Frame May Crack 

Skoda Karoq (17'-17') - Passenger Protection Trims

Toyota Lexus CT200h (16'-17') - Possibility of a Fuel Leak

Mazda Mazda2 (DJ) (16'-17') - Handbrake May Disengage

Toyota Avensis and Rav4 (16'-16') - Turbocharger Bolts

 

Car Recalls December 2017

DVSA car recall notifications for December 2017. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Toyota C-HR and Prius (16'-16') - Invertor Capacitor

Toyota Prius (12'-15') - Electric Vehicle Fuse

Mercedes G-Class - ESP May Malfunction

Fiat 500L (12''17') - Heater Wiring May Cause A Short Circuit

Jeep Grand Cherokee (10'-14') - Brake Booster Water Shield

Fiat 500 (RHD only) (17'-17') - Electrical Power Steering

 

Car Recalls November 2017

DVSA car recall notifications for November 2017. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

Citroen DS3 (17'-17') - Suspension and steering

Peugeot 208 (17'-17') - Suspension and steering 

Toyota Land Cruiser LC100 & LC200, Lexus IS200 - Passenger airbag

Peugeot Ion - Passenger airbag

Citroen C Zero - Passenger airbag

Audi A3 & Q2 (17'-17') - Rear hub carriers

Seat Ateca (17'-17') Rear wheel bearing

Kia Sorento - (11'-11') Diesel fuel feed pipe

Mercedes Benz GLC - Plastic covers on panoramic sunroof

Nissan Qashqai (13'-16') - Rear right wheel may rub against and damage brake hose

Renault Twingo - Risk of degradation to the front left sub axle carrier

 

Car Recalls October 2017

DVSA car recall notifications for October 2017. If you own one of these cars manufactured between the dates shown you should have received a letter from the manufacturer.

If you've not received anything get in touch with a main dealer to arrange a free recall repair. Or get in touch with us and we can arrange it.

BMW 4 and 6 Series (17'-17') - Front seat mechanism

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GAP Insurance: Why Do You Need It?

GAP Insurance, it's something you normally first hear of from your car salesman, but what does GAP Insurance actually do and why is it a good idea?

GAP Insurance covers the difference between how much you originally paid for your car and the amount your insurance company will pay you in the event of a write off or theft. It's worth noting that when you buy a brand new car it's worth its most at the point of purchase, but your insurance company will not usually pay this amount if you write the car off. 

At MotorEasy we like to make things simple so we have put together this handy guide to the basics of GAP Insurance (or guaranteed asset protection, to give it its proper name), why do you need it? How does it work? Which of MotorEasy's products is best for you?   

Motoring journalist, TV presenter and racing driver Rebecca Jackson is here to explain why you’d consider GAP Insurance.

What Is GAP Insurance?

Buying a brand new car is lovely, but we all know that as soon as we drive it off the forecourt it's value starts to rapidly drop. 

Should you suffer a write off or theft your insurance company will often only pay out the current value of your vehicle - which is likely to be a lot less if your car is brand new. 

If you choose to buy GAP Insurance this will cover the difference between the price of your car at the time of write off or theft and the amount you originally paid for it. 

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When Is GAP Insurance Needed?

You can take out MotorEasy GAP Insurance at any time after you've bought your car. We have three products that can be used if you've just bought the car (new or used), have owned your car for a while but haven't got around to taking out any GAP insurance, or if your car is on finance. 

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It's also a good idea to buy GAP if you have just bought a car you know will depreciate faster than others, as GAP Insurance will top up any insurance payout in the event of a write off. 

 

What GAP Insurance Is Best For You?

Luckily for you, MotorEasy works out the best GAP Insurance for your car and situation to make sure you get the best GAP cover at the best price. You might think it's just easier to buy it from the dealer while you're there but you'll save 75% by buying with us rather than with your dealer, for exactly the same cover.

How Much Could You Save?

MotorEasy has three levels of cover which you can have for 2-4 years....

 

Vehicle Replacement Insurance

This bridges the gap between what your insurer's payout will be and the balance needed to buy a replacement or similar vehicle, protecting you against any price inflation that may have occured since you bought your car. 

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Return To Invoice

This covers the difference between your insurer's payout and either the price you originally paid or the amount needed to settle your outstanding finance balance, whichever is the greater. 

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Return To Value

Covers the difference between your insurer's payout - based on the current value of your car and its value at the inception of your GAP insurance policy. 

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Where Can You Buy GAP Insurance?

As mentioned you can get your hands on GAP Insurance when you purchase your car from a dealership, but they will often quote you a price that will make it seem like an expensive option. They are however now duty bound to tell you that you can get this handy cover elsewhere - which is where MotorEasy comes in. 

We can save you up to 75% on main dealer pricing whilst offering you exactly the same level of cover. 

 

Is GAP Insurance Worth It?

Well, this depends on how old your car is and how quickly it depreciates. If you have just bought a brand spanking new car it's definitely worth having GAP Insurance - as soon as you drive your shiny new ride off the forecourt it is reported to lose 30% of its value something you won't get back. 

You might also want to consider it if you live in one of the UK's most dangerous places to own a car or if it is one of the top 10 most stolen cars, these two examples are a no brainer - obviously we recommend that you get GAP Insurance whatever car you have up to 8 years old and 80,000 miles.

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What Does GAP Insurance Not Cover?

We said we were going to be honest. GAP Insurance will not cover you for these eventualities.

  • If you write off was caused by someone other than yourself driving the vehicle without consent.
  • If your car is a supercar, like a Lamborghini or Ferrari. 
  • If your car is stolen due to you leaving the keys in it or on it, any windows being left open or the roof down.

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The Colourful History Of Haynes Publishing

Haynes Manuals, there's nothing more reassuring or distinctive. The amateur mechanic has always believed, and it's often found to be true, that the answer to the mechanical or electrical problem, they are struggling with, is contained in those pages.

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How To Get The Best Deal On Your New Car

Buying a new car with a fresh plate couldn't be easier. You go to your local showroom choose the spec and colour, pay a deposit and then wait for the dealer to tell you when it's ready. You can even buy a new car online if you don't want to visit a dealership. 

Except that you should give it a bit more thought, there are more options and buying help than at any time in car history. 

 

What New Car Is Best For You?

Only you know which new car fits your family and whether diesel, petrol, electric or hybrid is best for you. Read our MotorEasy blogs and features on choosing the right new car, because creating a shortlist of suitable cars is crucial.

You also need to bear in mind running costs such as insurance group and servicing. Go online and read car magazines, join owners forums to find out more and ask for advice. Which new cars are reliable? What are their ownership experiences? What faults have past models had? 

How much should you be paying for car insurance?

 

Setting A New Car Budget

Set a realistic budget based on your circumstances for either an outright purchase or for monthly payments. Don’t forget about the incidental running costs of servicing, fuel and insurance. Some of this may be included in certain contract hire agreements or buying packages.

Get as many quotes as possible and always compare like for like, with the same models and specifications. 

 

Where To Find The Best New Car?

Go out and look at dealer forecourts, and because you now know what the best prices are from your research, start playing suppliers off against each other to get the lowest and best offer.

Start with phone calls and emails. Dealers in particular don’t always give best prices on the phone, face-to-face is always better.

Haggle, tell them what's available elsewhere and what you want to pay, they hate that. Ask them what their best price is. If they want to waffle on, simply walk away, they'll soon run after you if they want your business.

Be polite but firm and always stick to the budget you set yourself, say what you have to say and then be quiet.

 

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Can You Afford New Car Finance?

A dealer may cough up a decent discount but then claw money back with a pricey finance package. Ideally get the price you want and then shop around for a better finance deal which could well be available on the high street or online, compare annual percentage rates APRs and repayment periods.

Someone quoting a flat rate isn’t good enough. Some dealers may have zero percent finance deals, although you often have to find half as a deposit and pay it off quicker.

Repayment periods vary. For example £200 a month over three years is £1200 more than two years at £250. Quoting weekly payments is a way of making large sums seem smaller and easier to pay, always do the maths.

Read our full guide to buying on finance

 

Get The Best Price For Part Exchange

Another opportunity for a dealer to make money is by offering you a low part exchange price for your car. Ideally try and sell privately before you go near a showroom. Online buying services may well give you a fairer price, if you wish to sell your car quickly.

 

Try Using A Broker

A good broker will do it for you. They source cars from UK main dealers. You pay the dealer direct and collect it from them and the dealer will pay the broker a commission. You should get a better discount than you could negotiate.

Find out where the car is coming from and don’t pay a deposit to a third party.

You can also use MotorEasy car leasing comparison, cutting out the brokers price and finding the best leasing deals around you. 

 

Get GAP Insurance

Remember to protect your new car with MotorEasy GAP Insurance thereby protecting your investment if it gets stolen or written off. Plus, you'll save up to 75% off dealer prices!

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Further Reading 

Car Leasing Deals: MotorEasy Launch The UK's First Lease Comparison Tool

Car Buying Guides: How to Finance Your New Car

Buy A Car Online - Would you do it?

 

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Things To Consider If Your Car Is Turning Three

If you bought a new car three years ago then you should be gearing up to take it for its first MOT, and it could also be due its first service out of warranty. Book the two appointments at the same time and you can save up to 40% compared to booking them separately as you'll avoid jobs being repeated. 

Four Out Of Five Motorists Overpaying For Servicing And MOT's

 

Plus, if you protect your car with a MotorEasy car warranty you can avoid any expensive and unexpected car repairs even for failures found at an MOT or service. 

 

First MOT Test

Your MOT might result in a new tyre or two and a set of brake pads, but expenditure shouldn’t be too heavy, unless you’re a higher mileage driver that burns more rubber.

More cars are sold in March than at any other time of the year as brand new car regs are bought in. This means that if your car is turning 3 you should be sure to book well in advance to avoid any delays. 

For best results we advise getting a test done 3 weeks in advance. This leaves time to source affordable repairs before your old MOT test expires.

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Warranty Protection From The Unexpected

As your car turns three this means you're leaving behind the protection of the standard 3 year manufacturer warranty protecting you against mechanical or electrical faults arising.

Today’s cars are generally more reliable than they have been, but when they go wrong they can make a nasty hole in your budget.

MotorEasy knows this, because we’ve picked up bills for thousands of motorists who've been smart enough to protect themselves from the unexpected - from just £20 per month.

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"40% of cars require repairs of some description in their fourth year"

Why Do You Need A Car Warranty?

It’s no coincidence that the majority of manufacturer new car warranties last for three years or 60,000 miles, because it’s after this time that the expensive bits start to go wrong.

The last thing a manufacturer needs is to start paying-out for repairs on a car they sold more than three years ago, so you’ll be on your own.

MotorEasy’s warranty experience reveals that some 40% of cars require repairs of some description in their fourth year and this is just the start.

 

What Else Do You Need To Consider? 

As well as your car's first MOT and extending its manufacturer warranty, you should also look to book your cars first major service. 

It's recommended that after three years the mechanical functioning of every part of your car is checked, and MotorEasy can help with our engineer monitored services. We'll take care of any garage hassle for you, making sure any repairs are necessary and at the best price. 

Read Our Full Three Year Old Car Guide

 

Further Reading

MOT Testing: It's About To Get Tougher

Help! I Don't Know My MOT test Date!

Extended Car Warranty Comparison

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