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Three new cars in RAPEX


Publication date: 23 March 2009


RAPEX report

 

8
0353/09
Sweden

Category: Motor vehicles
Product: Passenger car

Brand: Volvo
Type/number of model: S40/V50/C30

Description: Model year 2007 with 4-cyl diesel engine, D4164T and D4204T, with following VINs:

- S40 VIN:0250050-0296660,
- V50 VIN: 0270052-0313575,
- C30 VIN:0000263-0010315

Country of origin: Sweden

No picture available

 

Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because the cover of the electrical cooling fan control unit does not meet requirements and may lead to water penetration and an electrical malfunction in the control unit. In the worst case scenario, this condition may cause a short circuit and local overheating of the control unit. Should this occur, a fire could start in the engine bay. Since the fan is permanently connected to battery voltage, a fire could also start when the vehicle is parked - both in a key-on and key-off position.

Three incidents reported.

 

Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer.

 

15
0360/09
Germany

Category: Motor vehicles
Product: Passenger car

Brand: Citroen
Type/Number of model:

Type: Model C2,

EC type-approvals e2*2001/116*0316*,
e2*2001/116*0339*,
e2*2001/116*0283*,
e2*2001/116*0284*,
e2*2001/116*0309*

Description: Concerns vehicles built between 15 March 2008 and 19 March 2008. Vehicle identification numbers VF7JM8HZC97533771 to VF7JMNFSC97534771. The recall is taking place under code YJH. Information is provided by official dealers.

Country of origin: France

No picure available

 

Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries as, due to poor attachment of the rear seat bases, the rear seat-base fixings may become damaged and the seat base may not stay in place. This means that the rear seat passengers may not be restrained properly in the event of a collision.

 

Voluntary corrective actions taken by the importer.

 

16
0361/09
Germany

Category: Motor vehicles
Product: Passenger car

Brand: Mercedes-Benz
Type/Number of model: Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Type 906

Description: Concerns vehicles built between 2 June 2006 – 23 November 2006, VIN range: WD*906*5**N304272 to N318869 and. S105093 to S129722.

Country of origin: Germany

No picure available

 

Injuries

The products pose a risk of injuries because the bushing of the parking brake adjuster can break due to insufficient wall thickness. If this happens, the brake can lose its holding power.

 

Voluntary corrective actions taken by the producer.

 

 

Source: RAPEX


 
 
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