Owners have received recall notices on an array of Peugeot, Citroen, and DS model vehicles due to an issue with the brake vacuum pump where materials my detach from the timing belt and cause braking issues.
The models that have been affected are the C3, C4, C4 Cactus, C4 Picasso, DS3, DS4, 208, 308, 2008, 3008, 5008 and Partner van.
In the recall notice it states that it may just require a software update to improve brake handling assistance however in some cases may need a replacement of the brake vacuum pump as well as the timing belt.
Hyundai Software Update for Kona Electric and Hybrid Models.
Hyundai, the South Korean car manufacturer has also issued recall notices for its Kona Electric and Hybrid model with a software update to overcome the braking system issue. This has affected almost 13,000 od the popular electric cross over car where the problem has impacted the ability to safely braking due to reduced braking power increasing the risk of a motor vehicle crash.
Vauxhall Corsa Airbag Issues
On another issue, Vauxhall is also issuing recall notices for over 12,000 of its Corsa model with issues with potential failure of side airbag deployment due to insufficient grounding.
Check to See if Your Car Has a Recall.
If you need to check to see if your car, (or any components) have been recalled by entering your registration number at the Government website https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-recall as well as cars you can check other types of vehicles here such as motorcycles, quads, trikes, buses, coaches, minibuses, lorries, caravans and horse boxes.
In most cases when there is a recall, the manufacturer will write to you concerning the problem and what you will need to do. In most cases it is simply returning it to the garage or dealership where you purchased it for the remedy and it will be fixed, or replaced and usually there are no need for you to pay for any repairs, parts or labour.