|YEAR||REPORT NUMBER||ALERT NUMBER (and LINK)||RISK LEVEL||BRAND||NAME||RISK DESCRIPTION|
the event of deployment of the driver’s airbag, the internal
pressure of the inflator may
increase abnormally and, in extreme cases, cause the driver’s airbag inflator casing to rupture
|2||A12/0006/16||Serious risk||Renault||Mégane, Scénic, Nouvel Espace, Kadjar, Trafic, Master||The drive rotor of the vacuum pump could break, leading to the immediate stop of the vacuum pump and consequent loss of braking assistance and loss of engine power.|
|2||A12/0026/16||Serious risk||Dacia||Dokker, Lodgy, Logan and Sandero||Owing to a manufacturing defect, the track rods may break leading to failure of the steering.|
|4||A12/0087/16||Serious risk||Renault||Megane Generation, Clio IV and Fluence||Due to insufficient tightening of the wheel bolts, a wheel may be lost while driving|
|4||A12/0088/16||Serious risk||Dacia||Duster||The rear suspension spring can detach from the vehicle while driving over bumps/obstacles and fall onto the road. The loss of the spring could interfere with the dynamics of the vehicle and pose apotential risk to the vehicles behind.|
|5||A12/0110/16||Serious risk||Nissan||Note and Micra||
As a result of a design change to the engine ignition coils fitted, the internal electrical components of the coil may short circuit resulting in an engine misfire. In the worst case, this short circuit may cause a fuse inside the Power Distribution Module (IPDM) to fail, stopping power to the ignition relay. This may cause the engine to stall.
|9||A12/0261/16||Serious risk||Renault||Clio||The upper part of the rear spoiler could detach whilst driving. Debris on the road could lead to other motorists losing control of their vehicles, causing accidents.|
incorrect calibration setting in the Engine Control Module (ECM)
software may cause miscalculation of sulfur oxide (SOx) levels captured
within the Lean NOx Trap (LNT) component of the exhaust’s
Particulate Filter (DPF). This miscalculation could, with extended operation under certain driving conditions, affect the purge process applied to remove SOx particles from the DPF-LNT. In this condition,
the capacity of the DPF-LNT may become saturated and, as a result, the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from the vehicle could exceed the permitted level.
fixing bolts for the backrest on the second row of seats may break in
the event of heavy
braking or a collision. The occupants would consequently not be protected properly
|10||A11/0024/16||Other risk level||Renault||Trafic||The
screws of the bonnet lock could be insufficiently tightened. This could
lead to the
bonnet opening whilst driving.
|11||A12/0326/16||Serious risk||Renault||Zoe||The rear part of the front rear arch liner may be incorrectly mounted. This could lead to the flexible brake hose becoming worn as a result of friction with the wheel arch liner. Damage thus caused tothe brake hose could lead to a loss of braking efficiency.|
|14||A12/0411/16||Serious risk||Nissan||Pulsar||The IPDM (Intelligent Power Distribution Module) software data file calculating the headlamp aiming position does not correctly adjust the height of headlamp aim when the rear of the vehicle is heavilyladen. Other car drivers could be dazzled by the incorrectly positioned light.|
|17||A12/0509/16||Serious risk||Nissan||NV200, e-NV200 and X-Trail||The outer tube of the gas strut for the rear door may corrode and crack, resulting in the loss of the pressurized gas inside the gas strut. The gas strut would consequently be unable to support theopening of the rear door and could detach from the vehicle during operation of the rear door.|
|18||A12/0543/16||Serious risk||Renault||Kadjar||In case of an accident, the thorax airbag and the curtain airbag can fail to deploy, or their functioning can be reversed in case of a lateral shock.|
|18||A12/0554/16||Serious risk||Nissan||Tiida||Deterioration of the inflator propellant’s density can result in abnormal driver airbag deployment in case of an accident causing injuries to the driver.|
|19||A12/0561/16||Serious risk||Renault||Master||An oil hose may be incorrectly crimped. If the oil hose becomes completely detached, oil could escape, run on the road and endanger following vehicles.|
|19||A12/0575/16||Serious risk||Renault||Kadjar||A possible lack of welding points on the rear side members may, in the event of a collision, affect the strength of the side members. Consequently, fatigue strength, collision resistance andanchoring of the rear safety belts may be affected.|
|20||A12/0606/16||Serious risk||Renault||Clio||The front wheel arch may be incorrectly installed. As a result, the brake hose may come into contact with the front wheel arch, causing wear of the brake hose by fretting. If the brake hose breaks andthe brake fluid leaks out, the performance of braking could be compromised.|
turbo-charger oil hose may be incorrectly crimped. If the oil hose
becomes completely detached,
oil may escape endangering following vehicles
|20||A12/0619/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace and Talisman||Possible incorrect assembly of the left or right front flexible brake hose could lead to wear of the flexible brake hose by fretting on the wheel rim and on the tyre. Possible brake fluid leakage, whichresults as a consequence, could lead to long brake pedal travel and a decrease of braking efficiency.|
|20||A12/0620/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace and Talisman||The webbing of the front seat belts may have been partially cut. If this is the case, it could result in a loss of efficiency of the safety belt protection performance in the event of an accident.|
|20||A12/0621/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace||The front wheel alignment may be incorrect. The lower suspension arm may not be properly fixed and could slip. Possible premature and asymmetrical wear of the front tyres which arises as a resultcould, in extreme cases, lead to a sudden loss of tyre pressure.|
|20||A12/0622/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace||Due to the absence of primer when bonding, the sun roof may not be properly attached. Part of the sunroof could consequently detach from the vehicle whilst driving, posing risk for followingvehicles.|
|21||A12/0657/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace and Talisman||Possible omission of the tightening of the additional heating earth wiring in the passenger compartment could lead to a fire.|
|22||A12/0680/16||Serious risk||Renault||Trafic||Mounting screws may be missing on the cross member of the dashboard of the passenger airbag. The absence of mounting screws on the airbag may affect its correct functioning in the event of animpact.|
|23||A12/0715/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace and Talisman||Possible incorrect positioning of the earth braid in the current sensor of the battery can cause the engine to stall with no prior warning on the instrument panel, which could lead to an accident.|
|23||A12/0722/16||Serious risk||Nissan||Note||Activation of the driver's airbag may cause an abnormal increase in the internal pressure of the gas inflator and, in extreme cases, cause the casing of the gas inflator to break. This means that there isan increased risk of injury for the occupants.|
|24||A12/0740/16||Serious risk||Renault||Kangoo||The mounting screw of the rear left-hand seat belt return (second row seats) has been incorrectly tightened and could become loose, leading to a loss of protection in case of an impact.|
|27||A12/0818/16||Serious risk||Renault||Twingo||The fixing device for the rear bench seat may break in the event of a frontal collision, with a potential risk of any luggage in the boot entering the front of the vehicle.|
|29||A12/0879/16||Serious risk||Nissan||Maxima, Pulsar, Juke, Qashqai and X-Trail||The sensor of the rear oxygen sensor might fail and does not set a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) in case of inappropriate content of the exhaust gases. In such cases, the user is not warned through theMalfunction Indicator Light (MIL) on the dashboard.|
|29||A12/0896/16||Serious risk||Renault||Kadjar||In the event of an impact, the curtain airbags may not deploy correctly.|
|31||A12/0955/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace V, Megane IV and Talisman||The hydraulic unit of the anti-lock braking /electronic stability control system may have been contaminated with plastic or metallic particles during the manufacturing process. This could lead to adecrease in the efficiency of the anti-lock braking and/or the electronic stability control.|
|31||A12/0956/16||Serious risk||Dacia||Dokker and Lodgy||The hydraulic unit of the anti-lock braking /electronic stability control system may have been contaminated with plastic or metallic particles during the manufacturing process. This could lead to adecrease in the efficiency of the anti-lock braking and/or the electronic stability control.|
faulty connection between the steering wheel and the steering column
may cause the
steering to fail.
|34||A12/1073/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace||The outer skin of the bonnet may become detached from the substructure. Loss of the outer skin of the bonnet whilst driving could lead to an accident.|
There may be cracks in the metallic structure of the steering wheel and as a consequence the structural resistance of the steering wheel may be compromised. The steering wheel could break and become detached from the steering column, resulting in a loss of steering control.
|41||A12/1290/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace||The lock on the rear left door may switch from locked to unlocked status without the unlocking being detected electrically. As a consequence, the control light indicating 'child safety lock systemactivated' will remain on.|
|42||A12/1343/16||Serious risk||Renault||Espace, Scenic||
The rear screws on the front seat runners were not tightened. In the event of an accident or sudden
braking, the front seats may tip forwards owing to the poor attachment or breakage of the seat
Fixing screws on the rear seat may not be strong enough. The rear seat backrest may
consequently detach in the event of a sudden deceleration or impact.
exhaust gas recirculation pipe (HP EGR pipe) may crack while the engine
is operating. This can
lead to hot exhaust gases escaping, which may cause the surrounding parts (cables, hoses, pipes, etc.)
to deteriorate. As a consequence, there is a possibility of loss of braking assistance and and the
stalling of the engine when in motion.
|44||A12/1413/16||Serious risk||Renault||Megane||Damage could occur to the front brake hoses leading to reduced braking performance.|
A pipe in the exhaust gas re-circulation system could crack. Exhaust gases escaping as a result could damage surrounding components leading to loss of braking assistance or engine stalling when driving.
|47||A12/1524/16||Serious risk||Renault||Talisman||The fixing screws for the rear seat frame lock might have insufficient strength. In the event of brutal deceleration of the vehicle, in a crash for example, the rear seat backrest may not be held.|
|48||A12/1552/16||Serious risk||Infiniti||Q30, QX30||
Faulty installation of the front seatbelts leads to an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.
|49||A12/1586/16||Serious risk||Infiniti||Q30, QX30||The nuts on the rear-seat safety-belt buckles are not tightened to the correct torque which increases the risk of injury in the event of an accident.|
The Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) Actuator Control Unit may be contaminated and the particle can migrate and become trapped in a valve. As a result, the ABS may not operate correctly and the wheels might lock in unexpected situations.
fixing screw for the track bar on the right-hand side may be missing or
tightened which could lead to diminished road holding
|50||A12/1664/16||Serious risk||Renault||Fluence, Mégane Génération, Clio||The screw for the right-hand and/or left-hand hub carrier on the rear axle may not have been tightened or tightened incorrectly. This could lead to sudden loss of the wheel.|
|50||A12/1685/16||Serious risk||Nissan||Navara, Patrol, X-Trail||In the event of the passenger airbag being deployed, the casing of the inflator may burst causing injuries to the passengers|
It is possible that two of the four anchoring screws on the front seats of the vehicle may be missing. In the event of impact or hard braking there is a risk of the front-seat anchorages