Driving Tests Ban Vauxhall Corsa

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Any Vauxhall Corsa registered from May 2014 will be banned from use on driving tests unless a certificate is produced from a reputable garage. A major steering problem exists with this model and all owners have been asked by Vauxhall to return their cars for inspection and/or rectification where necessary.

Driving examiners have been instructed not to carry out driving tests in the Corsa unless a safety certificate is presented at the time of the test.

Vauxhall CorsaOther vehicles banned from being used on a driving test are listed below:

Proof

You can’t use any of the cars listed below unless you bring proof that states:

  • the car was recalled and the recall work has been done
  • the car was recalled but didn’t need any work to be done
  • the car wasn’t part of the recall

The proof must be in 1 of the following forms:

  • the actual recall letter or safety notice that has been stamped by the manufacturer or dealer
  • written proof from the manufacturer or a dealer (on official or headed notepaper)

Your test will be cancelled and you could lose your fee if you don’t bring the right proof.

Ford

Fiesta

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Faulty seat belt mechanism Some models built between 1989 and 1990 (‘F’ to ‘H’ registration plates) 18 Mar 1996
Faulty brake hoses Some models built between Jul 1995 and Jun 1996 (‘M’ to ‘P’ registration plates) 12 Feb 2008 COB 8/98, 10/98, 11/98, 14/98

Honda

Jazz, CR-V, Stream, Civic Coupe

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Potentially defective passenger airbag Some models built between 11 Jul 2000 and 13 Aug 2003 (‘W’ to ‘53’ registration plates) 11 Apr 2013 COB 02/2013

Mazda

6

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Potentially defective passenger airbag Some models built between 14 Feb 2002 and 20 Apr 2003 (‘51’ to ‘03’ registration plates) 11 Apr 2013 COB 02/2013

121

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Faulty brake hoses Some models built in 1998 (‘R’ to ‘S’ registration plates) 13 Feb 1998 COB 9/98, 14/98

Nissan

Nissan Almera, Almera Tino, Terrano, Navara, Patrol and X-Trail

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Potentially defective passenger airbag Some models built between 22 May 2001 and 6 Jun 2003 (‘Y’ to ‘03’ registration plates) 11 Apr 2013 COB 02/2013

Pathfinder (imported vehicles only)

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Potentially defective passenger airbag Some models built between 22 May 2001 and 6 Jun 2003 (‘Y’ to ‘03’ registration plates) 11 Apr 2013 COB 02/2013

Peugeot

107

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Accelerator pedal may fail to return to idle Some models registered from Feb 2008 to Aug 2009 (‘08’ to ‘09’ registration plates) 3 Feb 2010 COB 04/2010

206

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Faulty brake linkage Some models (excluding Station Wagon (SW)) built between Sept 1998 and Feb 2002 (‘S’ to ‘51’ registration plates) 11 Dec 2003 COB 30/03

Renault

Clio ll (mark two) and Campus

A current MOT certificate is acceptable evidence for the Renault Clio ll (mark 2) and Campus only.

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Faulty bonnet catch All models 3 May 2007 COB 46/07

Toyota

Yaris

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Faulty headrests and or side airbag deployment Some models built between 4 Nov 2005 and 31 Jul 2006 (‘55’ to ‘56’ registration plates) 2 Feb 2007 COB 47/2007
Potentially defective seat rail track and/or steering column mounting Some models built between June 2005 and May 2010 (‘05’ to ‘10’ registration plates) 9 April 2014 COB 02/2014

Auris, Avensis, Aygo (MMT or VSC), Verso and Yaris

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Accelerator pedal may fail to return to idle Some models built between 2 Jan 2009 and 1 May 2010 (‘58’ to ‘60’ registration plates) 3 Feb 2010 COB 04/2010

Corolla, Picnic, Yaris, Camry, Avensis, Avensis Verso, Lexus SC4300

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Potentially defective passenger airbag Some models built between 6 Jan 2001 and 15 Nov 2003 (‘X’ to ‘53’ registration plates) 11 Apr 2013 COB 02/2013

Vauxhall

Corsa, Combo and Tigra

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Faulty driver and front passenger seat belt locking mechanism Some models built in 1999 and 2000 (‘S’ to ‘X’ registration plates) 10 Jan 2005 COB 11/01, 15/01, 03/05

Corsa D

Reason for recall Vehicles affected Recall issue date DVSA reference number
Potential steering problem Some models registered from Sept 2006 to Feb 2007 (‘56’ registration plates) 03 Jan 2008 COB 02/2008
Possible faulty handbrake cable and fitting Some models built between Aug 2009 and 23 Aug 2010 (‘59’ to ‘10’ registration plates) 27 Jul 2010 COB 20/2010
Possible fault causing driving instability Some models registered from Sept 2006 to Feb 2007 (‘56’ registration plates) 27 Jun 2007 COB 32/2007

Ref: Table produced courtesy DVSA