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|Posted By: journeyman|
| This cannot be right...... Can it, not one British made car/Bike mentioned
EU issues safety warnings on several cars
By Leo Leonidou
AN ALERT has been issued over several motor vehicles in the European marketplace, which have been deemed as dangerous to the consumer.
The authorities in Cyprus were notified of a potential problem through RAPEX, the EU rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products.
The BMW R1200 GS motorbike whose combination of a cross-spoke rim and tyre pressure monitoring system may produce a slow and also a sudden loss of air pressure. Sudden loss of air pressure means that the vehicle can no longer be controlled safely.
An alert has also been issued over the Honda SCV100 LEAD scooter, originating from India. The product is said to pose a risk of injury because the nuts of the wheel hub may be insufficiently tightened, which could cause instability of the vehicle when ridden.
The passengerís airbag of the Japanese Suzuki Ignis 1.3 and 1.5 litre cannot deploy properly in a crash due to production failure, while thermal strain on the front fuel-cooler support on German Volkswagen Passatís could cause it to break. As a result, diesel fuel could leak out and the cooler could shear off and be lost.
The seven-seat Mitsubishi Grandis, produced in 2006 in Japan, is said to pose a risk of injury because the backrest locking mechanism in the second row of seats is not strong enough and may fail in a rear-end collision.
In some 2007 Chevrolet Captiva models from South Korea, the retaining clip connecting the brake booster push rod with the brake pedal may not be installed. If this is the case, the brake booster rod can be separated from the brake pedal-mounting pin by the repeated brake pedalling operation. Therefore, the loss of the braking function by the brake pedal is possible.
The differential locks on Mercedesí G-Class may not connect or may disconnect again without the switch being operated. In extreme circumstances, one or more differential locks could be activated without the switch being operated. This could modify the direction and traction of the vehicle.
Notifications of the above problems have come from across the EU, with the Road Transport Department here saying they are aware of the warnings and are monitoring the local market to establish how many of the vehicles in question are in circulation.
The President of the Consumers Association said that consumers should immediately contact their import company in order to establish whether their vehicle is safe.
Petros Marcou added that it is the duty of a company in question to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy and all necessary checks must be carried out.
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|Posted By: beersmaggie|
| Graham, with all the things that are going wrong in the Uk right now, isnt it great that at least we got somethng right....lol.. :clap: .....Maggie Larnaca|