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Automotive Market Surveillance Authority (AMSA)

The role and responsibilities of the Automotive Market Surveillance Authority (AMSA). 

We are the Automotive Market Surveillance Authority (AMSA) in Ireland, appointed by the Department of Transport in line with EU legislation

Our role is to carry out market surveillance to ensure that new vehicles and their components meet with type approval requirements under EU Regulation 2018/858. This applies to health, safety, the environment and any other aspect of public interest protection.  


Vehicle types

As AMSA we are responsible for vehicle categories M, N and O, which includes passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles, buses and trailers. 


Vehicle safety recalls

If a vehicle safety defect is found anywhere in Europe, we are alerted through RAPEX, the EU vehicle recall portal, and in turn notify the Irish public by publishing the defect on our vehicle recall section below.  

A vehicle recall occurs when a manufacturer identifies a fault relating to a particular component(s) that poses a serious risk to road safety, public health or the environment and recalls the vehicle to repair the issue. 

The vehicle manufacturer must contact the owner directly to notify them of the following: 

  • why the vehicle is being recalled 
  • what you should do next
  • who you should contact. 

The information below outlines vehicle recalls from January 2022 for vehicle categories M, N and O


Recalls by manufacturer (2022)

Recall campaign next steps

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Audi Ireland) has sent a letter to the registered owners of the vehicles affected informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited’s customer care on 1850 812 760 or alternatively email them on [email protected]

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain Audi Q3 and TT passenger vehicles 

5 April 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Audi Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Audi Q3 and TT passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the design engine covers have been installed on some vehicles. Depending on the conditions of use (e.g. very sporty driving, or poor road surfaces) and their age, these could detach from their fixings. A loose engine cover could come into contact with the hot area of the exhaust gas turbocharger, leading to scorching or even fire.

There are 4 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 6 May 2021 to 14 July 2021. 

Recall campaign next steps

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) will be writing directly to all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local dealer/authorised repairer, where all necessary repairs/replacement of parts will be carried out.

If you believe that your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Citroen’s Contact Centre on 01 810 88 00 or alternatively, you can identify your closest Citroen dealer using this online tool.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) recalls certain Citroën C4 passenger vehicles

25 March 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Citroën C4 passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified on vehicles equipped with a special rear suspension seat design, the rear suspension springs may suddenly separate from their lower seats. 

There are 47 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between  26 May 2020 to 20 August 2021.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) recalls certain Citroën Jumpy and Spacetourer vehicles

17 March 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Citroën Jumpy and Spacetourer vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified that inadequate attachment of a wiring harness can lead to overheating of the rear window, which can be opened separately. A smell of melted plastic in the vehicle interior is possible.

There are 7 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 20 October 2015 to 13 October 2016.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) recalls certain Citroën C3 V3, C4 CACTUS, C4 PICASSO, C5 AIRCROSS and BERLINGO vehicles

13 January 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (Citroën Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Citroën C3 V3 (B618), C4 CACTUS, C4 PICASSO (B78), C5 AIRCROSS and BERLINGO (K9) vehicles.

An environmental issue has been identified whereby the software in the calculator, used only in after-sales operations and for a limited period (October 2020 to January 2021), was incorrect. In some cases, there is a risk that NOx emissions are higher than expected.

There are 6 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland.

Recall campaign next steps

Gowan Distributors Limited (DS Automobiles Ireland) will be writing directly to those consumers affected by this recall.

If you believe your vehicle may be affected by this recall, you can contact DS Automobiles Ireland on 01 409 2400.

Gowan Distributors Limited (DS Automobiles Ireland) recalls certain DS7 CROSSBACK e-Tense vehicles

4 January 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (DS Automobiles Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of a number of DS7 CROSSBACK e-Tense vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the replacement of the original equipment with 235/50 R19 103V tyres with a class A label + appropriate rims and update of all of the software associated with this change. New tyre size approved in May 2021 by means of extension 17 to Class TVV A for the same D7 Crossback eTense vehicles. On DS7 Crossback 4x4 eTense vehicles fitted with T&N 205/55 R19 97V tyres with a class A label, there is a risk of premature wearing of the rear tyres (inner edge of the wheel). In the worst cases, this can lead to a sudden loss of tyre pressure that the client may perceive as a tyre burst.

 There are 6 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 19 February 2019 to 18 May 2021.

Recall campaign next steps

Henry Ford & Son Limited has sent a letter to affected customers informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Henry Ford & Son Limited on 1800 771 199 or use the Dealer Locator to find your nearest Ford service point.

Henry Ford & Son Limited recalls certain Mustang Mach-E passenger vehicles 

18 March 2022

Henry Ford & Son Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Ford Mustang Mach-E passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the windscreen is not fixed sufficiently to the structure of the car body. In the event of a frontal collision, the windscreen might not be held in place, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

There are 60 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 24 February 2020 to 18 June 2021.

Henry Ford & Son Limited recalls certain Mustang Mach-E passenger vehicles 

9 March 2022

Henry Ford & Son Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Ford Mustang Mach-E passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby a number of Mustang Mach-E vehicles were manufactured in which, owing to adhesion problems, wind noise and water leakage can occur in the area of the panoramic glass roof. If the glass roof becomes loose, there is the risk that the glass may come away from the vehicle.

There are 37 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 24 February 2020 to 18 June 2021.

Henry Ford & Son Limited recalls certain Everest/Ranger vehicles 

25 January 2022

Henry Ford & Son Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Ford Everest/Ranger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the front wheel right stub axle may crack, possibly compromising the stability of the component and causing it to break. Where the stability of the component is compromised, it may break, which may result in the steering being impaired. There is a risk of an accident, and injury is likely to result.

There is 1 vehicle affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 2 June 2020 to 23 July 2020.

Recall campaign next steps

Hyundai Cars Ireland will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local Hyundai dealer or authorised repairer, where necessary works will be carried out on vehicles.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, you can contact your local Hyundai dealer or Hyundai Cars Ireland’s customer care by telephone 01 460 9800 (during office hours) or by completing the following web form

Hyundai Cars Ireland recalls certain IONIQ (AE EV) model passenger vehicles

11 January 2022

Hyundai Cars Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall on certain Hyundai IONIQ (AE EV) model passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby in certain vehicles may enter a “fail-safe” mode, causing the EV Ready lamp to flash, accompanied with reduced acceleration and over all power output. In rare instances, while in this mode, a slow, unintended acceleration event can occur, if, a specific set of sequences are met.

There are 464 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between from January 2016 to June 2019.

Recall campaign next steps

Kia Ireland will contact all affected customers to advise of further steps.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, Kia Ireland Customer Care may be contacted at (01) 6497458

Kia Ireland recalls certain KIA Soul (PS)/KIA Soul EV (PS EV) vehicles

30 March 2022

Kia Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain KIA Soul (PS)/KIA Soul EV (PS EV) passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby interference and damage to the car airbag control unit (ACU) may occur due to the cover contacting the internal components of the module (EEPROM). This is a result of ACU manufacturing deviations. Damage to the chain can lead to the appearance of the airbag warning lamp and the car's airbags not unfolding in the event of a collision. In the event of a collision with a vehicle, both front collision sensors (left and right) may disengage, potentially affecting the deployment of the airbags.

There are 224 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 16 May 2016 to 31 December 2018.

Recall campaign next steps

Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Limited will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local dealer or authorised repairer, where necessary works will be carried out on vehicles.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, you can contact Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Limited on 01 4893790 (open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) or alternatively, using the following web form.

Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Limited recalls certain Land Rover Discovery passenger vehicles 

24 March, 2022

Jaguar Land Rover Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Land Rover Discovery passenger vehicles.

The issue has been identified whereby on affected vehicles, due to a manufacturing issue, the fuel feed hose assembly may have been incorrectly routed and as a result could split. This may lead to a fuel leak into the engine bay. A fuel leak in the engine bay compartment may result in an engine bay fire. A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders.

There are 72 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 2018 - 2019.

Recall campaign next steps

Motor Distributors Limited will directly contact all affected customers by post, advising them to make an appointment with their local dealer/authorised repairer where all necessary repairs will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) Contact Centre on 01-409 4444 or alternatively, using the following   web form.

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) recalls certain “Sprinter” vehicles

7 April 2022

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) is carrying out a voluntary recall on certain Sprinter vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby on certain Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles in the 907 series, the wiring harness of the generator may have been erroneously swapped with the wiring harness of the electric steering in the course of assembly. If this is the case, the steering wiring harness would be secured with the generator fuse (fused too high), and the generator wiring harness with the steering fuse (fused too low). In the event of an additional electrical fault (e.g. damage to the steering wiring harness), the mix-up of the two differently fused wiring harnesses could lead to the steering wiring harness becoming overloaded. A fire cannot be ruled out.

There is 1 vehicle affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 31 May 2021 to 6 July 2021.

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) recalls certain S-Class passenger vehicle

25 March 2022

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) is carrying out a voluntary recall on certain S-Class passenger vehicle model.

A safety issue has been identified whereby Mercedes-Benz AG has determined that in certain S-Class (223 platform) vehicles, the airbag control unit might not have been bolted according to specifications. If this is the case, the airbag control unit might detect incorrect acceleration values when the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the unintended deployment of the restraint systems in the vehicle cannot be ruled out completely. Furthermore, in the event of a crash, incorrect acceleration values might be detected. In consequence, the restraint systems might not be activated as specified. Depending on the scenario, the risk of a crash or injury would be increased. In addition, local legal requirements might not be met. 

There are 7 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 17 June 2020 to 19 March 2021.

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) recalls certain A-Class passenger vehicle

19 January 2022

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) is carrying out a voluntary recall on certain A-Class passenger vehicle model.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the connection of the power supply to the electrical power steering may have been contaminated by heat-activated adhesive. In this case, ageing of the adhesive could lead to a loss of clamping force and thus to a loose connection over time, and in turn a possible interruption of the power supply. As a result, the electrical power steering could fail spontaneously, even while the vehicle is in motion. This could increase the risk of accidents.

There is 1 vehicle affected in the Republic of Ireland that was produced between 25 June 2020 to 8 July 2020.

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) recalls various passenger model vehicles

7 January 2022

Motor Distributors Limited (Mercedes-Benz) is carrying out a voluntary recall on a number of their passenger vehicles models, including the following. C-Class, CLS, E-Class, G-Class, GLC, GLE, GLS and S-Class passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby on certain diesel model vehicles listed above, the vacuum-controlled coolant pump may not be tightly sealed between the coolant and vacuum circuits. In such a case, coolant could leak into the vacuum circuit. If electrical switching valves are exposed to coolant, over time and in individual cases, as a result of an electrochemical reaction, the temperature of the components may increase to a point where the risk of fire cannot be completely ruled out.

There are 7324 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 27 January 2017 to 12 October 2021.

Recall campaign next steps

MMC Commercials Unlimited (Mitsubishi Fuso) will be writing directly to all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local dealer/authorised repairer, where all necessary repairs/replacement of parts will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by the recall below, then you can contact your nearest Mitsubishi Fuso dealer using this online tool.

MMC Commercials Unlimited (Mitsubishi Fuso) recalls certain Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter commercial vehicles

8 March 2022

MMC Commercials Unlimited (Mitsubishi Fuso) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Mitsubishi Fuso eCanter commercial vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby failure of the sound generator (AVAS - Acoustic Vehicle Alert System). The failure of this electric vehicle’s acoustic warning signals could increase the risk of injury/accident for other road users.

There are 3 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2021.

Recall campaign next steps

Leeson Motors Limited (Opel Ireland) will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local Opel Dealer or Authorised Repairer where any necessary repairs will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Opel on 01 533 9818 or email [email protected].

Leeson Motors Limited (Opel Ireland) recalls certain Opel Corsa E vehicles

24 March 2022

Leeson Motors Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain models of its Opel Corsa E passenger vehicles. 

The issue has been identified whereby on affected vehicles there is an over-sensitivity of the open circuit detecting system on the high voltage circuit, which may lead to a false detection. In the worst case scenario, this could lead to a loss of power during driving. Vehicles in the population concerned may experience power loss, may be impossible to restart or move for several minutes or, when parked, it may not be possible to recharge the battery or to start the power unit. A red pop-up message indicating a fault in the hybrid system may appear.

There are 77 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 22 October 2019 and 14 November 2020.

Recall campaign next steps

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) will be writing directly to those consumers affected by this recall.

If you believe your vehicle may be affected by this recall, you can contact Peugeot customer care on 01 409 2400.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) recalls certain Peugeot 2008 / 208 vehicles

8 April 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Peugeot 2008 / 208 vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby there is an over-sensitivity of the open circuit detecting system on the high voltage circuit, which may lead to a false detection. In the worst-case scenario, this could lead to a loss of power during driving. The vehicles in question may lose power and be impossible to restart or move for several minutes or, if the vehicles are parked, it may be impossible to recharge the battery or start the power unit or [there may be] a message (red pop-up) of hybrid system failure. 

There are 61 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 3 July 2019 to 27 September 2020.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) recalls certain Peugeot 208 vehicles

30 March 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Peugeot 208 vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby incorrect tightening torques of some fastenings on the rear axle can lead to a loosening of connections. In the worst-case scenario this can lead to the loss of a wheel (thereby endangering the surrounding traffic), deterioration in braking performance and loss of control over the vehicle.

There are 3 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 9 December 2021 to 10 December 2021.

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) recalls certain Peugeot Peugeot 208 (A9) 2008 (A94) 308 V2 (T9) 3008 V2 (P84) and 5008 V2 (P87) vehicles

7 January 2022

Gowan Distributors Limited (Peugeot Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of a number of Peugeot 208 (A9) 2008 (A94) 308 V2 (T9) 3008 V2 (P84) and 5008 V2 (P87) vehicles.

The production dates for the vehicles affected are: 

 208 (A9) from 05/06/2018 to 15/07/2019

 308 V2 (T9) from 01/06/2017 to 29/05/2019,

 2008(A94) from 14/05/2018 to 18/06/2019

3008 V2 (P84) from12/07/2018 to 25/06/2019,

5008 V2 (P87) from 01/09/2018 to 23/06/2019.

An environmental issue has been identified whereby the computer software used only in after-sales operations and for a limited period (October 2020 to January 2021) was incorrect. In some cases, there is a risk that NOx emissions are higher than expected but still below the regulatory limits.

There are 9 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland.

Recall campaign next steps

Renault Ireland Limited will directly contact all affected customers advising them to make an appointment with their local authorised repairer where any necessary repairs will be carried out.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, you can contact Renault for further information on 1890 771 771, or alternatively use their recall checker by following this link

Renault Ireland Limited recalls certain Renault Arkana passenger vehicles

22 February 2022

Renault Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Renault Arkana passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified that in certain vehicles, over heating of an internal component in the Electric Power Steering. Consequences if ignored. Warning light to STOP and message on the dashboard and Possible loss of the steering management's assistance.

There are 462 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between the 11 October 2022 to 21 November 2021.

Recall campaign next steps

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Skoda Ireland) has sent a letter to the registered owners of the vehicles affected informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Skoda Ireland’s customer care on 1800 813 764, or via [email protected] or speak to your local Skoda dealer for further information.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Skoda Ireland) recalls certain Skoda Kodiaq, Octavia, Superb vehicles

7 April 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Skoda Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Skoda Kodiaq, Octavia, and Superb vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby a loose group engine design cover may come in contact with hot surfaces in the engine compartment. This may lead to melting of the cover material.

There are 14 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced 1 August 2020 to 28 February 2022.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Skoda Ireland) recalls certain Skoda Fabia vehicles

7 February 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited (Skoda Ireland) is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Skoda Fabia vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby a defective seat frame can increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

There are 8 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 25 February 2021 to 15 March 2021.

Recall campaign next steps

Toyota Ireland will directly contact all affected customers by post advising them to make an appointment with their local Authorised Repairer where any necessary repairs/replacements of parts will be carried out. To check if your vehicle is affected by this recall campaign, please visit the Toyota Recall Checker and input your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Toyota Ireland's Contact Centre by phone on 1800 111 133 or by email at [email protected]

Toyota Ireland recalls certain Proace commercial vehicles

31 January 2022

Toyota Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain Proace commercial vehicles.

An issue has been identified with certain vehicles that there is an error in the specific software calibrations of the Engine Control Unit, which provides an incorrect value when the data is read out from the vehicle. The error has no negative impact on safety or vehicles' exhaust emissions; however, it doesn't comply with regulations.

There are 69 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 9 July 2018 to18 June 2021.

Toyota Ireland recalls certain CHR, Yaris and GR Yaris passenger vehicles

24 February 2022

Toyota Ireland is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain CHR, Yaris and GR Yaris passenger vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified with the affected vehicles which are equipped with a radar sensor and a camera to detect objects, such as another vehicle, in front of the subject vehicle. These sensors support certain driver assistance features, including the Pre-Collision System (PCS). Under certain circumstances, the initialization of the radar sensor may not have been completed correctly at the vehicle assembly plant. If this occurs, the radar sensor would not be activated. In this condition, the PCS would not be able to detect a vehicle in front of the subject vehicle and would not provide warnings or braking assist, as designed, in certain driving situations that would otherwise result in a PCS activation. In addition, the vehicle would not display a message or indicator to the driver that PCS is not functional. An inoperative PCS, without a PCS malfunction indicator to the driver, may increase the risk of a crash in certain driving situations.

There are 5123 affected vehicles in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 20 March 2020 to 21 June 2021.

Recall campaign next steps

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited has sent a letter to the registered owners of the vehicles affected informing them of the recall and the next steps to be taken.

If you believe your vehicle may be impacted by any of the recall(s) below, then you can contact Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited’s customer care on 1850 812 761, via [email protected] or speak to your local Volkswagen Retailer for further information.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain VW Volkswagen Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, and T-Roc vehicles

12 April 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain VW Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, and T-Roc vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby design engine covers have been installed on a number of T-Roc, Golf, Passat, Tiguan and Arteon vehicles. Depending on use (very sporty driving, or poor road surfaces) and running time, these could detach from their fixings. A loose engine cover could come into contact with the hot area of the exhaust gas turbocharger, leading to scorching or even fire.

There are 174 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 28 February 2020 to 3 February 2022.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain VW Volkswagen Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, and T7 vehicles

7 April 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain VW Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, and T7 vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby the fuse in the high-voltage (HV) system of a limited production period may have been produced with an insufficient amount of extinguishing sand. In the event of a short circuit in the HV system, the fuse will blow and interrupt the flow of current, but it may also burst. In such a case, a voltage flashover may occur inside the vehicle and subsequently create a fire hazard. This can also create a risk of injury.

There are 58 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 12 April 2019 to 22 February 2022.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain VW T6 vehicles

2 March 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain VW T6 vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby if the tyres of type 235/55 R 17 103 H TL XL ContiEcoContact 5 are used on the affected T6 / T6.1 vehicles of a certain production period over a longer or repeated period of time under heavy load or possibly overloading, it may cause in rare cases a sudden loss of air with negative consequences for driving stability.

There are 6 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 15 February 2016 to 15 March 2021.

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited recalls certain VW Polo vehicles

10 February 2022

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited is carrying out a voluntary recall of certain VW Polo vehicles.

A safety issue has been identified whereby it is possible that if the airbag is activated at a temperature of below -15 °C inside the vehicle, correct deployment of the passenger airbag cannot be guaranteed. Due to faulty seams in the airbag’s protective cover in the dashboard, the component detached from the dashboard may break the windscreen. Glass fragments may damage the airbag, which could reduce or eliminate its protective function.

There are 103 vehicles affected in the Republic of Ireland that were produced between 21 August 2020 to 29 October 2020.

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Frequently asked questions

This content is for general information only. It does not, and is not intended to, provide legal or technical advice or to represent a legal interpretation of the matters it addresses.

When a vehicle part(s) is found to be dangerous or defective during use, the manufacturer must recall the vehicle to fix the issue.
Previously the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) provided information on vehicle safety related recalls in Ireland. The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has now been appointed by the Department of Transport (DoT) as the Automotive Market Surveillance Authority (AMSA) and will provide information for safety related recalls on motor vehicle categories M, N and O.
The AMSA is notified of vehicles which are subject to recall through an EU portal called Rapid Exchange of Information System (RAPEX).
Once the manufacturer has been made aware of the recall issue, they must immediately inform the approval authority and agree a course of action with them to repair the fault(s). The NSAI will be involved with a recall if they were the approval authority that issued the approval in the first instance.
The manufacturer must immediately inform the approval authority who granted approval to the vehicle concerned and propose appropriate remedies. The approval authority must then communicate the proposed measures to all other member states without delay. Note that the approval authority may withdraw an EC vehicle type-approval if the manufacturer does not propose and implement effective remedies.

In addition to the tests for approval, there are many more tests carried out on a vehicle during its design and production.

These are carried out by the vehicle manufacturer. Extensive testing ensures that a vehicle will meet legal requirements and also perform adequately during its useful life.

While a vehicle component may have passed tests to ensure that it performs adequately during its life, it may still fail during use. This is because vehicle testing has difficulty in replicating exactly how a component will behave after many hours of driving or under unexpected or unlikely circumstances.

The recall system ensures that problems encountered during driving are acted on by the manufacturer.

Vehicle recalls dating from 2011 to 2020 are located in this archive.

If you are concerned that your vehicle was subject to a recall and you missed it, you should contact the manufacturer or authorised distributor.

In the case of a second-hand vehicle which was subject to a recall, the previous owner may have had the vehicle checked. Documentation showing this should be with the owner’s manual or vehicle documentation in the storage compartment. You can also check with the authorised distributor quoting the vehicle identification number (VIN).

The manufacturer will endeavour to contact all owners of affected vehicles. They will engage with the driver and vehicle licensing computer services division (DVCSD) in order to attain the contact details of registered owners. Therefore, it is important that the details recorded on the National Vehicle and Driver File (NVDF), particularly your ownership details are always up to date. If you wish to amend these, you can email them at [email protected] 
Once you have been contacted it is your responsibility to bring the affected vehicle to the nearest dealership for repairs and or adjustments. If this is a safety critical recall it should be done immediately.
No. The NCT is not responsible for policing vehicle recall issues. If you have safety concerns over a vehicle recall issue, we recommend you contact the original manufacturer or authorised distributor. The NCT is a check test that the vehicle meets the minimum roadworthiness requirements without any dismantling of the vehicle and that parts required to be tested, where visible and accessible, meet a basic standard on the day of the test. The NCT is not and cannot be deemed a warranty.
A vehicle may have been launched on the Irish market after the recall issue was rectified or the recall campaign did not concern any vehicle registered in Ireland. If you feel your vehicle may be subject to a recall campaign, please contact the manufacturer. If you have any queries in relation to recalls, contact us in the RSA at [email protected]

Market surveillance legislation for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and trailers 

EU legislation EU reference  National legislation 
Framework regulation EU Regulation 2018/858 S.I. 556/2020 

For more information see our type approval webpage.