The Ministry of Economy (MoE) in UAE has issued 27 recall notices for thousands of cars due to manufacturing issues during the first five months of this year.
These recalls affect 34,386 cars from various models and manufacturers such as Ford, Mercedes, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Bentley, Dodge, and Land Rover.
In comparison to the same period last year, there has been a noticeable decrease of 41% in the number of recalls. Among the months, February saw the highest number of recalls, with 17,791 vehicles being affected.
During the first five months of 2022, the ministry issued a total of 65 recall notices for approximately 59,000 cars.
The recalls have been initiated to address a range of defects, including issues with windscreen wiper motors, doors, airbags, rear-view cameras, and the quality of welding between the steering column bracket and the cross-car beam.
These defects have the potential to compromise the safety and performance of the affected vehicles, making it crucial to take immediate corrective action.
To ensure the safety and functionality of the recalled cars, the dealerships responsible have reached out to all customers with affected models. They will conduct thorough inspections and carry out the necessary repairs for free.
Here is the table showing company-wise manufacturing faults in the recalled vehicles:
|Manufacturer||Recall Issues||Number of Vehicles Recalled|
|Ford||Steering wheel clock springs, airbag, front wiper motor, door latch springs, reprogramming the electronic parking brake, inspecting the quality of welding between the steering column bracket and the cross-car beam||17,603|
|Mercedes||Installing water drain plug in spare wheel well, glass-panel bonding and replacing the sliding roof, air-conditioning system drain hoses||14,013|
|Jeep||eCall system, which can alert emergency services in the event of an accident, reprogramming the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)||1,772|
|GMC/ Cadillac||Rear-view camera, fuel pump module||309|
|Dodge||Sensor of the tyre pressure monitor system||184|
|Isuzu||Steering shaft lower second bolt tightening torque value||110|
|Kia||Side air bag||92|
|Land Rover||Third-row seat back latch defect||85|
|Bentley||Sharp edge on airbag deflector||36|