Passenger car - steering system in Smart Fortwo

Recall published
2007-07-02
Brand
Product title
Passenger car - steering system in Smart Fortwo
Product description
The recall concerns Smart Fortwo vehicles, built between May 2007 and June 2007.
Risk
The product poses a serious risk of injuries because during the assembly process by the supplier of the mechanical steering (Delphi) it could be that a circlip (Seeger retaining ring) is not correctly fitted in all cases, which means that a perfect fit of this circlip in the groove provided is not always guaranteed. In the worst case this could result in migration of the ball bearing including the steering shaft during steering. This would mean loss of the connection between the steering pinion and the steering rack. The front wheels are then no longer steerable.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary corrective actions taken by the manufacturer
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Smart Fortwo
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Injuries
Country of origin
Germany
RAPEX Reference
0680/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Greece

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