I have just received notice of a recall - probably relating to early units - to fit vibration dampers to some high pressure hoses. (as I understand it) There seems to be no urgency over the recall but this is just to let you all know.
here is a bit more info on this
The Austrian Motoring Organisation - ÖAMTC - do have details of a recall on their website, affecting 2.0 CR Tdi engines from 10/2008 - 11/2010 due to cracking in the high-pressure fuel lines. The remedial action is to install vibration dampers. The recall affects a number of vehicle models throughout the VW Group, including seemingly certain Skoda Yetis, Superb and Octavia. Rather than announcing formally a recall notice in other parts of Europe, I suspect VW, Audi and Skoda are tracking down individual owners and writing to them inviting them to bring their vehicles in meantime for an upgrade.
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I phoned Colbornes of Woking who checked their system and said there is no recall. Whata wierd way of running a bussiness.
The recall is real enough but may only apply to the earlier Yetis. I was contacted by my dealer and I received a letter from Skoda. My Yeti is booked in for next Monday - should have been earlier but the NHS took a very serious interest in me and I was banned from driving due to bits missing round the tummy area!
Colbornes called me back 20 minutes later saying they had been "into the factory" and my car was in the clear.
Looking on the DVLA recall website, the only recall showing is the one for the high pressure fuel pipes. This affects Octavia, Superb and Yeti from 01/01/2009 to 15/12 2011.
My car is a 2012 build so the VIN number should have excluded it. The DVLA link is below in case it is of interest to anyone.
Terfyn, having had my licence suspended, not banned (there's a big difference and I'm guessing your licence has been suspended or revoked) I very strongly recommend that you apply for it re-instating at the earliest possible opportunity. My own experience is that it takes 6 months (not weeks as the DVLA suggest) to go through the "process" (rigmarole) of getting your licence reinstated. They will require questionairres completing and then GP's reports and then, possibly, Consultants reports. Instead of asking for all these at the same time they ask in stages, each stage taking them 6 to 8 weeks to analyise the reports WHEN they receive them. So be prepared like a good little boy scout, and where possible arrange for all reports to be faxed and follow up with a hard copy. I was told by the DVLA that just sending hard copy takes them 2 to 3 weeks to scan into the system!!!I hope you have a full recovery from your illness and on the day the doctors give you the all clear to drive that you have a licence to do so.
Best of luck.
Geoff, my son has had his licence "revocked" twice due to his epilepsy, and both times it has been returned to him on re-application in less than a month. He was told the biggest problem was not getting the correct paperwork done for DVLA's use.
That is excellent and obviously I can only comment on my own experience. I do know that my GP took 5/6 weeks to respond to the DVLA as no doubt treating patients is higher on her list of priorities than filling in forms (and rightly so).The purpose of my advice was to help Terfyn to avoid any unnecessary delays in getting his licence back.
I was entitled to apply for my Licence back in June 2011 but as I had been diagnosed with Throat cancer, which the DVLA acknowledge is not grounds for revoking a licence, I chose not to reapply until after my radiation therapy and see how I was physically. With that wonderful gift of hindsight I realise now that was a mistake and I should have reapplied in June and then followed medical advice regarding my ability to drive. My consultant did say in June that neither the cancer nor it's treatment would effect my driving abilities.
Good luck to your son and long may he be capable of driving.
Thanks Geoff, and good luck to you too.
I suppose where he is lucky is that he doesn't have to deal with his GP, but with his own personal Specialist in the Epilepsy Unit, who gets things done quicker.
DVLA can be painfully slow, I have to renew my LGV licence every to years due to heart surgery. It tends to involve two visits to a consultant and a stress test. All paid for by DVLA but I end up driving with a letter to produce if neccesary to explain why I cannot produce my licence as it can take up to six months to complete.But I don't mind as I get some very good medical assesments into the bargain.