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RV8 recall details

Dave Batten posted a note on the V8BB of a recall notice issued in Japan back in 1996. David Boniface in Tokyo has provided a translation of the diagram. (Apr 06)

Copy of the RV8 recall notice translated by
David Boniface - a larger copy is available.
(Diagram: MG Rover)


Download copy in PDF format 0.187MB

Dave noted that the information on the recall note was "news to me so maybe other members are not aware of the information either". RV8s VIN numbers 0327 to 1938 were subject to a recall in Japan on 24th April 1996 for the following reasons:

1. Weak upper front suspension arm bolt might be subject to cracking and needs replacing with a stronger bolt. We are checking whether a replacement part was supplied by MG Rover.

2. Bolt fastening rear leaf spring may be insufficiently tightened
with the possibilty of the leaf spring detaching and should be tightened to the recommended torque of 40Nm.

Dave added "just thought you might like to check your RV8" and that details of the recall are on the net at the website of the Japanese Automobile Service Promotion Association.

Copyright reserved by the V8 Register of the MG Car Club, PO Box 888, London SW14 7YT
Details of the recall are on the net at the website of the Japanese Automobile Service Promotion Association at www.jaspa.or.jp/faines/else/recall/ro/rrof593.htm