Those of you concerned about a recall. The reason so many cars have been held up and many will be recalled apparently is down to the steering wheel sensor for the VDC mechanism.
It thinks the car is yawing more than it is and thus activates brakes and engine cut out without warning and when not needed.
Some cars can be service reprogrammed without owner knowledge, others may need parts. No exact method has been determined for progressing the matter yet.
The above is of course unofficial and thus subject to change at any time as facts become more readily available.