Vehicle Recalls

Due to the nature of our work, we regularly consider vehicle recall history when conducting crash investigations or testifying in court. To this, we try to stay up to date on the latest recall information from a variety of recall databases. The below is a chronological list of recalls we think might be relevant to South Africans.

Kindly note that all recalls do not always apply to all vehicles, even where makes and models are the same, and not all recalls apply to all markets. If you encounter a recall that applies to your vehicle, it might be in your interest to approach your manufacturer or any of their dealerships for verification – even if your vehicle is already “out of warranty.” Some recalls are released as much as years after the manufacturing date of vehicles.

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Toyota Aygo X (2022)

Published on 15. 11. 2022

Problem description:

The brake booster may malfunction, leading to an increased stopping distance, which creates a risk of an accident.

The Toyota Aygo X vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 30 June and 22 August 2022.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-101
Affected models: Aygo X
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01596/22

Kia Sorento (2015)

Published on 15. 11. 2022

Problem description:

The shift lever (gearbox) may have been assembled incorrectly, not locking the gears properly. This can allow the vehicle to roll unintentionally, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Kia Sorento vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between April and July 2015.

Kia recall code: 221103
Affected models: Sorento (UM), Carnival (YP)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01597/22

Kia Carnival (2015)

Published on 15. 11. 2022

Problem description:

The shift lever (gearbox) may have been assembled incorrectly, not locking the gears properly. This can allow the vehicle to roll unintentionally, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Kia Carnival vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between April and July 2015.

Kia recall code: 221103
Affected models: Sorento (UM), Carnival (YP)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01597/22

Hyundai Kona (2018 – 2021)

Published on 12. 11. 2022

Problem description:

Fuel filter paper can flow into and damage the high-pressure pump, which can cause the engine to shut down, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Hyundai Kona vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 29 March 2018 and 8 October 2021.

Hyundai recall code: 21D091
Affected models: Kauai / Kona (OS)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 35,571

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01594/22

Ford Ranger (2022)

Published on 12. 11. 2022

Problem description:

The steering column may become detached from the intermediate steering shaft because of a loose bolt, resulting in loss of steering and increasing the risk of an accident.

The Ford Ranger vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 January and 17 September 2021.

Ford recall code: 22S64
Affected models: Ranger
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,215

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01568/22

Hyundai Santa Fe (2015 – 2018)

Published on 11. 11. 2022

Problem description:

The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) modules can develop an internal electrical short circuit, which may increase the risk of fire in the engine compartment.

The Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 March 2015 and 12 February 2018.

Hyundai recall code: 21D023
Affected models: Santa Fe (DM)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 91.900

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01595/22

Hyundai iX35 (2013 – 2015)

Published on 11. 11. 2022

Problem description:

The Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) modules can develop an internal electrical short circuit, which may increase the risk of fire in the engine compartment.

The Hyundai iX35 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 June 2013 and 25 June 2015.

Hyundai recall code: 21DC11
Affected models: IX35 (EL)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 291,087

Source: Rapex Alert 45/2022 A12/01593/22

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2021)

Published on 01. 11. 2022

Problem description:

Improperly connected layers of the windscreen could lead to its delamination in the event of an accident. Moreover, glass splinters could break free and impair the support of the passenger airbag.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 July and 4 December 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 6790005
Affected models: C-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 28

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01511/22

DS7 Crossback (2019)

Published on 01. 11. 2022

Problem description:

A manufacturing defect can lead to high-voltage battery failures, increasing the risk of fire.

The DS7 Crossback vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 4 October and 26 November 2019.

DS recall code: JDE
Affected models: DS 7 Crossback
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01515/22

Volkswagen Passat (2007 – 2009)

Published on 29. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The airbag propellant may deteriorate over time. In the event of an accident, this can lead to the release of fragments of the front airbag from the generator housing, increasing the risk of injury.

The Volkswagen Passat vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between May 2007 and May 2009.

Volkswagen recall code: 69DG
Affected models: Fox, Polo, Passat, Crafter (type: 5Z, 9N, 3C), Crafter (type 2E, 2F) equipped with Takata airbag
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 438,728

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01485/22

Toyota bZ4X (2021 – 2022)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Defective straps could affect the proper deployment of the front portion of the Curtain Shield Airbags, which may cause and fail to prevent injuries in the event of an accident.

The Toyota bZ4X vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 2 November 2021 and 15 June 2022.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-091
Affected models: Aygo X / bZ4X
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 3,869

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01499/22

Toyota Aygo X (2022) 

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The wrong brake pedal was installed leaving the gap between the clutch pedal and the brake pedal too narrow. The brake pedal may therefore be accidentally depressed while gear shifting, resulting in unintentional brake activation.

The Toyota Aygo X vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 24 February and 3 April 2022.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-090
Affected models: Aygo X
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 940

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01502/22

Mercedes-Benz SL (2021 – 2022)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The roof frame panel above the windscreen might be insufficiently attached to the vehicle and could become detached from the vehicle in motion, creating a risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz SL vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 30 June 2021 and 27 June 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 6590006
Affected models: SL-Class, Mercedes-AMG SL 55 4MATIC+, Mercedes-AMG SL 63 4MATIC+, SL 43
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 795

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01512/22

Land Rover Range Rover (2020 – 2022)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The front collision sensors may not have been fitted correctly. This can cause the safety belt restraint system to malfunction, leading to serious injuries to the occupants. In the event of an accidental deployment of the front airbag, control of the vehicle may be lost, creating a risk of an accident.

The Land Rover Range Rover vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 25 September 2020 and 31 March 2022.

Land Rover recall code: N685
Affected models: Range Rover
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 3,490

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01514/22

Volkswagen Polo (2007 – 2009)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The airbag propellant may deteriorate over time. In the event of an accident, this can lead to the release of fragments of the front airbag from the generator housing, increasing the risk of injury.

The Volkswagen Polo vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between May 2007 and May 2009.

Volkswagen recall code: 69DG
Affected models: Fox, Polo, Passat, Crafter (type: 5Z, 9N, 3C), Crafter (type 2E, 2F) equipped with Takata airbag
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 438,728

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01485/22

Volkswagen Fox (2007 – 2009)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The airbag propellant may deteriorate over time. In the event of an accident, this can lead to the release of fragments of the front airbag from the generator housing, increasing the risk of injury.

The Volkswagen Fox vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between May 2007 and May 2009.

Volkswagen recall code: 69DG
Affected models: Fox, Polo, Passat, Crafter (type: 5Z, 9N, 3C), Crafter (type 2E, 2F) equipped with Takata airbag
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 438,728

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01485/22

Volkswagen Crafter (2005 – 2009)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The vehicles affected may have been fitted with Takata gas generators which could allow the ingress of moisture and thus result in the degradation of the propellant.

If the airbag deploys, this could cause the gas generator to burst, causing metal parts to enter the vehicle’s interior, and causing injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.

The Volkswagen Crafter models affected by this recall were manufactured between October 2005 and August 2009.

VW recall code: 69AG, 69DG
Affected models: Fox, Polo, Passat, Crafter (type: 5Z, 9N, 3C), Crafter (type 2E, 2F) equipped with Takata airbag
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 438,728

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01485/22

Source: Rapex Alert 52/2020 A12/01892/20

Toyota Aygo X (2022)

Published on 28. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Defective straps could affect the proper deployment of the front portion of the Curtain Shield Airbags, which may cause and fail to prevent injuries in the event of an accident.

The Toyota Aygo X vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 6 March and 5 April 2022.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-091
Affected models: Aygo X / bZ4X
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 3,869

Source: Rapex Alert 43/2022 A12/01499/22

Mercedes-Benz GLB (2020)

Published on 25. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) unit might be damaged; moisture can reach the internal components leading to a short circuit, increasing the risk of fire and/or causing the ESP functions (e.g. vehicle stability control, anti-lock braking systems) to be disabled, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 and 24 October 2020.

Mercedes recall code: 4290009
Affected models: GLB 200, GLB 200 d, GLB 200 d 4MATIC, GLB 220 d 4MATIC, GLB 250, GLB 250 4MATIC
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 82

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01426/22

Citroen Spacetourer (2022)

Published on 25. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Citroen Spacetourer vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 25 March and 29 April 2022.

Citroen recall code: JFN
Affected models: C4, Jumpy, Spacetourer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 427

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01430/22

Citroen Jumpy (2022)

Published on 25. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Citroen Jumpy vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 25 March and 29 April 2022.

Citroen recall code: JFN
Affected models: C4, Jumpy, Spacetourer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 427

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01430/22

Citroen C4 (2022)

Published on 25. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Citroen C4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 25 March and 29 April 2022.

Citroen recall code: JFN
Affected models: C4, Jumpy, Spacetourer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 427

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01430/22

Mercedes-Benz GLC (2022)

Published on 24. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The curtain airbag support at the B-pillar level may be defective and not deploy properly in the event of an accident. The B-pillar cladding could detach, thus increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants in the event of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between August and October 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 9193117
Affected models: GLC
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01437/22

Mercedes-Benz G-Class (2016 – 2021)

Published on 24. 10. 2022

Problem description:

In some vehicles, the front Cardan shaft can collide with the clamping body and damage it, which could lead to a sudden loss of vehicle propulsion, and locking of the automatic transmission and wheels, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 4 April 2016 and 13 September 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 2790012
Affected models: G 280 CDI, G300 CDI 4×4 2850
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 101

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01436/22

Land Rover Defender (2010 – 2013)

Published on 24. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Defective welding involving the vehicle’s axle may cause the weld to break which can lead to a loss of mechanical resistance and the axle flange becoming detached, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Land Rover Defender vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 September 2010 and 15 July 2013.

Land Rover recall code: N706
Affected models: Defender 90, 110 & 130
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01434/22

Jeep Renegade (2020 – 2021)

Published on 22. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The side airbag inflatable curtain on the driver and passenger side of the vehicle may not be connected and do not function as intended. This can increase the risk of injury when triggered in the event of an accident.

The Jeep Renegade vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 4 December 2020 and 23 July 2021.

Jeep recall code: Z93
Affected models: Compass, Renegade
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01452/22

Jeep Compass (2020 – 2021)

Published on 22. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The side airbag inflatable curtain on the driver and passenger side of the vehicle may not be connected and do not function as intended. This can increase the risk of injury when triggered in the event of an accident.

The Jeep Compass vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 4 December 2020 and 23 July 2021.

Jeep recall code: Z93
Affected models: Compass, Renegade
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01452/22

Fiat 500 Hybrid (2022)

Published on 22. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Risk of fire due to a broken circuit in the electrical connection of the auxiliary battery. This can occur especially during fast acceleration or braking (the message: “Hybrid system malfunction” will appear).

The Fiat 500 Hybrid vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 26 January and 3 June 2022.

Fiat recall code: 6500
Affected models: Fiat 500 1.0 Hybrid
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 62

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01449/22

BMW i3 (2018 – 2021)

Published on 22. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Faulty production of high-voltage batteries may lead to high-voltage cell modules can overheat, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW i3 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 26 October 2018 and 31 August 2021.

BMW recall code: 0061150700
Affected models: i3
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01450/22

Bentley Bentayga (2020 – 2022)

Published on 22. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Due to an improper installation procedure the seats in the second row may not be correctly aligned and locked on all seat rails. This could lead to an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.

The Bentley Bentayga vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 8 June 2020 and 12 March 2022.

Bentley recall code: RE22/10
Affected models: Bentayga
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 8,354

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2022 A12/01451/22

Toyota Yaris HEV (2020)

Published on 18. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Due to improper programming, the vehicle may not enter a fail-safe driving mode if a temporary slip occurs in the hybrid transmission system, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Toyota Yaris HEV vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 July and 13 November 2020.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-092
Affected models: Model Code: MXPH11; WMI: VNK; VDS: KBAC3#; VIS Range: 0A000523 0A050470; Model Year: 2020. Model Code: MXPH11; WMI: VNK; VDS: KBAC3#; VIS Range: A000523, 0A050470; Model Year: 2020.
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 47,413

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2022 A12/01425/22

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2020 – 2022)

Published on 17. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Moisture could enter the signal acquisition and actuation module. In this case, a short circuit may occur and as a result the risk of fire increases. Moreover, this moisture may cause the exterior lighting at the rear of the vehicle to fail, the rear backseat may unintentionally fold, and the rear-view camera may not be available, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 October 2020 and 2 June 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 6391006
Affected models: C-Class Sedan, model series 206
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 101,445

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2022 A12/01395/22

Peugeot 308 (2021 – 2022)

Published on 16. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The external door handles do not close the doors properly. There is a risk of doors opening while driving, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Peugeot 308 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 22 February 2021 and 18 January 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KVH
Affected models: 308
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 13,535

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2022 A12/01422/22

Ford Ranger (2016 – 2019)

Published on 14. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The rear silencer can detach from the exhaust pipe and fall on the road, creating a risk of accidents.

The Ford Ranger vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 December 2016 and 28 February 2019.

Ford recall code: 22S46
Affected models: Ranger
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 67,958

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2022 A12/01427/22

BMW X7 (2018 – 2022)

Published on 14. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Due to a faulty installation of the compression springs of the lock in the third seat row, the backrest may not be fully locked. This could lead to an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.

The BMW X7 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 December 2018 and 3 February 2022.

BMW recall code: (0052050200) 0052070200
Affected models: BMW X7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 587

Source: Rapex Alert 41/2022 A12/01428/22

Jaguar XF (2007 – 2018)

Published on 11. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The material of the passenger airbag inflator may degrade over time. If deployed, the airbag can be ruptured, and metal fragments can pass through the airbag, causing injury to occupants.

The Jaguar XF vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 November 2007 and 16 March 2018.

Jaguar recall code: H361
Affected models: XF (X250)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 40/2022 A12/01376/22

Opel Zafira Life (2022)

Published on 10. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Improper high voltage wiring harness could cause temperature rise and burning of contacts inside the connector. This defect can cause significant damage to the power supply system, increasing the risk of fire.

The Opel Zafira Life vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 March and 30 April 2022.

Opel recall code: O7P
Affected models: Vivaro, Zafira
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 203

Source: Rapex Alert 40/2022 A12/01351/22

Opel Vivaro (2022)

Published on 10. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Improper high voltage wiring harness could cause temperature rise and burning of contacts inside the connector. This defect can cause significant damage to the power supply system, increasing the risk of fire.

The Opel Vivaro vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 March and 30 April 2022.

Opel recall code: O7P
Affected models: Vivaro, Zafira
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 203

Source: Rapex Alert 40/2022 A12/01351/22

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2020 – 2021)

Published on 10. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Trim parts of the backrest on both front seats can detach during rear airbag deployment in the event of an accident. The airbag deployment may be impaired, and the airbag itself may be damaged, increasing the risk of injury to rear occupants.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 September 2020 and 16 December 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 9190016
Affected models: S-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 40/2022 A12/01379/22

Opel Corsa (2019 – 2021)

Published on 08. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Due to a software error, the warning function for malfunctioning blinkers does not work. This can cause an accident.

The Opel Corsa vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 July 2019 and 4 June 2021.

Opel recall code: E212102140 (22-C-049) O6B
Affected models: Corsa F
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 204,297

Source: Rapex Alert 40/2022 A12/01380/22

Audi A3 / RS3 (2021 – 2022)

Published on 07. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Improper folding of the airbag may impede the deployment of the passenger-side airbag in the event of an accident. A rip could occur in the airbag leading to insufficient protection and increasing the risk of injury.

The Audi A3 and RS3 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 9 February 2021 and 28 April 2022.

Audi recall code: 69DZ
Affected models: A3, RS 3
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 5,644

Source: Rapex Alert 40/2022 A12/01381/22

Peugeot 3008 (2019)

Published on 05. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage battery has a cell voltage mismatch. This could cause a fire.

The Peugeot 3008 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 October and 13 December 2019.

Peugeot recall code: KXD, KWA
Affected models: 3008, 508
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2022 A12/01350/22

Peugeot 508 (2019)

Published on 05. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage battery has a cell voltage mismatch. This could cause a fire.

The Peugeot 508 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 October and 13 December 2019.

Peugeot recall code: KXD, KWA
Affected models: 3008, 508
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2022 A12/01350/22

DS7 Crossback (2019)

Published on 05. 10. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage battery has a cell voltage mismatch. This could cause a fire.

The DS7 Crossback vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 4 October and 26 November 2019.

DS recall code: JBS
Affected models: DS7 Crossback
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2022 A12/01349/22

Seat Leon (2020 – 2022)

Published on 01. 10. 2022

Problem description:

In the event of an accident, there is a risk that the load in the baggage compartment will shoot forwards to the partition grille and cause the bracket to detach from the body, increasing the risk of injury to the passengers.

The Seat Leon vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 31 July 2020 and 4 June 2022.

Seat recall code: 68I3
Affected models: Leon
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 11,110

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2022 A12/01328/22

Land Rover Range Rover (2020 – 2022)

Published on 01. 10. 2022

Problem description:

Improperly tightened diesel particulate filter mounting frame fittings may lead to loosening or detachment of the fittings, which will cause stress to the exhaust joints and, over time, increase the possibility of unmeasured exhaust gas leaks.

In the event of an exhaust leak, hot exhaust gases can leak under the vehicle or under the engine compartment, which can damage engine components increasing the risk of a fire.

The Land Rover Range Rover vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 23 September 2020 and 7 June 2022.

Land Rover recall code: N719
Affected models: Range Rover
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2022 A12/01363/22

Cupra Leon (2020 – 2022)

Published on 01. 10. 2022

Problem description:

In the event of an accident, there is a risk that the load in the baggage compartment will shoot forwards to the partition grille and cause the bracket to detach from the body, increasing the risk of injury to the passengers.

The Cupra Leon vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 22 October 2020 and 18 June 2022.

Seat recall code: 68I3
Affected models: Cupra Leon
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 11,110

Source: Rapex Alert 39/2022 A12/01327/22

Peugeot Traveller (2022)

Published on 25. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The rear brake may be defective, which could result in a loss of service brake effectiveness which in turn could increase the risk of an accident.

The Peugeot Traveller vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 and 28 January 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KZY
Affected models: Expert, Traveller
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 328

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01314/22

Peugeot Expert (2022)

Published on 25. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The rear brake may be defective, which could result in a loss of service brake effectiveness which in turn could increase the risk of an accident.

The Peugeot Expert vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 and 28 January 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KZY
Affected models: Expert, Traveller
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 328

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01314/22

 

Opel Zafira Life (2022)

Published on 25. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The rear brake may be defective, which could result in a loss of service brake effectiveness which in turn could increase the risk of an accident.

The Opel Zafira Life vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 and 28 January 2022.

Opel recall code: KAT
Affected models: Vivaro C, Zafira Life (KO)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 457

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01313/22

Opel Vivaro C (2022)

Published on 25. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The rear brake may be defective, which could result in a loss of service brake effectiveness which in turn could increase the risk of an accident.

The Opel Vivaro C vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 and 28 January 2022.

Opel recall code: KAT
Affected models: Vivaro C, Zafira Life (KO)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 457

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01313/22

Citroen Spacetourer (2022)

Published on 24. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The rear brake may be defective, which could result in a loss of service brake effectiveness which in turn could increase the risk of an accident.

The Citroen Spacetourer vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 and 28 January 2022.

Citroen recall code: JGJ
Affected models: Jumpy, Spacetourer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 369

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01312/22

Citroen Jumpy (2022)

Published on 24. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The rear brake may be defective, which could result in a loss of service brake effectiveness which in turn could increase the risk of an accident.

The Citroen Jumpy vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 and 28 January 2022.

Citroen recall code: JGJ
Affected models: Jumpy, Spacetourer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 369

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01312/22

Peugeot Traveller (2022)

Published on 23. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Peugeot Traveller vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 March and 30 April 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KYX
Affected models: Expert, Traveller, 208, 2008
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 561

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01307/22

Peugeot Expert (2022)

Published on 23. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Peugeot Expert vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 March and 30 April 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KYX
Affected models: Expert, Traveller, 208, 2008
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 561

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01307/22

Peugeot 2008 (2022)

Published on 23. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Peugeot 2008 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 March and 30 April 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KYX
Affected models: Expert, Traveller, 208, 2008
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 561

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01307/22

 

Peugeot 208 (2022)

Published on 23. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage wiring harness may be defective. This could result in an increased risk of fire.

The Peugeot 208 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 March and 30 April 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KYX
Affected models: Expert, Traveller, 208, 2008
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 561

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01307/22

Peugeot 208 (2021)

Published on 23. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The fuel line can rub against other components, leading to fuel leaks, which create a risk of fire.

The Peugeot 208 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 August and 23 November 2021.

Peugeot recall code: KVL
Affected models: 208
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 31,157

Source: Rapex Alert 38/2022 A12/01315/22

Land Rover Range Rover Velar (2022)

Published on 05. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 January and 24 May 2022.

Land Rover recall code: N720
Affected models: Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01258/22

Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2022)

Published on 05. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 January and 24 May 2022.

Land Rover recall code: N720
Affected models: Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01258/22

Land Rover Discovery (2022)

Published on 05. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Land Rover Discovery and Discovery Sport vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 January and 24 May 2022.

Land Rover recall code: N720
Affected models: Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01258/22

Land Rover Defender (2022)

Published on 05. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Land Rover Defender vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 January and 24 May 2022.

Land Rover recall code: N720
Affected models: Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Velar
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01258/22

Jaguar XF (2022)

Published on 04. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Jaguar XF vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 January and 15 March 2022.

Jaguar recall code: H412
Affected models: F-Type, F-Pace, XE, XF
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01257/22

 

Jaguar XE (2022)

Published on 04. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Jaguar XE vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 January and 15 March 2022.

Jaguar recall code: H412
Affected models: F-Type, F-Pace, XE, XF
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01257/22

Jaguar F-Type (2022)

Published on 04. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Jaguar F-Type vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 January and 15 March 2022.

Jaguar recall code: H412
Affected models: F-Type, F-Pace, XE, XF
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01257/22

Jaguar F-Pace (2022)

Published on 04. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The pre-tensioner tubes might have been damaged during assembly due to a manufacturing defect of certain front seat belt pre-tensioners This can result in reduced or complete loss of pretension in the event of a crash and could increase the risk of injury to the occupant.

The Jaguar F-Pace vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 January and 15 March 2022.

Jaguar recall code: H412
Affected models: F-Type, F-Pace, XE, XF
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01257/22

 

Audi A3 / RS3 (2018 – 2022)

Published on 04. 09. 2022

Problem description:

Deviations in the manufacturing process may result in either of the front seat belt reels not achieving full restraint, increasing the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

The Audi A3 / RS3 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2018 and 26 January 2022.

Audi recall code: 68I2
Affected models: A3 / RS3
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 20,500

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01247/22

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2015 – 2022)

Published on 02. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The seal for the special plug-in contact of the gearbox designed to protect against contact with moisture and splashing water is improperly installed. Thus splashed water can enter the socket contact when driving in wet conditions and can lead to a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November 2015 and 20 April 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 5491309
Affected models: E-Class, E-Class Coupé/Cabriolet, CLS, AMG GT 4-door coupe all-wheel drive
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 56,959

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01237/22

Mercedes-Benz CLS (2015 – 2022)

Published on 02. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The seal for the special plug-in contact of the gearbox designed to protect against contact with moisture and splashing water is improperly installed. Thus splashed water can enter the socket contact when driving in wet conditions and can lead to a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Mercedes-Benz CLS vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November 2015 and 20 April 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 5491309
Affected models: E-Class, E-Class Coupé/Cabriolet, CLS, AMG GT 4-door coupe all-wheel drive
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 56,959

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01237/22

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door (2015 – 2022)

Published on 02. 09. 2022

Problem description:

The seal for the special plug-in contact of the gearbox designed to protect against contact with moisture and splashing water is improperly installed. Thus splashed water can enter the socket contact when driving in wet conditions and can lead to a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT 4-door coupe all-wheel drive vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November 2015 and 20 April 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 5491309
Affected models: E-Class, E-Class Coupé/Cabriolet, CLS, AMG GT 4-door coupe all-wheel drive
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 56,959

Source: Rapex Alert 35/2022 A12/01237/22

 

Opel Astra (2022)

Published on 29. 08. 2022

Problem description:

Defective door pull sliders have been installed on all four side doors, which may lead to the side doors do not close properly. Door(s) may be open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Opel Astra vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 and 27 January 2022.

Opel recall code: E222201250 (22-C-042) O7R
Affected models: Astra
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 249

Source: Rapex Alert 34/2022 A12/01231/22

 

Mitsubishi Fuso Canter (2020 – 2021)

Published on 29. 08. 2022

Problem description:

Due to a manufacturing defect, the front or rear spring eye of the leaf springs can break. This can lead to metal fragments coming loose, creating a risk of an accident.

The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2021.

Mitsubishi recall code: RC2103
Affected models: Fuso Canter FL 10 20 + FL 11 20
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 439

Source: Rapex Alert 34/2022 A12/01228/22

Land Rover Discovery Sport (2014 – 2016)

Published on 26. 08. 2022

Problem description:

Activation of the driver-side airbag can result in inflator rupture, which may cause metal fragments to pass through the cushion material, causing injury to the occupants.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 3 July 2014 and 16 October 2016.

Land Rover recall code: N587
Affected models: Discovery Sport
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 34/2022 A12/01221/22

Mercedes-Benz EQC (2021)

Published on 22. 08. 2022

Problem description:

The high-voltage battery may not meet specifications. If a cell module is not screwed tight enough, the connection could be loosened by vibrations while in motion. The electrical resistance of the connection could increase, and the temperature could rise in this area, creating a risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 26 May and 12 July 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5491310
Affected models: EQC-class (BR 293)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 5

Source: Rapex Alert 33/2022 A12/01180/22

 

Citroen C4 (2021)

Published on 22. 08. 2022

Problem description:

A rear wheel hub may become detached, resulting in the loss of a wheel, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Citroen C4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured on 17 November 2021.

Citroen recall code: JHC
Affected models: C4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 19

Source: Rapex Alert 33/2022 A12/01178/22

Fiat Scudo (2022)

Published on 19. 08. 2022

Problem description:

The high voltage cable that connects to the vehicle’s battery may be defective and may cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fiat Scudo vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 28 March and 29 April 2022.

Fiat recall code: 6467
Affected models: Scudo
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 74

Source: Rapex Alert 33/2022 A12/01177/22

Mercedes-Benz EQS (2021 – 2022)

Published on 14. 08. 2022

Problem description:

The threading of the tow eye in the front and rear bumper may not meet the specifications. The tow eye bolt may come loose during towing, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 24 February 2021 and 1 March 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 3190301
Affected models: EQE, EQS
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 7,810

Source: Rapex Alert 32/2022 A12/01146/22

Mercedes-Benz EQE (2021 – 2022)

Published on 14. 08. 2022

Problem description:

The threading of the tow eye in the front and rear bumper may not meet the specifications. The tow eye bolt may come loose during towing, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz EQE vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 24 February 2021 and 1 March 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 3190301
Affected models: EQE, EQS
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 7,810

Source: Rapex Alert 32/2022 A12/01146/22

Maserati Levante mHEV (2021)

Published on 31. 07. 2022

Problem description:

Improperly attached ground cables of the 48V motor can lead to electrical faults. As a result, sparks and a burning smell may occur, leading to an increased risk of fire.

The Maserati Levante mHEV vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 24 August and 29 September 2021.

Maserati recall code: 503
Affected models: Levante mHEV, 330 HP, AWD, model year 22
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,597

Source: Rapex Alert 30/2022 A12/01083/22

 

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2019 – 2021)

Published on 29. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The screw connection of a 12V wiring harness of the vehicles equipped with plug-in hybrid traction may have been secured with insufficient torque. As a result, the electrical resistance of the connection could increase, and the temperature may therefore rise in this area, posing a risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 April 2019 and 11 November 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5491308
Affected models: GLE plug-in hybrid
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 33,825

Source: Rapex Alert 30/2022 A12/01084/22

Mercedes-Benz Vito / V-Class (2019 – 2021)

Published on 25. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The controllable coolant pump may have a leak between the coolant and vacuum circuit via negative pressure and allow coolant to enter it. If the electric switchover valves are exposed to coolant, a continuous increase in the component part temperature may occur and cause a fire.

In addition, the brake booster may become damaged over time and reduce brake performance which could lead to an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito / V-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 January 2019 and 13 November 2021.

Mercedes recall code: VS2KUMIPU
Affected models: Vito / V-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 131,681

More information in the article: Fire risk: Mercedes-Benz extends recall to nearly one million cars

Source: Rapex Alert 29/2022 A12/01042/22

Land Rover Range Rover Sport (2009 – 2011)

Published on 25. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The top cover of the trunk spoiler may get loose due to assembly issues and adhesive failures. This can lead to the spoiler detaching from the main body of the trunk spoiler and falling onto the road, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Land Rover Range Rover Sport vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 May 2009 and 28 March 2011.

Land Rover recall code: N700
Affected models: Range Rover Sport Non-Autobiography specifications
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 78,378

Source: Rapex Alert 29/2022 A12/01050/22

Dodge RAM (2015 – 2020)

Published on 25. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The side airbag inflatable curtain inflator may break due to internal corrosion and may deploy spontaneously in the absence of an accident or commanded deployment. As a result, the metal fragments may pass through the cushion material, causing injury to the occupants.

The Dodge RAM vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 27 March 2015 and 31 August 2020.

Dodge recall code: Y63
Affected models: RAM: 1500 Pickup, 2500 Pickup, 3500 Pickup, 3500 10K LB Cab, RAM Truck
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 40,810

Source: Rapex Alert 29/2022 A12/01034/22

Dodge recall code: Y55
Affected models: RAM: 1500 Pickup, 2500 Pickup, 3500 Pickup, 3500 10K LB Cab, RAM Truck
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 229,440

Source: Rapex Alert 29/2022 A12/01062/22

Hyundai Ioniq 5 (2020 – 2022)

Published on 22. 07. 2022

Problem description:

A software error may disengage the parking (brake) mechanism. This can lead to the vehicle moving uncontrolled, increasing the risk of injuries.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 September 2020 and 3 May 2022.

Hyundai recall code: 21D064
Affected models: Ioniq 5 (NE EV)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 64,735

More information in the article: Hyundai and Kia recall the Ioniq 5 and EV6 electric vehicles. They can roll away on their own

Source: Rapex Alert 29/2022 A12/01059/22

Volkswagen Multivan T7 (2020 – 2022)

Published on 18. 07. 2022

Problem description:

Due to an assembly error, the head airbags may have a reduced protective effect. The risk of injury is increased.

Moreover, an incorrectly laid cable harness may lead to damaged insulation of a wire which can cause a short-circuit if it gets in touch with the car body, increasing the risk of fire.

The Volkswagen Multivan T7 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 July 2020 and 11 May 2022.

VW recall code: 69DP
Affected models: Multivan T7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 7,896

Source: Rapex Alert 28/2022 A12/01022/22

 

Mercedes-Benz EQE (2022)

Published on 18. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The components of the steering system may have been damaged during the assembly process. As a result, the steering power assistance could fail without prior warning, or unmotivated steering assistance could limit the steerability of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz EQE vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 9 May 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 4692106
Affected models: EQE-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 341

Source: Rapex Alert 28/2022 A12/01005/22

 

Hyundai i30 (2020)

Published on 15. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The front seat belt tensioners may be defective. This could lead to improper activation during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The Hyundai i30 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 25 May and 6 October 2020.

Hyundai recall code: 11DC45
Affected models: i30
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 775

Source: Rapex Alert 28/2022 A12/01036/22

Hyundai i10 (2020)

Published on 15. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The front seat belt tensioners may be defective. This could lead to improper activation during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The Hyundai i10 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 September and 16 October 2020.

Hyundai recall code: 21DT02
Affected models: i10
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1.775

Source: Rapex Alert 28/2022 A12/01025/22

Kia EV6 (2021 – 2022)

Published on 12. 07. 2022

Problem description:

A software error may disengage the parking (brake) mechanism. This can lead to the vehicle moving uncontrolled, increasing the risk of injuries.

The Kia EV6 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 July 2021 and 2 May 2022.

Kia recall code: 221058
Affected models: EV6 (CV)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,500

More information in the article: Hyundai and Kia recall the Ioniq 5 and EV6 electric vehicles. They can roll away on their own

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00974/22

Ford Ranger (2018 – 2019)

Published on 12. 07. 2022

Problem description:

Heavy loading may cause the rear differential to fail. The vehicle may lose the drive or the rear wheels can lock, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Ford Ranger vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 September 2018 and 31 May 2019.

Ford recall code: 22S30
Affected models: Ranger
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 43,545

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00970/22

 

Toyota Highlander (2019 – 2021)

Published on 11. 07. 2022

Problem description:

Due to a manufacturing error, sharp edges at the upper part of the metal structure of the front seats may cause occupants of the rear seat injuries in case of an accident.

The Toyota Highlander vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 6 December 2019 and 17 June 2021.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-053
Affected models: Highlander
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 48

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00977/22

 

Toyota bZ4X (2021 – 2022)

Published on 11. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The hub bolts of the wheels can loosen, resulting in detachment of the wheels from the vehicle. This can lead to loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Toyota bZ4X vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 2 November 2021 and 15 June 2022.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-064
Affected models: bZ4X – XEAM10-YEAM15/ JTM
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,700

More information in the article: The new electric Toyota bZ4X may lose a wheel. It can also happen with other cars…

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00931/22

 

Volkswagen Grand California (2019 – 2021)

Published on 09. 07. 2022

Problem description:

Due to a manufacturing error, involving an insufficient amount of glue, the roof window cover can completely detach, which poses a risk of injury.

The Volkswagen Crafter Grand California vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 6 December 2019 and 9 April 2021.

VW recall code: 75A2
Affected models: Crafter Grand California
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,031

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00973/22

 

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2006 – 2015)

Published on 09. 07. 2022

Problem description:

A chemical change in the active substance in the front airbag gas generator can cause an increase in internal pressure. In the event of an accident, the gas generator may burst and injure the occupants of the vehicle with metal fragments. Furthermore, the airbag will not unfold and protect properly in this situation.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 2006 and 2015.

Mercedes recall code: 9192152
Affected models: Sprinter
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00971/22

Mini Countryman (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mini Countryman vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 January and 3 March 2022.

Mini recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: MINI Cabrio, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, MINI Cooper (5-doors)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 6,663

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00975/22

 

Mini Cooper (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mini Cooper vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 January and 3 March 2022.

Mini recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: MINI Cabrio, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, MINI Cooper (5-doors)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 6,663

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00975/22

 

Mini Convertible (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mini Convertible vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 January and 3 March 2022.

Mini recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: MINI Cabrio, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, MINI Cooper (5-doors)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 6,663

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00975/22

 

Mini Clubman (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mini Clubman vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 January and 3 March 2022.

Mini recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: MINI Cabrio, MINI Clubman, MINI Countryman, MINI Cooper (5-doors)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 6,663

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00975/22

BMW X2 (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW X2 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

 

BMW X1 (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW X1 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

 

BMW M3 (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW M3 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

BMW i4 (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW i4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

BMW i3 (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW i3 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

 

BMW 3 Series (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW 3 Series vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

BMW 2 Gran Tourer (2022)

Published on 08. 07. 2022

Problem description:

The micro gas generator inside the seat belt retractor may not have been manufactured to specifications. This may lead to an impairment of the restraint function in case of an accident, increasing the risk of injury. Moreover, there may be spark formation in case of a pressure release outside of the inflator damaged tube, increasing the risk of fire.

The BMW 2 Gran Tourer vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 January and 2 March 2022.

BMW recall code: 0072430200, 0072440200, 0072450200
Affected models: i3, i4, M3, X1, X2, 2er (Grand Tourer), 3er (Limousine+Touring)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,165

Source: Rapex Alert 27/2022 A12/00976/22

 

Opel Grandland (2021)

Published on 07. 03. 2022

Problem description:

Due to missing components of the trailer hitch, the coupling may break. As a result, the trailer may inadvertently detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Opel Grandland vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 29 June and 12 July 2021.

Opel recall code: E212110940 (21-C-143) O4E
Affected models: Grandland
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 117

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2022 A12/00350/22

Peugeot 508 (2018 – 2021)

Published on 21. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The electrical supply to the water heater unit can shut off too soon when the vehicle is stopped.

Fuel can therefore remain in the heater, producing smoke and fuel leakage. Moreover, the information about atmospheric pressure sent by the BSI to the water heating unit is incorrect, so the unit is unable to operate. The unburnt fuel may remain inside the unit and may produce smoke when next activated. Fuel may potentially leak, increasing the risk of fire.

The Peugeot 508 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 January 2018 and 29 January 2021.

Peugeot recall code: KRJ
Affected models: 508 II
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,073

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00877/22

Peugeot Traveller (2021)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The notch locking mechanism of the headrest to the two-seater passenger seat may be missing. As a result, the front headrests would not be locked and may eject in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury.

The Peugeot Traveller vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November and 16 December 2021.

Peugeot recall code: KVC
Affected models: Traveller / Expert 4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,382

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00875/22

Peugeot Expert (2021)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The notch locking mechanism of the headrest to the two-seater passenger seat may be missing. As a result, the front headrests would not be locked and may eject in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury.

The Peugeot Expert vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November and 16 December 2021.

Peugeot recall code: KVC
Affected models: Traveller / Expert 4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,382

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00875/22

 

Mercedes-Benz Vito (2014 – 2020)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

Incorrect image (frozen picture) information may be displayed by the rear view camera at low temperatures.

As a result, the driver will not have an accurate and reliable view of the areas behind the vehicle on the display screen when reversing, which could increase the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 April 2014 and 23 July 2020.

Mercedes recall code: VS2RU54KAM
Affected models: Vito
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 220,819

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00872/22

 

DS7 Crossback (2017 – 2021)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The electrical supply to the water heater unit can shut off too soon when the vehicle is stopped.

Fuel can therefore remain in the heater, producing smoke and fuel leakage. Moreover, the information about atmospheric pressure sent by the BSI to the water heating unit is incorrect, so the unit is unable to operate. The unburnt fuel may remain inside the unit and may produce smoke when next activated. Fuel may potentially leak, increasing the risk of fire.

The DS7 Crossback vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 April 2017 and 26 November 2021.

Citroen recall code: HWZ
Affected models: Citröen C5 aircross / DS7 Crossback
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,293

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00876/22

Citroen SpaceTourer (2021)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The notch locking mechanism of the headrest to the two-seater passenger seat may be missing. As a result, the front headrests would not be locked and may eject in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury.

The Citroen SpaceTourer vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November and 16 December 2021.

Citroen recall code: JAS
Affected models: SpaceTourer / Jumpy 4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,579

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00874/22

Citroen Jumpy (2021)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The notch locking mechanism of the headrest to the two-seater passenger seat may be missing. As a result, the front headrests would not be locked and may eject in the event of a collision, increasing the risk of injury.

The Citroen Jumpy vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 November and 16 December 2021.

Citroen recall code: JAS
Affected models: SpaceTourer / Jumpy 4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,579

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00874/22

Citroen C5 Aircross (2018 – 2021)

Published on 20. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The electrical supply to the water heater unit can shut off too soon when the vehicle is stopped.

Fuel can therefore remain in the heater, producing smoke and fuel leakage. Moreover, the information about atmospheric pressure sent by the BSI to the water heating unit is incorrect, so the unit is unable to operate. The unburnt fuel may remain inside the unit and may produce smoke when next activated. Fuel may potentially leak, increasing the risk of fire.

The Citroen C5 Aircross vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 June 2018 and 11 October 2021.

Citroen recall code: HWZ
Affected models: Citröen C5 aircross / DS7 Crossback
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,293

Source: Rapex Alert 24/2022 A12/00876/22

Mercedes-Benz V-Class / Vito (2020 – 2021)

Published on 12. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The vacuum-controlled coolant pump may not be tightly sealed between the coolant and vacuum circuits. This may result in the coolant leaking into the vacuum circuit leading to an electrochemical reaction, and increasing the risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Vito vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 23 November 2020 and 6 November 2021.

Mercedes recall code: VS2KU20MPE
Affected models: Vito, V-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 131,681

Source: Rapex Alert 23/2022 A12/00826/22

 

Lancia Ypsilon (2022)

Published on 12. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The locking nut of the steering gear rod may be insufficiently tightened. This may lead to steering loss, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Lancia Ypsilon vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 21 and 30 March 2022.

Lancia recall code: 6452
Affected models: Ypsilon
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 174

Source: Rapex Alert 23/2022 A12/00827/22

Fiat 500 (2022)

Published on 11. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The locking nut of the steering gear rod may be insufficiently tightened. This may lead to steering loss, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Fiat 500 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 21 and 30 March 2022.

Fiat recall code: 6450, 6451
Affected models: Fiat 500, 500 Abarth
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 174

Source: Rapex Alert 23/2022 A12/00831/22

 

Kia Soul (2013 – 2015)

Published on 10. 06. 2022

Problem description:

In the event of a collision the two frontal impact sensors may separate. This can affect the deployment of the airbag, increasing the risk of injury.

The Kia Soul vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 21 July 2013 and 1 June 2015.

Kia recall code: 221040
Affected models: Soul
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 164,590

Source: Rapex Alert 23/2022 A12/00828/22

 

Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2005 – 2015)

Published on 06. 06. 2022

Problem description:

Severe corrosion due to extended time in the field and prolonged exposure to water may lead to a leakage of the brake booster, thus reducing the braking force, leading to an increase in brake pedal force required to decelerate the vehicle and/or a possible increase in stopping distance.

Moreover, due to severe corrosion, a particularly strong or severe braking manoeuvre may cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, preventing the vehicle from decelerating through the service brake and thus increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz R-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 June 2005 and 31 August 2015.

Mercedes recall code: 4290005, 4290006
Affected models: GL, ML, R-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 993,407

More information in the article: Mercedes recalls nearly a million cars over possible faulty brakes

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00830/22

Mercedes-Benz ML (2004 – 2015)

Published on 06. 06. 2022

Problem description:

Severe corrosion due to extended time in the field and prolonged exposure to water may lead to a leakage of the brake booster, thus reducing the braking force, leading to an increase in brake pedal force required to decelerate the vehicle and/or a possible increase in stopping distance.

Moreover, due to severe corrosion, a particularly strong or severe braking manoeuvre may cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, preventing the vehicle from decelerating through the service brake and thus increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz ML vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 14 January 2004 and 31 August 2015.

Mercedes recall code: 4290005, 4290006
Affected models: GL, ML, R-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 993,407

More information in the article: Mercedes recalls nearly a million cars over possible faulty brakes

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00830/22

Mercedes-Benz GL (2004 – 2015)

Published on 06. 06. 2022

Problem description:

Severe corrosion due to extended time in the field and prolonged exposure to water may lead to a leakage of the brake booster, thus reducing the braking force, leading to an increase in brake pedal force required to decelerate the vehicle and/or a possible increase in stopping distance.

Moreover, due to severe corrosion, a particularly strong or severe braking manoeuvre may cause mechanical damage to the brake booster, preventing the vehicle from decelerating through the service brake and thus increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz GL vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 14 January 2004 and 31 August 2015.

Mercedes recall code: 4290005, 4290006
Affected models: GL, ML, R-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 993,407

More information in the article: Mercedes recalls nearly a million cars over possible faulty brakes

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00830/22

 

Volkswagen Touran EcoFuel CNG (2005 – 2015)

Published on 04. 06. 2022

Problem description:

On affected vehicles the wall thickness of the gas tanks could be reduced by corrosion beyond the required residual wall thickness. As a consequence, the gas tank may burst, increasing the risk of injury.

The Volkswagen Touran EcoFuel vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 September 2005 and 21 May 2015.

VW recall code: 20DP
Affected models: Touran vehicles for gas operation (CNG)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 20,855

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00816/22

DS4 (2022)

Published on 04. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The head airbags are improperly installed. As a consequence of which there is an increased risk of injury in the event of an accident.

The DS4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 March and 6 April 2022.

DS recall code: JEU
Affected models: DS4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,159

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00817/22

Opel Astra (2022)

Published on 03. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The rivet component used to fix the curtain airbag is improperly assembled. This could lead to having the curtain airbag not being properly deployed and in the event of an accident, increase the risk of injuries.

The Opel Astra vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 March and 27 April 2022.

Opel recall code: KA6
Affected models: Astra
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 843

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00821/22

Kia XCeed (2021 – 2022)

Published on 03. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The front seat belt tensioners may be defective. This could lead to improper activation during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The Kia XCeed vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 November 2021 and 2 February 2022.

Kia recall code: 220S14 (KRE22-91-V140-CD)
Affected models: Ceed, Ceed Station Wagon (PHEV), Proceed (CD), XCeed (PHEV) (CDCUV), Sorento (PHEV) (MQ4)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,241

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00818/22

Kia Sorento (2021)

Published on 03. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The front seat belt tensioners may be defective. This could lead to improper activation during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The Kia Sorento vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 5 July and 17 August 2021.

Kia recall code: 220S14 (KRE22-91-V140-CD)
Affected models: Ceed, Ceed Station Wagon (PHEV), Proceed (CD), XCeed (PHEV) (CDCUV), Sorento (PHEV) (MQ4)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,241

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00818/22

Kia ProCeed (2021 – 2022)

Published on 03. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The front seat belt tensioners may be defective. This could lead to improper activation during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The Kia ProCeed vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 November 2021 and 2 February 2022.

Kia recall code: 220S14 (KRE22-91-V140-CD)
Affected models: Ceed, Ceed Station Wagon (PHEV), Proceed (CD), XCeed (PHEV) (CDCUV), Sorento (PHEV) (MQ4)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,241

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00818/22

Kia Ceed (2021 – 2022)

Published on 03. 06. 2022

Problem description:

The front seat belt tensioners may be defective. This could lead to improper activation during a collision, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

The Kia Ceed vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 November 2021 and 2 February 2022.

Kia recall code: 220S14 (KRE22-91-V140-CD)
Affected models: Ceed, Ceed Station Wagon (PHEV), Proceed (CD), XCeed (PHEV) (CDCUV), Sorento (PHEV) (MQ4)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,241

Source: Rapex Alert 22/2022 A12/00818/22

Mercedes-Benz GLS (2018 – 2021)

Published on 23. 05. 2022

Problem description:

The bolt for the 48V ground connection under the passenger seat may have been secured with insufficient torque. As a result, the electrical resistance of the connection could increase and the temperature may therefore arise in this area, posing a risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 October 2018 and 21 November 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5491807
Affected models: GLE-Class, GLS-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 52,363

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2022 A12/00754/22

Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 – 2021)

Published on 23. 05. 2022

Problem description:

The bolt for the 48V ground connection under the passenger seat may have been secured with insufficient torque. As a result, the electrical resistance of the connection could increase and the temperature may therefore arise in this area, posing a risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 October 2018 and 21 November 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5491807
Affected models: GLE-Class, GLS-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 52,363

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2022 A12/00754/22

Kia Sorento (2020 – 2021)

Published on 22. 05. 2022

Problem description:

The fuel supply pipe may have been installed improperly, which may result in a fuel leak. If a fuel leak occurs, this can result in an engine compartment fire.

The Kia Sorento vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between March 2020 and November 2021.

Kia recall code: 221003
Affected models: Sorento (MQ4)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2022 A12/00731/22

Kia Sorento (2014 – 2020)

Published on 22. 05. 2022

Problem description:

The positive temperature coefficient heater of vehicles fitted with diesel engines may overheat due to potential damage to the wiring harness connector, increasing the risk of fire.

The Kia Sorento vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between May 2014 and February 2020.

Kia recall code: 221026
Affected models: Sorento (UM)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 498,000

More information in the article: Kia recalls diesel engines due to fire risk

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2022 A12/00735/22

 

Volvo XC40 Recharge (2021 – 2022)

Published on 20. 05. 2022

Problem description:

Damaged cables or connections on the accelerator pedal sensor because of corrosion may cause unintentional acceleration or no start condition, increasing the risk of an accident.

The 2021 and 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge vehicles are affected by this recall.

Volvo recall code: R10170
Affected models: Volvo cars XC40 Recharge left hand drive, Model (Chassis): 0439208 – 0663838.
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,189

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2022 A12/00742/22

Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2021)

Published on 20. 05. 2022

Problem description:

An erroneous notch in the impact absorber may lead to failure of the tube sensor for the actuation of the active hood. In case of an accident, the active hood for pedestrian protection might be lifted too late or not at all, increasing the risk of injury to the pedestrian involved.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 October and 30 November 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 8891007
Affected models: C-Klasse (BR 206): C 180, C 200, C 200 4MATIC, C 200 d, C 220 d, C 220 d 4MATIC, C 300, C 300 4MATIC, C 300 d, C 300 e
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,189

Source: Rapex Alert 20/2022 A12/00732/22

 

BMW X5 PHEV (2020 – 2021)

Published on 03. 05. 2022

Problem description:

Impurities in the production process of batteries could cause a short circuit within a battery when the accumulator is fully charged, which may cause fire and lead to an accident.

The BMW X5 PHEV vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 January 2020 and 22 February 2021.

BMW recall code: 0061570600
Affected models: X5 PHEV
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 5,035

More information in our 2020 article: BMW is recalling another 26,700 plug-in hybrids (PHEV) due to the risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 17/2022 A12/00643/22

Honda Civic (2005 – 2014)

Published on 02. 05. 2022

Problem description:

The drive shafts installed in the vehicles concerned were coated with a lubricant which accelerates the wearing of the protective layer covering them, making them more susceptible to damage caused by road debris.

Furthermore, grit containing de-icing agents used to maintain the roads could accumulate in damaged parts of the drive shafts, increasing corrosion and the risk of breaking at high torque. Both situations increase the risk of accident/injury for passengers and other road users.

The Honda Civic vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 23 August 2005 and 6 November 2014.

Honda recall code: 6DY, 6DZ
Affected models: Accord, Acura, Fit, Civic – U.S.-specific vehicles only
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 579,513

Source: Rapex Alert 17/2022 A12/00656/22

 

Honda Accord (2005 – 2014)

Published on 02. 05. 2022

Problem description:

The drive shafts installed in the vehicles concerned were coated with a lubricant which accelerates the wearing of the protective layer covering them, making them more susceptible to damage caused by road debris.

Furthermore, grit containing de-icing agents used to maintain the roads could accumulate in damaged parts of the drive shafts, increasing corrosion and the risk of breaking at high torque. Both situations increase the risk of accident/injury for passengers and other road users.

The Honda Accord vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 23 August 2005 and 6 November 2014.

Honda recall code: 6DY, 6DZ
Affected models: Accord, Acura, Fit, Civic – U.S.-specific vehicles only
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 579,513

Source: Rapex Alert 17/2022 A12/00656/22

Lexus NX (2021 – 2022)

Published on 01. 05. 2022

Problem description:

Certain spot-welds were missed during the welding of the body panels to the left and right front shock absorbers. As a result, cracks and breakage may occur on other spot-welds and/or on the body panels around the front shock absorber mounting areas.

This could cause a front shock absorber to separate from the mounting area, resulting in a loss of vehicle driving stability, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Lexus NX vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 April 2021 and 27 January 2022.

Lexus recall code: 22SMD-040
Affected models: NX (AAZA20, AAZA25, AAZH20, AAZH25, AAZH26, MAZA20, TAZA25); Model Year: 2021~2022.
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 60

Source: Rapex Alert 17/2022 A12/00621/22

Skoda Superb iV (2019 – 2022)

Published on 29. 04. 2022

Problem description:

A defective fuse can produce a voltage flashover into the vehicle interior. This might cause fire and lead to an accident.

The Skoda Superb iV vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 January 2019 and 28 February 2022.

Skoda recall code: 93O5
Affected models: Octavia, Superb
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 22,388

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 17/2022 A12/00636/22

Škoda Octavia iV (2019 – 2022)

Published on 29. 04. 2022

Problem description:

A defective fuse can produce a voltage flashover into the vehicle interior. This might cause fire and lead to an accident.

The Skoda Octavia iV and Octavia RS iV vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 January 2019 and 28 February 2022.

Skoda recall code: 93O5
Affected models: Octavia, Superb
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 22,388

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 17/2022 A12/00636/22

 

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2021 – 2022)

Published on 25. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Improper welding on the rear axle can cause the thrust rod to come loose from the rear axle bracket. This may cause the vehicle to swerve in response to the road surface or the vehicle may skid sideways during emergency braking. This leads to a loss of control over the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 September 2021 and 12 January 2022.

Mercedes recall code: 3594803
Affected models: S-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 85

Source: Rapex Alert 16/2022 A12/00610/22

Mercedes-Benz EQS (2021)

Published on 25. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The polycarbonate panel located between the windscreen and the panoramic sunroof may not have been bonded correctly to the vehicle. As a result, it can become detached from the vehicle and fall onto the road, potentially causing an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 24 February and 16 July 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 7891006
Affected models: EQS BR297
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 73

Source: Rapex Alert 16/2022 A12/00611/22

Fire risk: Mercedes-Benz extends recall to nearly one million cars

Published on 24.04. 2022

Mercedes-Benz announced a large recall of several model series in January 2022. Now, the campaign has been extended to the diesel Vito and V-Class models, bringing the total number of recalled vehicles to nearly one million.

The problem is the vacuum controlled coolant pump, which could have a leak between the coolant and vacuum circuits. If the coolant penetrates the electrical changeover valve, overheating may occur due to an electrochemical reaction. Vehicles are at risk of fire and reduced braking performance.

The earlier recall covered nearly 850,000 Mercedes C-Class, E-Class, G-Class and S-Class, as well as the CLS, GLC, GLE and GLS model series. The affected vehicles were built between January 2017 and October 2021 and are equipped with either the OM654 diesel four-cylinder or the OM656 diesel six-cylinder.

At the time, Mercedes recommended limiting the use of the vehicles to the minimum necessary. We wrote about this in our article: Do you have a Mercedes? Better leave it at home, advises the manufacturer.

The recall has now been extended to the Vito and V-Class vans produced from 16 January 2019 to 13 November 2021. According to the German Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA), an additional 131,681 vehicles are involved worldwide.

The vehicles concerned will receive a software update in the workshop as a remedial measure. In addition, the electrical changeover valve will be replaced; the working time is expected to be about one hour. The internal code for the recall is “VS2KUMIPU“.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2021)

Published on 18. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The wiring harness of the generator may have been erroneously swapped with the wiring harness of the electric steering during assembly. Consequently, the steering wiring harness would be secured with the generator fuse (fused too high), and the generator wiring harness with the steering fuse (fused too low).

In the event of an additional electrical fault (e.g. damage to the steering wiring harness) the mix-up of the two differently fused wiring harnesses could lead to the steering wiring harness becoming overloaded, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 31 May and 6 July 2021.

Mercedes recall code: VS3LE54ELE
Affected models: Sprinter 906AC35, 906BB50, 906BB35
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 268

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00564/22

 

Volkswagen T-Roc (2020 – 2022)

Published on 16. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Volkswagen T-Roc vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 28 February 2020 and 3 February 2022.

VW recall code: 10H5
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,100

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00584/22

 

Volkswagen Tiguan (2020 – 2022)

Published on 16. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 28 February 2020 and 3 February 2022.

VW recall code: 10H5
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,100

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00584/22

Volkswagen Tiguan (2020 – 2022)

Published on 16. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Volkswagen Tiguan vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 28 February 2020 and 3 February 2022.

VW recall code: 10H5
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,100

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00584/22

Volkswagen Passat (2020 – 2022)

Published on 16. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Volkswagen Passat vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 28 February 2020 and 3 February 2022.

VW recall code: 10H5
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,100

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00584/22

 

Volkswagen Golf (2020 – 2022)

Published on 16. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Volkswagen Golf vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 28 February 2020 and 3 February 2022.

VW recall code: 10H5
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,100

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00584/22

Volkswagen Arteon (2020 – 2022)

Published on 16. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Volkswagen Arteon vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 28 February 2020 and 3 February 2022.

VW recall code: 10H5
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T-Roc
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 58,100

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 15/2022 A12/00584/22

 

Porsche Taycan (2020)

Published on 10. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Porsche Taycan vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 14 October and 23 November 2020.

Porsche recall code: ANA2
Affected models: Taycan
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 86

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00553/22

Porsche Cayenne (2020)

Published on 10. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Porsche Cayenne vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 September and 31 October 2020.

Porsche recall code: ANA1
Affected models: Cayenne
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 5,641

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00554/22

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 – 2020)

Published on 10. 04. 2022

Problem description:

A defect in the park pawl of the transmission could make the vehicle move unintentionally if the manual parking brake is not activated and cause an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 May 2018 and 30 November 2020.

Mercedes recall code: VS3PA27ERI, VS3PA27ERO
Affected models: Sprinter 906AC35, 906AC35/4×4, 906BA50, 906BB50, 906BA35, 906BB35, 906BB50/4×4, 906BB35/4×4, 906BA50/4×4, 906BA35/4×4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 96,322

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00552/22
Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00551/22

 

Mercedes-Benz EQS (2021)

Published on 10. 04. 2022

Problem description:

An incorrectly bolted earthing connection and potential-equalisation cable for the auxiliary heater can lead to increased electrical resistance and overheating of the cable, increasing the risk of fire.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 26 May and 23 December 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5491029
Affected models: EQS-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 101

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00539/22

Audi TT (2020 – 2022)

Published on 10. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Audi TT vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 19 November 2020 and 10 March 2022.

Audi recall code: 10H8
Affected models: Q3, TT
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 6,320

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00541/22

Audi Q3 (2020 – 2022)

Published on 10. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Audi Q3 vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 19 November 2020 and 10 March 2022.

Audi recall code: 10H8
Affected models: Q3, TT
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 6,320

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00541/22

Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid (2019 – 2022)

Published on 09. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The amount of extinguished sand in the fuse of the high-voltage system is not sufficient in the event of a short circuit to the high-voltage safety system. This may cause it to burst, increasing the risk of injuries. Furthermore, the blown fuse can interrupt the electrical flow of current leading to a voltage drop inside the vehicle, increasing the risk of fire.

The Volkswagen Tiguan eHybrid vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 April 2019 and 22 February 2022.

VW recall code: 93N4
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 42,571

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00565/22

Volkswagen T7 eHybrid (2021 – 2022)

Published on 09. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The amount of extinguished sand in the fuse of the high-voltage system is not sufficient in the event of a short circuit to the high-voltage safety system. This may cause it to burst, increasing the risk of injuries. Furthermore, the blown fuse can interrupt the electrical flow of current leading to a voltage drop inside the vehicle, increasing the risk of fire.

The Volkswagen T7 eHybrid vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured until 22 February 2022.

VW recall code: 93N4
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 42,571

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00565/22

Volkswagen Passat GTE (2019 – 2022)

Published on 09. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The amount of extinguished sand in the fuse of the high-voltage system is not sufficient in the event of a short circuit to the high-voltage safety system. This may cause it to burst, increasing the risk of injuries. Furthermore, the blown fuse can interrupt the electrical flow of current leading to a voltage drop inside the vehicle, increasing the risk of fire.

The Volkswagen Passat GTE eHybrid vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 April 2019 and 22 February 2022.

VW recall code: 93N4
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 42,571

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00565/22

 

Volkswagen Golf eHybrid (2019 – 2022)

Published on 09. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The amount of extinguished sand in the fuse of the high-voltage system is not sufficient in the event of a short circuit to the high-voltage safety system. This may cause it to burst, increasing the risk of injuries. Furthermore, the blown fuse can interrupt the electrical flow of current leading to a voltage drop inside the vehicle, increasing the risk of fire.

The Volkswagen Golf eHybrid vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 April 2019 and 22 February 2022.

VW recall code: 93N4
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 42,571

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00565/22

Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid (2019 – 2022)

Published on 09. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The amount of extinguished sand in the fuse of the high-voltage system is not sufficient in the event of a short circuit to the high-voltage safety system. This may cause it to burst, increasing the risk of injuries. Furthermore, the blown fuse can interrupt the electrical flow of current leading to a voltage drop inside the vehicle, increasing the risk of fire.

The Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 April 2019 and 22 February 2022.

VW recall code: 93N4
Affected models: Arteon, Golf, Passat, Tiguan, T7
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 42,571

More information in the article: VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00565/22

Ford Explorer (2012 – 2017)

Published on 08. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Corrosion of the bearing pin in the bearing bush can increase the frictional resistance of the bearing to such an extent that the vertical forces occurring are absorbed by the track rod itself. As a result, the track rod of the rear suspension system may break reducing the steering control of the vehicle and increasing the risk of an accident.

The Ford Explorer vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 9 April 2012 and 30 September 2017.

Ford recall code: 21S32
Affected models: Explorer
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 786,456

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00555/22

 

Skoda Superb (2020 – 2022)

Published on 07. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Skoda Superb vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 1 August 2020 and 28 February 2022.

Skoda recall code: 10H6
Affected models: Kodiaq, Octavia, Superb
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 15,636

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00566/22

Skoda Octavia (2020 – 2022)

Published on 07. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Skoda Octavia vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 1 August 2020 and 28 February 2022.

Skoda recall code: 10H6
Affected models: Kodiaq, Octavia, Superb
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 15,636

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00566/22

Skoda Kodiaq (2020 – 2022)

Published on 07. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Engine design covers installed on affected vehicles could come loose from the attachment depending on use (e.g. very sporty driving style or poor road surface conditions) and the running time. If the design cover is not fastened, there is a possibility that it will come into contact with the hot area of ​​the exhaust gas turbocharger, increasing the risk of burns or fire.

The Skoda Kodiaq vehicles affected by this recall were equipped with a 2.0 TSI engine and manufactured between 1 August 2020 and 28 February 2022.

Skoda recall code: 10H6
Affected models: Kodiaq, Octavia, Superb
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 15,636

More information in the article: VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Source: Rapex Alert 14/2022 A12/00566/22

Kia Soul EV (2016 – 2018)

Published on 03. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Frontal collision sensors (left and right) could disengage in the event of a collision. This can affect the deployment of the airbags, increasing the risk of injuries in the event of an accident.

The Kia Soul and Kia Soul EV vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 16 May 2016 to 31 December 2018 and 20 March 2017 to 14 November 2018 respectively (EV).

Kia recall code: 221004 / 221040
Affected models: Soul (PS), Soul EV (PS EV)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00530/22

 

Hyundai Genesis (2017 – 2020)

Published on 03. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Dirt and moisture entering the ABS control module can cause a short circuit or an electric overload that could cause a fire.

The Hyundai Genesis vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 19 June 2017 and 9 March 2020.

Hyundai recall code: 11D072
Affected models: Genesis
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 48,746

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00501/22

Nissan GT-R (2020)

Published on 02. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The steering knuckle may deform under high load affecting the steering performance. As a consequence a wheel might be lost, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Nissan GT-R vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 20 August and 16 October 2020.

Nissan recall code: R21A4
Affected models: GT-R
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 23

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00499/22

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2020 – 2021)

Published on 02. 04. 2022

Problem description:

The airbag control unit might not have been bolted according to specifications and might detect incorrect acceleration values when the vehicle is moving. In consequence, the restraint systems might not be activated completely, which can increase the risk of an injury in case of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 17 June 2020 and 19 March 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5494205
Affected models: S-Class
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 2,164

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00497/22

Mercedes-Benz GLB (2021)

Published on 02. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Certain vehicles might not have been equipped with the version of the driver airbag specified for the vehicle in question. This can result in incorrect deployment of the airbag or breakaway of the airbag module from the steering wheel into the interior of the vehicle. This will increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 and 24 February 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 9193115
Affected models: GLB (BR 247)
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 196

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00533/22

 

Land Rover Discovery (2018 – 2019)

Published on 02. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Due to a manufacturing issue, the fuel feed hose assembly may have been incorrectly routed and as a result could split. This may lead to a fuel leak into the engine bay, increasing the risk of fire.

The Land Rover Discovery vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured in 2018 and 2019.

Land Rover recall code: N653
Affected models: Discovery
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 1,970

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00491/22

Citroen C4 (2020 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

On vehicles equipped with a special rear suspension seat design, the rear suspension springs may suddenly separate from their lower seats. As a result, driving stability is affected, which may increase the risk of an accident.

The Citroen C4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 26 May 2020 and 20 August 2021.

Citroen recall code: HWH
Affected models: C4, ë-C4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 8,770

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00512/22

Audi Q8 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi Q8 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

Audi Q7 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi Q7 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

Audi Q5 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi Q5 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

Audi e-tron (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi e-tron vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

 

Audi A8 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi A8 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

Audi A7 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi A7 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

 

Audi A6 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi A6 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

 

Audi A5 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi A5 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

 

Audi A4 (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 04. 2022

Problem description:

Alteration of the rear axle’s toe and/or camber values lead to increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres, and if worn down to its carcass may suffer a sudden loss of pressure. This can lead to loss of traction and may affect vehicle handling, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Audi A4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 7 November 2019 and 16 April 2021.

Audi recall code: 42L5
Affected models: A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Q5, Q7, Q8, e-tron
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 111,682

More information in the article: Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 13/2022 A12/00504/22

150,000 Audi A6s and A7s are recalled due to a faulty fuel gauge

Published on 01.04.2022

The Audi A6 and A7 may run out of gas, even though the fuel gauge will still show plenty of fuel.

Audi recalls more than 150,000 A6 and A7 model series vehicles to authorised workshops worldwide. The vehicles were manufactured between April 2018 and May 2021. The affected models are:

  • 2021 Audi RS6 Avant, RS7
  • 2020-2021 A6 Allroad, S6 Sedan, S7
  • 2019-2021 A6 Sedan a A7

According to Audi, the distance between the fuel level sensor and the tank vent pipe may be too small, and the fuel level sensor may become stuck. As a result, a drop in fuel level is not detected, and the fuel level and remaining range are not displayed correctly in the instrument cluster display. In December 2020, Audi customers began complaining that they had run out of fuel even though the gauge said the tank was half full.

The fuel level sensors on the affected vehicles will be replaced at an authorised workshop, which should eliminate the problem. The internal code for this recall is “20DN“.

Just a few days ago, some Audi models, along with other VW Group vehicles, were recalled due to an incorrectly fitted engine cover. We write about it in the article VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat: More than 111,000 cars at risk of fire

Suzuki Swift (2021 – 2022)

Published on 21. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The positive 12 Volt cable can come in contact with the negative supply wire or the bodywork and cause a short circuit and fire.

The MY 2022 Suzuki Swift vehicles are affected by this recall.

Suzuki recall code: 87-36 / 87/18
Affected models: Ignis / Swift
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 465

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00404/22

 

Suzuki Ignis (2021 – 2022)

Published on 21. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The positive 12 Volt cable can come in contact with the negative supply wire or the bodywork and cause a short circuit and fire.

The MY 2022 Suzuki Ignis vehicles are affected by this recall.

Suzuki recall code: 87-36 / 87/18
Affected models: Ignis / Swift
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 465

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00404/22

Peugeot 308 (2021 – 2022)

Published on 20. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The thread on the housing of the towing eye has the wrong dimensions and the eye cannot be screwed the required 7 to 8 turns. When towed the vehicle, it can get disconnected from the vehicle towing it, posing a risk to the following traffic.

The Peugeot 308 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 18 February 2021 and 15 January 2022.

Peugeot recall code: KUY
Affected models: 308
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 82

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00405/22

Dodge Durango (2020)

Published on 20. 03. 2022

Problem description:

Due to an incorrect installation, the rear spoiler may become detached from the vehicle and fall onto the road, creating a risk for an accident.

The Dodge Durango vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 13 July and 23 October 2020.

Dodge recall code: Y73
Affected models: Durango
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 5,350

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00407/22

 

Toyota Tundra (2017 – 2020)

Published on 19. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The cabling of the front turn signals has been incorrectly assembled. When the front warning lights are activated, this results in reduced brightness of the headlamps and this may increase the risk of an accident.

The Toyota Tundra vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 22 February 2017 and 29 May 2020.

Honda recall code: 20GREY-067
Affected models: Tundra
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 207,275

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00413/22

 

Honda Ridgeline (2015 – 2019)

Published on 19. 03. 2022

Problem description:

At high speeds, the air inlet between the bonnet and the radiator grill causes vibrations in the hood. This can result in stress fractures along the bonnet latch striker and its separation from the bonnet, causing the bonnet to open. This obstructs the drivers’ view, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Honda Ridgeline vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 June 2015 and 8 April 2019.

Honda recall code: 6FD
Affected models: Passport, Pilot, Ridgeline
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 809,134

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00408/22

 

Honda Pilot (2015 – 2019)

Published on 19. 03. 2022

Problem description:

At high speeds, the air inlet between the bonnet and the radiator grill causes vibrations in the hood. This can result in stress fractures along the bonnet latch striker and its separation from the bonnet, causing the bonnet to open. This obstructs the drivers’ view, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Honda Pilot vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 11 June 2015 and 8 April 2019.

Honda recall code: 6FD
Affected models: Passport, Pilot, Ridgeline
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 809,134

Source: Rapex Alert 11/2022 A12/00408/22

Volkswagen T6 /T6.1 (2016 – 2021)

Published on 14. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The factory fitted tyres type 235/55 R 17 103 H TL XL ContiEcoContact 5 can suddenly lose air under heavy loads. This can lead to instability while driving, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Volkswagen Transporter T6 /T6.1 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 15 February 2016 and 15 March 2021.

VW recall code: 44R9
Affected models: Transporter T6 /T6.1 fitted with tyres type 235/55 R 17 103 H TL XL ContiEcoContact 5
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 7,833

More information in the article: Continental AG recalls 67,128 ContiEcoContact 5 tyres

Source: Rapex Alert 10/2022 A12/00382/22

 

Ford Mustang Mach-E (2020 – 2021)

Published on 14. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The glass roof is not properly fixed and can detach from the vehicle, posing a risk to the following traffic.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 24 February 2020 and 18 June 2021.

Ford recall code: 21S42
Affected models: Mustang Mach-E
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 27,318

Source: Rapex Alert 10/2022 A12/00414/22

Peugeot 208 (2019)

Published on 13. 03. 2022

Problem description:

  1. Improper rings used for rocker panel protectors can cause them to come loose. These protections can fall on the road, posing a risk to traffic.
  2. Contact may occur between the vacuum hose and the surrounding parts. This may result in loss of braking assistance, increasing the risk of an accident.
  3. The bonnet locking screws are insufficiently tightened. As a result, the bonnet could become detached while driving, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Peugeot 208 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 21 May and 25 November 2021.

Peugeot recall code: KQR
Affected models: Peugeot 208
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 10/2022 A12/00420/22

DS4 (2021)

Published on 13. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The thread on the housing of the towing eye has the wrong dimensions and the eye cannot be screwed the required 7 to 8 turns. When towed the vehicle, it can get disconnected from the vehicle towing it, posing a risk to the following traffic.

The DS4 vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 12 May and 20 December 2021.

DS recall code: JAN
Affected models: DS4
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 103

Source: Rapex Alert 10/2022 A12/00420/22

 

Opel Zafira (2010 – 2018)

Published on 05. 03. 2022

Problem description:

A defect in the gas generator of the driver airbag can lead to uncontrolled inflation and the release of metal fragments when the airbag is activated. This may increase the risk of injuries in the event of an accident.

The Opel Zafira vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 October 2010 and 31 August 2018.

Opel recall code: E191903742 (20-C-048)
Affected models: Astra, Cascada, Meriva, Zafira
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 18,914

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2022 A12/00381/22

 

Opel Meriva (2010 – 2017)

Published on 05. 03. 2022

Problem description:

A defect in the gas generator of the driver airbag can lead to uncontrolled inflation and the release of metal fragments when the airbag is activated. This may increase the risk of injuries in the event of an accident.

The Opel Meriva vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between October 2010 and June 2017.

Opel recall code: E191903742 (20-C-048)
Affected models: Astra, Cascada, Meriva, Zafira
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 18,914

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2022 A12/00381/22

Opel Cascada (2013 – 2018)

Published on 05. 03. 2022

Problem description:

A defect in the gas generator of the driver airbag can lead to uncontrolled inflation and the release of metal fragments when the airbag is activated. This may increase the risk of injuries in the event of an accident.

The Opel Cascada vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 2013 – 2018.

Opel recall code: E191903742 (20-C-048)
Affected models: Astra, Cascada, Meriva, Zafira
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 18,914

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2022 A12/00381/22

 

Opel Astra (2010 – 2018)

Published on 05. 03. 2022

Problem description:

A defect in the gas generator of the driver airbag can lead to uncontrolled inflation and the release of metal fragments when the airbag is activated. This may increase the risk of injuries in the event of an accident.

The Opel Astra vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 October 2010 and 31 August 2018.

Opel recall code: E191903742 (20-C-048)
Affected models: Astra, Cascada, Meriva, Zafira
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 18,914

Source: Rapex Alert 9/2022 A12/00381/22

Toyota ProAce (2018 – 2021)

Published on 02. 03. 2022

Problem description:

Due to an error in the specific software for calibration of the electronic engine control unit (ECU), an incorrect value is provided when the data is processed by the vehicle.

The product does not comply with the Regulation on the approval of vehicles with regard to the emission of pollutants according to engine fuel requirements and the Regulation on type-approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information.

The Toyota ProAce vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 9 July 2018 and 18 June 2021.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-008
Affected models: ProAce – VDS – VEAHK#, VEAHX#, VEEHZ#, VFAHK#, VFAHX#, VFEHZ#, VGAHK#, VGAHX#
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 8/2022 INFO/00012/22

Toyota ProAce (2016 – 2017)

Published on 01. 03. 2022

Problem description:

Due to an incorrectly fixed cable, the rear window defogger may not work properly, which in turn can reduce visibility and could lead to road accidents.

The Toyota ProAce vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 1 June 2016 and 3 May 2017.

Toyota recall code: 22SMD-007
Affected models: ProAce – VABHX#, VEAHX#, VEAHH#
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): n/a

Source: Rapex Alert 8/2022 A12/00327/22

 

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2019 – 2021)

Published on 01. 03. 2022

Problem description:

The length of the wiring harness of the front wheel speed sensors might be inadequate. As a result, in certain driving manoeuvres such as full steering wheel angle or full compression/rebound of the suspension, damage to the wiring harness due to tensile load might occur. This could lead to impairment of the vehicle’s dynamics control systems increasing the risk of an accident.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Black Series vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 10 October 2019 and 22 December 2021.

Mercedes recall code: 5491305
Affected models: Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series; Model series: BR 190.
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 598

Source: Rapex Alert 8/2022 A12/00314/22

Opel Insignia (2007 – 2013)

Published on 25. 02. 2022

Problem description:

The rear track rods may break due to corrosion. This could impact the driving stability, increasing the risk of an accident.

The Opel Insignia vehicles affected by this recall were manufactured between 8 December 2007 and 26 July 2013.

Opel recall code: E202004350 (20-P-143) OYZ
Affected models: Insignia
Vehicle numbers (worldwide): 571,942

More information in the article: Opel recalls over half a million older Insignias for tie rods corrosion.

Source: Rapex Alert 8/2022 A12/00328/22