These 11 cars had the most recalls in 2019


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Also for 2019, we prepared a detailed overview of all the recalls announced through the Rapex alert system. From the extensive material, we have picked a list of cars whose owners were invited to the service most often.

42 carmakers announced a total of 380 recalls for 299 different models via the Rapex Rapid Alert System in 2019. The vast majority of these recalls are the voluntary measures taken by the carmakers that they themselves reported to the Rapex system. We should appreciate the fact that these brands admitted their mistakes and are trying to solve them. Not all of the others are doing it that way.

Six or more recalls were reported with 11 models of six brands. The other 12 models had five recalls, 16 were recalled four times, and 46 models had three recalls – see our detailed summary.

The pictures below are for illustrative purposes only, the different generations of the model could have been recalled during the year.



The vehicles with 6 recalls in 2019


Ford Focus

Ford-Focus-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
I. The clutch pressure plate may break. 6/2016 – 5/2018 link
I. The brake pedal hinge bolt may not be adequate and may break. 10/2018 – 12/2018 link
III. The rear door lock Bowden cable may be incorrectly fixed (Estate). 3/2018 – 1/2019 link
IV. The bolts fixing the front suspension may not have been tightened correctly. 9/2018 – 11/2018 link
XI. The seatbelts may be defective. 5/2019 – 6/2019 link
XII. The clutch pressure plate may break. 8/2012 – 6/2016 link
All Focus Recalls
All Ford Recalls in 2019

Mazda 3

Mazda-3-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The air inlet valve may get stuck in a closed position due to accumulated soot. 7/2013 – 6/2018 link
VIII. The Front Body Control Module (F-BCM) may be defective. 7/2015 – 7/2017 link
VIII. The wheel nuts may not have been tightened to the correct torque. 12/2018 – 4/2019 link
VIII. Due to a software error, the powertrain control module (PCM) may operate improperly. 11/2018 – 5/2019 link
VIII. The passenger airbag deactivation indicator light may turn off. 11/2018 – 3/2019 link
XI. The powertrain control module (PCM) provides an inappropriate air/fuel ratio. 6/2019 – 10/2019 link
All Mazda3´s Recalls
All Mazda Recalls in 2019

Volvo XC60

Volvo-XC60-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
II. A software problem in the communication module of the emergency call system. 3/2016 – 9/2018 link
III. Cracks in the fuel hose may cause fuel to leak into the engine compartment. 4/2014 – 5/2016 link
IV. The tailgate lifting arms could freeze and consequently become loose. 1/2017 – 10/2018 link
VI. Possible missing screw connection on the front seat rails. 2017 – 2018 link
VII. The EGR cooling circuit may not be robust enough. 2012 – 2018 link
XII. The temperature of the intake air could rise, causing the engine intake manifold to melt and deform. 2013 – 2017 link
All XC60´s Recalls
All Volvo Recalls in 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLE

Mercedes-Benz-GLE-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
III. The rear spoiler may not have been produced according to specifications. 1/2018 – 12/2018 link
VIII. A small opening may have been melted into the floor due to incorrect welding. 6/2018 – 4/2019 link
IX. The functioning of the front passenger airbag may be impaired by extreme temperatures. 6/2018 – 12/2018 link
X. The drain hose of the air conditioning system may not have been correctly installed. 8/2018 – 8/2019 link
XI. The welding of the fuel filler neck to the fuel container. 4/2019 – 6/2019 link
XII. The garnish moulding to the window stay bar of the rear doors. 8/2018 – 9/2019 link
All GLE´s Recalls
All Mercedes-Benz Recalls in 2019

The vehicles with 7 recalls in 2019


Peugeot Traveller

Peugeot-Traveller-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
III. The wishbone mounting brackets on the rear suspension system are incorrectly fixed and can break. 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
III. The fastening elements on the steering mechanism are inadequate. 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
IV. 2 faults – aircond + suspension 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
IV. Excessive loading of the front suspension could result in its loosening. 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
X. A plastic component (spacer) included in the exhaust line could damage the Diesel Particle Filter. 6/2017 – 5/2018 link
XI. Тhe seatbelt buckle of the front outer passenger seat can open inadvertently. 9/2015 – 7/2019 link
XII. The ball joint of the wishbone may loosen up. MY 2016 – 2019 link
All Traveller´s Recalls
All Peugeot Recalls in 2019

The vehicles with 8 recalls in 2019


Peugeot Expert

Peugeot-Expert-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
III. The wishbone mounting brackets on the rear suspension system are incorrectly fixed and can break. 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
III. The fastening elements on the steering mechanism are inadequate. 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
IV. 2 faults – aircond + suspension 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
IV. Excessive loading of the front suspension could result in its loosening. 8/2015 – 12/2018 link
IX. The support for the counterweight located beneath the rear floor may crack. 2/2014 – 6/2016 link
X. A plastic component (spacer) included in the exhaust line could damage the Diesel Particle Filter. 6/2017 – 5/2018 link
XI. Тhe seatbelt buckle of the front outer passenger seat can open inadvertently. 9/2015 – 7/2019 link
XII. The ball joint of the wishbone may loosen up. MY 2016 – 2019 link
All Expert´s Recalls
All Peugeot Recalls in 2019

Note: Citroën Jumpy, Citroën Spacetourer and Toyota ProAce also suffered the same defects with a lower number of combined recalls.


The vehicles with 9 recalls in 2019


Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz-C-Class-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
I. The steering wheel may not be correctly connected with the steering gearbox. 5/2018 link
II. The status shown in the centre console of the passenger airbags may not be correctly indicated. 8/2017 – 10/2018 link
II. There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. 2/2014 – 12/2018 link
II. A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system. 7/2018 – 8/2018 link
II. The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. 6/2018 – 8/2018 link
V. The sleep mode functionality of the electronic parking brake may be defective. 6/2017 – 11/2018 link
VII. The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe. 12/2018 – 1/2019 link
X. The cross-member and the trailer could be completely detached from the vehicle. 8/2018 link
All C-Class Recalls
All Mercedes-Benz Recalls in 2019

The vehicles with 10 recalls in 2019


Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz-A-Class-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
I. A metal chip within the ESP could block a non-return valve. 4/2018 link
I. The flat conductor of the starter wiring has been incorrectly positioned. 4/2018 – 6/2018 link
II. The locking mechanisms of the backrest might not lock correctly. 5/2018 – 9/2018 link
II. No perforation has been made in the outer covering of the instrument panel. 11/2017 – 8/2018 link
II. A bolt in the locking mechanism of the articulated trailer coupling is defective. 2/2018 – 12/2018 link
VI. The welding of the brake pedal plate to the brake pedal lever may not be sufficiently strong. 11/2018 – 3/2019 link
X. The strength of the material of the shielding plate under the spare wheel might not be appropriate. 1/2018 – 7/2018 link
XI. There might be inclusions or cracks on the rear axle. 4/2019 link
XII. The belt anchor fittings for the front seats. 3/2018 – 6/2018 link
All A-Class Recalls
All Mercedes-Benz Recalls in 2019

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
I. The software of the communication module for the emergency call system (eCall) is faulty. 2016 – 2018 link
I. The steering wheel may not be correctly connected with the steering gearbox. 5/2018 link
I. The bolts of the rear spoiler may have been insufficiently tightened. 10/2018 – 11/2018 link
II. There may be cracks in a securing nut in the steering gear of rear-wheel-drive vehicles. 2/2014 – 12/2018 link
II. A defective sensor installed within the electrical power steering system. 7/2018 – 8/2018 link
II. The sensors in some seatbelt locks may not have been adequately manufactured. 6/2018 – 8/2018 link
V. The rear door spoiler may not be secured enough. 6/2018 – 7/2018 link
VII. Certain screw connections attaching the wiring harness to the fuse box may not have been fitted (Coupe). 3/2018 – 5/2018 link
VII. The fixing screws for the turbocharger oil return line and the crankcase breather pipe. 12/2018 – 1/2019 link
XI. The rear spoiler might not have been attached in accordance with requirements. 9/2016 – 5/2019 link
All E-Class Recalls
All Mercedes-Benz Recalls in 2019

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Mercedes-Benz-Sprinter-recalls

Month Issue Production Source
III. Trailer couplings may develop cracks when operated under load. 8/2018 – 11/2018 link
III. Possible lack of welding on certain seams. 9/2018 – 12/2018 link
III. Failure of the glow plug relay may result in an electrical short circuit. 7/2013 – 7/2018 link
V. Missing cover on the sliding door of the stowage space. 3/2018 – 10/2018 link
VII. A missing torsion rod on the front axle. 9/2018 – 3/2019 link
VII. Possible defect in the automatic transmission may block the changing of gears. 8/2018 – 10/2018 link
IX. Possible thermal overload of the fuse holder of the air suspension compressor. 9/2009 – 8/2018 link
XI. Due to a manufacturing defect, the leaf springs on the rear axle might break. 3/2018 – 1/2019 link
XI. The leaf springs on the rear axle may have not been fitted in accordance with the specifications. 9/2018 – 8/2019 link
XI. The stabilizer on the rear axle was not installed in accordance with the specifications. 9/2018 – 5/2019 link
All Sprinter´s Recalls
All Mercedes-Benz Recalls in 2019

The vehicles with 12 recalls in 2019


RAM Truck

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Month Issue Production Source
II. The locking mechanism of the tailgate can easily break. 5/2014 – 12/2017 link
II. The rear differential may have been insufficiently filled with oil by the manufacturer. 4/2018 – 8/2018 link
VI. The ground connection on the battery may be loose. 10/2017 – 10/2018 link
VII. The tailgate locking mechanism is defective and could break. 5/2014 – 11/2018 link
VII. Fatigue failure of the heating wires in the seat cushion may result in overheating. 5/2004 – 6/2005 link
VII. The brake pedal may separate from the pedal assembly. 11/2017 – 2/2019 link
VII. The rear driveshaft is defective and could break. 3/2018 – 4/2018 link
VIII. A defect in the gas generator of the passenger airbag. 4/2009 – 9/2016 link
IX. The airbag control unit may be defective. 10/2018 – 5/2019 link
IX. Possible defect in the airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners control unit. 11/2017 – 3/2018 link
XI. The locking nut on the drag link for the external steering linkage may come loose. 2/2013 – 12/2018 link
XI. Possible defect in the airbag control software. 6/2012 – 5/2018 link
All RAM´s Recalls
All Dodge Recalls in 2019

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety.

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