19 Recalls in August 2018 – Five cars and six motorcycles at the risk of fire


recall-hyundai-mercedes-opel-seat-mitsubishi

4. 9. 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Category: Monthly Overviews


In August 2018, 19 recalls concerning 18 models from 12 carmakers were issued, according to the EU Rapex alert system. Most recalls were announced by Mercedes-Benz (5x) and Mitsubishi, Opel and Toyota (2x). Alfa Romeo, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lancia, Mazda, Seat and Volkswagen issued one recall each. The oldest recalled cars are from 2002 (Mazda 6). There were also five new recalls for eight motorcycles.

We have summed up all the recalls in our regular weekly reports. A comprehensive table is available at the end of this article. Motorcycle recalls can be found in our sister page moto-recalls.eu.

(Week 31/18) Another problem with corrosion by Mitsubishi, another Toyota ProAce defect
Mitsubishi ASX from 2010 to 2014 has encountered a problem with water penetration into the front wiper motor, which can cause internal corrosion and subsequent failure. The recall was announced in November 2017. A similar defect also occurred with Mitsubishi Outlander (2007 – 2012) and with the sister models Peugeot 4008 (2011 – 2014) and Citroën C-Crosser (2007 – 2012). The reason for this weeks Mitsubishi recall is corrosion again – this time, however, on the parking brake lever shaft, which may become stuck… read more

(Week 32/18) Water may enter the Alfa Romeo´s electrics, Kia and Mercedes with the risk of a fire
Alfa Romeo does not appear too often in the Rapex Recall List. The last time it was back in March due to the inadequate brake and clutch fluid of the Giulia, Giulietta and Stelvio models. A year earlier recalled Italians the Giulietta models (produced from May to June 2016) because of an inadequate ABS control unit. The new recall is again concerned with Stelvio (XII. 2016 – V. 2018), into which electrical circuit can penetrate water and disable some systems from the operation… read more

(Week 33/18) Mercedes E-class solves eCall problem, Opel recalls due to the seatbelts and steering malfunction
The fifth recall was announced by Mercedes-Benz for Class E models this year. The previous ones related to door seals, badly welded seats, and airbags – see our archive. The latest recall concerns vehicles manufactured between February 2017 and January 2018 and their navigation system, which requires an update of the software. When an emergency call system (eCall) is activated, the position reported to the emergency centre may not correspond to the actual vehicle´s location… read more



(Week 34/18) Possible gas leakage and fire risk at VW and Seat
Seat Ibiza TGIs with compressed natural gas drive may have poorly tightened gas pipe nuts, through which the CNG could escape. A defect can occur on all the model produced in 2018. Volkswagen also reports the risk of gas leakage in an older California T5 models, but also in the recent T6. The screw connections in the gas installation of the built-in kitchen may be inadequate for cars manufactured between 14 January 2015 and 19 May 2018… read more

(Week 35/18) Second recall for Hyundai Ioniq, fuel leakage may occur with big scooters
Hyundai Ioniq has been recalled this February due to possible refrigerant penetration into the EPCU control unit. Its this year´s second recall relates to the inner oil seal of the hydraulic clutch actuator (HCA) which could cause oil leak and the engine compartment could catch fire. The defect may occur in cars manufactured between 15 December 2015 and 20 September 2017, as well as in a related Kia Niro model that was recalled for the same reason three weeks ago… read more

Recalls In August 2018

Make Model Year Fault
Alfa Romeo Stelvio 20162018 Electric
Honda HR-V 20142018 Engine
Hyundai Ioniq 20152017 Fire
Kia Niro 2017 Fire
Lancia Ypsilon 20172018 Wheels
Mazda Mazda 6 20022005 Airbag
Mercedes-Benz S Calss 20172018 Fire
Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 20172018 Brakes
Mercedes-Benz A Class 2018 Navigation
Mercedes-Benz E Class 20172018 Navigation
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 20172018 Warning button
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Outlander, ASX 20132016 Brakes
Mitsubishi ASX 20102014 Wipers
Opel Combo D 2018 Steering
Opel Insignia A 2017 Seat-belts
Seat Ibiza TGI 2018 Fire
Toyota ProAce 2018 Engine
Toyota ProAce 2018 Engine
Volkswagen California T5 & T6 20152018 Fire


Latests Recalls

Opel-Corsa-2018-bonnet-lock 18. 11. 2018

Opel Corsa (2018)

  II. 2018 - V. 2018
The secondary locking mechanism of the engine compartment may not function correctly. If the primary ...
     57
Mitsubishi-ASX-2011-recall-belt-tensioner 18. 11. 2018

Mitsubishi ASX (2011 - 2012)

  MY 2011 - 2012
The flange area of the engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner may crack under high-load driving co ...
     16
Mitsubishi-Outlander-2011-recall-belt-tensioner 18. 11. 2018

Mitsubishi Outlander (2008 - 2012)

  MY 2008 - 2012
The flange area of the engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner may crack under high-load driving co ...
     35
Mitsubishi-Lancer-2008-recall-belt-tensioner 18. 11. 2018

Mitsubishi Lancer (2008 - 2012)

  MY 2008 - 2012
The flange area of the engine’s multi-belt auto tensioner may crack under high-load driving co ...
     11
Mitsubishi-Outlander-2007-recall-sun-roof 17. 11. 2018

Mitsubishi Outlander (2006 - 2012)

  MY 2006 - 2012
Due to temperature and humidity, the adhesive material between the sunroof glass and its outer frame ...
     16
Mitsubishi-Lancer-Sportback-2009-recall-sun-roof 17. 11. 2018

Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback (2009 - 2010)

  MY 2009 - 2010
Due to temperature and humidity, the adhesive material between the sunroof glass and its outer frame ...
     13
Mitsubishi-Lancer-2008-recall-sun-roof 17. 11. 2018

Mitsubishi Lancer (2008 - 2009)

  MY 2008 - 2009
Due to temperature and humidity, the adhesive material between the sunroof glass and its outer frame ...
     34
Toyota-Auris-HV-2011-recall-ecu 17. 11. 2018

Toyota Auris HV (2010 - 2014)

  26. 5. 2010 - 9. 5. 2014
Due to a software error in the ECU, the vehicle may not enter in a fail-safe driving mode in respons ...
     32

Alfa Romeo | Alpina | Aston Martin | Audi | Bentley | BMW | Bugatti | Buick | Cadillac | Chevrolet | Chrysler | Citroën | Dacia | Daewoo | Dodge | Ferrari | Fiat | Ford | GMC | Honda | Hummer | Hyundai | Infiniti | Jaguar | Jeep | Kia | Lamborghini | Lancia | Land Rover | Lexus | Lotus | Maserati | Maybach | Mazda | Mercedes-Benz | MG | Mini | Mitsubishi | Morgan | Nissan | Opel | Peugeot | Pontiac | Porsche | Renault | Rolls Royce | Rover | Saab | Seat | Smart | SsangYong | Subaru | Suzuki | Škoda | Tesla | Toyota | Vauxhall | Volkswagen | Volvo |
1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018
Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications, published free of charge in English on https://ec.europa.eu/rapex, © European Union, 2005 – 2018
The official contact points of the Member and EFTA-EEA States provide the information published in these weekly overviews. Under the terms of Annex II.10 to the General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC) responsibility for the information provided lies with the notifying party. The Commission does not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.