20 Recalls Announced in April 2018 – The Renault´s dipped headlamp beams may face downwards


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9. 5. 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Category: Monthly Overviews


In April 2018, 22 recalls were issued via the EU Rapex system concerning 24 models from 10 automakers. Opel and Renault announced most recalls (4), while Dacia reported three and Peugeot, Citroën and Nissan had two recalls each. At least one recall was reported by Lancia, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Ford. 21-year-old (!) Mercedes Sprinter with CNG tanks was the oldest car recalled in April.

Overheating of the engine may occur due to a problem with the engine control software on some Peugeots and Citroëns produced between 2014 and 2015. It concerns Peugeot models 308, 3008, 508, 5008 and Citroën C4, C5, C4 Picasso, DS4 and DS5. A short-term problem was noted with the Peugeot 208 and Citroën C4 produced at the end of November 2017: The screws anchoring the alternator and the air conditioning compressor may not be tightened to the correct torque. The alternator or compressor could release from the engine and fall onto the road.

At the Dacia Dusters made between June to October 2017, a start-stop system may fail.

Opel recalled the 2018 Crossland X due to the possible oil entry into the intake circuit of the engine back in January. In April, Grandland X is recalled with the same defect.

Read more at Weekly overview 14/18


Six of the seven car recalls in the 15th week of 2018 concerned the French-Japanese automobile alliance Renault-Nissan.

The only exception is the Jaguar E-Pace, which does not turn reversing lamps when the reverse gear is engaged. The fault occurs in vehicles with manual gearboxes manufactured from July 2017 to March 2018.

The dipped-beam headlamps may be too low at Renault Clio and Captur models manufactured from the start of production until October 23, 2017. The cause is a possible failure of the headlamp correction system.

Poor sub-deliveries of front wheel hubs may be the cause of another recall announced jointly by Renault, Nissan and Dacia. The front wheel hub could break leading to the front wheel become detached at Renault Clio and Captur (production between 22. – 25. 9. 2017), Nissan Micra (26. 9. – 4. 10. 2017) and Dacia Logan and Sandero (22. – 25. 9. 2017).

Read more at Weekly overview 15/18



Only two Dacia and Ford recalls were announced through the Rapex rapid alert system at the 16th week of 2018.

The first one recall concerns the Dacia Dusters equipped with an after-sales towbar at authorized service, and built between the December 2016 and June 2017. Incorrect contact may occur between the towing harness and the trailer coupling. This could lead to failure of the trailer lights while driving without any warning to the driver. Actually, since the last Duster recall only a few weeks have passed. Start/stop system malfunction was reported at the beginning of April.

The second recall of the 16th week concerns the owners of Ford Ranger pickups made in 2011. The clip fixing wiring harness under the car is located so close to the driveshaft, that it can damage it.

Read more at Weekly overview 16/18 


All three recalls announced through the Rapex system at the 17th week of 2018 concern Opel and its current models.

The first recall highlights the incorrectly routed anchor point of the outer rear seat-belts at the model year 2018 Opel Insignia. In case of a frontal collision, this could lead to a higher load than that for which the belt system is designed, or allow the passenger to slip underneath the seat-belt.

The second recall concerns the tow-bar equipped Opel Grandland X. The screws may not have been tightened properly and may become loose. As a result, the tow-bar may detach. The Opel Crossland X, manufactured on September 15, 2017, may have poorly screwed rear wheel hubs.

Read more at Weekly overview 17/18

 

Rapex Recalls Overview – April 2018

Make Model Year Problem
Citroën C4 Picasso C4 DS4 DS5 C5 2014 2015 Engine
Citroën C4 2017 Engine
Dacia Duster 2017 Engine
Dacia Logan Sandero 2017 Suspension
Dacia Duster 2016 2017 Bodywork
Ford Ranger 2011 Suspension
Jaguar E-Pace 2017 2018 Headlamps
Lancia Flavia 20122014 Airbag
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 19972006 Fuel
Nissan Micra 2017 Suspension
Nissan Micra 2017 Seat-belts
Opel Grandland X 2018 Engine
Opel Grandland X 2017 2018 Bodywork
Opel Crossland X 2017 Suspension
Opel Insignia 2017 2018 Seat-belts
Peugeot 5008 508 3008 308 2014 2015 Engine
Peugeot 208 2017 Engine
Renault Zoe 2016 2017 2018 Gearbox
Renault Zoe Captur Clio 2017 Suspension
Renault Master 2016 2017 Steering
Renault Captur Clio 20122017 Headlamps


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Mercedes-Benz-E-Class-2017-recall-navi-ecall 17. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2017 - 2018)

  II. 2017 - I. 2018
The navigation software may be faulty, storing the wrong location of the vehicle. As a result, when ...
Opel-Insignia-a-2017-recall-seat-belts 17. 8. 2018

Opel Insignia A (MY 2017)

  MY 2017
The crimp connection of the front seat belt buckles may be loose. As a consequence, the seat belt bu ...
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Opel-Combo-2018-recall-steering 17. 8. 2018

Opel Combo D (MY 2018)

  MY 2018
The steering gear housing may be defective. As a result, oil could leak and the power steering suppo ...
toyota-proace-2018-recall-oil-temperature 17. 8. 2018

Toyota ProAce (MY 2018)

  MY 2018
Incorrect engine oil software has been installed, which means that there is no detection of oil temp ...
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Mitsubishi-ASX-2014-recall-wipers-motor 17. 8. 2018

Mitsubishi ASX (2010 - 2014)

  IV. 2010 - IX. 2014
The front deck is not waterproof and water can drop onto the wiper link. As a consequence, the wiper ...
Alfa-Romeo-Stelvio-2018-recall-electric-fault 10. 8. 2018

Alfa Romeo Stelvio (2016 - 2018)

  XII. 2016 - V. 2018
Water may enter the vehicle electrics. As a consequence, various electrical functions may fail. The ...
Mercedes-Benz-G63_AMG-2017-recall-brakes 10. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG (2017 - 2018)

  XII. 2017 - IV. 2018
The brake calliper brackets on the rear axle may develop cracks and fail. This could lead to a reduc ...
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Mercedes-Benz-S-Class-2018-recall-fuse-box 10. 8. 2018

Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2017 - 2018)

  VIII. 2017 - II. 2018
On certain vehicles, the nuts to attach the conductor rails inside the fuse box in the boot may not ...
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