2017: Mercedes, Peugeot and Citroën issued the most recalls



A total of 260 recalls were announced in 2017, according to the EU rapid alert system Rapex. Mercedes-Benz issued the most recalls, closely followed by two Groupe PSA brands – Peugeot and Citroën. Automakers with more than 10 recalls in 2017 included Renault, Toyota and BMW. In 2017, a total of 244 models from 40 brands were called. Recalls concerned frequently also models made prior to 2007 – more than 10 years old.

5 to 10 recalls were issued by 15 car automakers while 17 brands issued less than 5 – see the table below. Mini, Suzuki, Alpina, Bentley and Rolls-Royce had one recall each.

The most recalls were announced over issues with airbags and their parts (181). The second most common cause for recall were defects related to the engine (54). 50 models were recalled over a risk of fire, while 39 had issues with suspension and 35 with brakes. 31 models were found to have steering defects in 2017. It should be noted, that Rapex includes only dangerous vehicles with a potential risk to crew or road safety.

A detailed overview of the 2017 recalls

In our detailed overview, we dedicate a separate page to each brand with a precise description of all defects of problematic models. You can click on the link in the following table or you can choose from brands sorted alphabetically.

On this separate page you can also find a button “Check Recalls by VIN” with links to authorized UK dealers, where you can verify if any of the recalls concern your vehicle.

* Minor recalls concerning cars produced over just few days are not listed.

Order 1 – 10


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1Mercedes-Benz2820The Class E models were most often recalled while the oldest recalled car was a 2008 Sprinter.View more
2Citroën2115The most recalled were Jumpy/Spacetourer models, while the oldest car recalled was Citroën DS4 produced in 2009.View more
3Peugeot2112The 3008 was the most recalled, followed by Expert and Traveller vans. The oldest called car recalled was the Peugeot 4008 from 2011.View more
4Renault1912The Talisman was the most recalled model, followed by the Twingo, Megane and Kadjar. The oldest recalled car was the Renault Master from 2010.View more
5Toyota1512ProAce and its version Verso were most often recalled followed by Hilux. The oldest recalled cars were the Corolla models from 2001.View more
6BMW1316The most frequently recalled model was the BMW 5 Series and X1, followed by the 6 Series. The oldest cars recalled were models 3, 5 and X5 from 1999.View more
7Fiat1011Ducato was recalled most frequently, followed by Panda and Tipo. The oldest car recalled was the Fiat Tipo produced in 2015.View more
8Volkswagen915Golf was recalled most frequently, followed by the Passat and Touran models. The oldest cars recalled were VW Golf, Jetta, Eos, Scirocco and Caddy models made in 2008.View more
9Ford98The Ranger was the most often recalled Ford, followed by the Focus, C-Max, Kuga and Mustang models. The oldest cars recalled were the 2003 Focus CNG and C-Max CNG.View more
10Land Rover95The most frequently recalled models were Range Rovers and Discoveries. The 2014 Land Rover Defender was the oldest recalled car.View more

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11Nissan811The Qashqai, X-Trail, Navara and Patrol were all recalled twice. The oldest cars recalled were the X-Trails and Patrols made in 2000.View more
12Jaguar85The XF was the most recalled, followed by the XE model. The oldest recalled car was the 2009 Jaguar XJ.View more
13Dodge79RAMs were most frequently recalled, followed by the Durango models. The oldest recalled car was a 2003 Dodge Sprinter.View more
14Audi611The A5 was most often recalled, followed by the A3, A4, A6, A7 and Q5 models. The oldest car recalled was the 2008 Audi A3.View more
15Opel69The most frequently recalled were Adams followed by Corsas, Insignias and Zafiras. The oldest recalled car was the 2008 Insignia.View more
16Jeep65The Wrangler and Compass were recalled twice while the oldest recalled car was a 2004 Wrangler.View more
17Dacia54The Duster, Logan, Sandero and Dokker each had two recalls. The oldest cars recalled were made in 2012.View more
=Mazda54The Mazda 3 was most often recalled followed by the Mazda 6. The oldest recalled car was the Mazda 6 made in 2005.View more
=Mitsubishi54The ASX was recalled twice, while the Outlander, Pajero and electric i-MiEV once each. The oldest recalled car was the Pajero from 2007.View more
18Lancia53The Thema and Ypsilon models were recalled two times while the Flavia convertible was recalled once. The 2011 Lancia Thema was the oldest vehicle recalled.View more
=Maserati53The Ghibli and Quattroporte were recalled three times while Levante was recalled twice. The oldest cars recalled were made in 2013.View more
19Volvo47All four recalls affected only the XC90 model while the S90 had three. The oldest recall was for 2015 models.View more
20Seat44Ibiza had two recalls, while Leon, Altea and Toledo all had one. The oldest cars recalled were the Seat Altea and Seat Leon from 2007.View more
=Porsche44911s and Boxsters were recalled most frequently, followed by Macans and Caymans. The oldest recalls were from 2016 models.View more

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21Skoda34The Rapid, Yeti, Otavia and Superb models were recalled with the oldest being the 2008 Škoda Octavia.View more
22Chrysler32The Aspen was recalled twice over airbags, while the 300 model suffered from front half-axle issues. The oldest cars recalled by Chrysler were the 2004 Aspen and Chrysler 300.View more
=Aston Martin32Two recalls concerned the V8 Vantage while one recall was issued for the DB11. 2010 Aston Martin V8 Vantage was the oldest vehicle recalled.View more
23Honda27The Accord was recalled twice last year. The oldest cars recalled were models produced in 2008.View more
24Subaru24Legacy was recalled twice while Outback, Impreza and Forester models were recalled once. The oldest recalled car was the Subaru Legacy from 2004.View more
25Lexus23The first recall affected the NX model, while the second involved the IS model. The oldest recalled car was Lexus IS produced in 2003.View more
26Hyundai22The recalls affected the H1 as well as the Santa Fé and Grand Santa Fé models.View more
=Alfa Romeo22Giulietta issued two recalls, while Mito only one. The oldest recall was for 2010 models.View more
=Smart22ForTwo and ForFour models were recalled twice. The oldest recall was for 2014 models.View more
=Infiniti22Both Infiniti Q30s and QX30s were recalled due to airbags, their inflators and the control unit, respectively.View more
=Tesla22The Tesla S was recalled twice while the Tesla X was recalled once. The oldest recalled cars were made in 2012.View more
27Mini11The 2016-2017 model years Minis produced i 2016 were recalled.View more
=Suzuki11The 2014-2015 Jimny model was recalled.View more
=Alpina11The 2010-2011 B3 S Biturbos were recalled.View more
=Bentley11The Continental Supersports model made from May to July 2017 was recalled.View more
=Rolls-Royce11The 2016 Dawn was recalled.View more

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Roman Beránek

Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the Czech Radio's and 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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