26 recalls in November 2018 – Six for Toyota, the first one for the Volvo XC40


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5. 12. 2018 In Monthly Overviews


In November 2018, 26 recalls were reported through the EU Rapex alert system, involving 42 models of 14 brands. Six recalls were issued by Toyota, while Mitsubishi announced three. Two actions had Ferrari, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, and Subaru. At least one recall was announced by Fiat, Ford, Infiniti, Lotus, Mazda, Suzuki, and Volvo. The oldest cars recalled in October were made in 2001 and include a 17-year-old Avensis, Corolla, and Yaris models.

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

The Volvo XC40’s first recall due to a possible brake failure (week 44/18)
The smallest of Volvo´s SUV appears in our reports for the first time. The XC40 produced from early July to early August 2018 may have a poorly tightened brake pedal, which could lead to brake failure… read full article

Mitsubishi ASC and ABS may fail, Ferrari recalls for airbags (week 45/18)
Mitsubishi had two recalls for several of its models last month and is adding two more in the first week of November. This time also the first of the recalls (due to the possible failure of the ASC, ACC and ABS systems) concerns the ASX model, which has been recalled already five times this year… read full article

Mitsubishi recalls because of the faulty multi-belt tensioner and sunroof (week 46/18)
Last week, Mitsubishi announced two recalls due to a possible failure of the ASC, ACC and ABS systems on their Outlander and Eclipse Cross models – we wrote here. One of the recalls also affected the ASX model and we were suspicious that it is already the fifth reported defect of these cars this year. After only a week we have the Mitsubishi ASX in the Rapex list again… read full article

Two Toyota recalls for its older models from 2001 to 2006 (week 47/18)
Two of the three Toyota recalls are related to the airbags again. Their inflators may burst during activation and the metal fragments may pass through the cushion material causing injury to the passengers… read full article

Brake failure with Suzuki Swift, Harley-Davidson´s faulty clutch (week 48/18)
Suzuki Swift produced between 2013 to 2015 may experience braking problems. Due to the engine vibrations, the brake lines and the engine support may come into contact. This may lead to loss of braking performance. If this problem is combined with a rear wheel brake failure from the previous Swift recall (in July 2016), the risk may be even more serious… read full article



Recalls in November 2018

Make Model Years Fault
Ferrari California, 458 Italia, 458 Spider, FF, F12berlinetta 20092013 Airbag
Ferrari 488 GTB, 458 Spider 20152017 Brakes
Fiat 500 X 20152018 Seats
Ford Mustang 20172018 Fire
Infiniti Q30, QX30 20152018 Door Locks
Lexus GS350, GS450h, IS350 20052014 Fire
Lexus SC430 20012006 Airbag
Lotus Evora 2018 Steering
Mazda Mazda6 20022005 Airbag
Mercedes-Benz CLA, B Class 2018 Airbag
Mercedes-Benz E Class 20162018 Bonnet
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Outlander PHEV, Outlander, ASX 20172018 Brakes
Mitsubishi Lancer, Lancer Sportback, Outlander 20082012 Sunroof
Mitsubishi Lancer, Outlander, ASX 20082012 Engine
Opel Vivaro 20172018 Seatbelts
Opel Corsa 2018 Bonnet
Subaru Forester 20092012 Airbag
Subaru Impreza 20072014 Airbag
Suzuki Swift 20132015 Brakes
Toyota C-HR 2018 Suspension
Toyota GT86 20122013 Engine
Toyota Prius, Prius +, Auris HV 20082014 Engine
Toyota Avensis, Corolla, Corolla Verso 20022006 Airbag
Toyota Avensis, Picnic, Corolla, Yaris 20012006 Airbag
Toyota Aygo 20052014 Window
Volvo XC40 2018 Brakes

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About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the "Autoimpuls" radio show and CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the car-recalls.eu website in 2016.

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