27 car recalls for 39 models of 16 brands in January 2021


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In January 2021, 16 manufacturers announced 27 recalls which affected 39 models.

Number of recalls by make:
Audi /1 – BMW /2 – Citroën /2 – Dacia /1 – Dodge /1 – Hyundai /1 – Infiniti /1 – Land Rover /3 – Kia /1 – Mercedes-Benz /4 – Opel /3 – Peugeot /2 – Toyota /1 – Volkswagen /3 – Volvo /1

The main reasons for the recall:
Airbags – Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Hyundai, Infiniti, Volkswagen, Volvo
Fire risk – Dacia, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes, Volkswagen
Brakes – Peugeot, Citroën
Bodywork – BMW, Mercedes-Benz
Suspension – Mercedes, Opel
Seats – Land Rover, Opel


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Recalls in January 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Audi A5 (2008 – 2011) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Audi Q5 (2009 – 2011) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
BMW X6/X6M (2020) The upper rear (roof) spoiler may not have been properly attached.
BMW X5 (2020) The tyres may not have been manufactured according to the specifications.
BMW X6 (2020) The tyres may not have been manufactured according to the specifications.
Citroen C-Zero (2010 – 2019) An internal component of the vacuum pump in the braking power assistance system could be defective.
Citroën C1 (2020) The stitching of the rear seat-belt buckles could be defective.
Chrysler Grand Voyager (2006 – 2011) The trade-mark logo may not have been properly affixed.
Chrysler Town & Country (2006 – 2011) The trade-mark logo may not have been properly affixed.
Dacia Duster (2017 – 2018) The key may become blocked in the starting position.
Dacia Logan MCV (2017 – 2018) The key may become blocked in the starting position.
Dacia Sandero (2017 – 2018) The key may become blocked in the starting position.
Dodge Nitro (2006 – 2011) The trade-mark logo may not have been properly affixed.
Dodge Grand Caravan (2006 – 2011) The trade-mark logo may not have been properly affixed.
Hyundai Tucson (2020) VIN information is not registered in the eCall unit.
Hyundai Santa Fe (2020) VIN information is not registered in the eCall unit.
Infiniti QX56 (2009 – 2013) Incorrect quantity of the propellant is distributed in the gas generator.
Kia Stinger (2018 – 2019) The electrical circuit within the HECU may experience a short circuit condition.
Land Rover Discovery (2020) The fixing for the seat belt anchorage may not be installed to the specification.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2020) The seatbelt retractor on the 2nd-row seat is of a different specification.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2018 – 2020) The laminate bonded seat material does not meet the burn rate requirements.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2020) The bolts on the cross-member or the coupling device may not have been tightened.
Mercedes-Benz GLC (2020) The bolts on the cross-member or the coupling device may not have been tightened.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018) Cracks forming at the point where the trailer hitch is connected to the vehicle.
Mercedes-Benz EQV (2020) The vehicles are equipped with non-reinforced suspension struts.
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter (2019 – 2020) Water may ingress into the high voltage battery due to insufficient sealing.
Mercedes-Benz eVito (2020) The vehicles are equipped with non-reinforced suspension struts.
Mercedes-Benz eVito (2019 – 2020) Water may ingress into the high voltage battery due to insufficient sealing.
Opel Vivaro (2019 – 2020) The seat locking mechanism may not engage.
Opel Zafira Life (2019 – 2020) The seat locking mechanism may not engage.
Opel Corsa (2019) The bolting of the lower transverse arm may be improper.
Opel Grandland X (2018) Possible defect in the diesel particulate filter (DPF).
Peugeot 108 (2020) The stitching of the rear seat-belt buckles could be defective.
Peugeot iOn (2010 – 2019) An internal component of the vacuum pump in the braking power assistance system could be defective.
Toyota Aygo (2020) The seam of the rear seat inner safety belt may break.
Volkswagen e-Up! (2020) An insulation malfunction can lead to a short circuit in the battery system.
Volkswagen Crafter (2005 – 2016) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Volkswagen Up! (2011 – 2012) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Volvo V60 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo V60 Cross Country (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo V90 Cross Country (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo V90 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo XC90 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo XC60 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
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