28 recalls in October 2018 – Ford and Jeep issued four each, while BMW three


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6. 11. 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Category: Monthly Overviews


In October 2018, 28 recalls were reported through the EU Rapex alert system, involving 30 models of 14 brands. Ford and Jeep issued four each, while BMW announced three. Two actions had Citroën, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Peugeot and Volkswagen. At least one recall was announced by Audi, Cadillac, Dodge, Land Rover a Renault. The oldest cars recalled in October were made in 2001 and include a 17-year-old BMW X5.

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.

Faulty Welds on the Chassis are Reported by Volkswagen, Ford, and Jeep (week 40/18)
Three manufacturers reported faulty welds on some parts of the chassis. For the Jeep Compass made in January 2018, the front transverse control arm may break, as with the Ford Ecosport produced in this year´s May and June. A separate chapter is the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, for which the lower securing eye of the rear shock absorbers could be incorrectly welded in a period of two months, from January 15, 2018 to March 14, 2018… read the full article

Interesting Recall for the 17 Years Old BMW X5 (Week 41/18)
The oldest on this week´s list is the BMW X5 (2001 and 2002), and their fault is also the most interesting. If their owners manage to simultaneously switch off the engine and apply the handbrake, it is likely that the front airbag will activate unintentionally… read the full article

BMW and Peugeot announced recalls due to the rear brake calipers defect (week 42/18)
At the beginning of October, Mercedes-Benz recalled this year´s GLE and GLS models because of a possible rear brake calipers fault. This week Peugeot reports similar problems with its 4008 model and also BMW with its SUVs BMW X3 and BMW X4… read the full article

Audi R8 and Ford GT may end up in flames after oil leak (week 43/18)
Whoever goes with the Audi R8 to the race circuit and will take the advantage of the car’s capabilities to the maximum, can get into troubles. Oil may leak onto the transmission breather and oil vapours may come into contact with hot components in the engine compartment. This may lead to smoke developing and the vehicle could catch fire… read the full article



Recalls in October 2018

Make Model Year Fault
Audi R8 20152017 Fire
BMW X5 20012002 Airbag
BMW X5, X6 2018 Wheels
BMW X3, X4 2018 Brakes
Cadillac CT6 20162018 Seats
Citroën C4 Aircross 20122016 Brakes
Citroën C4 Aircross 2014 Brakes
Dodge RAM 20082012 Fire
Ford EcoSport 2017 Suspension
Ford Mondeo 2017 Bodywork
Ford Focus 2018 Bodywork
Ford GT 20172018 Fire
Jeep Compass 2018 Suspension
Jeep Compass 20162017 Headlamps
Jeep Compass 20172018 Seats
Jeep Liberty 20032007 Suspension
Land Rover Range Rover, Discovery 20172018 Brakes
Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS, AMG GT 20172018 Seats
Mercedes-Benz GLS, GLE 2018 Brakes
Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander PHEV, Lancer, Lancer Sportback 20142016 Seats
Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander PHEV 20142016 Door lock
Opel Ampera-e 20162018 Steering
Opel Grandland X 2018 Engine
Peugeot 4008 20122016 Brakes
Peugeot 4008 2014 Brakes
Renault Master 2017 Steering
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace 2018 Suspension
Volkswagen Tiguan, Touran 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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