29 recalls in April 2019 – suspension fault reported by Audi, Citroën, Ford, Peugeot and VW

In April 2019, 29 recalls were issued via the EU Rapex system concerning 50 models from 17 automakers. Citroën announced five recalls, while Peugeot four. Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz had three each and Seat two. At least one recall was reported by Audi, Dacia, DS, Ferrari, Ford, Hyundai, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Nissan, Renault, Subaru and Volvo.

Eight recalls were related to some suspension components, the failure of which could cause the vehicle to become uncontrollable (Audi, Citroën, Ford, Peugeot, Volkswagen). Most models in one action have recalled Ferrari (airbag issue) and Subaru (valve springs). Four times is a risk of fire reported in the extreme cases (Citroën C3 Aircross, Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 5008, Renault Megane, Kadjar, Scenic).

We have summed up all the EU Rapex recalls in our regular weekly reports. A comprehensive table is available at the end of this article.

Hyundai i30 has a problem with the sunroof, Seat Ateca with the head restraints (week 17/19)

Problems with the sunroof electric motor may occur with the Hyundai i30, which was produced in the Czech Republic from September to November 2018. The Seat Ateca was also manufactured in Czechia between April and June 2018. In this case, the locking pin for securing the head restraints may be missing from the central rear seat… Read more

Broken springs with VW Tiguan, loose steering column with Dacia Logan (week 16/19)

The Volkswagen´s Tiguan models made from April 5, 2017, to November 6, 2018, may have rear coil springs made of inadequate material, which may fracture and damage the rear tyres. This is not the first problem with the suspension of this model, although the previous ones concerned the longer wheelbase version of Tiguan Allspace… Read more

Wheel breakages threaten VW, Audi, Ford and Peugeot (week 15/19)

The common denominator for the four recalls of this week is the problem with the suspension. With some of Ford´s Focuses that were made between mid-September to mid-November 2018, the bolts fixing the front suspension to the vehicle may not have been tightened enough and the suspension could become detached from the vehicle… Read more

Peugeot and Citroën Vans could be really dangerous (week 14/19)

A week ago, we wrote that the trio of Peugeot, Citroën and Toyota Vans are among the most recalled vehicles ever. Peugeot had two recalls for the Expert and Traveler models last week and two more are added to the EU Rapex Rapid Alert System list this week. The same defects were found with the sister models Citroën Jumpy (Dispatch in the UK) and Spacetourer, for which five recalls were announced this week… Read more

Where now?

Recalls in April 2019

AudiQ7, Q8, A82018Suspension
CitroënJumpy, Spacetourer20152018Suspension
CitroënC3 Aircross20162019Fire
CitroënC4 Cactus2018Suspension
CitroënC4 Aircross20112015Engine
DaciaLogan, Logan MCV20122019Steering
DSDS7 Crossback20172018Airbag
Ferrari458 Italia, 458 Spider, 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 812 Superfast, California, F12berlinetta, F12 TDF, FF, GTC4 Lusso, J5020092018Airbag
Land RoverRange Rover Evoque20182019Fuel
Mercedes-BenzV-Class Marco Polo20172018Bodywork
PeugeotTraveller, Expert20152018Suspension
PeugeotTraveller, Expert20152018Suspension
RenaultMegane, Kadjar, Scenic2018Fire
SeatArona, Ibiza20162018Brakes
SubaruBRZ, XV, Impreza, Legacy, Forester20122014Engine


About the Author

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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