31 recalls in February 2019 – 6x steering problem, 3x fire risk



In February 2019, 31 recalls were issued via the EU Rapex system concerning 44 models from 17 automakers. Mercedes-Benz announced seven recalls, while Alfa Romeo and Audi had three each and Bentley, Dodge, Land Rover, and Porsche two each. At least one recall was reported by Cadillac, Citroën, Jaguar, Jeep, Opel, Peugeot, Seat, Skoda, Volvo, and Volkswagen.

Three times the reason for the recall was a fire risk, with six models the steering could fail, eight had problems with airbags or seat belts. Most models in one action are recalled by Volvo (eCall). In February, the Audi A6, Dodge RAM, Mercedes-Benz A-Class, C-Class, E-Class and Porsche Cayenne and Macan had more than one recall.

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.


Land Rover´s and Jaguar´s Recalls Due to a Broken Crankshaft Pulley Bolt (Week 5/19)

Land Rovers and Jaguars, manufactured from October to December 2018, may have a problem with the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt, which may fracture. Furthermore, the loose pulley could damage under bonnet components or puncture the bonnet and become a hazard to pedestrians or other cars… Read more


Second recall with Alfa Romeo Stelvio in two weeks (week 6/19)

A week ago, the reason for the action was the possibility of a short circuit on the generator cable with vehicles manufactured between 2017 and 2018, while this week’s recall is announced for cars made from 2016 to 2018, with which the engine cooling line may become detached… Read more


Skoda, like Audi and VW, recalls the Octavia and Karoq models due to faulty headrests (week 7/19)

Already in our overview of Skoda Auto Recalls in 2018 we wrote about an upcoming recall due to defective headrests in the rear seats with the Skoda Karoq models made from May to August 2018. This week the recall appears in the Rapex´s list also with the Skoda Octavia from the same production period… Read more



Recalls in February 2019

MakeModelYearsFault
Alfa RomeoStelvio20162018Engine
Alfa RomeoStelvio20172018Fire
Alfa RomeoGiulia20162018Brakes
AudiA4, A520172018Airbag
AudiA62014Fire
AudiA6 Avant2018SunRoof
BentleyMulsane20122018SeatBelts
BentleyContinental GT2018Steering
CadillacEscalade2015Steering
CitroënC32018Steering
DodgeRAM20142017BodyWork
DodgeRAM2018Differential
JaguarF-Type, F-Pace, XJ2018Engine
JeepCherokee, Compass2018Brakes
Land RoverRange Rover20172018Electric
Land RoverRange Rover, Velar, Discovery2018Engine
Mercedes-BenzA-Class20172018Airbag
Mercedes-BenzC-Class, GLC20172018Airbag
Mercedes-BenzE-Class, C-Class2018Steering
Mercedes-BenzCLS, E-Class, C-Class20142018Steering
Mercedes-BenzA-Class2018Seats
Mercedes-BenzS-Class, E-Class, C-Class2018SeatBelts
Mercedes-BenzCLA, B-Class, A-Class2018TowBar
OpelA-Class20042014Fire
Peugeot2082018Steering
Porsche911 Carrera, Panamera, Cayenne, Macan20142015Multiple
PorscheCayenne, Macan20172018SkiBag
SeatAteca2018HeadRests
ŠkodaOctavia, Karoq2018HeadRests
VolvoS90, S90, V60, V60CC, V90, V90CC, XC40, XC60, XC9020162018eCall
VolkswagenTouareg2018SeatBelts
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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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