31 Recalls In June 2018 – Mercedes-Benz still uses defective airbag inflators


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9. 7. 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Category: Monthly Overviews


In June 2018, 31 recalls were reported through the EU Rapex alert system, involving 37 models of 13 brands. Nine recalls were announced by Mercedes-Benz, three by Volkswagen, Citroën and Peugeot. Dodge, Chrysler, Nissan and Toyota had two recalls each. At least one recall was reported by Honda, Jeep, Mazda, Renault and Suzuki. The oldest cars recalled in June were made in 2003 and include a 15-year-old Mazda RX-8.

Most of the calls in June 2018 were announced by Mercedes-Benz. They were related to the problems with water leakage into the interior spaces of the front door (Class E), defective door locks (Class V), missing body weldings (Class A + Sprinter), front seats (Sprinter, Class C, Class E) ) and a poorly installed windscreen (Class A) – see the table below.

Exploding airbag inflators have been a big topic of recent years. Their tiny fragments can penetrate the interior of the vehicle and injure the passengers. Who would have thought the problem could only be seen with older cars, would be wrong. Dangerous inflators are being fitted even these days, and Mercedes-Benz is recalling some models made from the beginning of this year until mid-March 2018. It covers a wide range of A-Class, C-Class and E-Class models through the GLA and GLC SUVs to the purely sporty AMG GT.

Volkswagen recalled three times in June – due to a poorly fitted active headrest (Golf, Passat, Touran, Caddy), due to the risk of a gas tank burst (T5 CNG) and due to the risk of the rear seat belt buckle loosening (Polo).

Detailed overviews were written in our weekly reports:

 

Rapex Recalls Overview – June 2018

Make Model Year Problem
Citroën C-Crosser 20072012 Electronic
Citroën C-Elysée, C4-Picasso, Berlingo 2017 Airbag
Citroën C4-Aircross 20112016 Bodywork
Dodge Avenger 20112013 Seats
Dodge Challenger, Charger 2017 Fire
Honda Civic 20162017 Seats
Chrysler Pacifica 20162017 Seats
Chrysler 200 20112013 Seats
Jeep Cherokee, Liberty 20112013 Seats
Mazda RX-8 20032008 Suspension
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2017 Bodywork
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 2017 Bodywork
Mercedes-Benz V-Class 2018 Door Locks
Mercedes-Benz E-Class, C-Class 20172018 Seats
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2017 Gearbox
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2018 Seats
Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLC, GLA 2018 Airbag
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2017 Bodywork
Mercedes-Benz A-Class 20172018 Bodywork
Nissan NV400 20162017 Steering
Nissan Qashqai 20172018 Electronic
Peugeot 4007 20072012 Electronic
Peugeot 301, 308, Partner 2017 Airbag
Peugeot 4008 20112016 Bodywork
Renault Master 20152016 Electronic
Suzuki Celerio 2018 Airbag
Toyota Tundra 2017 Seats
Toyota Auris, Corolla 20062013 Airbag
Volkswagen Caddy, Passat, Touran, Golf 2018 Seats
Volkswagen T5 CNG 20052015 Fuel Tank
Volkswagen Polo 20162017 Seat Belts


Latests Recalls

mercedes-benz-sprinter-2018-recall-brake-lights 8. 12. 2018

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017 - 2018)

  13. 12. 2017 - 1. 8. 2018
An incorrectly installed wiring harness may jam between the stop-lamp switch and the brake lever. Th ...
     368
Peugeot-5008-2018-recall-wheel-nuts 7. 12. 2018

Peugeot 5008 (2018)

  24. 5. 2018 - 1. 6. 2018
The wheel fastening nuts may have been insufficiently tightened. There is a risk that the wheel may ...
Suzuki-Swift-2013-recall-brakes 30. 11. 2018

Suzuki Swift (2013 - 2015)

  PY 2013 - 2015
Due to the engine vibrations, the brake lines and the support on which the motor is mounted may come ...
     119
Subaru-Impreza-2012-recall-airbag 30. 11. 2018

Subaru Impreza (2007 - 2014)

  PY 2007 - 2014
The housing of the passenger airbag gas generator may burst when the airbag is activated, owing to e ...
     77
Fiat-500X-2015-recall-seat-lock 23. 11. 2018

Fiat 500 X (2015 - 2018)

  2. 6. 2015 - 17. 8. 2018
A faulty latch could cause the seat back to fold forward. In the event of an accident, there is a gr ...
     87
Toyota-Aygo-2009-recall-door-glass 23. 11. 2018

Toyota Aygo (2005 - 2014)

  MY 2005 - 2014
The glass on the rear door is not properly glued. The glass could consequently detach and only remai ...
     162
Lotus-Evora-2018-recall-steering-column 23. 11. 2018

Lotus Evora (2018)

  26. 4. 2018 - 2. 10. 2018
The cartridge that enables the partial collapse of the steering column in a crash might not work as ...
     43
Subaru-Forester-2011-recall-airbag 23. 11. 2018

Subaru Forester (2009 - 2012)

  2009 - 2012
A defect in the gas generator of the front-seat passenger airbag leads to uncontrolled inflation. Me ...
     225

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