With the Audi Q7 the front window camera may overheat and ignite (week 2/20)


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27. 1. 2020 In Weekly Overviews ()


This week´s recalls:
– Audi Q7 – window camera
– BMW – counterbalance shaft
– Mercedes, Nissan – airbag


Six recalls for 16 models of four carmakers were announced in the 2nd week of 2020. Mercedes-Benz had three actions, while Audi, BMW, and Nissan issued one recall each.

With the Audi Q7 manufactured between late July and mid-November 2019, the control software may be incompatible with the heating film used for the front camera on the windscreen. A significant overheating may occur when the heating element is controlled after the ignition is switched on or at low temperatures. This may lead to a smouldering and increase the risk of the vehicle catching fire.

BMW

The press-in force of the counterbalance shaft’s bearing shells may not have met the specifications with the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, X3, X5 and Z4 with production dates between 7 May 2018 and 28 September 2019. This could cause the counterbalance shaft to become loose. As a result, the engine could be damaged and locked in motion.

Mercedes-Benz

With the A-Class, B-Class, CLA, EQC, and GLC models produced between July 19 and September 27, 2019, the four self-locking nuts used to secure the airbag may not have been properly tightened. In the event of an accident in which the airbag was deployed, it could become detached from its base plate, increasing the risk of injuries.

With the Mercedes Sprinter (10/2018 – 11/2018) the welding of the front seat height adjustment mechanism may be faulty, while with the Mercedes Vito/V-Class (1/2019 – 5/2019) the upholstery of the headrests may become detached.

Nissan

With the Nissan Micra (10/2016 – 11/2017), cracks can be developed in the passenger airbag.

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Where now?


What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the 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. Donate? paypal.me.

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