Audi R8 and Ford GT may end up in flames after oil leak (week 43/18)


Audi R8 Fire

31. 10. 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Category: Weekly Overviews


Four recalls for four models of four carmakers were announced in the 43rd week of 2018. Audi, Ford, Renault and Citroën had one recall each. There are two different sports models which could cause a fire due to oil leakage.

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.

The second supersport that is being recalled through the Rapex system this week is the Ford GT. However, in this case, only a speed higher than 90 mph is sufficient to make the problem appear. At this speed, the rear wing is raised and the valve block may leak hydraulic fluid onto the exhaust. As a consequence, this may lead to a fire in the engine compartment.

While for the Audi R8 this is the first recall, the predecessor of the current Ford GT has already once had to go back to the dealerships. In 2017, there was an announcement about the first recall concerning a possible airbag failure – we wrote here.



Last week, we also wrote about the BMW X3 and X4 recall because of the faulty pistons in the rear brake calipers. A similar defect was reported by Peugeot with the 4008 model and due to the relationship, it is not surprising that for the same reason, Citroën´s C4 Aircross from the second half of 2014 is also being recalled this week.

This year’s third recall was announced for the Renault Master. After problems with the steering column cover and incorrectly programmed engine diagnostics – see our archive, the cause again is problems due to the electronics that may not recognize a power steering failure.

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