Audi recalls over the faulty dashboard, Mercedes over falling spoiler (Week 18/21)



This week recalls:
– Audi A6, A7 – dashboard, airbag
– Mercedes GLB – rear spoiler
– BMW – head airbag, battery
– Peugeot, Citroen – wheel bolts


13 recalls of nine manufacturers were issued for 19 models in the 18th week of 2021 through the Rapex system. Mercedes-Benz had three actions, while BMW and Peugeot two. Audi, Citroën, Ford, Mini, Opel, and Renault announced one recall each.

Most of this week’s recalls are found with German premium brands. Due to a manufacturing defect in the instrument panel with 10,300 Audi A6 and A7s built from December 2017 to December 2020, the airbag deployment could be impeded. The 2016-2017 BMW 1, 5 (M5) and 7 Series may have a problem with head airbag activation, as well as the Mini Countryman. In addition, BMW recalls X3 SUVs manufactured between May 3, 2018, and February 17, 2021, that did not have a battery insert (crash pad) fitted. As a result, the battery would not be adequately secured in the event of an accident, which could cause certain safety functions to become unavailable.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB was recalled due to the possible falling off of the top of the rear spoiler last November. This week, a recall is being added for another 14,643 SUVs due to an improperly attached side spoiler on the boot lid. This part can also fall off while driving with cars built between April 2019 and October 2020.



An unusually high number of recalls are announced for vans this week. With those from Peugeot (Expert and Traveller) and Citroën (Jumpy and Spacetourer), the wheel bolts may be tightened with incorrect torque from the factory. The larger Opel Movano and Renault Master vans may have a problem with the leak in the high-pressure fuel pump, and with the Mercedes Sprinter, cracks may form at the point where the trailer hitch is connected to the vehicle.

Around 50 Ford Focuses are being recalled due to an incorrectly tightened nut securing the mHEV battery terminal, leading to a faulty electrical connection, loss of mHEV function, or localised overheating and melting surrounding components with a risk of fire. 212 Peugeot 3008s built in mid-January 2021 may have a faulty seat rail and seat-belt attachment.

See the table below for all the recalls from this week.


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Recalls announced in the 18th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Audi A6 (2017 – 2020) Due to a manufacturing defect in the instrument panel, the deployment of the airbag could be impeded.
Audi A7 (2017 – 2020) Due to a manufacturing defect in the instrument panel, the deployment of the airbag could be impeded.
BMW řady 1 (2016 – 2017) The inflation of the head airbag may be reduced or non-existent.
BMW 5 / M5 (2016 – 2017) The inflation of the head airbag may be reduced or non-existent.
BMW řady 7 (2016 – 2017) The inflation of the head airbag may be reduced or non-existent.
BMW X3 (2018 – 2021) A battery insert (crash pad) has not been fitted.
Citroen Jumpy (2020) Due to a manufacturing defect, the wheel bolts may be tightened with incorrect torque.
Citroen Spacetourer (2020) Due to a manufacturing defect, the wheel bolts may be tightened with incorrect torque.
Ford Focus mHEV (2020) A nut securing the Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (mHEV) battery terminal may not have been tightened correctly.
Mercedes-Benz CLS (2018) Cracks could occur in the high-pressure lines between the fuel rail and the injectors.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018) Cracks could occur in the high-pressure lines between the fuel rail and the injectors.
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020) The side spoilers on the boot lid may not be properly affixed.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 – 2021) Cracks may form at the point where the trailer hitch is connected to the vehicle.
Mini Countryman (2016 – 2017) The inflation of the head airbag may be reduced or non-existent.
Opel Movano (2020) The high-pressure fuel pump connection may be tightened incorrectly.
Peugeot 3008 (2021) The seat rail and seat-belt attachment may be defective.
Peugeot Expert (2020) Due to a manufacturing defect, the wheel bolts may be tightened with incorrect torque.
Peugeot Traveller (2020) Due to a manufacturing defect, the wheel bolts may be tightened with incorrect torque.
Renault Master (2020) The high-pressure fuel pump connection may be tightened incorrectly.

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