Two BMW recalls due to fire risk, winter wheels with Mercedes and Opel (week 5/21)



This week’s recalls:
– BMW M2, M4, Z4 – risk of fire
– Opel, Mercedes – winter wheelsets
– Citroen, Peugeot – parking brake
– Škoda CitigoE iV – short circuit


Ten recalls of seven manufacturers were issued for seventeen models in the 5th week of 2021 through the Rapex system. Audi, Citroen, Opel, Peugeot, and Skoda announced one recall each, while Mercedes-Benz had three and BMW two.

BMW recalls 126 of M2 and M4 models due to a fault in the fuel injectors. Fuel could leak into the engine compartment, increasing the risk of fire. The second recall concerns 62 units of the Z4 model, with which the fuel tank did not have to be manufactured by the specifications. In the event of an accident, fuel could leak from the tank and/or the welded joint could break, which would also increase the risk of fire.

We wrote about a much larger BMW recall for a possible fire in an article at the end of December: BMW recall: EGR campaign extended for the second time. Some BMW hybrid models can also catch fire.

Due to the risk of fire, Skoda also recalls a CitigoE iV electric car. With 54 units manufactured between mid-May and mid-June 2020, damaged battery cells may lead to a short circuit. Sister models VW e-Up! and Seat Mii Electric have been recalled earlier for the same reason – see our EV/Hybrid archive.



Owners of Opels manufactured between June 2019 to November 2020, fitted with a set of winter wheels at the dealership, should check it. With the 3,562 Astra, Combo, Corsa, Crossland, Grandland, Insignia, Vivaro and Zafira models, the wheel bolts did not have to be tightened to the required torque. Mercedes C-Class manufactured between August 2019 to October 2020 may also have problems with the supplied winter wheelsets. Clients/garages may have installed a wheel-tyre-combination which is not authorised.

Mercedes-Benz also announced two recalls for Sprinter vans. With almost 9,000 cars manufactured between April 2018 and March 2020, the wiring harness may be incorrectly installed. The vehicle may accidentally start and roll away. With some 906BA50, 906BA35 types manufactured in August 2020, longitudinal members’ welding could be faulty.

Audi TT may have a defect in the curtain airbag module, Citroën C4 Aircross and Peugeot 4008 from the first half of 2016 on the parking brake.

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



Recalls announced in the 5th week of 2021

Make, Model (years)Problem
Audi TT (2020)A fixing bracket on the curtain airbag module may not be installed correctly.
BMW M2 (2020)The fuel injectors may not have been equipped with a decoupling element.
BMW M4 (2020)The fuel injectors may not have been equipped with a decoupling element.
BMW Z4 (2019 – 2020)The fuel tank may not have been manufactured in accordance with the specifications.
Citroen C4 Aircross (2016)The parking brake may lose its effectiveness.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2019 – 2020)Clients/garages may have installed a wheel-tyre-combination which is not authorised.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2018 – 2020)A wiring harness may be incorrectly installed.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2020)The welding of longitudinal members could be faulty.
Opel Astra (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Corsa (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Crossland (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Grandland (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Combo (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Insignia (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Vivaro (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Opel Zafira (2019 – 2020)The wheel screws are not tightened with the required torque.
Peugeot 4008 (2016)The parking brake may lose its effectiveness.
Škoda CitigoE iV (2020)Damaged battery cells may lead to a short circuit.

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