A serious steering defect may occur with the BMW, Opel, Citroen and Peugeot (week 34/20)



This week’s recalls:
– BMW – tie rod breakage
– Opel, Citroën, Peugeot – steering failure
– Porsche – front-axle transmission


5 recalls for 9 models were issued by five carmakers in the 34th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. BMW, Citroën, Opel, Peugeot, and Porsche announced one recall each.

Due to exceptional bending loads, a vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur with the BMW 3-Series, BMW X3M, and X4M, as well as with the BMW Z4 manufactured between August 2018 to August 2019. Such a failure would lead to a loss of wheel control on one side of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident.

The tie rods can also be damaged under load with the small PSA Groupe vans. Peugeot Partner / Rifter, Citroën Berlingo, and Opel Combo, with a production date between 2 December 2019 and 18 January 2020 are in danger of losing directional stability and an increased risk of an accident.



Porsche is recalling the Carrera 4s model. Due to a manufacturing error, the screw connection between the front-axle transmission and the transmission mounting may loosen with exactly 147 cars manufactured between November 2018 to October 2019. The front-axle transmission may move beyond its installed position and damage the surrounding components, such as the drive shafts or the fuel tank, which may result in fuel leakage.

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



Recalls announced in the 34th week of 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
BMW 3-Series (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
BMW X3M (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
BMW X4M (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
BMW Z4 (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
Citroën Berlingo (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Opel Combo (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Peugeot Partner (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Peugeot Rifter (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (2018 – 2019)The screw connection between the front-axle transmission and the transmission mounting may loosen.

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Roman Beránek

Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the Czech Radio's and 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.

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