Brake booster failure with VW Polo, steering issues with Q7, Q8 and Touareg (week 15/20)



This week’s recalls:
– VW Polo – brake booster
– Audi Q7, Q8 – steering
– BMW M6 – brake light
– Honda – airbags


Eight recalls for 16 models were issued by 7 carmakers in the 15th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. Two problems were reported by Volkswagen, while Audi, BMW, Dodge, Honda, Isuzu, and Volvo announced one recall each.

With VW’s Polo manufactured from September 2019 to February 2020, the oil may be sucked into the brake booster, damaging its internal membrane. This may lead to the failure of braking power assistance, increasing the risk of an accident.

The screw connection between the steering shaft and the steering box may not have been tightened sufficiently and may loosen over time with the Audi Q7 with a production period between January 2015 and February 2019. This will impair the vehicle’s steerability, increasing the risk of an accident also with the Audi Q8 and VW Touareg. We wrote about the failure of the human factor in a separate article.



Last week, the BMW recalled the X6 SUV due to an inappropriately manufactured and fixed upper spoiler. This week, a BMW M6 Gran Coupe is being recalled due to a poorly bolted third brake light.


Recalls announced in the 15th week of 2020

Make, Model (Year)Problem
Audi Q7 (2015 – 2019)The screw connection between the steering shaft and the steering box may not have been tightened sufficiently.
Audi Q8 (2018 – 2019)The screw connection between the steering shaft and the steering box may not have been tightened sufficiently.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe (2012 – 2018)The screw connection of the third brake light may not be sufficiently secure.
Dodge Viper (2004 – 2006)The Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) module can be defective.
Honda (various models)The airbag inflators may be defective and may create excessive internal pressure in the event of activation.
Isuzu D-Max (2018 – 2019)A production fault may cause the rear-axle leaf spring to break.
Volkswagen Touareg (2016 – 2019)The screw connection between the steering shaft and the steering box may not have been tightened sufficiently.
Volkswagen Polo (2019 – 2020)The oil may be sucked into the brake booster.
Volvo (various models)Excessive carbon deposits could build up in the intake system of the engine.

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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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