Defective brake pedal pushrod with VW Passat and VW Arteon (week 20/20)



This week’s recalls:
– VW – brake pedal
– Citroën – fuel line
– BMW – driver’s airbag


Four recalls for 7 models were issued by four carmakers in the 20th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. BMW, Citroën, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen issued one recall each.

The brake pedal pushrod may be defective with Volkswagen Arteon and VW Passat manufactured between 14 February 2018 and 4 July 2019. In case of failure of the electromechanical brake booster, the effort necessary to actuate the brake increases significantly, increasing the risk of an accident.

The fuel line can be damaged by coming into contact with the vehicle body with Citroëns Jumpy and Spacetourer produced between 1 May 2016 – 9 September 2019. Fuel may leak onto the road, posing a risk to the following traffic.

With a Mercedes Sprinter, for a change, the front brake hoses can be damaged by coming into contact with the front inner wing. With vans manufactured between November 2017 and March 2020, the brake oil may leak, leading to reduced brake performance and increased braking distance.

The driver’s airbag may be damaged during activation and may fail to inflate sufficiently with the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series Gran Coupe manufactured between 25 January 2020 and 12 March 2020. This will reduce the protective effect of the airbag and, in addition, the driver could be injured by hot escaping gases.

Recalls announced in the 20th week of 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
BMW 1 Series (2020)The driver’s airbag may be damaged during activation and may fail to inflate sufficiently.
BMW 2 Gran Coupe (2020)The driver’s airbag may be damaged during activation and may fail to inflate sufficiently.
Citroën Jumpy (2016 – 2019)The fuel line can be damaged by coming into contact with the vehicle body.
Citroën Spacetourer (2016 – 2019)The fuel line can be damaged by coming into contact with the vehicle body.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2017 – 2020)The front brake hoses can be damaged by coming into contact with the front inner wing.
Volkswagen Arteon (2018 – 2019)The brake pedal pushrod may be defective.
Volkswagen Passat (2018 – 2019)The brake pedal pushrod may be defective.

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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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