Missing welds with Ford, loose axle bolts with Citroën DS7 (week 36/20)



This week’s recalls:
– Citroën DS – rear axle
– Ford – lower control arms
– Peugeot – sub-frame corrosion


6 recalls for 14 models were issued by five carmakers in the 36th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. Ford issued two recalls, while Citroën (DS), Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Peugeot announced one recall each.

The rear axle bolts may not have been properly tightened with the DS7 Crossback models manufactured between July and October 2019. This could result in damage to the rear axle and loss of control of the vehicle.

The lower control arms may have missing or incomplete welds with Ford Transit and Transit Custom produced between October 2019 to July 2020. As a result, the arms could break, increasing the risk of an accident.



Ford is also recalling a mild hybrid Puma MHEV, for which the hybrid battery connection may not have been properly tightened. This can lead to loss of function of the hybrid drive, or to local overheating and possible melting of surrounding components, which increases the risk of fire. The vehicles manufactured between November 2019 and July 2020 must be checked. Ford also has a problem with the plug-in hybrid Kuga – see the link below.



Peugeot is recalling the 308, 2008, 3008 and 5008 models from 2015 due to the risk of the subframe breaking, while several right-hand drive Nissans may have a defective child lock. The condensed water from the air conditioning drainage hose can penetrate into the Mercedes-A-Class interior and cause a short circuit.

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



Recalls announced in the 36th week of 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
DS7 Crossback (2019)The bolts of the rear axle may not have been tightened.
Ford Puma MHEV (2019 – 2020)The hybrid battery connections may not have been torqued according to specification.
Ford Transit (2019 – 2020)The lower control arms fitted to vehicles may have missing or partial welds.
Ford Transit Custom (2019 – 2020)The lower control arms fitted to vehicles may have missing or partial welds.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2017 – 2019)The condensed water drainage hose of the air-conditioning system may not be properly fitted.
Nissan Qashqai (2015 – 2018)The child lock on the rear doors could be defective.
Nissan Pulsar (2015 – 2018)The child lock on the rear doors could be defective.
Nissan Note (2015 – 2018)The child lock on the rear doors could be defective.
Nissan Juke (2015 – 2018)The child lock on the rear doors could be defective.
Nissan Navara (2015 – 2018)The child lock on the rear doors could be defective.
Peugeot 308 (2015)The sub-frame may corrode and fracture due to defective anti-rust treatment.
Peugeot 2008 (2015)The sub-frame may corrode and fracture due to defective anti-rust treatment.
Peugeot 3008 (2015)The sub-frame may corrode and fracture due to defective anti-rust treatment.
Peugeot 5008 (2015)The sub-frame may corrode and fracture due to defective anti-rust treatment.

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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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