Several recalls for small electric cars and electric vans (week 3/21)


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This week’s recalls:
– Mercedes eVito + eSprinter – risk of fire
– VW e-Up! – risk of fire
– Citroen C-Zero – brakes
– Peugeot iOn – brakes


Twelve recalls of nine manufacturers were issued for eighteen models in the 3rd week of 2021 through the Rapex system. Audi, Citroen, Kia, Opel, Peugeot, Toyota, and Volvo announced one recall each, while Volkswagen issued three and Mercedes-Benz two.

The Mercedes eSprinter and eVito electric vans may have a problem with insufficient sealing of the high voltage battery casing. Vehicles may not be able to start, and furthermore, this could lead to increased risk of fire. Insulation failure can also lead to a short circuit in the battery system of the Volkswagen e-Up!.

The Mercedes eVito and the luxury version EQV may also be equipped with non-reinforced suspension struts, which can impair the wheel control. With Citroen C-Zero and Peugeot iOn electric cars produced between 2010 – 2019, the brake booster may fail. All the recent electric cars and hybrids’ recalls can be found under the EV/Hybrid tag.



A short circuit in the hydraulic control unit HECU (hydraulic electronic control unit) and a subsequent fire may also occur with the 2018 and 2019 Kia Stinger models.

Some older Volkswagens and Audis could have a problem with Takata airbags, while the SRS control unit may be incorrectly mounted with several Volvo models manufactured in September 2020.

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



Recalls announced in the 3rd week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Audi A5 (2008 – 2011) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Audi Q5 (2009 – 2011) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Citroen C-Zero (2010 – 2019) An internal component of the vacuum pump in the braking power assistance system could be defective.
Kia Stinger (2018 – 2019) The electrical circuit within the HECU may experience a short circuit condition.
Mercedes-Benz EQV (2020) The vehicles are equipped with non-reinforced suspension struts.
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter (2019 – 2020) Water may ingress into the high voltage battery due to insufficient sealing.
Mercedes-Benz eVito (2020) The vehicles are equipped with non-reinforced suspension struts.
Mercedes-Benz eVito (2019 – 2020) Water may ingress into the high voltage battery due to insufficient sealing.
Opel Corsa (2019) The bolting of the lower transverse arm may be improper.
Peugeot iOn (2010 – 2019) An internal component of the vacuum pump in the braking power assistance system could be defective.
Toyota Aygo (2020) The seam of the rear seat inner safety belt may break.
Volkswagen e-Up! (2020) An insulation malfunction can lead to a short circuit in the battery system.
Volkswagen Crafter (2005 – 2016) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Volkswagen Up! (2011 – 2012) The propellant used in the Takata airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Volvo V60 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo V60 Cross Country (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo V90 Cross Country (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo V90 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo XC90 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.
Volvo XC60 (2020) The control unit on the SRS may not be attached according to the specifications.

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