Ford re-recalls 10 000 Focuses; poorly tightened wheels with Peugeot and Citroen (week 9/21)


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This week’s recalls:
– Ford Focus – wiring harness
– Peugeot, Citroen – wheel bolts
– BMW – steering spindle
– Mitsubishi – windshield may be overheated


Eight recalls of eight manufacturers were issued for 14 models in the 9th week of 2021 through the Rapex system. BMW, Citroen, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Peugeot, and Volkswagen announced one recall each.

Due to defective repair when recall 19S50 was being dealt with, the engine wiring harness may still come into contact with the gearbox-housing studs, resulting in damage to the wiring harness. More than 10,000 Focuses manufactured between May 2018 to June 2019 are being recalled. We mentioned this re-recall in the article Over 200,000 Ford Galaxy and S-Max MPVs recalled due to a rear axle problem.

Another two recalls were announced for Peugeot and Citroen vans. With more than 250 cars that rolled off the assembly line between 24 September 2020 to 11 November 2020, the front wheels were not properly tightened. As a result, they may become detached whilst the car is being driven.



The steering spindle of the 83 BMW X5, X6, X7, X5M SUVs from the first two weeks of September 2020 may also be incorrectly bolted. The 39 Volkswagen Jetta and Tiguan Allspace produced around the same period may have a poorly welded tubular driver’s seat frame.

If the heated windshield of the Mitsubishi Outlander or Eclipse Cross has been replaced, the electric terminal may be overheated excessively when activated, and the glass may crack. The recall refers to an unspecified number of vehicles manufactured up to June 2019.

With the electric Opel Ampera E from 2016 – 2019, the high-voltage battery may fail at full charging capacity. This will increase the risk of fire. Opel, therefore, recommends charging the battery only to 90%. Nine and a half thousand of these electric cars are being recalled worldwide. Instructions on charging behaviour and appropriate warnings are missing with over 600 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter electrical vans. This can also lead to an increased risk of fire.

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



Recalls announced in the 9th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
BMW X5/X5M (2020) The steering spindle may not have been properly bolted and could become detached.
BMW X6 (2020) The steering spindle may not have been properly bolted and could become detached.
BMW X7 (2020) The steering spindle may not have been properly bolted and could become detached.
Citroen Jumpy (2020) The bolting of the front wheels may be incorrect.
Citroen Spacetourer (2020) The bolting of the front wheels may be incorrect.
Ford Focus (2018 – 2019) The engine wiring harness may come into contact with the gearbox-housing studs.
Mercedes-Benz eSprinter (2019 – 2020) Instructions on charging behaviour and appropriate warnings are missing.
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross (2018 – 2019) The electric terminal of the heated windshield may be overheated.
Mitsubishi Outlander (2013 – 2019) The electric terminal of the heated windshield may be overheated.
Opel Ampera E (2016 – 2019) The high-voltage battery may fail at full charging capacity.
Peugeot Expert (2020) The bolting of the front wheels may be incorrect.
Peugeot Traveller (2020) The bolting of the front wheels may be incorrect.
Volkswagen Jetta (2020) The tubular frame of the driver’s seat may have been incorrectly welded.
Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace (2020) The tubular frame of the driver’s seat may have been incorrectly welded.

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