Risk of fire with Ford Kuga PHEV and Porsche Cayenne (week 31/20)



This week’s recalls:
– Ford Kuga, Porsche Cayenne – fire risk
– Renault Kadjar, Megane – catalytic converter
– Mercedes-Benz – seat-back lock, shock absorbers


5 recalls for 11 models were issued by four carmakers in the 31st week of 2020 through the Rapex system. Mercedes-Benz announced two actions, while Ford, Porsche, and Renault issued one recall each.

Physical damage to the secondary on-board diagnostic control module and/or the SOBDM connector can allow water to enter the module, which can cause an electrical short circuit with the Ford Kuga PHEV models manufactured in Spain between 1 July 2019 – 5 June 2020. A short circuit can cause overheating of one or more battery cells, which increases the risk of fire. We wrote about this recall in more detail in a separate article Ford Kuga PHEV: The battery can overheat. 28,000 plug-in-hybrids in fire risk.

With the Porsche Cayenne manufactured from November 2017 to December 2019, fuel leakage may in certain circumstances occur because of a weak component of the quick-connect fitting on the fuel line. This may give rise to a risk of fire if an ignition source is present.

Renault is recalling the Kadjar and Megane models due to a faulty catalytic converter. Mercedes-Benz reports problems with the backrest lock on several models (C-Class, E-Class, GLC, AMG GT, EQC), while with the GLE and GLS models the piston bar seal on the shock absorbers does not meet the durability requirements.

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



Recalls announced in the 31st week of 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
Ford Kuga PHEV (2019 – 2020)One or more battery cells may overheat, increasing the risk of fire.
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2019)The piston bar seal on the shock absorbers does not meet the durability requirements.
Mercedes-Benz GLS (2019)The piston bar seal on the shock absorbers does not meet the durability requirements.
Mercedes-Benz (various models 2020)The left-hand side, rear seat-back lock does not comply with the specifications.
Porsche Cayenne (2017 – 2019)Fuel leakage may occur because of a weak component of the quick-connect fitting on the fuel line.
Renault Kadjar (2019)The catalytic converter does not function properly.
Renault Megane IV (2019)The catalytic converter does not function properly.

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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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