16 older Mercedes and Ford models must have the front airbags replaced (week 38/20)



This week’s recalls:
– Mercedes – Takata airbags
– Ford – airbags
– BMW X5, X6 – tyres


3 recalls for 18 models were issued by three manufacturers in the 38th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. BMW, Ford, and Mercedes-Benz announced one recall each.

The driver and passenger airbags of the company Takata in vehicles with ammonium nitrate gas generators without drying agents could, under certain climate conditions, lead over time to a chemical change in the fuel. The recall applies to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, C-Class, GLK, E-Class, ML, GL, R-Class, SLK, SLS AMG models (years of production are listed in the table below).

In the event of an accident triggering the release of the driver or passenger airbag, this change could cause the gas generators to burst. If a gas generator ruptures, the airbag would then have no restraining function and loose parts from the gas generator could reach the vehicle interior. This would increase the risk of injury for passengers.

The same defect can occur with the Ford Mustang, Edge, Ranger, Ford GT, Mondeo, S-Max, and Galaxy (years of production are also listed in the table below).



With the BMW X5 and X6 produced at the turn of July and August 2020, the inner liner of the tyres may have been damaged during the manufacturing process. This could cause a sudden loss of pressure while driving and thus a failure of the tyre, increasing the risk of an accident.

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



Recalls announced in the 38th week of 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
BMW X5 (2020)The inner liner of the tyres may have been damaged during the manufacturing process.
BMW X6 (2020)The inner liner of the tyres may have been damaged during the manufacturing process.
Ford S-Max (2014 – 2017)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2017)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Ford Galaxy (2006 – 2009)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Ford Ranger (2007 – 2011)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Ford Edge (2007 – 2010)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Ford GT (2005 – 2006)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Ford Mustang (2005 – 2014)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2004 – 2012)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2004 – 2016)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2004 – 2016)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz GLK (2008 – 2015)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz ML (2005 – 2016)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz GL (2006 – 2012)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz R-Class (2006 – 2013)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz SLK (2004 – 2016)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG (2010 – 2014)The loose parts from the airbag gas generator could reach the vehicle interior.

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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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