Mercedes and Jeep recall tens of thousands of cars over fire risk (week 20/21)


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This week recalls:
– Mercedes C-Class + GLC – fire risk
– Jeep Grand Cherokee – fire risk
– Mazda CX-30 – power liftgate drive motor
– Porsche – suspension screws


Six recalls of six manufacturers were issued for 12 models in the 20th week of 2021 through the Rapex system.

Audi, Citroën, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche announced one recall each.

Faulty connection of the inerting system’s gas pipes could impair the intended distribution of argon shielding gas to the points where there could be contact between the leaking refrigerant R1234yf and hot engine components in the event of an accident. With a fire risk, the defect could occur with 264,393 Mercedes C-Class and GLC vehicles manufactured between February 2016 and November 2020.

Cracks may form in the EGR cooler, and leaking glycol can increase fire risk with 34,334 Jeep Grand Cherokees built from December 2012 to January 2019. BMW and Toyota has also recalled some vehicles due to the same defect in the past – see our articles BMW recall: EGR campaign extended for the second time and Toyota recalls 122,000 Diesel engines due to the risk of EGR cooler fire.



We knew about this week’s recall over the Mazda CX-30 tailgate defect well in advance and wrote about it back in March in our article Mazda to recall 133,000 CX-30 SUVs over a faulty tailgate.

The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty with several Porsche models. With the nearly 1,500 cars produced between October 2020 and January 2021, driving stability may be impaired, increasing the risk of an accident.

With the 4,202 Audi Q3 and RS Q3 SUVs produced in February and March 2021, the safety belt restraint system might only work to a limited extent in the event of sharp braking or lateral tilting of the vehicle.

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


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Recalls announced in the 20th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Audi Q3 / RS Q3 (2021) The safety belt restraint system might only work to a limited extent.
Citroen C4 (2021) The threads of the wheel bolts may be defective.
Jeep Grand Cherokee (2012 – 2019) Cracks may form in the EGR cooler.
Mazda CX-30 (2019 – 2020) The retaining force of the power liftgate drive motor may be insufficient.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2016 – 2020) Faulty connection of the inerting system’s gas pipes.
Mercedes-Benz GLC (2016 – 2020) Faulty connection of the inerting system’s gas pipes.
Porsche 911 Carrera (2020 – 2021) The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty.
Porsche 911 Targa (2020 – 2021) The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty.
Porsche 911 Turbo (2020 – 2021) The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty.
Porsche Boxster (2020 – 2021) The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty.
Porsche Cayman (2020 – 2021) The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty.
Porsche Taycan (2020 – 2021) The screw connections of various chassis components may be faulty.

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