More handbrake problems – this time with Opel and Fiat (week 19/19)


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16. 5. 2019 In Weekly Overviews


Six recalls for 6 models of six carmakers were announced in the 19th week of 2019. Dacia, Mercedes-Benz, Opel, Porsche, Fiat, and Toyota had one recall each.

In the past few weeks, there have been several recalls in the EU Rapex warning system due to parking brake issues. As mentioned before, for example, the Opel Combo (2017 – 2019), Seat Ibiza (2016 – 2018), Seat Arona (2016 – 2018) and Volkswagen Polo (2016 – 2018) all had problems. This week, the list extends to include the Opel Vivaro (2018) and Fiat Talento (2018) with which a defective handbrake cable and adjusting ring may occur.

Dacia

We have also recently reported a recall for the Dacia Logan and Logan MCV. The lower steering column fixing bracket screws may have been insufficiently tightened. The earlier alert from Portugal included all the production of these cars until February 5, 2019. The same problem is now reported by Germany and according to the new alert, the production range was reduced to only the period between November 23, 2016 – January 4, 2018.

Mercedes-Benz

In our reports, we’ve also written about a possible rear spoiler becoming detached with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In January, it was due to poorly tightened bolts and the defect could occur with the cars produced between 1 October to 12 November 2018. This week, the alert states that the spoiler has an incorrect adhesive bond and the period in question is between 6. 6. 2018 and 2. 7. 2018.

Porsche

Even the defect on the front shock absorbers of the VW Group´s vehicles is not new in our reports. The shock absorber fork can break with the Audi A8, Q8, Q7, as well as with the Volkswagen Touareg and now also with the Porsche Cayenne. In all cases, the cars were produced between November and December 2018, while in all cases the front tyre can come into contact with the wheel arch.

Toyota

Toyota announces another airbag recall for the Yaris manufactured between June 2014 to February 2017. This time, there is no fault on the airbag inflator as usual but the wire harnesses of the side airbag sensors could crack and the wires may corrode. As a result, the front and curtain airbags would not activate during an accident.

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Where now?



What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the 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. Donate? paypal.me.

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