More than a million cars of 19 brands were recalled in July 2019

In July 2019, 38 recalls were announced via the EU Rapex system, which affected 62 models of 19 brands. Five recalls were issued by Mercedes-Benz, while four by Renault and Dodge (all for the RAM model).

Audi and BMW had three actions each, two were issued by Fiat, Mazda, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Volvo. At least one recall was reported by Alpina, Jeep, Opel, Porsche, Škoda, Ssangyong, Subaru, and Toyota.

The most common reasons for recall:

We have summed up all the EU Rapex recalls in our regular weekly reports. A comprehensive table is available at the end of this article.

Water can enter the Volkswagen T6 Multivan and cause a short circuit and fire (Week 27/19)

When washing the Volkswagen T6 with a high-pressure cleaner, water may penetrate into the interior. If the Multivan or Transporter is equipped with an electric tailgate and an electric sliding door, there can be control device damage and an incomplete short-circuit with local scorching may occur… Read more

The rivets on the passenger seat can break on the Audi A8, a second recall for the BMW X7 (week 28/19)

With the Audi A8 and Audi S8 manufactured between September 2018 and March 2019, the rivets which fix the seat tracks on the passenger side of the vehicle have an unsuitable head diameter. This can cause the rivet connection to fail in the event of an accident… Read more

BMW and Volvo to recall over half a million cars each (week 29/19)

Volvo recalls almost its entire model line with four-cylinder two-liter diesel engines produced between 2014 and 2019. BMW has announced a recall for more than 526,000 5-Series and 6-Series models (E60, E61, E63 and E64) manufactured from February 2002 to July 2010… Read more

Engine and wipers failure with Mazda, screws interchange with Mercedes-Benz (week 30/19)

We wrote about the possible blockage of the Mazda‘s engine intake valve at the beginning of July. This week’s recall for the Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and Mazda CX-5 also mention the intake valve, but the cause is different… Read more

More articles from July 2019

Recalls in July 2019

AlpinaD3 Bi-Turbo20092011Electronic
AudiA8, S820182019Seats
BMW2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, M2, M42019Airbag
BMWM6, M5, 6 Series, 5 Series20022010Fire
Fiat124 Spider, 124 Spider Abarth20162018Gearbox
MazdaMazda 3, Mazda 6, CX-520122018Engine
MazdaMazda 320152017Electronic
Mercedes-BenzE Class2018Fire
Mercedes-BenzCLS, C Class, E Class20152017Fire
MitsubishiL200, Triron20152016Bodywork
NissanNote, Tiida20052014Airbag
OpelCrossland X, Grandland X, Combo2018Brakes
RenaultAlpine A11020172018Electronic
RenaultAlpine A11020172019Bonnet
SsangyongTivoli, Tivoli XLV20152018Fire
SubaruBaja, Legacy, Outback20092014Airbag
VolkswagenTransporter / Multivan20152019Fire
VolkswagenArteon, Passat20142018Sunroof
VolvoS80, S80, V70, XC70, S60CC, V60, XC60, V60CC, V40CC, V40, S90, V90, V90CC, XC9020142018Fire


About the Author

Roman Beránek

Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's website, former host of the Czech Radio's and CzechTV's "Automotorevue" show. He founded the website in 2016 to make car owners better informed and to help to improve road safety.

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