Poorly Welded or Cracked Seats Reported by BMW, Seat and VW – 30 Recalls in September 2019


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7. 10. 2019 In Monthly Overviews


In September 2019, 30 recalls were announced via the EU Rapex system, which affected 40 models of 20 brands.

Four recalls were issued by Mercedes-Benz, while three by Volkswagen. Audi, Dodge, Peugeot, Porsche and Renault had two actions each. At least one recall was reported by Alpina, BMW, Citroën, Fiat, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Maserati, Opel, Seat, and Toyota.

The most common reasons for recall:
Airbags – Audi, Dodge, Jeep, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota, VW
Risk of Fire – Alpina, Audi, Hyundai, Mercedes, Volkswagen
Seats – BMW, Seat, VW
Brakes – Fiat, Kia, Mercedes

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.


Other articles published in September:


Weekly Overviews

Cracks in the mounting of the driver’s seat with Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq, and VW Tiguan (week 35/19)

Possible development of cracks in the mounting of the driver’s seat is reported through the Rapex system with Skoda Kodiaq and Skoda Karoq produced in January 2019. The same issue may occur with the Volkswagen Tiguan… Read more


VW Amarok’s seat can move independently due to damaged wire (week 36/19)

A wiring harness could be damaged when the seat is adjusted to the lowest position with the VW Amarok produced between May 2016 and May 2018. Damage to a wire may lead to localized scorching and to the seat moving independently… Read more


Opel Zafira’s roof rails can break off, recall also with McLaren Senna (week 37/19)

As a result of a manufacturing error, the roof rail is not sufficiently strong with the Opel Zafira C produced between 2011 – 2019. In the event of a rear collision, any objects secured there could fall from the vehicle and end up on the road.. Read more


VW Tiguan, Sharan and CC can trigger airbags unexpectedly (week 38/19)

As a result of a production error, a capacitor in the airbag control unit may fail with the Volkswagen Tiguan, Sharan and CC manufactured in 2015. The same defect also occurs with Porsche and Maserati… Read more


Peugeot 308 may have a damaged particulate filter, possible cracks at Seat’s seats (week 39/19)

Due to incorrect calibration of the engine, the particulate filter of the Peugeot 308 manufactured from January 2017 to March 2018 may be damaged. The Seat Ateca and Seat Tarraco may experience the development of cracks in the mounting of the seat.. Read more


Recalls in September 2019

Make Model Years Fault
Alpina B5, B6 20022010 Fire
Audi e-tron 20182019 Fire
Audi Q5 2018 Airbag
BMW X3, X4 20182019 Seats
Citroën Jumpy 20142016 Bodywork
Dodge RAM 20182019 Airbag
Dodge RAM 20172018 Airbag
Fiat Talento 2019 Brakes
Hyundai Veloster 20112014 Fire
Jaguar F-Type 20182019 Engine
Jeep Renegade 20182019 Airbag
Kia Optima 20182019 Brakes
Lexus SC430 20012011 Airbag
Maserati Granturismo, Grancabrio 20152019 Airbag
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 20092018 Fire
Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito 20182019 Brakes
Mercedes-Benz Citan 2019 Fire
Mercedes-Benz GLE 2018 Airbag
Opel Zafira 20112019 Bodywork
Peugeot 307 20172018 Emissions
Peugeot Expert 20142016 Bodywork
Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera 20152016 Airbag
Porsche 911 Carrera, Boxster, Cayman 20182019 Airbag
Renault Trafic 2019 Fuel Tank
Renault Mégane RS 20182019 Engine
Seat Ateca, Tarraco 2019 Seats
Toyota Avensis, Avensis Verso, Corolla, Yaris 20012011 Airbag
Volkswagen Amarok 20162018 Seats
Volkswagen Grand California 2019 Fire
Volkswagen CC, Sharan, Tiguan 2015 Airbag

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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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