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

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

AlpinaB5, B620022010Fire
BMWX3, X420182019Seats
MaseratiGranturismo, Grancabrio20152019Airbag
Porsche911, Boxster, Cayman, Panamera20152016Airbag
Porsche911 Carrera, Boxster, Cayman20182019Airbag
RenaultTrafic2019Fuel Tank
RenaultMégane RS20182019Engine
SeatAteca, Tarraco2019Seats
ToyotaAvensis, Avensis Verso, Corolla, Yaris20012011Airbag
VolkswagenGrand California2019Fire
VolkswagenCC, Sharan, Tiguan2015Airbag


About the Author

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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