22 car recalls for 31 models of 12 brands in August 2020



In August 2020, 22 recalls were announced which affected 31 models of 12 brands.

Number of recalls by brand:

BMW /1Citroën /3Ford /2Mazda /2Mercedes-Benz /4Opel /1Peugeot /3Porsche /1Renault /1Škoda /1Subaru /1Toyota /2

The main reasons for recall:
Fire – Ford, Mazda, Renault, Porsche
Electronic – Ford, Mercedes, Škoda, Toyota
Brakes – Citroën, Mazda, Mercedes, Peugeot
Suspension – Citroën, Mercedes, Peugeot, Porsche
Airbags – Subaru

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


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Recalls in August 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
BMW 3-Series (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
BMW X3M (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
BMW X4M (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
BMW Z4 (2018 – 2019)A vibration fatigue failure of the track rod may occur due to an exceptional bending load.
Citroën Jumpy (2016 – 2019)The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly attached and can become damaged.
Citroën Spacetourer (2016 – 2019)The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly attached and can become damaged.
Citroën Berlingo (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Citroën C3 (2019 – 2020)The wheel alignment of the front axle may be incorrect.
Ford Kuga PHEV (2019 – 2020)Internal or charging fault could cause the High Voltage (HV) battery pack to vent hot gas.
Ford Kuga (2019 – 2020)The Fuel Operated Heater (FOH), could switch itself on.
Mazda CX-30 (2019 – 2020)The brake caliper mounting bolts may be loose or missing.
Mazda CX-30 (2019 – 2020)An improper manufacturing process of the fuel tank.
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020)The bodywork around the front wheelhouses has not been sealed in accordance with the specifications.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2019)The screws on the rear axle might not be tightened properly.
Mercedes-Benz GLA (2019)The screws on the rear axle might not be tightened properly.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2018)The welded joints fixing the frame of the front seats.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG (2018 – 2019)The ESP control unit software does not comply with the specifications.
Mercedes-Benz GLS AMG (2018 – 2019)The ESP control unit software does not comply with the specifications.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018 – 2019)The ESP control unit software does not comply with the specifications.
Opel Combo (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Peugeot Expert (2016 – 2019)The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly attached and can become damaged.
Peugeot Traveller (2016 – 2019)The rear brake hoses may have been incorrectly attached and can become damaged.
Peugeot Partner (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Peugeot Rifter (2019 – 2020)The track rods may be damaged when they are under load.
Peugeot 208 II (2019 – 2020)The wheel alignment of the front axle may be incorrect.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S (2018 – 2019)The screw connection between the front-axle transmission and the transmission mounting may loosen.
Renault Scenic (2018 – 2019)The fuel line may be damaged.
Renault Megane (2018 – 2019)The fuel line may be damaged.
Renault Talisman (2018 – 2019)The fuel line may be damaged.
Škoda Octavia 4 (2019 – 2020)The eCall service may not function properly.
Subaru Forester (2015 – 2018)The occupant detection system may become loose or unstable.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (2019)Fuel may leak and cause the engine to stall.
Toyota Prius (2019)An electrical short circuit may occur in the instrument panel.


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