25 car recalls for 46 models of 16 brands in October 2020



In October 2020, 16 manufacturers announced 25 recalls which affected 46 models.

Number of recalls by manufacturer:
Aston Martin /1 – Audi /2 – BMW /1 – Fiat /1 – Ford /1 – Honda /1 – Kia /1 – Land Rover /1 – Mercedes-Benz /3 – Mitsubishi /1 – Nissan /3 – Peugeot /1 – Renault /2 – Toyota /2 – Volkswagen /2 – Volvo (Polestar) /2

The main reasons for recall:
Airbags – Aston Martin, Fiat, Nissan, Renault
Fire – Audi, BMW, Mercedes
Engine – Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes
Suspension – Ford, Toyota
Brakes – Nissan, Peugeot
Electronic – Honda

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 October 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
Aston Martin DB11 (2016 – 2019)The two locking nuts on the front seat airbag may not have been tightened.
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera (2016 – 2019)The two locking nuts on the front seat airbag may not have been tightened.
Aston Martin Vantage (2016 – 2019)The two locking nuts on the front seat airbag may not have been tightened.
Audi A4 (2017 – 2020)Moisture can penetrate into the belt starter generator (RSG – Riemen-Starter-Generator).
Audi A5 (2017 – 2020)Moisture can penetrate into the belt starter generator (RSG – Riemen-Starter-Generator).
Audi A6 (2017 – 2020)Moisture can penetrate into the belt starter generator (RSG – Riemen-Starter-Generator).
Audi A7 (2017 – 2020)Moisture can penetrate into the belt starter generator (RSG – Riemen-Starter-Generator).
Audi Q5 (2017 – 2020)Moisture can penetrate into the belt starter generator (RSG – Riemen-Starter-Generator).
Audi Q5 (2020)The adjustment mechanism on the backrest frame of the front seat may be faulty.
BMW 2 Active Tourer PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW 3-Series PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW 5-Series PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW 7-Series PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW X1 PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW X2 PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW X3 PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
BMW X5 PHEV (2020)A short circuit in the high-voltage battery could occur during initial charging.
Fiat Talento (2020)Oxidation can occur in the gas generator housing of the front passenger airbag module.
Ford Transit (2020)The weld penetration on the left-hand lower control arm does not meet specifications.
Ford Transit Custom (2020)The weld penetration on the left-hand lower control arm does not meet specifications.
Honda Odyssey (2017 – 2020)The sliding door may be opened inadvertently while the vehicle is in motion.
Kia Stinger (2020)The fuel pump’s nozzle may get blocked causing insufficient fuel supply to the engine.
Land Rover Range Rover (2020)The EGR crossover pipe may not have been manufactured correctly.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2018 – 2020)The screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes.
Mercedes-Benz CLS (2018 – 2020)The screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes.
Mercedes-Benz GLC (2018 – 2020)The screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2018 – 2020)The screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2018 – 2020)The screw connections of the turbocharger’s oil-supply and oil-return pipes.
Mercedes-Benz GLS (2018 – 2019)The windscreen may be incorrectly bonded.
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 – 2019)The windscreen may be incorrectly bonded.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2019 – 2020)The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2019 – 2020)The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak.
Mercedes-Benz CLA (2019 – 2020)The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak.
Mercedes-Benz GLA (2019 – 2020)The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak.
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020)The oil-supply pipe on the turbocharger may leak.
Mitsubishi Outlander (2019 – 2020)The seat belt at the right second-row seat assembly is incorrect.
Nissan NV300 (2020)The airbag’s protective function in the event of an accident may be reduced.
Nissan NV300 (2019)The parking brake lever bearing bolt may break.
Nissan Leaf (2019)Unexpected vehicle movement.
Nissan e-NV200 (2019)Unexpected vehicle movement.
Peugeot 508 II (2018 – 2019)The brake hoses on the rear axle can be damaged by coming into contact with the wheel rims.
Polestar 2 (2020)The control unit’s Battery Energy Control Module (BECM) software can be defective.
Polestar 2 (2020)The headlights may have been set too high.
Renault Master (2019)The earth connection in the trailer socket is inadequate.
Renault Trafic (2020)The gas generator can crack in the event of an impact.
Toyota C-HR Hybrid (2020)The front right-hand axle shafts may have been produced with lower material strength.
Toyota Proace City (2019 – 2020)The steering tips can break.
Volkswagen Amarok (2016 – 2020)The spare wheel may fall onto the road.
VW Tiguan Allspace (2020)The adjustment mechanism on the backrest frame of the front seat may be faulty.


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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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