Three recalls for five Subaru models, electric Renault Zoe may catch fire (week 17/20)



This week’s recalls:
– Subaru – engine and fuel
– Renault Zoe – fire
– Audi, BMW, VW – airbag
– Honda, Mercedes – wiring


11 recalls for 16 models were issued by 9 carmakers in the 17th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. Three recalls were announced by Subaru, while Audi, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Seat, and Volkswagen issued one each.

Two Subaru’s recalls concern the engine or fuel, one the parking brake. All problems and models can be found in the table below.

A production defect in the battery may lead to a short circuit with the electric Renault Zoe manufactured between September 23, 2019 and December 18, 2019. This can cause overheating and damage to electrical systems, increasing the risk of fire.

Audi, BMW and Volkswagen report problems with airbags. A short circuit in the electrical installation as the reason for the recall can also be found with Mercedes and Honda.

Recalls announced in the 17th week of 2020

Make, Model (years)Problem
Audi Q7 (2019)The joint on the discharge nozzle of the gas generator for the curtain airbag might have been inappropriately welded.
BMW X3 (2017 – 2019)The screw connection from the passenger’s airbag to the instrument panel.
BMW X4 (2017 – 2019)The screw connection from the passenger’s airbag to the instrument panel.
Ford Everest (2017 – 2019)The transmission fluid pump gears could fail while driving.
Ford Ranger (2017 – 2019)The transmission fluid pump gears could fail while driving.
Honda Odyssey (2017 – 2019)A short circuit may occur in the wiring harness.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2015 – 2019)Moisture can penetrate into the busbar, giving rise to conductive contacts between the individual lines inside it.
Mercedes-Benz CLS (2015 – 2019)Moisture can penetrate into the busbar, giving rise to conductive contacts between the individual lines inside it.
Renault Zoe (2019)A production defect in the battery may lead to a short circuit.
Seat Ibiza (2019 – 2020)The vacuum hose between the brake servo and the tandem pump might be defective.
Subaru Legacy (2010 – 2014)The capacitors in the control unit of the electronic parking brake (EPB) may have insufficient strength.
Subaru Outback (2010 – 2014)The capacitors in the control unit of the electronic parking brake (EPB) may have insufficient strength.
Subaru Crosstrec (2017 – 2018)The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valves may have been improperly manufactured.
Subaru Impreza (2017 – 2018)The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valves may have been improperly manufactured.
Subaru XV (2017 – 2018)The positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valves may have been improperly manufactured.
Subaru Impreza (2008 – 2010)The fuel pump harness connector can overheat and melt.
Subaru Legacy (2004 – 2009)The fuel pump harness connector can overheat and melt.
Subaru Outback (2004 – 2009)The fuel pump harness connector can overheat and melt.
Volkswagen T-Cross (2019)The joint on the discharge nozzle of the gas generator for the curtain airbag might have been inappropriately welded.

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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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