Renault Espace: the spoiler may fall off; Mitsubishi i-MiEV: the brake booster failure (week 45/20)


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This week’s recalls:
– Renault Espace – rear spoiler
– Mitsubishi i-MiEV – brake booster
– Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall – fuel pump


Six recalls of six manufacturers were issued for 11 models in the 45th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. Citroën, Mitsubishi, Opel, Peugeot, Renault and Vauxhall announced one recall each.

With the Renault Espace manufactured between January 2015 to October 2018, the upper part of the spoiler is not adequately attached and it may fall off while the car is in motion. In May, Volkswagen recalled the Tiguan model (2015 – 2019) for the same reason. Mercedes and BMW have also had problems with the mounting of the rear spoiler in the past, which can also be found under the bodywork tag.

Due to insufficient sealing, water can ingress into the brake vacuum pump with the Mitsubishi i-MiEV produced between 2010-2019. This may cause internal corrosion. The pump may fail, which would reduce the function of the brake booster and increase stopping distance.



The PSA Group also has a big problem with the possible vacuum pump failure with three-cylinder 1.2 petrol engines (see the link above). It may give the impression that another big issue is a poorly tightened fuel pump that can cause a fuel leak. Despite the long list of possibly affected models (see the table below), this defect can only occur with a few vehicles produced between the beginning of 2019 and the beginning of 2020.

See the table below for all the recalls from this week.



Recalls announced in the 45th week of 2020

Make, Model (years) Problem
Citroën C3 (2019) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
DS3 Crossback (2019) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV (2010 – 2019) Water can ingress into the brake vacuum pump.
Opel Corsa (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Opel Crossland X (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot 208 (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot Partner (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot Rifter (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Renault Espace (2015 – 2018) The upper part of the spoiler is not adequately attached.
Vauxhall Corsa (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Vauxhall Crossland X (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.

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