Poorly welded brake pedal with VW and Seat, corroding axle bolts with Ford (week 8/21)


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This week’s recalls:
– VW, Seat – brake pedal
– Ford – rear axle bolts
– Mazda MX-30 – brake assistant
– Peugeot, Citroen – seats lock


Seven recalls of seven manufacturers were issued for twelve models in the 8th week of 2021 through the Rapex system. Citroen, Ford, Mazda, Peugeot, Seat, Toyota, and Volkswagen announced one recall each.

Due to a manufacturing error, the brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded. It could become completely detached with more than 38,000 Volkswagen Tiguan, Golf 8, Golf 7, e-Golf 7, Touran, Golf Sportsvan, T-Roc manufactured between June and August 2020. As in the case of the nearly 5.5 thousand Ateca and Terraco Seats, the recall concerns vehicles with automatic transmissions. We have previously informed that the Škoda Karoq and Kodaq SUVs are also affected.

Over 200,000 Ford Galaxy and S-Max MPVs produced between 2015-2020 may have corrosion-prone control arm bolts on the rear suspension. The bolted connection could fail, which would affect the handling of the vehicle.



Mazda announced the first recall for the all-electric MX-30 model. Due to a Motor Hill Assist (MHA) defect, the vehicle may take off suddenly after the brake is released when the vehicle is crossing from the slippery road surface to a high friction surface. Furthermore, the stop lamps may illuminate when driving reverse even though the brake pedal is not depressed. 11,774 vehicles manufactured from May to early December 2020 are being recalled.

Less than two hundred Peugeot and Citroen vans produced between November 2019 and February 2020 may not fully functional seat adjustment mechanisms. With the related Toyota ProAce vans from 2016 – 2019, the engine timing belt may wear out prematurely over time due to abrasive wear and/or excessive belt tension.

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



Recalls announced in the 8th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Citroen Spacetourer (2020) The seat adjustment mechanism may not be fully operational.
Ford Galaxy (2015 – 2020) The original control arm bolts on the rear suspension are prone to corrosion.
Ford S-Max (2015 – 2020) The original control arm bolts on the rear suspension are prone to corrosion.
Mazda MX-30 (2020) Due to a defect in the Motor Hill Assist (MHA) the vehicle may take off suddenly.
Peugeot Traveller (2019 – 2020) The seat adjustment mechanism may not be fully operational.
Seat Ateca (2020 – 2021) The brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded.
Seat Tarraco (2020 – 2021) The brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded.
Toyota ProAce (2016 – 2019) The engine timing belt may wear out prematurely over time.
Volkswagen Golf (2020) The brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded.
Volkswagen Tiguan (2020) The brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded.
Volkswagen Touran (2020) The brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded.
Volkswagen T-Roc (2020) The brake-pedal plate may not have been adequately welded.

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