Seats related problems with Skoda Scala, Skoda Kamiq and Dacia Duster (week 13/20)



This week’s recalls:
– Škoda Scala, Kamiq – seats cover
– Dacia Duster – seat frame
– BMW X6 – rear spoiler
– Toyota ProAce – rear axle


Nine recalls for 14 models were issued by 8 carmakers in the 13th week of 2020 through the Rapex system. Two problems were reported by Mercedes-Benz, while Audi, BMW, Dacia, Fiat, Mazda, Skoda, and Toyota announced one recall each.

The seams of the seat covers can be defective with Skoda Scala models manufactured between February to September 2019. This may impair the protective function of the side airbags and increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident. The same applies to the Skoda Kamiq, which rolled off the production line between July and September 2019.

With the Dacia’s Duster models manufactured between 26 November 2018 – 29 October 2019, the frame of the rear seat may not be sufficiently strong. As a result, it will not be able to hold the luggage in the boot in the event of an accident.

Another seats related problem is reported by Audi with its Q7 SUVs manufactured between July and September 2019. A possible defect in the locking mechanism on the front head restraints may cause them to unintentionally shift in height when placed under pressure.

With the BMW X6, the rear spoiler can fly away while with the Toyota ProAce, several fixations on the rear axle component might not have been tightened correctly. About Mazda’s and Nissan’s problems with the Brake Assist, we have written earlier.



Recalls announced in the 13th week of 2020

Make, Model (Year)Problem
Audi Q7 (2019)Possible defect in the locking mechanism on the front head restraints.
BMW X6 (2019 – 2020)The upper spoiler might have been inappropriately manufactured.
Dacia Duster (2018 – 2019)The frame of the rear seat may not be sufficiently strong.
Fiat Ducato (2019)The brake system’s vacuum pump can malfunction.
Mazda 3 (2018 – 2019)The Smart Brake Support (SBS) system might be inappropriately programmed.
Mazda CX-30 (2019)The Smart Brake Support (SBS) system might be inappropriately programmed.
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG (2015 – 2016)The headlamp leveling may be outside the tolerance limits.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2013)Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class (2013)Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system.
Mercedes-Benz CLA (2013)Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system.
Mercedes-Benz SL (2013)Refrigerant of type R134a is used in the air conditioning system.
Škoda Kamiq (2019)The seams of the seat covers can be defective.
Škoda Scala (2019)The seams of the seat covers can be defective.
Toyota ProAce (2019)Several fixations on the rear axle component might not have been tightened correctly.

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