Short circuit and fire risk with Dacia, overheated washer jets with Toyota and Lexus (week 8/20)


Dacia-logan-fire-risk-recall

28. 2. 2020 In Weekly Overviews ()


This week’s recalls:
– Logan, Sandero – fire
– Toyota, Lexus – fire
– Renault – steering
– Peugeot – rear axle


12 recalls for 19 models were issued by 8 carmakers in the 8th week of 2020. Four recalls were published by Mercedes-Benz, while Renault had three. Citroën, Dacia, Lexus, Peugeot, Porsche, and Toyota issued one recall each.

The positive terminal of the battery can come into contact with the heat sink on the alternator with the Dacia Sandero II and Dacia Logan II models equipped with the H4Bt engine and manufactured prior to July 26, 2019. This can lead to an electrical short circuit and to increased risk of fire in the engine compartment.

Another larger-scale recall was announced this week by Toyota. With the Toyota RAV4, Land Cruiser Prado and Highlander models manufactured between May 2015 and February 2018, moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets. This can result in a short circuit and consequent overheating, increasing the risk of the vehicle catching fire. The same defect may also occur with the Lexus RX350 and Lexus RX450h models from the same production period.

Recalls announced in the 8th week of 2020

Make, Model, Year Issue
Citroën Jumpy (2019) The rear axle may be insufficiently bolted.
Citroën Spacetourer (2019) The rear axle may be insufficiently bolted.
Dacia Logan II (2012 – 2019) The positive terminal of the battery can come into contact with the heat sink on the alternator.
Dacia Sandero II (2012 – 2019) The positive terminal of the battery can come into contact with the heat sink on the alternator.
Lexus RX 350 (2015 – 2018) Moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets.
Lexus RX 450h (2015 – 2018) Moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets.
Mercedes-Benz GLE (2018 – 2019) The protective function of the headrest cannot be guaranteed.
Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019) The head restraints may be defective.
Mercedes-Benz V-Class/Vito (2019) The headrests and headrest fixing rods in the rear of the vehicle may be defective.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class (2018) The glass pane on the lifting/sliding panorama roof may not have been properly affixed.
Peugeot Expert (2019) The bolting of the rear axle may be defective.
Peugeot Traveller (2019) The bolting of the rear axle may be defective.
Porsche 911 Carrera (2019) The hazard warning lights may not function when activated.
Renault Clio V (2019) The stop switch which controls the operation of the automatic gear selection lever.
Renault Trafic III (2019) The handbrake may not engage when the lever is pulled.
Renault Clio V (2019) Possible internal failure in the steering column motor control.
Renault Captur II (2019) Possible internal failure in the steering column motor control.
Renault Zoe (2019) Possible internal failure in the steering column motor control.
Toyota RAV4 (2015 – 2018) Moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets.
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (2015 – 2018) Moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets.
Toyota Highlander (2015 – 2018) Moisture can enter the heating element of the washer jets.

-rb-


Where now?


What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.


About the Author
Roman Beránek
Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the 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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