SsangYong recalls diesels for fuel leak, Ford Mustangs for brake pedal failure (week 7/21)



This week’s recalls:
– SsangYong – fuel leak
– Ford Mustang – brake pedal
– Alfa Romeo – brake discs
– Mercedes AMG GT – wheel-hub caps


Six recalls of six manufacturers were issued for ten models in the 7th week of 2021 through the Rapex system. Alfa Romeo, Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, SsangYong, and Volkswagen announced one recall each.

Micro-cracks may form around the fuel line with the Ssangyong Korando, Tivoli and XLV models equipped with the “D16DTF” diesel engine. The recall covers almost 23,000 cars manufactured between July 1, 2015 (Tivoli and XLV) and March 22, 2019 (Korando) to June 7, 2020.

The brake pedal support bracket may not be robust enough and could break in the event of very hard emergency braking, with almost 40,000 Ford Mustangs manufactured between March 2019 and August 2020. Some Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda models have recently had a similar problem with the brake pedal – see the article The brake pedal can break with more than 60,000 VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models



The rear brake discs may have material defects with 34 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio models that rolled off the production line between 4 March 2020 and 20 August 2020. With the nearly 5,000 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT four-door coupes from the production period between May 2018 to April 2020, the latches of the wheel-hub caps may not be able to withstand the stress while the vehicle is being driven.



With only a few (8) Volkswagen Passat and Touran produced between June to October 2019, the steering system’s belt-pulley securing ring may not be fully engaged. The seven Audi Q3 SUVs produced between June 2019, and January 2020 have the same problem. The securing ring may become detached and subsequently jam with surrounding components, leading to the steering system’s possible locking.

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



Recalls announced in the 7th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Alfa Romeo Giulia (2020) The rear brake discs may have material defects.
Alfa Romeo Stelvio (2020) The rear brake discs may have material defects.
Audi Q3 (2019 – 2020) The belt-pulley securing ring of the steering system may not be fully engaged.
Ford Mustang (2019 – 2020) The brake-pedal support bracket may not be sufficiently robust and could break.
Mercedes-Benz AMG GT (2018 – 2020) The latches of the wheel-hub caps may not be able to withstand the stress.
SsangYong Korando (2019 – 2020) Micro-cracks may form around the fuel line.
SsangYong Tivoli (2015 – 2020) Micro-cracks may form around the fuel line.
SsangYong XLV (2015 – 2020) Micro-cracks may form around the fuel line.
Volkswagen Passat (2019) The belt-pulley securing ring of the steering system may not be fully engaged.
Volkswagen Touran (2019) The belt-pulley securing ring of the steering system may not be fully engaged.

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