Seven carmakers with steering problems, 4x fire risk – 30 recalls in January 2020



In January 2020, 30 recalls were announced via the EU Rapex system, which affected 41 models of 17 brands.

Five recalls were issued by Mercedes-Benz, while four by BMW and Ford. Fiat announced two actions. At least one recall was reported by Audi, Bentley, Citroën, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lotus, Nissan, Opel Peugeot a Vauxhall.

The main reasons for recall:
Steering – Citroën, Ford, Jeep, Land Rover, Opel, Peugeot, Vauxhall
Fire – Audi, Bentley, Fiat, Lotus
Airbags – Mercedes, Nissan, Toyota
Seats – BMW, Mercedes

We have summed up all the EU Rapex recalls in our regular weekly reports – see below. A comprehensive table is available at the end of this article.


Other articles published @ Car-Recalls.eu in January:


Weekly Overviews

Wiring harness damage with Focus and Ducato, three problems with the BMW (week 4/20)

This week’s recalls: – BMW – battery cable – Ford Focus, Fiat Ducato – wiring harness – Mercedes Citan – wheel detach… Read more


Possible steering failure with Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, and Vauxhall (week 3/20)

This week´s recalls: – Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, Ford – steering column – Jeep – steering wheel blocked… Read more


With the Audi Q7 the front window camera may overheat and ignite (week 2/20)

This week´s recalls: – Audi Q7 – window camera – BMW – counterbalance shaft – Mercedes, Nissan – airbag… Read more


Repeated recall with Toyota Yaris, one new with the Camry (week 1/20)

This week’s recalls: – Toyota Yaris – airbag – Toyota Camry – seatbelt… Read more


Recalls in January 2020

MakeModelYearsFault
AudiQ72019Fire
BentleyContinental20162018Fire
BMWX6, X6M20132019Seats
BMWBMW 3, BMW 5, BMW 7, BMW 6, Z4, X5, X320182019Engine
BMWZ4, M3, BMW 3, BMW 1, X120072011Battery Cable
BMWZ42019Headlamps
CitroënC3 Aircross, Berlingo2019Steering
FiatDucato2019Fire
FiatDucato2019Cable
FordFocus20182019Engine
FordFocus2019Engine
FordFiesta2019Steering
FordFiesta2019Seatbelts
HyundaiIoniq, Elantra2019Wheel nuts
JeepCherokee2019Steering
KiaOptima2015Brakes
Land RoverRange Rover2019Steering
LotusElise20122019Fire
Mercedes-BenzSprinter2018Seats
Mercedes-BenzVito/V-Class2019Seats
Mercedes-BenzA-Class2018Seats
Mercedes-BenzEQC, CLA, GLC, B-Class, A-Class20182019Airbag
Mercedes-BenzCitan2019Brakes/kola
NissanMicra20162017Airbag
OpelCombo2019Steering
PeugeotPartner, Rifter2019Steering
ToyotaYaris20032005Airbag
ToyotaCamry2019Seatbelts
ToyotaCorolla20022008Airbag
VauxhallCombo2019Steering

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Roman Beránek

Czech independent motoring journalist, ex-editor of CNC's Auto.cz website, former host of the Czech Radio's and 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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