The sunroof could become detached with an older Mercedes, two recalls with Subaru (week 9/20)



This week’s recalls:
– Mercedes – sunroof
– Subaru – brake hoses, short circuit
– Audi – wheelhouse trims, oil leak
– Seat – airbag, fuel tank


9 recalls for 14 models were issued by 5 carmakers in the 9th week of 2020. Audi, Mercedes, Seat, and Subaru issued two recalls each, while Cadillac added one.

The adhesive bond between the glass panel and the sliding-roof frame may not meet the specifications and the glass panel could become completely detached from the Mercedes E-Class, C-Class, CLS, and CLK models manufactured between 1 January 2000 and 15 July 2010. We have written about the problems with the panoramic sunroof of many other brands in a separate article.



With several Subaru models from 2017 to 2020, the ignition coil may remain energized for a longer period of time, which would increase its internal temperature and could cause a short circuit. This increases the risk of electric shock and fire. Subaru also reports a problem with leaking brake hoses – see the links in the table below.

Recalls announced in the 9th week of 2020

Make, Model, YearsProblem
Audi A8 (2009 – 2016)Oil can leak out in the engine compartment increasing the risk of fire.
Audi Q5 (2015 – 2019)The rear wheelhouse trims may not have been adequately clipped to the bodywork.
Cadillac Escalade (2015 – 2017)The output of the engine-mounted mechanical vacuum pump may decrease over time.
Mercedes-Benz X-Class (2017 – 2018)The trailer stability function may not be available.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class (2000 – 2010)The adhesive bond between the glass panel and the sliding-roof frame may not meet the specifications.
See also: C-Class, CLS, CLK
Seat Exeo (2009 – 2013)The front passenger airbag gas generator housing may explode.
Seat Tarraco (2020)The wall of the fuel tank is insufficiently thick.
Subaru Impreza (2017 – 2020)1. The sealing of the brake hoses may be insufficient. 2. A short circuit, increasing the risk of electric shock and fire.
Subaru XV (2017 – 2020)1. The sealing of the brake hoses may be insufficient. 2. A short circuit, increasing the risk of electric shock and fire.
Subaru Crosstrek (2017 – 2020)1. The sealing of the brake hoses may be insufficient. 2. A short circuit, increasing the risk of electric shock and fire.
Subaru Forester (2017 – 2020)A short circuit, increasing the risk of electric shock and fire.

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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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