Tesla Model Y and Nissan GT-R recalls due to steering issues (week 13/22)



This week’s recalls:
– Tesla Model Y, Nissan GT-R – steering knuckles
– Hyundai Genesis – ABS, fire
– Citroën C4 – rear suspension springs
– Audi – rear tyres


Nine recalls for 17 models of eight makes were announced via Rapex in the 13th week of 2022.

Two minor recalls have been announced by Mercedes-Benz, one each by Audi, Citroën, Hyundai, Kia, Land Rover, Nissan and Tesla – see the table at the end of the article.

In addition, two other recalls have been announced that are not yet listed in Rapex. We write about them in the articles VW Group recalls hybrid vehicles: Electric shock and fire hazards also affect Skoda and 150,000 Audi A6s and A7s are recalled due to a faulty fuel gauge.



Improperly manufactured steering knuckles can deform or break on Tesla Model Y manufactured between June 2020 and November 2021. Rapex reports 23,437 potentially affected cars. However, our findings suggest that these are likely to be cars made in China for the domestic market. Tesla recalled “only” 826 cars in the US and 129 in Germany for the same reason.

The steering knuckle may also deform under high loads on 23 Nissan GT-Rs manufactured between 20 August 2020 and 16 October 2020. In both cases, this would result in reduced driving stability and the risk of loss of vehicle control.



Hyundai recalls its flagship Genesis because of ABS problems. Moisture can penetrate its control unit and cause a short circuit and fire. The recall involves 48,746 cars built from June 2017 to March 2020. The Hyundai Tucson SUV was recalled for the same reason a year ago.

We have earlier written on Audi‘s recall for excessive rear tyre wear in the article Audi re-recalls more than 100,000 cars due to tyres and Citroen‘s recall for risk of rear spring drop-out. Both actions only appeared in Rapex this week.

Land Rover recalls just under 2,000 Discovery SUVs due to fire risk. Roughly the same number of Mercedes S-Classes have a poorly attached airbag control unit.

Details on this week’s recalls can be found in the table below.




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Recalls announced in the 13th week of 2022

Make, Model (years) Problem
Audi A4 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi A5 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi A6 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi A7 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi A8 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi Q5 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi Q7 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi Q8 (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Audi e-tron (2019 – 2021) An increased and uneven wear on the rear tyres.
Citroen C4 (2020 – 2021) The rear suspension springs may suddenly separate from their lower seats.
Hyundai Genesis (2017 – 2020) Dirt and moisture entering the ABS control module can cause a short circuit.
Kia Soul EV (2016 – 2018) Frontal collision sensors (left and right) could disengage in the event of a collision.
Land Rover Discovery (2018 – 2019) Due to a manufacturing issue, the fuel feed hose assembly may have been incorrectly routed.
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2021) Certain vehicles might not have been equipped with the specified version of the driver airbag.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (2020 – 2021) The airbag control unit might not have been bolted according to specifications and might detect incorrect acceleration values.
Nissan GT-R (2020) The steering knuckle may deform under high load affecting the steering performance.
Tesla Model Y (2020 – 2021) Incorrectly manufactured steering knuckles may break or become deformed or break.

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