Some Thule roof racks might become detached from the vehicle

The Swedish company Thule is recalling some Rapid Fixpoint XT mounting kits for attaching loads to the roof of a vehicle.

These are kits marked 3049, 3073, 3123, 3130, 3136, and 3144. As the batch of screws in the mounting kit does not meet the specification, the roof rack system may not be properly secured to the vehicle.

As a result, the roof rack system might become detached from the vehicle and the luggage on it (bicycle carriers and bicycles, roof boxes, etc.) could fall onto the road, endangering the following traffic.

Problem kits purchased after December 16, 2019, are suitable for some Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Ford, Tesla, Fiat, and Mitsubishi models.

More information and a list of models can be found on the manufacturer’s website:

Source: Rapex Alert 36/2020 A12/01200/20


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