The end of the year is an opportunity to retrospect. So, we looked at which of the published recalls raised the highest interest of our readers in 2018. It does not mean that these are the biggest Rapex recalls of the year, nor the most dangerous or the most important.
The following chart only shows which recalls were the most shared on our Facebook page or which were the most referenced from the various forums of each brand. We hope our information has been helpful.
Thank you for your interest in 2018 and wish you all the best in 2019.
10. Peugeot 208 (2017)
A failure in the manufacturer’s glueing process when assembling the rear spoiler could lead to parts of the spoiler detaching while the vehicle is moving, causing a hazard for following vehicles.
4,207 views / link
9. Nissan X-Trail (2004 – 2012)
In the event of deployment of the passenger airbag, the inflator body of the airbag could shatter and release metal fragments into the vehicle cabin causing injuries to the occupants.
4,268 views / link
8. Fiat Ducato (2016 – 2017)
The exhaust gas recirculation pipe may break and cause a short circuit in contact with the alternator. This could lead to a fire in the vehicle.
4,292 views / link
7. Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2010 – 2015)
Due to a fault in the airbag propellant system, the second stage airbag might not deploy correctly or not deploy at all in the event of an accident.
4,302 views / link
6. Ford Fiesta ST (2010 – 2014)
Localised overheating of the engine cylinder head can occur due to the engine not containing sufficient coolant. This may cause the cylinder head to crack, causing a pressurised oil leak that may result in a fire in the engine compartment.
4,591 views / link
5. BMW Series 1 (2011 – 2016)
The control unit of the electronic power steering may have been incorrectly manufactured. This may cause a fire even when the vehicle is parked. Furthermore, steering assistance might fail while driving.
4,734 views / link
4. Dacia Duster (2009 – 2017)
The car horn system does not match the vehicle’s electrical system. As a consequence, the horn may stop working and the driver’s airbag may malfunction.
5,115 views / link
3. Ford Focus (2014 – 2018)
The clutch pressure plate may break. If this happens while the vehicle is in motion, propulsion may be lost.
5,416 views / link
2. Peugeot 308 (2013 – 2017)
The power terminal on the starter is incorrectly positioned which could result in the electric starter cable being in contact with the exhaust gas recirculation valve. This could lead to wear of the insulation of the electric starter cable and the risk of a short-circuit occurring.
5,566 views / link
1. Opel Insignia (2009 – 2015)
Due to gas leakage from the left damper, the rear door can suddenly descend after being raised in a normal manner. This can cause injuries to persons standing in the vicinity of the rear door.
6,528 views / link
The most readed articles in 2018