Toyota recalls 122,000 Diesel engines due to the risk of EGR cooler fire (week 13/21)



This week recalls:
– Toyota Auris, Avensis, RAV4, Verso – EGR, fire
– Cadillac, Nissan – airbag
– Hyundai Santa Fe – fuel tank
– Mercedes Vito – seatbelts


Seven recalls of seven manufacturers were issued for eleven models in the 13th week of 2021 through the Rapex system. Cadillac, Hyundai, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Toyota, and Volkswagen announced one recall each.

Toyota recalls more than 122,000 diesel cars in Europe. The recall covers the Auris, Avensis, RAV4 and Verso models manufactured between April 2015 to May 2018. According to Toyota, the cause is an internal leak in the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler.

“If this fault occurs, the refrigerant could mix with the soot,” said Toyota Deutschland GmbH spokesman when asked by kfz-rueckrufe.de. Combined with high temperatures and smouldering deposits in the EGR cooler and the intake manifold, this could lead to “localised thermal damage in the intake system”. A typical manifestation is that the engine warning light comes on, and the power is reduced.

You may remember that due to the same problem, BMW recently had several recalls. The last time at the end of 2020, the increased risk of fire was repeatedly reported with several BMW and Mini models – we wrote here. The Japanese diesel engines with the code “WW” come from Munich, even though Toyota has modified them for its models. However, the exhaust gas recirculation and the cooling system remained from BMW.



Due to the risk of fire, Hyundai also had a recall last week. A large recall for the Tucson due to ABS is complemented this week by a smaller one for the Santa Fe SUV. With cars manufactured in November 2020, the gap between the fuel tank and the fixing band may be too narrow, which may cause fuel tank damage and fuel leakage in the event of a side impact.

Cadillac and Nissan is recalling several models due to airbag problems, while Mercedes-Benz Vito vans due to possible seatbelt pre-tensioner malfunctions. We also recorded the first recall for the electric Volkswagen ID.3.

See the table below for all the recalls from this week.


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Recalls announced in the 13th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Cadillac Escalade (2007 – 2013) The propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a material alteration.
Hyundai Santa Fe (2020) The gap between the fuel tank and the fixing band is too narrow.
Infiniti Q70 (2010 – 2014) As a result of a design flaw, the drive shaft may be overloaded.
Mercedes-Benz Vito (2020) The functioning of the belt tensioners may be impaired over the lifetime.
Nissan e-NV200 (2019) The airbag may tear during inflation reducing its protective function.
Nissan Juke (2019) The airbag may tear during inflation reducing its protective function.
Toyota Auris (2015 – 2018) The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may develop an internal coolant leak.
Toyota Avensis (2015 – 2018) The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may develop an internal coolant leak.
Toyota RAV4 (2015 – 2018) The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may develop an internal coolant leak.
Toyota Verso (2015 – 2017) The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler may develop an internal coolant leak.
Volkswagen ID.3 (2020) The protective earthed conductor (PE conductor) on the charger may become detached.

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