Toyota ProAce at risk of fire; Ford recalls Focus and Kuga (week 48/22)

This week’s recalls:
– Toyota ProAce – fuel leakage, fire
– Ford Kuga – seatbelt
– Ford Focus – the lower ball joint
– Mercedes C-Class – faulty gearbox

Five recalls for five models of four carmakers were announced via Rapex in the 48th week of 2022.

Ford has announced two recalls, while Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Toyota have one each – see the table at the end of the article.

The fuel tube may be damaged and leaking with 18,669 Toyota ProAce and ProAce Verso vans manufactured between November 2020 and January 2022. A possible fuel leak increases the risk of fire.

Ford is recalling 1,284 Focuses built between early June and early July 2022. The wall of the wheel axle bolt hole may be weaker on one side, which could cause the lower ball joint to detach. This would lead to a loss of control of the vehicle and increases the risk of an accident. The seat belt may be improperly installed on the 214 Ford Kuga SUVs of the 2020 and 2021 model years. Fewer than 100 Porsche 911s are also being recalled for seat belts.

More than 3,000 Mercedes C-Classes built between October 2021 and March 2022 may have a faulty gearbox. Forces and vibrations may occur when driving, which could damage the gear-shift linkage and the gearbox could disconnect from the drive shaft, causing the vehicle to lose propulsion. Moreover, components could detach from the vehicle, posing a risk to other road users.

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

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Recalls announced in the 48th week of 2022

Make, Model (years) Problem
Ford Focus (2022)The wall of the wheel axle bolt hole may be weaker on one side.
Ford Kuga (2019 – 2021)Due to improper fitting, the seat belt retention function may not be effective.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2021 – 2022)The gearbox may be faulty.
Porsche 911 (2021 – 2022)The seat belts may be faulty.
Toyota ProAce (2020 – 2022)The fuel tube may become damaged over time and leak, increasing the risk of fire.

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