Eight recalls for 24 models of six carmakers were announced in the 13th week of 2019. Two events were issued by Peugeot and Ferrari, followed by Volvo, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda with one recall each. The motorcycles Suzuki Address, Yamaha TMAX, and Polaris ATVs are also being recalled.
The trio of Peugeot, Citroën and Toyota vans are among the most recalled vehicles ever. You can find all their faults with the links below. Most recently, Peugeot has recalled its Expert and Traveller models for two reasons. Vehicles produced from August 2015 to December 2018 may have a poorly mounted steering mechanism as well as incorrectly fixed the wishbone mounting brackets on the rear suspension system. In both cases, this can lead to a loss of directional control.
Already in January, we wrote about Volvo’s diesel engine problems – see here. Since the 13th week of 2019, we can also find recalls due to possible fuel leaks in the Rapex´s official list. It covers a total of 11 of Volvo´s models – the S60 (CC), S80, V40 (CC), V60 (CC), V70, and XC60/70/90 produced from April 2014 to May 2016.
The second largest recall in terms of the number of models affected we can see this week at Ferrari. Fuel leakage and subsequent fire threaten the 488 GTB, 488 Spider, 488 Pista (Spider), GTC4 Lusso (LussoT), 812 Superfast, LaFerrari Aperta and F12 TDF produced from October 2017 to October 2018. With the GTC4 Lusso, there is one more recall due to faulty door locks.
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Honda
The missing fixture in the accelerator module could cause the pedal to get stuck in the kick-down position with the BMW Z4 produced from September 2018 to February 2019. The Mercedes-Benz X-Class pick-up appears for the first time in the recalls list. Inadequate instructions for retrofitting a tow hitch could lead to the fastening screws on the crossbar being damaged. With the Honda Odyssey produced between April 24, 2017, and February 12, 2018, the locking system may become jammed and the sliding door may open unintentionally while the vehicle is in motion.
Motorcycles and ATVs
The Polaris Ranger EV electric quads (2014 – 2019) may have an incorrectly connected accelerator pedal sensor, which may cause inadvertent acceleration leading to an accident. An incorrectly mounted generator rotor can be found with the Suzuki Address (2015 – 2018) scooter and limited durability of the belt-drive may occur with the larger Yamaha TMAX 530 (2017 – 2018).