Two Suzuki Jimny recalls; Toyota and Lexus report fuel pump problems (week 26/21)


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This week recalls:
– Suzuki Jimny – wire harness, fuel pump
– Toyota, Lexus – fuel pump
– Porsche – engine connecting rods
– BMW iX3 – electrical system


Eight recalls of seven manufacturers were issued for 13 models in the 26th week of 2021 through the Rapex system.

Suzuki has announced two recalls, while BMW, Citroën, Lexus, Opel, Porsche and Toyota have one action each.

Suzuki Jimny, manufactured from the start of production until 2 December 2020, may have an incorrectly designed wiring harness of the driver’s and passenger doors. Repeated movements in opening and closing the doors may result in damage. This can cause curtain and side airbags to not activate properly in the event of an accident. Jimny manufactured from May to November 2018 may additionally have problems with the fuel feeding impeller in the fuel pump, which can swell and deform. It may come into contact with the fuel pump body, and the engine may suddenly stop while driving.

The fuel pump is also the reason for the recall for Toyota and its premium brand Lexus. With NX300, RX300, Auris, Corolla and C-HR models from various production periods between 2017 and 2021, the resistance characteristics of the fuel pump components against high fuel pressure may be inadequate. As a result, cracks may be formed on the welded parts of the pump, and a fuel leak may occur, posing a risk to the following traffic.



Over 16,000 electric BMW iX3 will also have to be serviced. In the event of a very serious accident involving damage to the high-voltage vehicle electrical system, the 12-volt electrical system and its components may be damaged by high-voltage transmission due to a software defect in the battery management system. This may lead to the failure of post-crash functions (e.g. eCall, hazard warning system, etc.) in the event of an accident. The fault may occur in cars manufactured between July 2019 and May 2021.

Porsche will replace the engine in 1,000 cars built between September 2020 and March 2021. The 718 Spyder, Boxster GTS, Cayman GT4 and Cayman GTS 4.0 may experience oil leaks and engine failure due to poorly bolted connecting rods.

Smaller-scale recalls have also been announced by Citroën and Opel.

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


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Recalls announced in the 26th week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
BMW iX3 (2019 – 2021) Possible failure of post-crash functions (e.g. eCall, hazard warning system, etc.) in the event of an accident.
Citroen C3 (2020 – 2021) The fixing screws for the ball joints may be missing.
Lexus NX300 (2018 – 2021) The resistance characteristics of the fuel pump components against high fuel pressure may be inadequate.
Lexus RX300 (2018 – 2021) The resistance characteristics of the fuel pump components against high fuel pressure may be inadequate.
Opel Movano (2021) The functioning of the parking brake is impaired.
Porsche 718 Spyder (2020 – 2021) The bolting of the engine connecting rods may be faulty.
Porsche Boxster GTS (2020 – 2021) The bolting of the engine connecting rods may be faulty.
Porsche Cayman (2020 – 2021) The bolting of the engine connecting rods may be faulty.
Suzuki Jimny (2018 – 2020) The curtain and side airbags may not deploy correctly in the event of an accident.
Suzuki Jimny (2018) The fuel feeding impeller in the fuel pump, which is made of resin material, may be swollen and deformed.
Toyota Auris (2017 – 2018) The resistance characteristics of the fuel pump components against high fuel pressure may be inadequate.
Toyota C-HR (2017 – 2021) The resistance characteristics of the fuel pump components against high fuel pressure may be inadequate.
Toyota Corolla (2018 – 2021) The resistance characteristics of the fuel pump components against high fuel pressure may be inadequate.

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