21 car recalls for 39 models of 14 brands in November 2020


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In November 2020, 14 manufacturers announced 21 recalls which affected 39 models.

Number of recalls by brand:
Audi /1 – Citroën (incl. DS) /2 – Ford /1 – Hyundai /1 – Land Rover /1 – Mazda /1 – Mercedes-Benz /2 – Mitsubishi /2 – Opel /2 – Peugeot /2 – Renault /2 – Vauxhall /2 – Volkswagen /1 – Volvo (incl. Polestar) /2

The main reasons for the recall:
Engine – Peugeot, Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall
Fire risk – Ford, Land Rover, Hyundai
Brakes – Peugeot, Citroën, Mitsubishi
Bodywork – Mercedes-Benz, Renault, Volkswagen
Airbags – Volvo
Suspension – Mitsubishi
Seats – Audi
Headlights – Mazda

We have summed up all the EU Rapex recalls in our regular weekly reports – see below. A comprehensive table is available at the end of this article.


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Recalls in November 2020

Make, Model (years) Problem
Audi A4 (2020) The screw connection attaching the seat frame to the seat rail may not be correctly executed.
Audi A5 (2020) The screw connection attaching the seat frame to the seat rail may not be correctly executed.
Audi Q3 (2020) The screw connection attaching the seat frame to the seat rail may not be correctly executed.
Citroën C3 (2019) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Citroën Berlingo (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën C3 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën C3 Picasso (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën C4 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën C4 Cactus (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën C4 Picasso (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën DS3 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Citroën DS4 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
DS3 Crossback (2019) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Ford Kuga PHEV (2019 – 2020) Internal or charging fault could cause the High Voltage (HV) battery pack to vent hot gas.
Hyundai Kauai (2018 – 2020) Certain cells of the high-voltage lithium-ion battery could be defective.
Land Rover Discovery Sport MHEV (2018 – 2020) An electrical overload in the 48Volt (V) electrical system may cause a failure of the transistor.
Range Rover Evoque MHEV (2018 – 2020) An electrical overload in the 48Volt (V) electrical system may cause a failure of the transistor.
Mazda CX-30 (2019 – 2020) The optical axis of the Adaptive LED Headlight (ALH) may be adjusted too high.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter (2007 – 2020) The fatigue strength of the ball coupling device may be inadequate.
Mercedes-Benz GLB (2019 – 2020) The outer shell of the rear spoiler might not have been welded.
Mitsubishi Pajero (2016 – 2018) The right-hand side front lower arm might break during vehicle usage.
Mitsubishi i-MiEV (2010 – 2019) Water can ingress into the brake vacuum pump.
Opel Corsa (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Opel Crossland X (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot 208 (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot Partner (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot Rifter (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Peugeot 208 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Peugeot 308 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Peugeot 2008 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Peugeot 3008 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Peugeot 5008 (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Peugeot Partner (2013 – 2017) The vacuum pump may be damaged due to material abrasion of the cog belt.
Polestar 2 (2020) The control unit’s Battery Energy Control Module (BECM) software can be defective.
Renault Espace (2015 – 2018) The upper part of the spoiler is not adequately attached.
Renault Master (2019) The earth connection in the trailer socket is inadequate.
Renault Kadjar (2015 – 2018) The child safety lock on the rear doors could come to loose unnoticed.
Vauxhall Corsa (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Vauxhall Crossland X (2019 – 2020) The high-pressure pump has not been tightened to the engine with the correct torque.
Volkswagen Phaeton (2008) The adhesion of the glass cover on the sliding roof may be insufficient.
Volvo S60 (2000 – 2003) The propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a degradation.
Volvo S80 (2000 – 2003) The propellant used in the airbag inflator may experience a degradation.
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