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Carwatch Weekly 2020 CW 05


Mercedes- Benz: Citan
Publication (source): 30.01.2020 (EU)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a..
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: injuries the nuts on the rear axle wheel hubs and two screws on the brake calliper support can become loose. as a result, the rear wheels can be detached, increasing the risk of an accident. /

GALAXY: DH241-G 16H
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (US)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (1.178 units affected)
Component(s): TIRES:TREAD/BELT
Defect: alliance tire americas, inc. (alliance tire) is recalling certain galaxy dh241-g 16h commercial truck tires in size 11r24.5 with dot date codes 2519 through 4619. the tires may have been improperly vulcanized, allowing the tread to separate from the casing.

FIAT: 500
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2010 – 31.12.2013 (n.a. units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: restricted function of the shift cable causes the vehicle to roll away.

CLAAS: Arion,AXION
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (33 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: faulty brake valve can impair the brake function.

DODGE: CHARGER,CHALLENGER
Publication (source): 29.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (173 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: due to an unsuitable wheel / tire combination, the tie rods can damage the tires, which can result in loss of control over the vehicle.

MERCEDES BENZ: GLK
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2012 – 31.12.2015 (3.501 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: impermissible switch-off device or impermissible reduction in the effectiveness of the emission control system.

MERCEDES-BENZ truck: V-CLASS,VITO
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (371 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: incorrectly manufactured headrests can lead to an increased risk of injury to the occupants in the event of an accident.

MERCEDES BENZ: VITO,V-CLASS
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (304 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: an incorrect combination of headrest and headrest bar can lead to an increased risk of injury if an accident occurs.

MERCEDES-BENZ truck: ACTROS,AROCS
Publication (source): 30.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (2.998 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: faulty software can lead to a sudden failure of the ignition and related systems while driving.

OPEL: VIVARO,ZAFIRA
Publication (source): 28.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (1.788 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: there is a risk of fire due to a leak in the fuel line and diesel fuel can get onto the road.

RENAULT: MASTER
Publication (source): 29.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2018 – 31.12.2019 (103 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: faulty screwing of the front passenger airbag means that the function is restricted and there is an increased risk of injury if an accident occurs.

RENAULT: TRAFIC
Publication (source): 31.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (630 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: due to a limited function of the parking brake, the vehicle may move undesirably in the traffic area.

NISSAN: PATHFINDER
Publication (source): 31.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2001 – 31.12.2003 (73 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: faults in the gas generator of the front passenger airbag lead to uncontrolled deployment when the airbag is deployed.

POLARIS: RANGER
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (DE, KBA)
Manufacturing period: 01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 (5 units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: both a broken drive belt could damage the fuel line and loosening an incorrectly routed fuel line could lead to fuel leaks and thus increase the risk of fire.

Mercedes-Benz:
Publication (source): 30.01.2020 (AU)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (n.a. units affected)
Component(s): n.a.
Defect: the glass pane of the panoramic sliding sunroof may not have been correctly bonded on vehicles.

FOREST RIVER: SALEM
Publication (source): 28.01.2020 (CA)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (39 units affected)
Component(s): Electrical
Defect: issue: on certain travel trailers, the emergency trailer breakaway switch may not work properly when the pin is pulled. if the trailer separates from a tow vehicle, the trailer brakes would not self-apply. safety risk: if the trailer breakaway switch does not work properly, there could be an increased risk of a crash. corrective actions: forest river will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to replace the breakaway switch.

FOREST RIVER: STEALTH EVO
Publication (source): 28.01.2020 (CA)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (39 units affected)
Component(s): Electrical
Defect: issue: on certain travel trailers, the emergency trailer breakaway switch may not work properly when the pin is pulled. if the trailer separates from a tow vehicle, the trailer brakes would not self-apply. safety risk: if the trailer breakaway switch does not work properly, there could be an increased risk of a crash. corrective actions: forest river will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to replace the breakaway switch.

FOREST RIVER: WILDWOOD
Publication (source): 28.01.2020 (CA)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (39 units affected)
Component(s): Electrical
Defect: issue: on certain travel trailers, the emergency trailer breakaway switch may not work properly when the pin is pulled. if the trailer separates from a tow vehicle, the trailer brakes would not self-apply. safety risk: if the trailer breakaway switch does not work properly, there could be an increased risk of a crash. corrective actions: forest river will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their travel trailer to a dealer to replace the breakaway switch.

YAMAHA: THE DRIVE2 (DR2A)
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (CA)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (38 units affected)
Component(s): Wheels
Defect: issue: on certain golf cars, one or both front wheel hubs could be cracked. if either front hub were to break while the vehicle is being driven, it would reduce steering control. safety risk: reduced steering control could increase the risk of a crash. corrective actions: yamaha will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace both front hub bearing assemblies.

YAMAHA: THE DRIVE2 (DR2E)
Publication (source): 27.01.2020 (CA)
Manufacturing period: n.a. – n.a. (38 units affected)
Component(s): Wheels
Defect: issue: on certain golf cars, one or both front wheel hubs could be cracked. if either front hub were to break while the vehicle is being driven, it would reduce steering control. safety risk: reduced steering control could increase the risk of a crash. corrective actions: yamaha will notify owners by mail and instruct you to take your vehicle to a dealer to replace both front hub bearing assemblies.