Every Vehicle Recall in 2017

Another day, another recall…


Does it seem like there’s a new safety recall every other week? With causes ranging from engine fires to manipulating emissions data, almost every major manufacturer has had to recall a vehicle recently. Following the latest recalls (according to the KIA Motors SA website, Kia is the latest manufacturer to call their vehicle back) we decided to put together a comprehensive list of all the recalls that were announced in the last year. The results are enough to make you never buy another car again!

Note: Different countries have different vehicle regulations, so vehicles that experience the same problems may not be recalled in certain countries. Recalls are expensive, time-consuming and reputation-damaging, so manufacturers would much rather avoid recalls where possible – even though these vehicles may not be functioning properly!

September: Kia

Which car?

Kia Rios (models assembled in Korea between 10 April 2017 and 5 June 2017)

How many cars?

1266

What was the problem?

Faulty rear-door child locks

Which countries were affected?

South Africa

September: VW

Which car?

Volkswagen Magotans (produced between 2007 and 2014), CCs (2009-2014) and Passats (2011-2015)

How many cars?

1 820 000

What was the problem?

Fuel pump failures causing the engine to stall

Which countries were affected?

China.

August: VW

Which car?

Volkswagen CCs (2009-2016) and Passats (2006-2010)

How many cars?

281 000

What was the problem?

Fuel pump failure

Which countries were affected?

The United States

July: Porsche

Which car?

Porsche Cayenne (the German government announced they would order a recall but it hasn’t materialised yet)

How many cars?

22 000

What was the problem?

Illegal software (manipulating emissions readings)

Which countries were affected?

Europe

July: Mercedes-Benz

Which car?

Nearly every Mercedes-Benz model with a diesel engine manufactured in the last six years

How many cars?

3 000 000

What was the problem?

Illegal software (manipulating emissions readings)

Which countries were affected?

Europe

July: Mazda

Which car?

A number of models, including the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8, manufactured since 2002.

How many cars?

Thousands of vehicle worldwide, including 19 000 in SA

What was the problem?

Defective, exploding air bags (produced by Takata)

Which countries were affected?

Many countries, including South Africa, Japan and the US

June: Ford

Which car?

Transit vans and buses (2015-2017)

How many cars?

400 000

What was the problem?

Cracked drive shaft couplings causing vehicles to lose power

Which countries were affected?

North America

May: Nissan

Which car?

Numerous models manufactured between 2013-2017 including the Altima, Leaf, Murano and Tiida, as well as some Infiniti models

How many cars?

3 800 000, including 17 600 Tiidas in South Africa

What was the problem?

Defective airbags

Which countries were affected?

A number of countries worldwide, including North America and South Africa

May: BMW

Which car?

7 -series models

How many cars?

45 000

What was the problem?

Doors opening suddenly

Which countries were affected?

US

May: Audi

Which car?

Audi Q5 and Q7

How many cars?

240 000

What was the problem?

Fuel pump cracks causing a fire risk

Which countries were affected?

US

May: Porsche

Which car?

Porsche Macan models (2015-2017)

How many cars?

51 000

Fuel pump cracks causing a fire risk

Which countries were affected?

US

March: Ford

Which car?

Ford Kuga and Fiesta ST models (2012-2014)

How many cars?

570 000, including 5 500 in South Africa

What was the problem?

Engine fires and doors opening unexpectedly

Which countries were affected?

Many countries worldwide, including South Africa, Europe and North America

March: Mercedes-Benz

Which car?

A number of models manufactured from 2015-2017, including certain C-class, E-class, CLA, GLA and GLC SUV models

How many cars?

1 000 000, including 5 100 cars in South Africa

What was the problem?

Overheating causing fire risks

Which countries were affected?

Worldwide, including Germany, the US and SA

March: Mitsubishi

Which car?

Pajero models built between 2007 and 2016

How many cars?

7 449

What was the problem?

Defective airbags

Which countries were affected?

South Africa (part of a wider global recall of Takata airbags)

February: Toyota

Which car?

Mirai fuel-cell vehicles

How many cars?

2 800

What was the problem?

Software glitch shutting down the power system

Which countries were affected?

Worldwide

February: BMW

Which car?

Multiple BMW and Rolls Royce models

How many cars?

41 500

What was the problem?

Faulty airbags

Which countries were affected?

China

February: Mazda

Which car?

Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed 3 (2010-2011)

How many cars?

174 000

What was the problem?

Seat height adjusters

Which countries were affected?

US

January: Audi

Which car?

Many models, including the A4, A5, A6 and Q5 produced from 2012

How many cars?

600 000

What was the problem?

Defective airbags

Which countries were affected?

US

January: Ford

Which car?

Kuga

How many cars?

4556

What was the problem?

Engine fires

Which countries were affected?

South Africa

January: VW

Which car?

Beetles and Golfs (2012-2015)

How many cars?

50 000

What was the problem?

Brake problems when using cruise control

Which countries were affected?

China

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