The European Commission publishes a list of durable consumer goods recently recalled in the EU, including automotive recalls, every week. You can find the types involved in each recall, the problematic production period, and a schematic description of the fault below the images below (for illustration only). The following, of course, are only a schematic description of the nature of the problems; if you suspect that your car (motorbike, tractor, bus…) is involved, be sure to contact your dealer, in which case he is the source of your knowledge.

European Recalls Week 27, 2020

Unexpected dangers lurk for motorists 1

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Production period affected by the recall: 12/11/2019.
The intermediate bearing that secures the PTO shaft is not secured to the chassis as specified, so the PTO shaft can damage the fuel tank and surrounding components. All this can lead to an increased risk of accidents.

Unexpected dangers lurk for motorists 2

Ford Transit / Transit Custom
Production period affected by the recall: 05.05.2016 – 2020.05.
A faulty fuse in the electronic water pump does not prevent the pump from overheating in the event of a technical fault. This can lead to melting of the pump housing and lines, which can cause a fire hazard.

Unexpected dangers lurk for motorists 3

Aprilia RSV4 / Tuono
Production period covered by the recall: 2016-2020.
The disc that secures the front brake pads may come off, which may result in a reduction in braking effect.

Unexpected dangers lurk for motorists 4

Volvo S60 / V60
Production period covered by the recall: 2016-2018.
Extreme amounts of carbon can be deposited in the engine intake manifold. As a result, the intake air temperature may rise, the intake manifold may melt, and the engine may suffocate, causing an accident or even fire.