20 Opel recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Opel announced 20 recalls that affected 11 of its models, according to the Rapex notifications. How to check your VIN for free to see if any of them is also relevant to your car?

The largest recall in terms of the models concerned was announced by Opel in 2018 at the 30th week. The incorrectly mounted sealing ring may lead to leakage of oil on the turbocharger lines with the Astra, Cascada, Insignia and Zafira models manufactured from January to early April 2018. The leaked oil may ignite and cause a fire.



In 2018, most of the recalls were announced by Opel for Insignia and Grandland X – five problems each. The reasons are poorly tightened screws on the lower shock absorber mountings, the oil penetration into the intake circuit of the engine, or moisture penetration into the central locking control unit.

Three recalls were announced with the Crossland X, steering problems appeared with the Ampera (6/2016 – 8/2018), Movano (2016-2017) and Combo (MY 2018). With the Opel Corsa from the beginning of 2018, the bonnet may open during driving.

* We’ve divided all the recalls according to the models into the table at the end of the article. 



Opel 2018 recalls by model

Opel Ampera-e

Month Issue Production Source
X. A foreign object could fall into the upper steering column jacket. 6/2016 – 8/2018 link
All Ampera´s Recalls

Opel Astra

Month Issue Production Source
VII. A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. 1/2018 – 4/2018 link
All Astra´s Recalls

Opel Cascada

Month Issue Production Source
VII. A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. 1/2018 – 4/2018 link
IX. There is a calibration error in the turbocharger’s diagnostic monitoring. 1/2017 – 9/2018 link
All Cascada´s Recalls

Opel Combo

Month Issue Production Source
VIII. The steering gear housing may be defective. MY 2018 link
All Combo´s Recalls

Opel Corsa

Month Issue Production Source
XI. The bonnet may open during driving. 2/2018 – 5/2018 link
All Corsa´s Recalls

Opel Crossland X

Month Issue Production Source
I. Oil entry in the inlet circuit of the engine can occur caused by the pistons. MY 2018 link
IV. The rear wheel hubs may not be correctly screwed in place. 15. 9. 2018 link
VII. Rubbing of the bodywork wiring harness may occur. 2016 – 2018 link
All Crossland X´s Recalls

Opel Grandland X

Month Issue Production Source
IV. Oil can enter the intake circuit of the engine. 1/2018 – 3/2018 link
IV. The screws attaching the tow-bar are insufficiently tightened. 11/2017 – 1/2018 link
VII. There is a defective seam on the seat cover. 6/2017 – 11/2017 link
IX. The screws on the lower shock absorber mountings have been insufficiently tightened. MY 2018 link
X. The crankcase seal plug has not been correctly tightened. 4/2018 – 5/2018 link
All Grandland X´s Recalls

Opel Insignia

Month Issue Production Source
IV. The outer rear seat-belts may be incorrectly routed at the anchor point. MY 2018 link
VII. A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. 1/2018 – 4/2018 link
VIII. The crimp connection of the front seat belt buckles may be loose. MY 2017 link
IX. Defective sealing may lead to moisture penetrating the central locking control unit. 2/2017 – 3/2018 link
IX. A clip of the fuel line bundle might chafe against the fuel pump hose. MY 2018 link
All Insignia´s Recalls

Opel Movano

Month Issue Production Source
III. The intermediate steering shaft may be incorrectly tightened. 2016 – 2017 link
All Movano´s Recalls

Opel Vivaro

Month Issue Production Source
XI. Some components of the strap guiding rail may not have been accurately produced. 3/2017 – 7/2018 link
All Vivaro´s Recalls

Opel Zafira

Month Issue Production Source
VII. A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. 1/2018 – 4/2018 link
IX. There is a calibration error in the turbocharger’s diagnostic monitoring. 1/2017 – 9/2018 link
All Zafira´s Recalls

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