8 Seat recalls in 2018 – VIN lookup

In 2018, Seat announced 8 recalls that affected 8 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?

With the Seat Altea, Leon, Ibiza and Alhambra produced between March 18 and May 28, 2011, the starter relay spring may remain in the wrong position. As a consequence, the relay may overheat and cause a fire in an engine compartment. Due to this defect Seat announced a recall in March 2018. In the same month, the Leon and Alhambra were also recalled due to the faulty airbag inflators.



Ibiza had two more recalls later. First together with Arona due to seat-belt buckles which may open unexpectedly (production 1/2018 – 7/2018) and the second only concerned its TGI version driven by compressed natural gas (1/2018 – 8/2018). The gas pipe nuts have not been tightened sufficiently and can cause CNG leakage.

The Ateca SUV, manufactured in August 2018, may have improperly case-hardened wheel-bearing housings on the rear axle which may break. With Seat Mii, the towing eye that comes with the vehicle equipment may also break.

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



Seat 2018 recalls by model

Seat Alhambra

Month Issue Production Source
III. The passenger airbag module may have been produced with an inadequate welded connection . 9/2016 – 11/2016 link
III. The spring on the starter relay may remain in the wrong position. 3/2011 – 5/2011 link
All Alhambra´s Recalls

Seat Altea

Month Issue Production Source
III. The spring on the starter relay may remain in the wrong position. 3/2011 – 5/2011 link
All Altea´s Recalls

Seat Arona

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The seat-belt buckles may open unexpectedly. 1/2018 – 7/2018 link
All Arona´s Recalls

Seat Ateca

Month Issue Production Source
II. Improperly case-hardened wheel-bearing housings on the rear axle may break. 8/2017 link
All Ateca´s Recalls

Seat Ibiza

Month Issue Production Source
III. The spring on the starter relay may remain in the wrong position. 3/2011 – 5/2011 link
VII. The seat-belt buckles may open unexpectedly. 1/2018 – 7/2018 link
All Ibiza´s Recalls

Seat Ibiza TGI

Month Issue Production Source
VIII. The nuts of the gas pipes may not be sufficiently tightened, causing a leak of gas. 1/2018 – 8/2018 link
All Ibiza´s Recalls

Seat Leon

Month Issue Production Source
III. In the event of deployment of the passenger airbag, the casing of the gas generator could be damaged. 9/2014 – 10/2014 link
III. The spring on the starter relay may remain in the wrong position. 3/2011 – 5/2011 link
All Leon´s Recalls

Seat Mii

Month Issue Production Source
I. The towing eye supplied with the car may have defective welding. 5/2017 – 10/2017 link
All Mii´s Recalls

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