Opel Issues

The most common Opel problems

Opel-common-problems

Problems solved during Opel’s recalls do not usually determine the reliability of the vehicle itself. Even the common-recalled model can be a good choice, and vice versa.

It is good to be informed, however, what problems the manufacturer has recalled most often. At least to know whether the defect was corrected by the previous owner, when buying a second-hand car. You should check your vehicle VIN with your nearest Opel dealer using our special page.



The most common Opel faults by keywords

Airbags

Opel-Grandland_X-2017-recall-airbag 6. 7. 2018

Opel Grandland X (2017)

  19. 6. 2017 - 27. 11. 2017
There is a defective seam on the seat cover. In the event of an accident, this may lead to the side ...
     204
opel-zafira-2016-recall 6. 2. 2017

Opel Zafira (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     689
Opel-Mokka-2016-recall 6. 2. 2017

Opel Mokka (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     773
opel-meriva-2016-recall 6. 2. 2017

Opel Meriva (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     792
opel-insignia-2016-recall 6. 2. 2017

Opel Insignia (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     3,275
opel corsa 2016 6. 2. 2017

Opel Corsa (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     931
opel-astra-2016-recall 6. 2. 2017

Opel Astra (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     1,319
opel-adam-2016-recall 6. 2. 2017

Opel Adam (2016)

  MY 2016
Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may ...
     624

End of Airbags Sumary

Brakes

opel-corsa-e-2017-recall 29. 4. 2017

Opel Corsa (2017)

  MY 2017
The locking mechanism of the parking brake may become loose. Vehicles with a manual transmission cou ...
     1,999
opel-adam-2017-recall 29. 4. 2017

Opel Adam (2017)

  MY 2017
The locking mechanism of the parking brake may become loose. Vehicles with a manual transmission cou ...
     1,344
opel-vivaro-2015--recall 17. 4. 2015

Opel Vivaro (2014 - 2015)

  MY 2015
There may be contact between the main wiring and the windscreen wipers mechanism which might cause t ...
     808
Opel-Antara-2010-recall 14. 9. 2012

Opel Antara (2007 - 2010)

  MY 2007 - 2010
Incorrect brake fluid might cause corrosion in the hydraulic ABS unit leading to a sticking valve an ...
     141

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

Opel-Insignia-2018-recall-oil-leakage 27. 7. 2018

Opel Insignia (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 4. 4. 2018
A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. The leaking oil may ign ...
     1,509
Opel-Astra-2018-recall-oil-leakage 27. 7. 2018

Opel Astra (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 4. 4. 2018
A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. The leaking oil may ign ...
     198
Opel-Zafira-2017-recall-oil-leakage 27. 7. 2018

Opel Zafira (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 4. 4. 2018
A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. The leaking oil may ign ...
     158
Opel-Cascada-2013-recall-oil-leakage 27. 7. 2018

Opel Cascada (2018)

  17. 1. 2018 - 4. 4. 2018
A wrongly-fitted sealing ring may lead to oil leakage on the turbo oil-line. The leaking oil may ign ...
     41
opel-grandland-x-2018-recall 8. 4. 2018

Opel Grandland X (2018)

  I. 2018 - III. 2018
Oil can enter the intake circuit of the engine. This can lead to engine failure. The recall affects ...
     717
opel-crossland-x-2017-recall 5. 1. 2018

Opel Crossland X (2017 - 2018)

  MY 2018
Oil entry in the inlet circuit of the engine can occur caused by the pistons. This could result in e ...
     1,482
Opel-Movano-2017-recall 17. 12. 2017

Opel Movano (2016 - 2017)

  XII. 2016 - II. 2017
The strap holding the fuel filter could break leading to a breakage of the fuel line and subsequentl ...
     291
Opel-Movano-2016-recall 13. 5. 2016

Opel / Vauxhall Movano (2015)

  MY 2015
An oil hose may be incorrectly crimped. If the oil hose becomes completely detached, oil could escap ...
     552

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

opel-crossland-x-2017-recall-wheel-hubs 27. 4. 2018

Opel Crossland X (2017)

  15. 9. 2017
The rear wheel hubs may not be correctly screwed in place. As a consequence, the rear wheels could b ...
     315
1. 7. 2016

Opel Zafira (2016)

  7. 4. 2016 - 20. 4. 2016
The tie rod end may not be correctly threaded. As a result, the stub axle may crack and the connecti ...
     580
1. 7. 2016

Opel Insignia (2016)

  7. 4. 2016 - 20. 4. 2016
The tie rod end may not be correctly threaded. As a result, the stub axle may crack and the connecti ...
     867
opel-adam-2015-recall 24. 4. 2015

Opel Adam (2013 - 2015)

  MY 2013 - 2015
The 18″ light alloy wheel rims can crack on the surface with high mileage. This may cause a re ...
     525

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

Opel-Combo-2018-recall-steering 17. 8. 2018

Opel Combo D (MY 2018)

  MY 2018
The steering gear housing may be defective. As a result, oil could leak and the power steering suppo ...
Opel-Movano-2017-recall-steering 23. 3. 2018

Opel Movano (2016 - 2017)

  PY 2016 - 2017
The intermediate steering shaft may be incorrectly tightened. This could lead to loss of steering co ...
     189
opel-vivaro-2015-recall 28. 1. 2017

Opel Vivaro (2013 - 2016)

  14. 5. 2015 - 21. 1. 2016
The track rod may not be mounted correctly which could affect the handling of the vehicle. The recal ...
     856
vauxhall-corsa-opel-corsa-2014 11. 11. 2016

Opel / Vauxhall Corsa (2014 - 2015)

  X. 2014 - I. 2015
Cracks in the steering box’s rack-and-pinion may lead to breakage and thus to steering failure. Th ...
     916
opel-adam-2014 11. 11. 2016

Opel / Vauxhall Adam (2014 - 2015)

  X. 2014 - I. 2015
Cracks in the steering box’s rack-and-pinion may lead to breakage and thus to steering failure. Th ...
     791
12. 8. 2016

Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro (2012 - 2014)

  2012 - 2014
A faulty connection between the steering wheel and the steering column may lead to loss of steering. ...
     1,777
Opel-Mokka-2015-recall 13. 11. 2015

Opel Mokka (2015)

  MY2015
A faulty steering column torque sensor can lead to a loss of steering assistance. The recall affects ...
     629
opel-vivaro-2015--recall 17. 4. 2015

Opel Vivaro (2014 - 2015)

  MY 2015
There may be contact between the main wiring and the windscreen wipers mechanism which might cause t ...
     808

End of Steering Sumary

Fuel Tank

16. 9. 2016

Opel Zafira (2011 - 2016)

  2011 – 2016
A defective O-ring on the valve of a CNG pressurised container may lead to leakage after refuelling, ...
     593

End of Fuel Tank Sumary

Bodywork

opel-grandland-x-2018-recall-tow-bar 27. 4. 2018

Opel Grandland X (2017 - 2018)

  8. 11. 2017 - 19. 1. 2018
The screws attaching the tow-bar are insufficiently tightened. As a result, the tow-bar may detach. ...
     239
Opel-Adam-2013-recall 28. 1. 2017

Opel Adam (2013)

  IV. - X. 2013
The glass roof may be incorrectly fixed and could become detached during travel and fall onto the ro ...
     754
26. 8. 2016

Opel Vivaro (2015 - 2016)

  2015 - 2016
The tightening torque of the bonnet primary latch striker bolts might be incorrect. This could lead ...
     1,373
Opel_Insignia_Sports_Tourer_recall 3. 7. 2015

Opel Insignia (2009 - 2015)

  MY 2009 - 2015
Due to a gas leakage from the left damper, the rear door can suddenly descend after being raised in ...
     2,711

End of Bodywork Sumary

Electronic

Opel-Crossland_X-2018-recall-wiring-harness 6. 7. 2018

Opel Crossland X (2016 - 2018)

  PY 2016 - 2018
Rubbing of the bodywork wiring harness may occur. This could lead to a short circuit and a fire. The ...
     264
opel-insignia-combi-2009-recall 23. 7. 2017

Opel Insignia Sports Tourer (2008 - 2011)

  VI. 2008 - VIII. 2011
Penetration of water into the boot control module may cause a short-circuit and fire. The recall con ...
     1,639
6. 5. 2016

Opel / Vauxhall Mokka (2015 - 2016)

  2015 - 2016
Water ingress in the Electronic Brake Control Module control unit may cause a short-circuit. There i ...
     2,093
opel-meriva-2014-recall 28. 8. 2015

Opel Meriva (2014 - 2015)

  MY 2014 - 2015
The engine wiring harness may chafe against the transmission housing which could cause miscellaneous ...
     521
Opel-Astra-2012-recall 13. 2. 2015

Opel Astra (2010 - 2011)

  MY 2010 - 2011
In the event that the radiator cooling fan is blocked, there is a risk that an electrical short circ ...
     941

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

End of Door Locks Sumary

Stabilization

End of Stabilization Sumary

Seat Belts

Opel-Insignia-a-2017-recall-seat-belts 17. 8. 2018

Opel Insignia A (MY 2017)

  MY 2017
The crimp connection of the front seat belt buckles may be loose. As a consequence, the seat belt bu ...
     109
opel-insignia-2018-recall-seat-belts 27. 4. 2018

Opel Insignia (2017 - 2018)

  MY 2018
The outer rear seat-belts may be incorrectly routed at the anchor point. In case of a frontal collis ...
     942
opel-zafira-2017-recall 23. 6. 2017

Opel Zafira (2016 - 2017)

  20. 7. 2016 - 2. 2. 2017
The bolts of the second seat row seat belts as well as of the third seat row seats and seat belt buc ...
     583
Opel-Meriva-2011-recall 25. 9. 2015

Opel Meriva (2009 - 2015)

  MY 2009 - 2015
It is possible that the steel cable for attaching the seat-belt tensioner on the outer side of the s ...
     777
opel-mokka-2014-recall 13. 3. 2015

Opel Mokka (2013 - 2014)

  MY 2013 -2014
The seat-belt tensioners of the front seats can fail to lock correctly after release and loosen agai ...
     721
opel-meriva-2015-recall 10. 1. 2015

Opel Meriva (2015)

  MY 2015
The latches of the rear safety belt buckles may open inadvertently in the event of a crash. The rec ...
     384

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

opel-grandland-x-2018-recall 8. 4. 2018

Opel Grandland X (2018)

  I. 2018 - III. 2018
Oil can enter the intake circuit of the engine. This can lead to engine failure. The recall affects ...
     717
Opel-Movano-2017-recall 17. 12. 2017

Opel Movano (2016 - 2017)

  XII. 2016 - II. 2017
The strap holding the fuel filter could break leading to a breakage of the fuel line and subsequentl ...
     291
OPEL-Zafira-2011-recall 28. 11. 2014

Opel Zafira CNG (2011 - 2014)

  MY 2011 - 2014
Owing to a defective CNG tank fill-stop valve, natural gas can escape during and after filling of th ...
     710

End of Fuel Sumary

Seats

Opel-Grandland_X-2017-recall-airbag 6. 7. 2018

Opel Grandland X (2017)

  19. 6. 2017 - 27. 11. 2017
There is a defective seam on the seat cover. In the event of an accident, this may lead to the side ...
     204
opel-zafira-2017-recall 23. 6. 2017

Opel Zafira (2016 - 2017)

  20. 7. 2016 - 2. 2. 2017
The bolts of the second seat row seat belts as well as of the third seat row seats and seat belt buc ...
     583
opel-vivaro-2014-recall 6. 3. 2015

Opel Vivaro (2014)

  V. - X. 2014
The seat mounting might fail in the event of an accident. The recall affects vehicles built from May ...
     411

End of Seats Sumary

Headlamps

24. 6. 2016

Opel Mokka (2011 - 2016)

  I. 2011 - XII. 2016
Due to insufficient guidance for users, it may happen that the Flexfit carrier system is not positio ...
     835

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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