Opel Issues

The most common Opel problems

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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 ...
     331
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 ...
     781
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 ...
     870
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 ...
     933
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 ...
     3,631

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 ...
     2,255
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 ...
     1,480
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 ...
     859
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 ...
     185

End of Brakes Sumary

Engine

Opel-Grandland-X-2018-recall-crankcase 12. 10. 2018

Opel Grandland X (2018)

  IV. 2018 - V. 2018
The crankcase seal plug has not been correctly tightened. This may lead to oil leaking through the e ...
     128
Opel-zafira-2018-recall-turbo-charger 23. 9. 2018

Opel Zafira (2017 - 2018)

  I. 2017 - IX. 2018
There is a calibration error in the turbocharger’s diagnostic monitoring which disables the tu ...
     454
Opel-Cascada-2018-recall-turbo-charger 23. 9. 2018

Opel Cascada (2017 - 2018)

  I. 2017 - IX. 2018
There is a calibration error in the turbocharger’s diagnostic monitoring which disables the tu ...
     59
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 ...
     1,821
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 ...
     682

End of Engine Sumary

Gearbox

End of Gearbox Sumary

Suspension

Opel-Grandland_X-2018-recall-shock-absorbent 23. 9. 2018

Opel Grandland X (MY 2018)

  MY 2018
The screws on the lower shock absorber mountings have been insufficiently tightened. This may lead t ...
     175
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 ...
     547
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 ...
     648
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 ...
     995
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 ...
     572

End of Suspension Sumary

Steering

Opel-Ampera-e-recall-steering 5. 10. 2018

Opel Ampera-e (2016 - 2018)

  27. 6. 2016 - 31. 8. 2018
A foreign object could fall into the upper steering column jacket. The steering column may block as ...
     123
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 ...
     140
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 ...
     291
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 ...
     954
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 ...
     1,137

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, ...
     664

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. ...
     386
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 ...
     826
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 ...
     1,589
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 ...
     3,101

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 ...
     531
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 ...
     1,783
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 ...
     2,602
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 ...
     586
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 ...
     1,050

End of Electronic Sumary

Door Locks

Opel-Insignia-2017-recall-central-lock 14. 9. 2018

Opel Insignia B (2017 - 2018)

  II. 2017 - III. 2018
Defective sealing may lead to moisture penetrating the central locking control unit. This could resu ...
     779

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 ...
     244
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 ...
     1,895
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 ...
     656
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 ...
     1,020
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 ...
     987

End of Seat Belts Sumary

Fuel

Opel-Insignia-2018-recall-fuel-leak 23. 9. 2018

Opel Insignia B (MY 2018)

  MY 2018
A clip of the fuel line bundle might chafe against the fuel pump hose. This could result in fuel lea ...
     254
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 ...
     1,372
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 ...
     338
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 ...
     857

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 ...
     331
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 ...
     656
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 ...
     452

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 ...
     977

End of Headlamps Sumary

Tyres

End of Tyres Sumary



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