Opel Meriva – Common problems

Common problems with the Opel Meriva

Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the Opel Meriva, for which Opel has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. For recalls and faults found in the UK scroll down.

If the problem is corrected in time, it may not affect the overall reliability of your Opel Meriva. However, the fault can often remain unresolved because the previous owner didn´t know about the recall or ignored the manufacturer’s letter.

The good news is that automakers usually provide unlimited time to correct such defects for free. Check to see if all of the potential problems with your Opel Meriva have been resolved in the past. How to do it, we give advice on a special page.



Latest Meriva’s Issues in the EU

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06. 02. 2017

Due to a wrong mixing ratio of the primary ignition chemicals in the gas generators, the airbag may not be triggered … .

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25. 09. 2015

It is possible that the steel cable for attaching the seat-belt tensioner on the outer side of the seat may suffer … .

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28. 08. 2015

The engine wiring harness may chafe against the transmission housing which could cause miscellaneous engine failures: the vehicle may not start … .

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Latest Meriva’s Issues in the UK

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