Opel Astra (2010 - 2011)

Production: MY 2010 - 2011 | Problems / tags:   

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Problem Description

In the event that the radiator cooling fan is blocked, there is a risk that an electrical short circuit can occur. This in turn could cause damage to the cooling fan module and in a worst case could potentially result in a vehicle fire.

The recall affects vehicles with diesel engine built between 2010 and 2011.

Source: Alert 06/2015 A12/0171/15

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you’ll need the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for your car – this is a 17 characters code that appears on the chassis plate of your car or – on most UK-registered cars – in the bottom-left corner of your windscreen.

You should make contact with a Opel dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details. Usually that’ll be your nearest franchised dealership, or ‘main dealer’ as they’re sometimes known.

If you wish fully comprehensive vehicle check, with more than 80 data points about the history of the car, then we suggest going to HPI-Check, which provides information on a specific vehicle using also the vehicle registration number.

UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering your car registration number; it will also reveal your car’s current MOT status.

This notification is purely informative for the vehicle type you have selected. As these deficiencies often relate to specific components (engine type, bodywork, equipment), the recall may not apply to all vehicles of this type. First published in the Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications.


Check also our UK Recalls database
UK Recalls - Opel
Published by RAPEX 13. 2. 2015
Keywords   
Risk Fire
Make
Model
Type Hatchback
Production period MY 2010 - 2011
Type/number of model Astra J
Country of origin Poland, United Kingdom
Alert submitted by Portugal
Products were found and measures were taken also in Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands, United Kingdom
Measures taken by economic operators Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
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