These 38 models of 14 makes had the most recalls in 2022

As in previous years, at the beginning of 2023, we published an overview of all recalls reported to the EU Rapex alert system in 2022. These are, again, dangerous defects that threaten health, safety or the environment.

Mercedes-Benz was the most recalled marque in 2022 again, and its models also dominate this overview. Of the 38 cars with three or more recalls, 14 are from a three-pointed star.

The Mercedes C-Class and S-Class were the most recalled in 2022. There were 7 cases for both. Five recalls were announced for the Peugeot 208, Expert and Traveller, as well as the DS7 Crossback. Again, several Mercedes had four recalls, but also Volkswagens Polo, Citroën Jumpy and Spacetourer, Ford Ranger, BMW i4, and Kia Sorento. The other models from Land Rover, Mazda, Audi, and Seat, which can be found in the table below, had three recalls.

In the table, you will find the carmakers in order of the number of recalls in 2022 from highest to lowest. The number in parentheses for each model is the number of recalls in 2022. For each model, a link leads to all of its recalls, and the last link is to all of the brand’s other models. For comparison, links to each automaker’s 2020 and 2021 recalls are also provided. If you are interested in automakers not listed in the table, you can find them in our recall summary by make and model.

These are only recalls that have been reported to the EU Rapex alert system, either by the supervisory authorities of individual EU Member States or by the manufacturers themselves. In addition to the mandatory recalls, authorised workshops also carry out so-called “service campaigns”, which are not reported anywhere. Read more in our article What is the difference between a recall and a service campaign? and ask your nearest dealership if there is anything that needs to be fixed on your car. Here’s how.

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The most recalled models in 2022

* Data for this unofficial summary is sourced from the weekly overview of reports from RAPEX notifications.
Illustrative photo: source Mercedes-Benz

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What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

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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