Opel Insignia brake pedal plate may become detached; Movano vans at risk of fire (week 23/21)


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This week recalls:
– Opel Insignia – brake pedal
– Opel Movano – risk of fire
– Hyundai, Volkswagen, Land Rover – risk of fire
– Mercedes Vito – brake calliper bracket


Seven recalls of six manufacturers were issued for 13 models in the 23rd week of 2021 through the Rapex system.

Opel has two new recalls, while Hyundai, Chrysler, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have each announced one.

The brake pedal plate may detach under load with 5,711 Opel Insignia built between February and April 2021, the same defect that VW Group addressed in January this year. We reported on it in our article The brake pedal can break with more than 60,000 VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models.

Opel also recalls nearly 30,000 Movano vans built between May 2018 and May 2019. The fuel supply hose is rubbing against the camshaft cover. This can result in a fuel leak and a risk of fire. Vito and V-Class vans are being recalled by Mercedes-Benz this week. The brake calliper bracket on the front axle is not stable enough, with 2,248 vehicles produced between 6 February and 10 March 2021.



Hyundai recalls several older models from 2008 to 2012. Using the compressor from the tire repair kit on these vehicles can cause the 12V socket to overheat. This could increase the risk of fire. Over 300,000 of the Veloster, i40, i20, ix35, Avante and Accent models may be affected.

4,114 Volkswagen Passat GTE and Arteon eHybrids may have a miswired positive 12V battery cable in the main fuse box, which may have been confused with the battery monitoring system cable. Thus, in the event of an accident or short circuit, the 12V battery cable will not be appropriately protected, leading to an increased risk of fire. The recall affects certain cars manufactured between March 2020 and March 2021.

Land Rovers Discovery and Defender have poorly tightened the gasket fixings between the exhaust downpipe and the catalytic converter. These could loosen over time, and hot exhaust gases could leak into the engine compartment, increasing the risk of fire.

See the table below for all the recalls from this week.


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Recalls announced in the 23rd week of 2021

Make, Model (years) Problem
Hyundai Accent (2008 – 2012) The 12V socket may overheat when the compressor from the tyre repair kit is being used.
Hyundai i20 (2008 – 2012) The 12V socket may overheat when the compressor from the tyre repair kit is being used.
Hyundai i40 (2011 – 2012) The 12V socket may overheat when the compressor from the tyre repair kit is being used.
Hyundai ix35 (2009 – 2012) The 12V socket may overheat when the compressor from the tyre repair kit is being used.
Hyundai Veloster (2008 – 2012) The 12V socket may overheat when the compressor from the tyre repair kit is being used.
Chrysler 300 (2014 – 2020) Due to the use of defective materials, the crankshaft position sensor’s signalling may be incorrect.
Land Rover Defender (2020 – 2021) The gasket fixings between the exhaust downpipe and the catalytic converter may not have been tightened.
Land Rover Discovery (2020 – 2021) The gasket fixings between the exhaust downpipe and the catalytic converter may not have been tightened.
Mercedes-Benz V-Class / Vito (2021) A brake caliper bracket on the front axle is not sufficiently stable.
Opel Insignia (2021) The plate of the brake pedal may become detached when under load.
Opel Movano B (2018 – 2020) The fuel supply hose is rubbing against the camshaft cover.
Volkswagen Arteon eHybrid (2020 – 2021) The connections of the 12V positive battery cable and of the battery monitoring system cable to the main fuse.
Volkswagen Passat GTE (2020 – 2021) The connections of the 12V positive battery cable and of the battery monitoring system cable to the main fuse.

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