Which Opel models are being recalled in 2019?

18 recalls for 8 Opel models in 2019


In 2019, Opel announced 18 recalls involving 8 models through the EU Rapex system. The Opel Crossland X had the most recalls (4).


We’ve sorted all 2019 recalls according to the model into a table below.

Several Opel models were recalled in 2019 due to the brake problems. With the 2016-2018 Model year Astra, the brake master cylinder might get contaminated by the clutch cylinder seal particles. This may cause no pressure in the brake system and a reduction in braking power where the brake pedal is applied slowly and constantly. Similar to the 2018 model year Insignia, where a defective sealing may cause an internal leakage on the brake master cylinder. Both Combo and Vivaro vans may have problems with the handbrake.



The Combo, Crossland X and Grandland X equipped with the diesel engines may have higher particulate emissions than specified.

The Astra and Insignia models manufactured in July and August 2019 may have the cross member of the front seat structure welded incorrectly, while with the 2019 Model year Crossland X, the rear axle bolts may be defective and could break.

We’ve written about some problems in more detail in separate articles.


Opel recalls in 2019 by model

Opel Astra

Month Issue Production Source
I. The brake master cylinder might get contaminated by foreign material particles. MY 2016 – 2018 link
XII. The cross member of the front seat structure has been incorrectly welded 7/2019 – 8/2019 link
All Astra´s Recalls

Opel Combo

Month Issue Production Source
V. Possible misalignment of the ratchet on the handbrake lever latching mechanism. 2017 – 2019 link
VII. The vehicles may have a higher diesel particulate rate than the specified rate. PY 2019 link
XII. The front passenger seat belt may not be correctly installed during production. MY 2020 link
All Combo´s Recalls

Opel Crossland X

Month Issue Production Source
V. The rear axle bolts may be defective and could break. MY 2019 link
VII. The vehicles may have a higher diesel particulate rate than the specified rate. PY 2018 link
VIII. The Rear Crash Management System is not installed. 2/2017 – 6/2017 link
XI. Due to a software deviation, the lambda (air-fuel ratio) control is not working. 2018 – 2019 link
All Crossland X´s Recalls

Opel Grandland X

Month Issue Production Source
VII. The vehicles may have a higher diesel particulate rate than the specified rate. 2018 – 2019 link
All Grandland X´s Recalls

Opel Insignia

Month Issue Production Source
VI. Defective sealing may cause an internal leakage on the brake master cylinder. MY 2018 link
XII. The cross member of the front seat structure has been incorrectly welded 7/2019 – 8/2019 link
XII. Defective production of the wheel rims. 8/2019 link
All Insignia´s Recalls

Opel Movano

Month Issue Production Source
VIII. The rear axle nuts may not have been tightened to the correct torque. 5/2018 – 6/2018 link
XII. The front passenger airbag may not have been installed correctly. 9/2019 link
All Movano´s Recalls

Opel Vivaro

Month Issue Production Source
V. The handbrake cable and adjustment ring may be defective. 4/2018 – 9/2018 link
All Vivaro´s Recalls

Opel Zafira

Month Issue Production Source
II. There is a defective regulator on the blower motor. 11/2004 – 10/2014 link
IX. The roof rail is not sufficiently strong. 8/2011 – 1/2019 link
All Zafira´s Recalls

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