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Which Seat models are being recalled in 2019?

8 recalls for 6 Seat models in 2019


In 2019, Seat announced 8 recalls involving 6 models through the EU Rapex system. The Ateca (5) and Leon (3) were the most recalled models.


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

Several Seat models reported problems with seats, headrests or airbags. A large recall for several petrol engines (1.2 TSI, 1.6 MPI, 1.5 TSI) is also present with other VW Group brands.

With Atecas and Leons manufactured between late 2016 and July 2018, the failure of the directional LED lights may not be detected. The parking brake lever path can be extended with the Arona and Ibiza models produced between October 2016 to November 2018.



In a single day – April 29, 2019 – produced Seats Leon may have a loose lock nut in the transmission. For a small range, we haven’t added this recall to our archive. It can be found in the Rapex database under the number A12/1367/19 with the internal Seat code 34J4.

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


Even if you don’t see your car in the table below, it doesn’t mean it was not the subject of a recall sometime in the past. The best way to verify whether a particular car is affected by some recall is to contact a Seat Authorized Service and ask for the VIN code to be checked not only for recalls but also for various Service bulletins.

It will only cost you your time because such information is provided for free. Free of charge are usually also all the repairs that are related to the recall. It doesn’t matter whether you are the first, second or even third owner. It doesn’t even matter whether you have been to Seat authorized service regularly, occasionally or never before.

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If you wish to get fully comprehensive VIN lookup, 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.


What is a VIN code?
The VIN code is a unique identification number that is embossed on the body of the car and shown on the ID card. In some cars, it can also be found in the frame under the windscreen. It is made up of a unique combination of 17 letters and numbers.


Seat recalls in 2019 by model

Seat Ateca

MonthIssueProductionSource
II.The fitting of the headrest in the rear seat’s backrest may be defective.5/2018 – 8/2018link
IV.The locking pin for securing the head restraints may be missing.4/2018 – 6/2018link
VIII.The driver airbags may not inflate fast enough.12/2017link
IX.Possible development of cracks in the mounting of the left-hand front seat.2/2019link
XII.A failure of the LED turn signals are not always detected.11/2016 – 7/2018link
All Ateca´s Recalls

Seat Arona

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The handbrake may have to travel further to ensure immobilisation.10/2016 – 11/2018link
VIII.The driver airbags may not inflate fast enough.12/2017link
All Arona´s Recalls

Seat Ibiza

MonthIssueProductionSource
IV.The handbrake may have to travel further to ensure immobilisation.10/2016 – 11/2018link
VIII.The driver airbags may not inflate fast enough.12/2017link
All Ibiza´s Recalls

Seat Leon

MonthIssueProductionSource
VIII.The driver airbags may not inflate fast enough.12/2017link
XI.The screws on the camshaft adjuster may become loose.2014 – 2015link
XII.A failure of the LED turn signals are not always detected.11/2016 – 7/2018link
All Leon´s Recalls

Seat Tarraco

MonthIssueProductionSource
IX.Possible development of cracks in the mounting of the left-hand front seat.2/2019link
All Tarraco´s Recalls

Seat Toledo

MonthIssueProductionSource
VIII.The driver airbags may not inflate fast enough.12/2017link
All Toledo´s Recalls

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