"Check the rear axle for corrosion"
Mega call back at Opel: 572.000 vehicles must be checked
Image: Opel Automobile GmbH Callback for 572.000 Opel Insignia
At Opel there is a mega recall! The reason is an error of the supplier when applying the electrolytic corrosion protection on the tie rods – the rust protection coating could flake off. The problem occurs around 572.000 vehicles of the General Motors subsidiary.
For links on this page, Site receives. A commission from the dealer, Z.B. For marked. The Russelsheimers get more than 572.000 copies of the first generation of insignia in the contract workshops, including 112.738 in Germany. "We have already started to contact customers in order to check the trace rods of the rear axle for corrosion and, if necessary.The former Opel mother General Motors announced u over a year ago.A. For the identical model Buick Regal in the north states of the United States and in Canada.
Opel recall: rust protection coating could flake off
Since then, the North American authorities have shown about 260 in several stages.000 units of different Buick and Chevrolet models as affected. Accordingly, the rust protection coating from the tie rods could flake off when the winter use on streets on streets with road salt.There is therefore a risk of a corrosion -related break of components and thus limited driving stability. Ten such incidents are known to the Federal Motor Transport Authority, and three more in which cracks were diagnosed in the component. Opel itself does not know about any property damage or personal injury that is related to the problem, the company spokesman emphasized.
When exchanged, Opel expects a short repair
According to the data from the USA, General Motors assumes that the rust problem will occur in less than one percent of the vehicles.
If the tie rods are actually necessary after the review, according to the Opel spokesman, the stay in the contract workshop takes an hour and a half.If the components have been checked purely, the visit is done within ten minutes. The recall runs under the internal manufacturer code "E202004350 (20-P-143)".
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