Opel has to call cars with gasoline back

Author: Marcus Schilling
Date: 19.06.2019

Compulsory recall from the Federal Motor Transport Authority

According to a media report, the Federal Motor Transport Authority has ordered a forced recall for gasoline models. The reason for this is excessively high exhaust gas values. All over Europe, the affected vehicles must now be returned to the workshops.

The Corsa and Adam models made in 2018 and 2019 are particularly affected. The vehicles have seriously exceeded the legal limits for nitrogen oxides, according to the newspaper “Bild am Sonntag”. A total of 210,000 vehicles throughout Europe, including 54,000 in Germany, are affected.

The media report pointed to Opel’s announcements from two months ago that the carmaker reported a “malfunction” due to a software update which the company wanted to fix voluntarily. At that time, the measures were supposed to be carried out without the Federal Motor Transport Authority.

An Opel spokesman did not comment on the forced recall at the request of the “Bild am Sonntag”. The Federal Ministry of Transport did not want to comment.