The pan-European Safety Gate system (formerly Rapex) has comprehensive statistics on recalls, according to which 283 recalls were announced last year for 49 models of 46 different brands. The Svolávačky.cz server delved deeper into the numbers and informs which cars had to be serviced most often last year.
A total of 17 cars had to be serviced at least five times last year, another fifty cars had three or more recalls. These are announced by car manufacturers for new and older cars in which a defect is discovered during their life cycle that could affect the safe operation of the car. Sometimes they are small things, but other times they are major manufacturing defects that need to be removed immediately.
The BMW 2 Series, Citroën Berlingo, DS3, Opel Astra and Peugeot Partner have five recalls. Six recalls report Mercedes C-class and GLC and Toyota Proace City. Peugeot 508, Citroën C3, Citroën C5 Aircross, Range Rover and Opel Grandland have received seven scheduled service visits.
Eight recalls are recorded for the Peugeot 308 and 3008. The record holders in the unflattering discipline are the Peugeot 208 and DS7 Crossback for last year, who have nine recalls to their credit! Cars of the Stellantis group appear very often in the overview, after all, the most recalled brands of this group in the top 10 have a combined share of 28.9%.
The Svolávačky.cz website advises that several generations of some frequently recalled cars may be affected, especially for cars that share the same technical basis. Recalls for ten-year-old and older cars are no exception. In addition to full-fledged events, so-called service campaigns are also announced, which, however, do not have to be reported to the relevant organizations and are therefore not included in the overview. As a rule, these are updates that are carried out “silently” and their effect on security is not so significant.
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