Stellantis Recalls 70,000 Cars in Germany

Stellantis Recalls 70,000 Cars in Germany

The Stellantis Conglomerate, which encompasses a coterie of esteemed brands including Opel, Citroën, and Peugeot, is issuing a recall for approximately 680,000 vehicles across the globe, with approximately one-tenth of them domiciled in Germany.

As per reportage from “t-online”, this is a widely-known issue. Within passenger cars that are outfitted with 1.2-liter gasoline engines, the usage of inferior oil quality may instigate damage to the timing belt, thereby allowing particles from the belt to potentially obstruct the vacuum pump.

This, in turn, may have a deleterious impact on the brake booster or culminate in its complete failure. Such a predicament would necessitate a vastly augmented level of exertion to effectuate the halting of the vehicle.

The conundrum initially manifested in the year of our Lord 2020, yet only targeted the vintages from 2013 to 2017. However, the predicament has now been exacerbated to the point where Stellantis must broaden the scope of the recall.

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Vehicles from esteemed marques Peugeot (1.2-liter petrol, crafted between 2017 and 2020), Citroën (1.2-liter petrol engine, manufactured between 2017 and 2020), and Opel (1.2-liter petrol engine, produced from January 2017 to August 2018) have been afflicted.

Affected automobilists are implored to present their vehicles for inspection at the workshop, where experts will determine whether the cogged belt necessitates substitution or if the engine control unit necessitates a software update.

Engine issues, Stellantis Recalls 76,000

In a brazen statement released on Tuesday, US automobile manufacturer Stellantis declared that it shall be enacting a recall of a staggering 76,000 plug-in hybrid minivans, due to a disconcerting short-circuit dilemma that can cause the engine to unexpectedly stall.

This momentous recall shall be impacting approximately 67,000 2017-2023 Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans within the United States and around 9,000 such vehicles in other nations.

Emanating from the automaker itself, the disturbingly powerful internal transmission connector has the potential to short out, thereby causing the aforementioned engine shut down, much to the chagrin of the drivers.

According to the auto giant, it has been apprised of precisely six customer service reports, 242 warranty claims, and a whopping 59 testimonials that may be loosely linked to this issue, however, the company has not yet become cognizant of any accidents or injuries that might be connected to the aforementioned recall.

Moreover, an internal review of customer data has disclosed that 0.2% of the affected vehicles have undergone engine stalls. For those who have found themselves grappling with this hazardous problem, Stellantis has announced that it will be updating the inverter software and, if deemed necessary, upgrading the instrument cluster software.

The inverter holds a pivotal role in regulating the transmission of electricity to and from the battery pack.