The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/2019/18

Product:  Passenger car

Name: Astra

Batch number / Barcode:  Various VIN's numbers.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Motor vehicles

Brand: Opel

Type / number of model:  EC-type approval number: e4*2007/46*0996*00 to e4*2007/46*0996*11; Model: Astra K; Model year: 2016 - 2018 Astra 1.6 Diesel with manual transmission;

Risk type: Injuries
The brake master cylinder might get contaminated by foreign material particles which come from the clutch slave cylinder sealing. These particles adhere to the brake master cylinder seals eventually causing an internal leakage on the brake master cylinder.
This may cause no pressure in the brake system and a reduction in braking power where the brake pedal is applied slowly and constantly.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

Description:  Passenger car. Recall code: 18-C-120 (E181803130).

Country of origin: Poland, United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: Portugal

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, The Netherlands