The Stellantis Group has announced a recall of nearly 50,000 units of Fiat, Opel, Peugeot and Citroën cars due to power steering problems.

The recall is due to a defect in the high-pressure power steering line. Over time, the power steering fluid begins to leak due to loss of tightness. This causes the power steering to work worse or, in the worst case, stop working altogether.

Anyone who has ever driven a car with a failed power steering system knows that a sudden malfunction can have serious consequences. For example, you may not be able to make a collision avoidance manoeuvre in time.

The German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has also warned of an increased risk of fire: if leaking power steering fluid gets on hot parts in the engine compartment, it could ignite.

The global recall covers 49,834 vehicles across four Stellantis Group brands: the Fiat Ducato, Citroën Jumper, Opel Movano and Peugeot Boxer manufactured after 2023. In Germany, 8,007 vehicles have been recalled. Specialists at service stations will check the problematic parts and, if necessary, replace them. According to the manufacturer's estimates, the corresponding check takes no more than 20 minutes, replacement - about 1.4 hours.

Source: Auto Motor und Sport

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Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
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