Opel recalls 16,000 electric cars due to … failing exhaust gas measurement | Mobility

That a manufacturer has to recall a model because of a problem is not new in itself. But it won’t get more curious than this recall from Opel: the electric Corsa-e has to go back to the workshop due to a failing emissions test.

The reason: even with electric cars, the government must be able to carry out a dynamometer measurement at all times in accordance with legal requirements. This also applies to the Opel Corsa-e, even though this fully electric car does not emit any exhaust fumes.

Due to a software error of the Opel, according to a spokesman, it is “impossible to perform a test bench measurement with the car to prove that the emission regulations were met”. The recall affects 16,605 vehicles built between October 2019 and May 2022.

“We have already started looking for customers in Germany to update the software on the affected vehicles,” said the Opel spokesperson. The visit to the workshop at the authorized Opel Service Partner is free for the customer and takes about 45 minutes.

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