The Stellantis Group, which includes popular brands such as Opel, Citroën and Peugeot, is recalling around 680,000 cars worldwide, around a tenth of them in Germany. This is a well-known problem, as “t-online” reports. In passenger cars with 1.2 liter petrol engines, poorer oil quality can lead to the timing belt being damaged.

Particles from the belt can then possibly clog the vacuum pump. This can have a negative effect on the brake booster or even cause it to fail. This in turn can mean that you have to use significantly more force to bring the car to a standstill.

The problem first appeared in 2020, but at that time only affected the vintages 2013 to 2017. Now Stellantis has to expand the recall.

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Peugeot (1.2 liter petrol, year of construction 2017 – 2020)

Citroën (1.2 liter petrol engine, year of construction 2017 – 2020)

Opel (1.2 liter petrol engine, year of manufacture January 2017 – August 2018)

Affected drivers should bring their vehicle to the workshop. There it is checked whether the toothed belt needs to be replaced. It is also possible that the engine control unit receives a software update.

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