Vauxhall has issued a warning on the Astra K after motorists reported issues with braking.

The Issue
Vauxhall Motors Ltd are committed to providing continuous improvement. We have noted that our Astra 1.6 Diesel with manual transmission built between model years 2016 and 2018 have experienced, in some isolated cases, extended pedal travel and a reduction in braking power when the brake pedal is applied slowly and constantly. However, under general circumstances, including emergency braking, the system operates as designed.

Important Information:
If you feel that the pedal is not responding correctly, please remove your foot from the brake pedal and reapply firmly.

What action is Vauxhall taking?
To address this issue we have decided to launch a 2 step recall on all of the affected vehicles.

  • Step 1: Which should be completed immediately – check braking system and replace the hydraulic fluid in the system.
  • Step 2: Upon subsequent notification, replace all affected components.

Both Steps 1 and 2 will be carried out free of charge by any Vauxhall Retailer.

For Step 2 we are currently ensuring sufficient parts are available to rework your vehicle and will send you a second letter as soon as the parts are available to advise you of next steps.

How do I know if my Astra could be affected?
All owners of affected vehicles have been written to using address data provided by the DVLA.

Vehicles affected are Astra K diesel models equipped with manual transmission.

You can find out if your Astra has an outstanding recall by clicking on the following link and entering your vehicle registration number:

If your vehicle requires this safety recall, what should you do?

Please immediately contact your Vauxhall Authorised Repairer to arrange for step 1 of the action to be carried out.

If you do not already use a Vauxhall Authorised Repairer, visit:

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and co-operation in this important action. We are working as quickly as we can to continue to ensure we meet our high standards and your expectations.


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