Car importer announces massive recall due to airbag concern

Bnei Brak-based Champion Motors says over 97,000 vehicles made by Skoda and SEAT may have a problem with driver’s side airbag

Picture of the ŠKODA sign at a car dealership in New Belgrade (BalkansCat; iStock by Getty Images)
Picture of the ŠKODA sign at a car dealership in New Belgrade (BalkansCat; iStock by Getty Images)

An Israeli importer of motor vehicles on Sunday announced a massive recall due to a possible problem with the airbags in over 97,000 cars.

According to Bnei Brak-based Champion Motors, the recall applies to several models produced by Czech manufacturer Skoda and Spanish carmaker SEAT.

The potential issue is with the airbags for the driver’s seats in the cars, which the importer warned could cause pieces of metal to fly out toward passengers when activated.

Champion Motors called for owners of the models in question to bring their cars in to be checked.

The recall applies to the Skoda models Fabia, Rapid, Yeti, Octavia and Superb made between 2013 and 2018, as well as SEAT’s Ibiza, Toledo, Leon and Alhambra, manufactured from 2014 to 2017.

Additionally, SEAT Ateca cars manufactured in 2016-2017 are part of the recall.

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