Vauxhall is recalling 53,588 cars due to a potentially harmful emissions fault.
The UK-wide recall affects Adam and Corsa models built between January 2018 and April 2019.
The DVSA recall marker states that the lambda control system might be faulty, leading to the vehicle’s strict nitrogen oxides (NOx) limits being exceeded.
Owners will be contacted by approved Vauxhall dealers in the coming weeks to arrange for an engine management software upgrade to be installed.
Jaguar Land Rover is also recalling thousands of vehicles, after irregularities were found over the amount of CO2 they emit.
Some 44,000 cars are thought to be affected by the CO2 problem, although the recall only impacts XE, XF, F-Pace, E-Pace and F-Type models, for now.
BMW is recalling 27,000 5 Series and X5 models over a potential rupture of the front driver air bag inflator.
Blow for BMW
The DVSA recall alert states that the fault may cause the driver’s air bag not to deploy correctly on activation.
The news comes as a blow to BMW-approved workshops, with thousands of owners still waiting for EGR cooler safety fixes.
The German carmaker issued a global recall for 1.6 million diesel cars in late-2018, after it discovered a potential leak in the EGR valve cooler.
Have you noticed any Corsas or Adams with faults that could be linked to this? Do you think independents should be encouraged to complete this kind of work for VMs in future?