The worst SAFETY recalls for each major car brand! OMG!

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what some of the biggest car recalls of all time have been? Well if you have, then you’re in luck!

We’ve done some digging and we’ve compiled this list of the 25 biggest recalls of the past 30 years. Whether it be issues small issues affecting a handful of vehicles, or major issues that lead to hundreds of thousands of cars being recalled, they’ll be included in this list!

To clarify, the numbers included in this video are just for cars in the UK! The same issues are likely to have happened to cars outside of the UK, but unfortunately we don't have the numbers for those!

So, have you ever had to have one of your calls recalled? Let us know what it was in the comments, and whether it appeared in this list!

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  1. carwow


    22 ימים לפני

    Share your ideal 3 car drag race line-up BELOW!

    • Nrkeks


      13 ימים לפני

      Mat vs Yianni vs cameraman

    • Leandro Aragon

      Leandro Aragon

      15 ימים לפני

      Volvo S6 T8 R Design x BMW M330e x Audi RS4

    • Kevin Salminen

      Kevin Salminen

      17 ימים לפני

      I would like to see a Yugo vs. a Geo Metro. :). That would be interesting!!

    • squid's don't have ankles

      squid's don't have ankles

      17 ימים לפני

      Volkswagen Up! GTI vs Polo GTI vs Golf GTI

    • Jaesial Govender

      Jaesial Govender

      19 ימים לפני

      Gather up all the Ford STs, old to new

  2. drxym


    2 שעות לפני

    Car manufacturers don't have to recall. They get their actuaries and lawyers to work out how much it costs to fix something vs the legality of the fault, damages, fines, reputational damage and other liabilities of not fixing it.

  3. kelly weatherstone

    kelly weatherstone

    יום לפני

    What about the zafira by Vauxhall? The heating system sets itself on fire

  4. Uludak


    2 ימים לפני

    in the states toyota recalled 300k cars for serious engine faults that needed complete engine replacement in 2020. same year 1.5 mio cars for faulty fuel pump. 2021 Rav 4 is investigated for engine fire that could order them to recall 1.9 mio cars. but UKs toyota only had takata recall?

  5. Super Tuga

    Super Tuga

    6 ימים לפני

    The problem is not the recall, the problem is when are problems and they don't recall, like WV did in my country.

  6. olizzz8


    6 ימים לפני

    All 1.2 Puretech Peugeot engines timing belt crumbles and clogs into the oil at around 64k miles... Peugeot decided to put the timing belt in the oil so it crumbles and clogs the pump... Brilliant

  7. Nayeem Ali

    Nayeem Ali

    11 ימים לפני

    Takata owns this list😂😂

  8. Aaron Cable

    Aaron Cable

    12 ימים לפני

    My dad had a 2007 mondeo wich hit a tree fell on the bonnet while driving the air bag didnt go off we have 4 206s in the workshop at college doing motor vehicle and I've looked at some of the cars as a first car for myself I think that's all of it

  9. Euan Matthew2611

    Euan Matthew2611

    13 ימים לפני

    Mazda 6 drivers seat coming off its rails. That sounded like an exciting one

  10. Megan Burgasser

    Megan Burgasser

    14 ימים לפני

    Mi cry a new one

  11. Rory Bailey

    Rory Bailey

    14 ימים לפני

    My first car was a black fiat punto 1.6 sporting 3 door N reg being 17 years old was the best car on the road

  12. BIZKIT551


    14 ימים לפני

    I had a 2008 1 series BMW with an outstanding recall for the heating system blower replacement. Apparently it could get hot enough to start or a fire... go figure

  13. TheFrag81


    15 ימים לפני

    Need to make a list about when manufacturers refused to recall like what Peugeot did with that same 206, when it was discovered that engines weren’t turning off with the ignition, resulting in overheating & catching fire

  14. Amish Dutt

    Amish Dutt

    16 ימים לפני

    Last year My GLs 2018 model. Had rats in it and water soaked below the foot floor which caused all the electronics to Mal function. It is still a mystery how did the Rats come in. Could that be a manufacturing fault? Cauz the servicing guys didn't find anything. Said some window might be open🤷. I believe it was the AC ducts

  15. Coastal Rider

    Coastal Rider

    16 ימים לפני

    I see an e46 I click to watch lol

  16. Module 79L

    Module 79L

    17 ימים לפני

    I drove a 1997 Opel Astra Caravan between 2005 and 2018. Never had any issues with the brakes and I've never heard anything about any recalls. Could it have been a problem exclusive to the Vauxhall "version"?

  17. Kyle Holloway

    Kyle Holloway

    17 ימים לפני

    Typical rover. Don't think anyone misses them. Also, doesn't surprise me to see french cars on the list....

  18. alexandre dubois

    alexandre dubois

    17 ימים לפני

    1985 Audi Sport Quattro (306HP) vs 1990 Audi Quattro (220HP) vs 1992 Audi S2 (230HP). If you can find owners nice enough to give you the cars ;) Thanks and keep going, cool channel.

  19. Dariune


    17 ימים לפני

    Takata makes some nice looking green racing harnesses, but boy do they suck at making airbags

  20. ZD 74

    ZD 74

    17 ימים לפני

    Already recalled my new 508 several times . Which is annoying me.

  21. Karel Simbwae

    Karel Simbwae

    17 ימים לפני

    Jeeps built between nineteen ninety and nineteen ninety nine.

  22. watchtheskies


    18 ימים לפני

    I think it will be called the model A S - model S 3 - model 3 X - model X Y - model Y C - Cyber Truck A - model A R - Roadster S - Semi Truck

  23. Olle Borgström

    Olle Borgström

    18 ימים לפני


  24. Olle Borgström

    Olle Borgström

    18 ימים לפני


  25. Olle Borgström

    Olle Borgström

    18 ימים לפני


  26. Olle Borgström

    Olle Borgström

    18 ימים לפני


  27. Olle Borgström

    Olle Borgström

    18 ימים לפני


  28. Olle Borgström

    Olle Borgström

    18 ימים לפני


  29. Beat Meier

    Beat Meier

    18 ימים לפני

    Ford mustang march-e. BMW R1250 Gs AUDI s4

  30. adam jay

    adam jay

    19 ימים לפני

    I work at Nissan and what mat just said about the child locks being replaced is not true. Nissan solved this by fitting rubber in between the switch’s.

  31. Mark Hamilton

    Mark Hamilton

    19 ימים לפני

    Takata made some pretty effective claymore anti personnel mines! 😮😂

  32. Edgar Gomes

    Edgar Gomes

    19 ימים לפני

    ONLY UK😳😳😳🤦🏽‍♂️

  33. Greg And Karuna

    Greg And Karuna

    19 ימים לפני

    Captiva in our market got the nickname of Craptiva as it was so unreliable!

  34. KeepRock !

    KeepRock !

    19 ימים לפני

    maaaaate take it easy with the ads ...

  35. kl21 1998

    kl21 1998

    19 ימים לפני

    Before watching the video I imagined that Toyota would not even be on this list😂

  36. Martin Howell

    Martin Howell

    19 ימים לפני

    They sold more than 30 thousand rover 75's!

  37. VS TV

    VS TV

    19 ימים לפני

    I have a Vectra, i see number 1 as Vauxhall and my bum clenched... luckily it's just the Astra 🙈

  38. Willsey 29

    Willsey 29

    20 ימים לפני

    I just took my e46 airbags out problem fixed😂

  39. lfcjay11


    20 ימים לפני

    No Vauxhall zafira?

  40. Carwow ☑︎

    Carwow ☑︎

    20 ימים לפני

    Thanks for watching and commenting! We’re always available for those who request for our product online and those who are available for questions, guidance and support at any time, kindly visit us on ͲҽӀҽցɾąʍ @Roger198 or 𝚠нαтαѕαρρ(( + 1 3 4 79 78 86 73. ☜

  41. Godzilla _area51

    Godzilla _area51

    20 ימים לפני

    12:58 but the IS-F was build from 2007 -2014 not from 2010-2015

  42. Jeremy Whigham

    Jeremy Whigham

    20 ימים לפני

    I am surprised that nobody else has commented on the very poor sound quality on this video. Makes it hard work to follow it.

    • Jeremy Whigham

      Jeremy Whigham

      20 ימים לפני

      @car WOW Most unhelpful series of meaningless numbers.

  43. Rich D

    Rich D

    20 ימים לפני

    How much did ya get paid for that Ad cocko?

  44. The Grundle & Trundle Show

    The Grundle & Trundle Show

    20 ימים לפני

    Porsche Cayenne Coupe GTS Mercedes C63s Mercedes G63

  45. Khalifa Al Khoori

    Khalifa Al Khoori

    20 ימים לפני

    What about GM ignition switch cylinder recall?

  46. Moryakov


    20 ימים לפני

    Can’t believe Honda knew about the airbag issue since 2016 and only had ours replaced this year

    • Moryakov


      20 ימים לפני

      Uh huh

  47. Layla Morales

    Layla Morales

    20 ימים לפני

    Nissan Sentra 2015 transmission problem en EU!!!

  48. Blake Jarrette Gibbons

    Blake Jarrette Gibbons

    20 ימים לפני

    Carwow you also forgot the later Vauxhall recall with the Zafira B with the dodgy wiring

  49. R33C3


    20 ימים לפני

    Vauxhall should fix the problem with the insignia, I've heard multiple times that at or after 150k miles an oil seal fails and starvs the engine of oil causing it to cease.

  50. Abdullah Senani

    Abdullah Senani

    20 ימים לפני

    I think my 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero should get a recall because of its bad rear parking sensors that could cause an accident...

  51. Paul Lovesey

    Paul Lovesey

    20 ימים לפני

    Which eye are YOU looking at?

  52. PJ


    21 יום לפני

    Chevy😂. That's not a surprise is it

  53. james Watts

    james Watts

    21 יום לפני

    surprised alfa romeo isn’t on the list tbh

  54. Alberto Portugal

    Alberto Portugal

    21 יום לפני

    I better recall deez nutz

  55. Savvas Stavridis

    Savvas Stavridis

    21 יום לפני

    Working in a merceses and vag mechanic shop ive seen a lot of recalls for most of vw hybrids and electric cars, something about the seal on the battery pack, also on mb w213 one wire has to be overridden under the hood.

  56. WayNe WynNx

    WayNe WynNx

    21 יום לפני

    Nineteen ninety nineteen ninety nine Ninety ninety ninety ninety ninety ninety ninety nine...

  57. luqman hakim

    luqman hakim

    21 יום לפני

    Lambo Urus plenty of Audi Suv and another car that i forgot, they just recently got their recall for engine issue Lol

  58. Supercars Crash

    Supercars Crash

    21 יום לפני Lamborghini huracan crash

  59. Adil Sagadiyev

    Adil Sagadiyev

    21 יום לפני

    People always complain about Hyundai and Kia recalls but never talk about other brand recalls I wonder why

  60. Richard McIntyre

    Richard McIntyre

    21 יום לפני

    The e46 drivers air bag did get replaced on the air bag recall it came shortly after the passenger air bag recall was released, my E46 was recalled for both passenger and driver air bag

  61. Arslan Ahmed

    Arslan Ahmed

    21 יום לפני

    Thanks Matt, we have a jazz & 1 series with Tamara recall letter

  62. Jorrit Ohm

    Jorrit Ohm

    21 יום לפני

    We have a W204 C-Class Facelift which has been recalled twice because of AirBag issues…. but I don’t really mind it because i know they would probably work perfectly now 😂

  63. marcello087


    21 יום לפני

    How Did you get here the picture of Citroen Picasso with Slovakian license plate? ☺️👍

  64. lit tae

    lit tae

    21 יום לפני

    I was kind of nervous while watching it. Because my car might be on the list🥶

  65. Mohamed Mustafa Kaderdina

    Mohamed Mustafa Kaderdina

    21 יום לפני

    Review the latest Toyota crown

  66. Tampa Bay Automotive

    Tampa Bay Automotive

    21 יום לפני

    Recalls seem more common here in the US, just my cars that have had recalls or had warranty extensions were my 07 Cooper S, 14 Countryman S, and 09 SAAB 9-5, as for my family my Dad’s 84 Jeep, 13 Ram, my brother’s 04 Titan, and my mom’s Mazda CX-9

  67. gfdggbg


    21 יום לפני

    the bias for VW and audi is realmao

  68. Mounteder Abdulrazag

    Mounteder Abdulrazag

    21 יום לפני

    2:40 Ibi-what-now?

  69. Keamogetswe Izaac

    Keamogetswe Izaac

    21 יום לפני

    Carwow is now an Unconscious standard

  70. Mihai Petre

    Mihai Petre

    21 יום לפני

    Me who owned a 2007 VVT Swift: 😶

  71. bloop


    21 יום לפני

    In India 3:15 was called Spark and 3:16 was called beat

  72. Marnix Moné

    Marnix Moné

    21 יום לפני

    Don't forget the Mini Cooper 1.5 with its crankshaft bearing problems, it can cost a complete new engine

  73. Troy Poynter

    Troy Poynter

    21 יום לפני

    Should go for the most expensive recall. Hyundai Kona and Ioniq electric battery recall.

  74. Cars And Cooking

    Cars And Cooking

    21 יום לפני

    I have an E46 M3 2002, would that have been recalled?

  75. Damilola Akanni

    Damilola Akanni

    21 יום לפני

    3:14 also called the Optra

  76. john stewart

    john stewart

    21 יום לפני

    Bmw 1 series 04 - 11 now recalled heater unit can catch fire

  77. filon emanuel

    filon emanuel

    21 יום לפני

    My daily driver (w211 non facelift e class) had a recall too, had a problem to the sbc brake system (eould fail ffter 300,000 brake uses) thay had to be revised by mercedes to improve the reliability

  78. Tony Quinn

    Tony Quinn

    21 יום לפני

    What about the vauxhall Zafira recall , many tens of thousands had to be recalled because of a faulty heater unit thing that caused 🔥 fires

  79. mercedes


    21 יום לפני

    Please give new vw arteon r fastback review

  80. Brijo Blessin

    Brijo Blessin

    21 יום לפני

    Any Indian here thinking how our Indian made cars are not in this list???

  81. Muhammed Sacoor

    Muhammed Sacoor

    21 יום לפני

    Please do a NISSAN SKYLINE GT-R R32 vs *the world*

    • Gavin Wyllie

      Gavin Wyllie

      20 ימים לפני


  82. Atharva Naik

    Atharva Naik

    21 יום לפני

    What about Lancia??

  83. shahab shafiee

    shahab shafiee

    21 יום לפני

    music is so loud and Mat's voice hard to hear

  84. Jacob Österling

    Jacob Österling

    21 יום לפני

    Welcome to WatchMojo…

  85. rHiAnNeXjAzE


    21 יום לפני

    For mat What do you think about the looks of the Hyundai matrix 2006???

    • rHiAnNeXjAzE


      20 ימים לפני

      @Gavin Wyllie what du u thinkk

    • Gavin Wyllie

      Gavin Wyllie

      20 ימים לפני


  86. TCN246


    21 יום לפני

    2:07 the guy in the suit is that Jeremy Clarkson

    • Arsenic


      21 יום לפני


  87. Mark Hammond

    Mark Hammond

    21 יום לפני

    Absolutely knew it would be Vauxhall at No.1 and it wasn’t a third party manufacturer part fault, it was just shit design. Such shit cars.

  88. Tony Shi

    Tony Shi

    21 יום לפני

    Hyundai/Kia just recalled just about every car you made in the past couple of years. Apparently the ABS board could short circuit and cause an engine fire

  89. Gazshadows


    21 יום לפני

    With regards to the Audi recall for heater problem, I know an Audi A5 that set on fire and burned to a crisp.

  90. Sehr leckerer Maulwurfkuchen

    Sehr leckerer Maulwurfkuchen

    21 יום לפני

    In 2003, Nissan recalled 2.5 million vehicles.

  91. Videsha Namali

    Videsha Namali

    21 יום לפני

    A vid abut motor sport safety cars??

  92. Alan Crisp

    Alan Crisp

    21 יום לפני

    So pleased i did not see either a Rolls-Royce or Bentley on your list . Other wise my world would have come crashing down. Absorbing video.



    21 יום לפני

    plz matt make a video about those super sports suvs that beat sports cars and can also drift like drift cars plz matt. plz



    21 יום לפני

    plz matt make a video about those super sports suvs that beat sports cars and can also drift like drift cars plz matt. plz

    • Gavin Wyllie

      Gavin Wyllie

      20 ימים לפני


  95. Adithya Ganesh

    Adithya Ganesh

    21 יום לפני

    Its annoying when you aren't looking into the camera

  96. eric mutahi

    eric mutahi

    21 יום לפני

    You forgot Toyota Rush and Voltz

  97. DoplerE


    21 יום לפני

    KIA has another recall now on sportage and stinger cars for potential fire to occur of the HECU system when parked and car switched off. If moisture gets in it could short circuit the HECU and catches fire.

  98. Diego Jiménez

    Diego Jiménez

    21 יום לפני

    i had the 206rc or 206gti180 for the uk, braking problem

  99. Abhinav Sachdeva

    Abhinav Sachdeva

    21 יום לפני

    citroen is safe. 🤣