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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  • carwow
    carwow19 dni temu

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

  • Nrkeks


    10 dni temu

    Mat vs Yianni vs cameraman

  • Leandro Aragon

    Leandro Aragon

    12 dni temu

    Volvo S6 T8 R Design x BMW M330e x Audi RS4

  • Kevin Salminen

    Kevin Salminen

    14 dni temu

    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

    14 dni temu

    Volkswagen Up! GTI vs Polo GTI vs Golf GTI

  • Jaesial Govender

    Jaesial Govender

    16 dni temu

    Gather up all the Ford STs, old to new

  • Super Tuga
    Super Tuga3 dni temu

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

  • olizzz8
    olizzz84 dni temu

    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

  • Nayeem Ali
    Nayeem Ali8 dni temu

    Takata owns this list😂😂

  • Aaron Cable
    Aaron Cable9 dni temu

    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

  • Euan Matthew2611
    Euan Matthew261110 dni temu

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

  • Megan Burgasser
    Megan Burgasser11 dni temu

    Mi cry a new one

  • Rory Bailey
    Rory Bailey11 dni temu

    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

  • BIZKIT551
    BIZKIT55111 dni temu

    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

  • TheFrag81
    TheFrag8112 dni temu

    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

  • Amish Dutt
    Amish Dutt13 dni temu

    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

  • Coastal Rider
    Coastal Rider13 dni temu

    I see an e46 I click to watch lol

  • Module 79L
    Module 79L14 dni temu

    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"?

  • Kyle Holloway
    Kyle Holloway14 dni temu

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

  • alexandre dubois
    alexandre dubois14 dni temu

    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.

  • Dariune
    Dariune14 dni temu

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

  • ZD 74
    ZD 7414 dni temu

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

  • Karel Simbwae
    Karel Simbwae14 dni temu

    Jeeps built between nineteen ninety and nineteen ninety nine.

  • watchtheskies
    watchtheskies15 dni temu

    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

  • Olle Borgström
    Olle Borgström15 dni temu


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    Olle Borgström15 dni temu


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    Olle Borgström15 dni temu


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    Olle Borgström15 dni temu


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    Olle Borgström15 dni temu


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    Olle Borgström15 dni temu


  • Beat Meier
    Beat Meier15 dni temu

    Ford mustang march-e. BMW R1250 Gs AUDI s4

  • adam jay
    adam jay16 dni temu

    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.

  • Mark Hamilton
    Mark Hamilton16 dni temu

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

  • Edgar Gomes
    Edgar Gomes16 dni temu

    ONLY UK😳😳😳🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Greg And Karuna
    Greg And Karuna16 dni temu

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

  • KeepRock !
    KeepRock !16 dni temu

    maaaaate take it easy with the ads ...

  • kl21 1998
    kl21 199816 dni temu

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

  • Martin Howell
    Martin Howell16 dni temu

    They sold more than 30 thousand rover 75's!

  • VS TV
    VS TV17 dni temu

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

  • Willsey 29
    Willsey 2917 dni temu

    I just took my e46 airbags out problem fixed😂

  • lfcjay11
    lfcjay1117 dni temu

    No Vauxhall zafira?

  • Carwow ☑︎
    Carwow ☑︎17 dni temu

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  • Godzilla _area51
    Godzilla _area5117 dni temu

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

  • Jeremy Whigham
    Jeremy Whigham17 dni temu

    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

    17 dni temu

    @car WOW Most unhelpful series of meaningless numbers.

  • Rich D
    Rich D17 dni temu

    How much did ya get paid for that Ad cocko?

  • The Grundle & Trundle Show
    The Grundle & Trundle Show17 dni temu

    Porsche Cayenne Coupe GTS Mercedes C63s Mercedes G63

  • Khalifa Al Khoori
    Khalifa Al Khoori17 dni temu

    What about GM ignition switch cylinder recall?

  • Moryakov
    Moryakov17 dni temu

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

  • Moryakov


    17 dni temu

    Uh huh

  • Layla Morales
    Layla Morales17 dni temu

    Nissan Sentra 2015 transmission problem en EU!!!

  • Blake Jarrette Gibbons
    Blake Jarrette Gibbons17 dni temu

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

  • R33C3
    R33C317 dni temu

    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.

  • Abdullah Senani
    Abdullah Senani17 dni temu

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

  • Paul Lovesey
    Paul Lovesey18 dni temu

    Which eye are YOU looking at?

  • PJ
    PJ18 dni temu

    Chevy😂. That's not a surprise is it

  • james Watts
    james Watts18 dni temu

    surprised alfa romeo isn’t on the list tbh

  • Alberto Portugal
    Alberto Portugal18 dni temu

    I better recall deez nutz

  • Savvas Stavridis
    Savvas Stavridis18 dni temu

    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.

  • WayNe WynNx
    WayNe WynNx18 dni temu

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

  • luqman hakim
    luqman hakim18 dni temu

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

  • Supercars Crash
    Supercars Crash18 dni temu Lamborghini huracan crash

  • Adil Sagadiyev
    Adil Sagadiyev18 dni temu

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

  • Richard McIntyre
    Richard McIntyre18 dni temu

    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

  • Arslan Ahmed
    Arslan Ahmed18 dni temu

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

  • Jorrit Ohm
    Jorrit Ohm18 dni temu

    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 😂

  • marcello087
    marcello08718 dni temu

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

  • lit tae
    lit tae18 dni temu

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

  • Mohamed Mustafa Kaderdina
    Mohamed Mustafa Kaderdina18 dni temu

    Review the latest Toyota crown

  • Tampa Bay Automotive
    Tampa Bay Automotive18 dni temu

    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

  • gfdggbg
    gfdggbg18 dni temu

    the bias for VW and audi is realmao

  • Mounteder Abdulrazag
    Mounteder Abdulrazag18 dni temu

    2:40 Ibi-what-now?

  • Keamogetswe Izaac
    Keamogetswe Izaac18 dni temu

    Carwow is now an Unconscious standard

  • Mihai Petre
    Mihai Petre18 dni temu

    Me who owned a 2007 VVT Swift: 😶

  • bloop
    bloop18 dni temu

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

  • Marnix Moné
    Marnix Moné18 dni temu

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

  • Troy Poynter
    Troy Poynter18 dni temu

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

  • Cars And Cooking
    Cars And Cooking18 dni temu

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

  • Damilola Akanni
    Damilola Akanni18 dni temu

    3:14 also called the Optra

  • john stewart
    john stewart18 dni temu

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

  • filon emanuel
    filon emanuel18 dni temu

    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

  • Tony Quinn
    Tony Quinn18 dni temu

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

  • mercedes
    mercedes18 dni temu

    Please give new vw arteon r fastback review

  • Brijo Blessin
    Brijo Blessin18 dni temu

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

  • Muhammed Sacoor
    Muhammed Sacoor18 dni temu

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

  • Gavin Wyllie

    Gavin Wyllie

    17 dni temu


  • Atharva Naik
    Atharva Naik18 dni temu

    What about Lancia??

  • shahab shafiee
    shahab shafiee18 dni temu

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

  • Jacob Österling
    Jacob Österling18 dni temu

    Welcome to WatchMojo…

  • rHiAnNeXjAzE
    rHiAnNeXjAzE18 dni temu

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

  • rHiAnNeXjAzE


    17 dni temu

    @Gavin Wyllie what du u thinkk

  • Gavin Wyllie

    Gavin Wyllie

    17 dni temu


  • TCN246
    TCN24618 dni temu

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

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    18 dni temu


  • Mark Hammond
    Mark Hammond18 dni temu

    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.

  • Tony Shi
    Tony Shi18 dni temu

    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

  • Gazshadows
    Gazshadows18 dni temu

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

  • Sehr leckerer Maulwurfkuchen
    Sehr leckerer Maulwurfkuchen18 dni temu

    In 2003, Nissan recalled 2.5 million vehicles.

  • Videsha Namali
    Videsha Namali18 dni temu

    A vid abut motor sport safety cars??

  • Alan Crisp
    Alan Crisp18 dni temu

    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.

  • Muhammad Arif
    Muhammad Arif18 dni temu

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

  • Muhammad Arif
    Muhammad Arif18 dni temu

    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

    17 dni temu


  • Adithya Ganesh
    Adithya Ganesh18 dni temu

    Its annoying when you aren't looking into the camera

  • eric mutahi
    eric mutahi18 dni temu

    You forgot Toyota Rush and Voltz

  • DoplerE
    DoplerE18 dni temu

    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.

  • Diego Jiménez
    Diego Jiménez18 dni temu

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

  • Abhinav Sachdeva
    Abhinav Sachdeva18 dni temu

    citroen is safe. 🤣

  • Supercars Crash
    Supercars Crash18 dni temu

  • Vali Piros
    Vali Piros18 dni temu

    Guest star: Jeremy Clarkson, at 2.05

  • Lee Humphrey
    Lee Humphrey18 dni temu

    I would like to see the new mokka review

  • Jabbar Masood
    Jabbar Masood18 dni temu

    2:05 Jeremy Clarkson