Do you have a SEAT Leon or Tarraco? Beware of this security problem

Do you have a SEAT Leon or Tarraco?  Beware of this security problem

A defective fuse is causing problems in some units of two of the most important SEAT models: the Leon and the Tarraco. There is even a risk of fire after a short circuit occurs.

The RAPEX alert network, the European Union’s Rapid Information Exchange System for unsafe consumer products and consumer protection, has notified a new security notice with respect to two SEAT vehicles.

And, although the initial warning has occurred in Germany, the problem affects several countries in which models of the Spanish brand belonging to the Volkswagen Group are marketed.

On this occasion, we are talking about units manufactured between September 18, 2020 and January 10, 2022 of two specific models: the SEAT Leon and the SEAT Tarraco. The problem, according to initial estimates, may affect 15,000 cars sold in Spain.

A faulty fuse with a risk of fire

The person responsible for said alarm is a faulty fuse installed in the aforementioned vehicles and which causes a safety problem, since a potential short circuit can even cause a fire in some of the affected SEAT Leon and Tarraco.

Therefore, since the safety criteria are not met, the fault must be corrected and the manufacturer has already started contacting with the owners of the vehicles belonging to the affected lots.

The Tarraco is being a sales disappointment for SEAT.

If you are one of those possibly affected and you believe that there is a possibility of not receiving the notice as a result of having changed your method of contact or postal address, it is best that you contact the SEAT customer serviceproviding the recovery code indicated by RAPEX: 93N9.

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poor sales figures

SEAT is not going through its best moment in Spain and, although the SEAT Arona It is being a resounding sales success, and at the moment it is the fourth best-selling car in our country so far in 2022, the rest of the models of the Martorell firm are not having the expected success.

In fact, two models that in other times have led the sales figures in Spain have dropped positions in this year’s ranking. The Seat Ibiza is only the ninth best-selling car and the SEAT Leon has sunk to 31st place, being surpassed even by the Ateca, which is 16th. Even worse are the figures for Tarraco, which does not even appear in the top 100 for the first four months of 2022.

All this leaves SEAT, once dominant, as the fifth brand in sales in Spainbeing surpassed by Toyota, KIA, Volkswagen and Peugeot.

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