Fresh reports have it that the FRSC says the popular German car manufacturer, Opel has recently recalled 10,000 units of its Opel Ampera-e model due to safety concerns. The FRSC revealed in its update that Opel has ordered the withdrawal of the affected units because of a detected battery-related issue which poses a safety risk.
The FRSC has warned against the sales or usage of Opel Ampera-e models on Nigerian roads due to possible safety risk
According to the FRSC report, the affected Opel Ampera-e vehicles that are affected by this new recall were the ones produced between June 2016 and September 2019. Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC Corps Marshal specifically warns Nigerians from selling these “affected” models or using them on any Nigerian road. He confirmed in his press statement that the European Union Rapid Alert System (EURAS) says the affected Opel Ampera units have battery issues that could lead to unforeseen fire incidence.
Dr Boboye Oyeyemi says that the popularity of Opel vehicles in Nigeria has prompted the FRSC to quickly issue this new warning to alert car buyers, sellers and drivers of this Opel Ampera safety risk. The FRSC boss went further to disclose that Commanding Officers of the Corps have now been given a direct order to stop any Opel Ampera model seen on the road. He stressed that FRSC officers on patrol operations will not allow such a vehicle to continue its trip if it falls in the category of the affected units specified above.
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