A small number of vehicle recall notices have come this week from Mercedes-Benz, Ford and Kia.
A total of five 2020 Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter Vans (VINs found here) have been recalled due to the B-Pillar that joins the floor panel structure not being correctly welded during the production process.
Should a side impact accident occur, the welded joint may fail and reduce the efficacy of the protection of the fuel tank and vehicle occupants.
Affected owners are asked to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer to arrange a free repair of their vehicle.
Also recalled this week were 342 examples of the 2019 Ford Focus (VINs found here) which may have a transmission stud chafe on the engine wiring loom causing damage. This may result in reduced engine power, engine stall and/or the engine warning light may illuminate.
Ford will contact known owners to arrange an inspection and repair at no cost to the owner.
The final recall notice this week applies to a significant number of vehicles as listed below:
2016-2021 Kia Sportage (VINs found here)
2017-2019 Kia Stinger (VINs found here)
Affected vehicles may find the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), responsible for the Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control System and Traction Control System can remain live even when the vehicle is switched off.
Moisture also can enter the HECU and cause a short circuit which could result in a vehicle fire when the key is switched off and the vehicle is parked.
Known owners can expect to be contacted by Kia Australia via mail, with an appointment with a preferred dealer needed for an inspection and repair to be carried out, free of charge.
Kia also recommends that until the vehicle has been inspected and repaired, the vehicle should not be parked near any flammable structures or in an enclosed area such as a garage.
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