An array of unique automotive issues has prompted recalls this week from super-recaller Mercedes-Benz as well as Volkswagen, Jeep and Porsche.
Seven 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagons which were sold in August 2018 have been recalled due to an issue with the spoiler.
Affected vehicles may not have had the right-hand side spoiler on the rear-end door tightened to the correct specification. This could lead to the side spoiler detaching from the vehicle when driven increasing the risk of an accident or injury occurring to occupants and other road users.
Owners can check if their vehicle is affected here using their VIN and are instructed to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer for a free repair.
Volkswagen has issued two recall notices this week with the first being for 2018 Crafter 3550kg variants (79 affected vehicles in total).
It appears an incorrect compliance label which specifies the vehicle load capacity may have been fitted to the vehicle which may indicate a Gross Vehicle Mass rating in excess of the vehicles actual capacity.
This incorrect labelling could potentially lead to the vehicle being loaded in excess of its capacity which could lead to an increased risk of accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Volkswagen will be contacting known owners of affected vehicles to have them arrange for an inspection and repair if necessary at their preferred dealership. A list of affected VINs can be found here.
The other Volkswagen recall is for 2018 and 2019 Polo vehicles with over 2000 units suspected to be afflicted with a handbrake issue.
It has become evident that the adjuster nut for the handbrake lever can loosen and prevent the handbrake from being fully applied which may lead to an increased risk of accident or injury to occupants and other road users.
Volkswagen will also be contacting known owners of affected vehicles and requesting that the vehicle is presented to the preferred dealer for an inspection and repair. Affected VINs can be found here.
A recall notice was also issued for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL vehicles sold between November 1, 2018, and March 1, 2019, as foreign debris may be present inside the steering shaft rubber boot.
This may result in the binding of the steering shaft which could lead to a loss of steering control. Obviously, this leads to an increased risk of accident and injury to occupants and other road users.
Owners of affected vehicles can be expected to be contacted by FCA Australia with a request to visit a preferred dealer for a free repair. Affected VINs can also be found here.
The final recall this week was issued for 2018 and 2019 Porsche Cayenne 9YA vehicles which may have a software issue.
It appears that the red brake wear warning light may not illuminate continuously if the brake pads are worn out. Instead, only a yellow warning message may be displayed in the multi-function display which can be cleared until the vehicle is next started. If the message is continuously ignored using the vehicle with worn out brake pads can lead to an increased risk of an accident.
Affected owners will be contacted by mail advising the need to visit a preferred Porsche dealer to have the car reprogrammed with updated software. A list of affected VINs can be found here.
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