Vehicle recall notices have come this week from Dodge, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Ford and Volkswagen for various safety issues.
A large number of 2007-2012 Dodge Nitro KA and 2008-2010 Chrysler Grand Voyager RT vehicles (VINS found here) have been recalled due to the potential for the driver airbag emblem and emblem retainers to become loose or even detach.
In the event of an accident, the loose or detached emblem may become a projectile and be expelled into the cabin potentially causing serious injury to vehicle occupants.
Known owners will be contacted by FCA Australia and advised to arrange an appointment with their preferred dealer for a free repair.
A previous Takata airbag-related recall notice has been updated and now includes 1997-2000 Mitsubishi CE Lancer, CE Mirage, NL Pajero and WA Express/Starwagon models (VINs found here).
The dangers of the Takata airbags are well documented and owners of affected vehicles are advised to stop driving their vehicle immediately and contact their preferred Mitsubishi dealer to arrange for repair. The dealer will also be able to make arrangements with the affected owners regarding transport of the vehicle to the place of repair so it is not driven.
A recall notice has been issued for 2020 Ford Transit and Transit Custom vans (VINs found here-Transit and here-Transit Custom) due to the potential for the vehicles to be fitted with front lower control arms with incomplete welds.
This defect may lead to fracturing of the component and separation, leading to loss of vehicle control and an increased risk of an accident and injury occurring.
Ford will contact known owners to arrange a free inspection and repair, if necessary, of vehicles on the recall list.
Finally this week, 45 examples of 2019-2020 Volkswagen Crafter vans (VINs found here) have been recalled due to the potential for the windows being incorrectly stored during production which may have led to damage.
Affected windows could potentially allow water to enter the vehicle and may detach from the vehicle.
Owners can expect to be contacted by Volkswagen to arrange an inspection and replacement of defective windows, free of charge if required.
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