Multiple recall notices have been issued this week, coming from Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Isuzu for a variety of safety issues.
Kicking off this recall wrap is a notice for 2015-2017 Volvo V40 and V40CC vehicles that are equipped with a four-cylinder diesel engine (VINs found here).
The issue here is that, if the cooling system has to be refilled, air may become trapped in the cooling system which may lead to insufficient cooling of certain engine components. This may result in damage or a fire.
All known owners will be contacted in writing to advise of the recall and request owners book an appointment with their preferred Volvo dealer to have the issue rectified.
A total of six recall notices have been issued by Mercedes-Benz this week, all for different vehicle issues.
The first notice relates to 2020 Mercedes-Benz VS30 Sprinter vans (VINs found here) that may have had the outer layer of the brake hoses at the front and rear axles damaged during production. This may allow the brake hoses to leak brake fluid and reduce the vehicle’s braking power and directional stability.
The second recall notice is for 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB vehicles (VINs found here) with a rear spoiler above the tailgate. It has been found that this component may have not been manufactured to specification with the upper shell of the rear spoiler not welded or incorrectly welded to the base. This may allow it to detach from the vehicle whilst driving.
The third recall notice comes for 2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz C300e and GLC300e vehicles (VINs found here) that may have an issue with the shielding of the high-voltage wiring harness unable to prevent electrical overload. This may lead to the power electronics overloading, which in turn may lead to the loss of the vehicle’s electronics. This may cause the engine to stall.
The fourth recall notice from Mercedes-Benz is for 2019 GLE vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue with the rear middle seat belt buckle being pushed under the seat cushion. This would mean the seat occupant could not fasten their seat belt.
The penultimate recall this week from Mercedes-Benz is for 2019 GLA vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue with the mounting nuts of the control unit box in the engine compartment not meeting the required torque specification. The nuts may become loose and the control unit box could move resulting in the electrical connectors separating. This may lead to the engine cutting out and/or a failure of the power steering, ESP or active brake assist.
The sixth and final recall from Mercedes-Benz this week is for 2019 A-Class vehicles (VINs found here) which may have the volume of oil in the dual-clutch transmission too high.
This could lead to the oil foaming and the vehicle stalling. Transmission oil may also be able to lead onto the road or hot engine components and igniting a fire. Also, the maximum levels of CO2 and exhaust gas emissions may be exceeded.
In all cases, Mercedes-Benz requires owners to contact their preferred dealer to arrange a free inspection and repair of their vehicle.
This week Toyota has recalled a large number of vehicles as follows (all VINs found here):
2018 Toyota HiLux (GUN122)
2018 Toyota HiLux (GUN125)
2018 Toyota HiLux (GUN126)
2018 Toyota HiLux (GUN135)
2018 Toyota HiLux (GUN136)
2018 Toyota Fortuner (GUN156)
It has been found that the brake booster may have been incorrectly manufactured. If the brake pedal is repeatedly used when driving, the braking assist could be lost with the vehicle’s stopping distance increased.
Toyota will contact known owners in writing and an appointment should be made with a preferred dealer for a free inspection and repair.
The final recall notice this week is for 2021 Isuzu D-Max Crew Cab vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue with the rear seat belt pretensioner locking tab being defective and not tensioning properly. If the pretensioner wiring harness connector incorrectly locks, this can prevent it from fully tensioning the seatbelt in the event of an accident.
Known owners will be contacted with an inspection and repair needing to be arranged with a preferred Isuzu dealer.
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