Vehicle recall notices this week come from Lamborghini, Mazda, Porsche and Volkswagen.
The first recall this week is for 2019 Lamborghini Urus vehicles (VINs here) sold between September 15, 2018, and July 26, 2019.
Affected vehicles may have incorrect labelling on the sun visor and missing information in the owner’s manual in relation to rearward-facing child restraints. This means the vehicles do not comply with the Australian Design Rule 'Vehicle Standard (ADR 73/00 - Offset Frontal Impact Occupant Protection) 2005'.
Owners can expect to be contacted by Lamborghini to arrange an appointment to have the sun visor and owner manual replaced free of charge.
Two recall notices have been issued by Mazda this week with the first for 2015 MX-5 (ND) vehicles (VINs here) which were sold between May 27, 2015, and July 6, 2015.
The vehicles in question may have a metal bracket on the vehicle under cover which could separate from the vehicle while driving.
Also recalled were the following Mazda vehicles (VINs found here):
2018-2019 Mazda 6 (GL)
2018-2019 Mazda CX-5 (KF)
2019 Mazda 3 (BP) with 2.5-litre (PY) petrol engine
These vehicles may have an issue with the Power-Train Control Module (PCM) software which controls the cylinder deactivation function. If it were to operate incorrectly, it may cause an Intake Valve Rocker Arm to move out of position and make contact with other internal engine parts.
In turn, the malfunction indicator light may illuminate, the engine may lose power and may stall without the ability to restart, increasing the risk of an accident and injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
For both recalls, Mazda Australia will be contacting known affected owners to arrange for a free repair.
Two recall notices have also been issued by Porsche this week. Firstly, 2003-2010 Porsche Cayenne (9PA Tiptronic) and 2009-2016 Porsche Panamera (970 PDK) models sold between July 23, 2002-February 5, 2010 and August 20, 2008, and September 13, 2016 (VINs here) have been recalled due to an issue with the plastic sleeve of the selector lever cable which may not be durable throughout the service life of the vehicle.
If the plastic sleeve breaks, the transmission may not change into park mode when the driver shifts the vehicle into park which could lead to unintentional roll-off, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and surrounds.
A number of 2016-2019 Porsche Panamera (971) vehicles which were sold between November 20, 2016 and March6, 2019 (VINs here) have also been recalled due to an issue with the wire harness for the electric power steering possibly being damaged, resulting in the insulation on the wire harness becoming damaged over the service life of the vehicle.
Damage can result in a short circuit or can cause the electric power steering to stop working, with some cases even seeing the short circuit run down the starter battery and the vehicle may not start. This may lead to a higher risk of an accident or injury to the vehicle occupants and other road users.
In both cases, Porsche will be contacting known affected owners by mail to arrange an inspection and repair if necessary.
The final recall this week come from Volkswagen with the first for 2017 Amarok vehicles sold between October 1, 2016, and October 31, 2017 (VINs here) which may have damage to the front seat wiring harness due to a production fault.
Affected vehicles may experience local heat damage or automatic movement of the front seat. Volkswagen will contact known affected owners to arrange for a free repair.
The final recall is for 2010-2014 Volkswagen Polo A5 vehicles which were supplied between December 1, 2010, and January 1, 2015 (VINs here).
These vehicles are due to have their Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata airbags, as they age, are exposed to high temperatures or humidity, the risk of the airbag inflator propellant degrading increases. This can result in the metal inflator housing rupturing and expelling metal fragments into the vehicle potentially causing serious injury or death.
Faulty Takata airbags need to be replaced as soon as possible. Volkswagen will contact known affected owners to arrange a free replacement or concerned owners of any vehicle can check if their vehicle needs an airbag replaced by checking the industry-supported website using the vehicle registration plate number.
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