The final fortnight in February has seen Nissan, LDV, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo recall vehicles.
Certain 2020 Nissan Navara utes have been recalled (VINs found here) due to steering knuckle bolts not being tightened sufficiently.
This issue may cause the steering knuckle, hub and bearing assemblies to become loose and detach allowing the wheels to detach from the vehicle. Vehicle occupants may also detect noise and vibration.
Affected owners can expect to be contacted in writing to advise of the recall and should arrange for an inspection and repair to be carried out by a preferred dealer.
Nine 2020-2021 Jeep Gladiator owners will have to take their vehicle (VINs found here) to the dealership after it has been found that the front bumper may not comply with Australian Design Rule (ADR) 92/00 as it may not have a bumper closeout and tow hook cover.
A replacement bumper will be fitted to affected vehicles by a dealer and affected owners can expect to be contacted regarding the recall notice.
Owners of 2021 Volvo XC90 vehicles (VINs found here) may find their vehicle is affected by a recall notice as the SRS control unit may not have been tightened to the vehicle body correctly.
This may cause the airbag system light to illuminate and an error message to be displayed in the instrument panel. It may also prevent the airbag from being deployed in the event of an accident.
Volvo Australia will contact known owners in writing to request owners book an appointment with a preferred dealer to have their vehicle inspected and repaired.
A significant number of 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans (VINs found here) have been recalled due to an error in the operator’s manual which may give false information about the automatic engagement of the park position “P”.
The park position is only engaged automatically if the engine is switched off in the transmission positions "D" or "R" or if the driver's door is opened in this transmission position while the vehicle is at a standstill or moving at a very low speed.
In the manual, it incorrectly states that the park position automatically engages when the seat belt buckle is released or when getting out of the seat while the vehicle is at a standstill or moving at a very low speed.
This misinformation could lead to accidental incorrect operation and so affected owners are asked to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer to obtain a free supplementary booklet.
The final recall notice comes for 2020-2021 LDV Deliver 9 vans (VINs found here) which, due to a manufacturing default, may have the rear brake pipe leak brake fluid which could result in a loss of braking performance.
Affected owners should contact their preferred LDV dealer to have their vehicle inspected and repaired, if necessary.
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