As the year nears the end recalls are still being issued with Holden, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota all requiring vehicles to be returned.
A multitude of 2014 to 2016 Holden VF Commodore, WN Caprice and HSV VF Clubsport, VF Maloo and VF GTS vehicles built on or prior to April 30 2015 (sold between July 1, 2013, and December 19, 2018) have been recalled due to an issue with the electric power steering system.
When driving at low speeds a potentially increased steering effort may exist which could result in reduced steering control due to increased electrical resistance in a component within the electric power steering system. This can result in a loss of power steering assistance and increase the risk of accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
As replacement parts are not currently available Holden will contact known affected owners to advise of required action. Owners can also contact Holden Customer Care on 1800 632 826 or check here using their VIN.
HSV is recalling 2018 Chevrolet Camaro vehicles sold between October 16, 2018, and December 20, 2018, due to an issue with the fuel tank.
It appears that the fuel tank may have been damaged during the manufacturing process which could cause fuel odour or loss of fuel which increases the risk of a fire.
HSV will be contacting known affected owners to advise them of action needed. Owners can also contact HSV Customer Care by phoning 03 9265 9500, using their VIN to check here, or by arranging for inspection and remedy if necessary with their preferred HSV dealer.
Takata airbag inflator recalls this week come from Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. Affected vehicles include:
2010 Volkswagen B6 Passat, supplied between August 19, 2009, and August 30, 2011 (VINs here)
2009-2016 Volkswagen Passat CC, supplied between December 20, 2008, and June 22, 2016 (VINs here)
2009-2013 Volkswagen MK 6 Golf, supplied between February 6, 2009, and August 30, 2013 (VINs here)
2010-2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe and cabriolet (VINs here)
Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan (VINs here)
As with all Takata airbag recalls the sooner the airbags are replaced the better as the propellant used to inflate the airbag degrades with age, exposure to high temperatures and humidity which increases the risk of metal fragments being projected through the airbag cushion towards vehicle occupants from the metal inflator housing.
Concerned vehicle owners can also use their number plate to check if their vehicle is affected by the Takata recalls here or contact their nearest dealership.
Toyota will also be recalling 2640 of the new Corolla 2.0-litre petrol engine vehicles (Model No. MZEA12R) produced from August 2018 till October 2018 due to an issue with the torque converter in the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) assembly.
Almost half of the recalled vehicles have not been delivered yet and will be rectified prior to delivery with all other repairs completed free of charge. Toyota says the repairs will take approximately 10 hours to complete.
Affected vehicles have a VIN ranging from 03013727 to 03023629 with concerned customers urged to contact their nearest Toyota dealer.
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