Vehicle recall notices have skyrocketed with various Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Audi models required to visit a dealership.
Two recall notices came from Volvo relating to 2014-2017 S60, V60, XC60, V40 and V40CC vehicles equipped with a four-cylinder diesel engine (VINs found here and here). It has been found that if the cooling system is required to be refilled, air may become trapped inside which could result in insufficient cooling of the engine components leading to damage and/or a fire.
Volvo will be contacting known owners in writing advising that an appointment needs to be made with a preferred dealer to have the vehicle inspected and repaired.
Three vehicle recall notices were issued by Mercedes-Benz with the first concerning 2016-2017 CLA and B-Class vehicles (VINs found here). The brand says an installed child seat may be incorrectly identified as a person or a lightweight person could be mistaken for a child seat. This could result in incorrect deployment or lack of deployment of the front passenger airbag in the event of an accident.
Mercedes-Benz also recalled several 2020 C-Class, E-Class, GLC, EQC and GT models (VINs found here) which, in the event of an accident, could have the backrest lock fail if cargo were to hit the backrest of the left rear seat.
The final Mercedes-Benz recall notice comes for 2018-2019 A-Class vehicles (VINs found here) which may be fitted with a condensation drain hose for the air conditioning system that may be incorrectly installed causing condensation to leak into the cabin.
This issue may result in failure of the airbag control unit, the vehicle not starting, activation of the engine limp-home mode, incorrect functioning of the fuel pump and/or the emergency call system to be impaired.
In all cases of recall, Mercedes-Benz expects affected owners to arrange a free repair of their vehicle with their preferred dealer.
A recall notice has been issued for a small number of 2018-2020 Volkswagen Polo AW1 vehicles fitted with a three-cylinder engine (VINs found here). This is due to a manufacturing fault which may see injectors fitted to vehicles leak fuel into the engine when the vehicle is turned off for an extended period.
Affected owners are urged to contact their Volkswagen dealership to arrange a free inspection and repair.
The final recall notice comes for a large number of 2015-2019 Audi TT AWD vehicles (VINs found here) which, in the event of an accident, may see a bracket fitted on the vehicle body collide with the fuel tank causing damage. This could allow fuel to leak and make contact with a hot surface and ignite.
Audi Australia will be contacting all known owners to arrange an inspection and repair.
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