Vehicle recall notices this week have come from Hyundai, Jeep and Audi for a range of safety issues.
A large number of 2015-2021 Hyundai Tucson vehicles (VINs found here) have been recalled due to a manufacturing error which may cause a short circuit in an electronic control circuit board in the anti-lock braking system module.
This may occur when the components are exposed to moisture. A fire may even result from the short circuit, even when the vehicle is turned off. The short circuit is not believed to affect the functioning of the brake system, however.
Affected vehicles should be parked in an open space and away from flammable materials and structures. Known owners will be contacted by Hyundai and advised to book an appointment with a preferred dealer to have a relay kit installed on the circuit board. This will prevent a power surge and eliminate the risk of a fire igniting due to this issue.
Also recalled this week were 2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue with the fuel pump relay.
In affected vehicles, the fuel pump relay may be susceptible to silicon contamination on the relay contacts which may cause the relay to fail. This fuel pump was installed as part of an earlier recall.
If the fuel pump relay fails the engine may stall or enter a no-start condition. If the engine stalls whilst being driven there is an increased risk of an accident and injury or death occurring.
FCA Australia will contact all known affected owners to advise of the recall and alert to the need to book an appointment with a preferred dealer for a new fuel pump relay and wiring harness to be installed, free of charge.
The final recall notice this week has been issued for 2021 Audi Q7, SQ7 and RS6 vehicles (VINs found here) due to a connector which may become detached from the crash sensor.
This may delay the operation of the side airbag, curtain airbag and the belt tensioner which, in the event of an accident, could increase the risk of injury and death to vehicle occupants.
Audi will be contacting known owners to have them arrange for an inspection and repair of their vehicle with a preferred dealer.
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