Recall notices this week have been issued by Volkswagen, Jaguar Land Rover, FCA Australia and Mercedes-Benz for a range of vehicle issues.
MY2003 Volkswagen Golf, Passat and Transporter vehicles which were manufactured between May 2002 and October 2002 have been recalled due to an issue with the front airbag.
It appears the propellant used in the driver’s side front TRW airbag inflator may degrade when exposed to long periods of high humidity and temperature fluctuations, resulting in the airbag deploying with excessive force in a collision. Shrapnel may also enter the cabin at high speeds which could potentially cause serious injury or death.
Volkswagen will be contacting known affected owners to arrange for a free inspection and repair of their vehicle. Affected VINs can be found here.
A recall has been issued for 2016-2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Sport vehicles with a 2.0-litre petrol engine which were sold between March 9, 2015, and July 5, 2018. Testing has found these models may not meet the required emission standards.
Jaguar Land Rover will contact known owners by mail requesting the vehicle be brought in to an authorized repairer for a software update. Affected VINs can be found here or owners can contact Jaguar Land Rover on 1300 787 803 for more information.
JLR is also recalling 2019-2020 I-Pace vehicles due to an issue with the regenerative braking.
It appears the regenerative brakes may fail which could lead to the friction braking system not performing as quickly as required. In turn, this can lead to increased stopping distances which could potentially cause an accident or injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.
JLR will be in contact with known owners advising them to take their car to a dealer to have the vehicle’s software upgraded. Affected VINs can be found here.
FCA Australia has issued a recall notice for 2016-2018 Abarth 124 Spider vehicles sold between October 1, 2016, and May 9, 2019, due to an issue with incorrect software.
Affected vehicles have incorrect software in the transmission control module installed which leads to the vehicle being unable to engage first gear when the vehicle is in motion and the shift lever is in the “D” position. This could potentially lead to an accident or injury of vehicle occupants and other road users.
FCA Australia will contact known affected owners to have them return the vehicle to an authorized Abarth dealer to have the software updated at no cost. Affected VINs can be found here.
Serial recaller Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall this week for 2018 GLC and E-Class vehicles sold between September 3 and 30, 2018.
Recalled vehicles have an issue with the sensor for the electric power steering not meeting specification. This could potentially mean the power steering assistance may become disabled and increases the risk of an accident occurring.
A free repair is available to affected owners (VINs found here) at authorized Mercedes-Benz dealerships.
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