Three vehicle recall notices have been issued this week from Porsche, Mazda and Volvo for a variety of defects.
Porsche has recalled 2018 Boxster 718 and 911 vehicles sold between October 23, 2017, and May 16, 2018, due to a potential issue with the airbag sensor.
It appears affected vehicles may not have sufficiently tensioned airbag sensors in the sides of the car which may lead to the restraint systems being unable to protect passengers properly in the event of an accident.
Porsche will be contacting known affected owners by mail to arrange the have the vehicle inspected and repaired if necessary. Affected VINs can be found here.
A recall notice for 2003 and 2004 Mazda RX-8 (FE1031) vehicles sold between July 10, 2003, and April 28, 2005, has been issued in relation to a potential issue with the ball joint casings on the front lower control.
Mazda has found that under high load conditions the ball joint casing may break causing the ball joint to detach from the lower arm. Should this occur a loss of steering control may eventuate which may increase the risk of accident and injury.
Known affected owners will be contacted by Mazda Australia to arrange to have the vehicle visit a preferred Mazda dealer for a replacement of the front lower control arms at no cost to the owner. A list of affected VINs can be found here.
A number of 2018 and 2019 Volvo S90 and XC60 vehicles sold between August 1, 2017, and March 26, 2019, have been recalled due to some vehicles missing a nut on the front seat rail.
In the event of an accident, affected models may have the seat structure and position compromised with the possibility of the seat becoming unstable or deformed increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.
Volvo is requesting owners contact their preferred dealer to arrange to have their vehicle checked and repaired if necessary. A list of affected vehicles can be found here using the VIN.
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