A total of six recall notices have been an issued this week by Mitsubishi, BMW, Hyundai and Land Rover for a variety of vehicle safety concerns.
First up is a recall notice for 2015 Mitsubishi ASX and 2016 Outlander vehicles (VINs found here) where an issue relating to the anti-rust coating on the parking brake shaft has been identified.
In affected vehicles, the fluorine coating may allow rust to form which could result in the parking brake shaft becoming stuck or not engaging. This could allow unintended vehicle movement and increase the risk of an accident and injury occurring.
Known owners will be contacted via mail by Mitsubishi advising to arrange for a free inspection and repair, if necessary.
Two recall notices have been issued by BMW this week with the first concerning 2020 X5, X6 and X7 models (VINs found here) as a seam on the front axle may not have been correctly welded.
Incorrect welding may lead to complete separation of the right-hand side tension strut resulting in the loss of steering control.
Also recalled by the German marque were 2020 X5, 7 Series, 3 Series, 5 Series and 2020 Mini Countryman vehicles (VINs found here) due to an issue which may see foreign bodies or particles enter the battery cells and cause a malfunction.
The impurities can potentially activate a short circuit within the high-voltage battery which may lead to a fire.
In both cases, BMW Australia will contact known owners and advise that an inspection and repair be carried out by a preferred dealer.
Also on the recalls list this week are 2018-2020 Hyundai Kona Electric and 2019-2020 Nexo vehicles (VINs found here and here) which may have a software fault in the Integrated Electronic Brake (IEB) that can significantly reduce braking performance.
In affected vehicles the stopping distance of the vehicle may become longer than usual, increasing the risk of an accident and injury occurring.
Affected owners should drive with increased caution until their vehicle can be repaired and allow for a greater stopping distance. Owners should also contact their preferred dealer to have the IEB reprogrammed.
A total of four 2019-2021 Range Rover Evoque vehicles (VINs found here) have been recalled as the seat material used for the front seats trimmed with ‘Dinamica’ cloth may burn faster than permitted in the event of a fire.
Affected owners will be notified and a new seat covering on the front seats will be sewn in, free of charge.
The final recall this week comes for nine 2020 Land Rover Discovery vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue with the upper anchor point for the seatbelt in the left-hand side third-row seat.
It appears the anchor point may not have been installed correctly with the plastic trim misaligned. This may cause the plastic material to become trapped in the fixing threads which may reduce clamp load, prevent full thread engagement or damage the fastener bolt.
Affected owners should not allow the third-row left-hand seat to be occupied before inspection and rectification can be carried out. Affected owners may be notified via email, SMS or letter to advise of the recall and how to have the error rectified.
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