A variety of vehicle recall notices have been issued this week from Maserati, Ferrari, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz and Holden.
Kicking off the week was a recall notice for 2016-2020 Maserati Ghibli and Levante vehicles (VINs found here) which are equipped with LED headlights and were sold between October 1, 2017, and July 31, 2019.
The affected vehicles may not have been assembled correctly due to a factory fault and therefore excessive light may be shone towards oncoming vehicles.
Known owners can expect to receive a letter with instructions to arrange an inspection and repair at their preferred Maserati dealer.
A small number of 2016-2019 Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio vehicles (VINs found here) which were sold between November 1, 2015 and July 31, 2019 are being recalled due to a manufacturing fault which affects the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) airbag system potentially making it defective and unable to activate.
Maserati will also contact affected owners of this recall by mail to instruct that an appointment needs to be made with a preferred Maserati dealer to have the vehicle repaired free of charge.
A recall notice has been issued for 2016-2018 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and Lusso T vehicles (VINs found here) which were sold between November 11, 2016, and October 12, 2018. The vehicles recalled have the Bowden cable installed within the driver and passenger doors in a layout that creates tension on the door lock which may cause the cable retainer to break.
If the cable retainer breaks it may prevent the doors from being opened from the outside. In an emergency, vehicle occupants may not be able to escape from the vehicle, potentially increasing the risk of an injury being sustained.
Affected owners should contact their preferred Ferrari dealership to arrange for a free replacement of the Bowden cables and door locks.
2017-2018 Mitsubishi Pajero NX vehicles (VINs found here) sold between November 21, 2016 and July 30, 2019, have been recalled due to potentially inadequate welding strength which could see the front right side suspension lower control arm fail at the joint.
If the lower control arm weld joint fails the steering and stability of the vehicle may be compromised.
Mitsubishi will contact known affected owners by mail to advise them to arrange to have their vehicle inspected and repaired for free at their preferred Mitsubishi dealer.
Owners of 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE, CLA, C, E and S-Class vehicles (VINs found here) which were sold between March 1, 2019, and July 30, 2019 will need to contact their preferred dealer to have their software updated.
It appears there is an error in the active brake assist software which may affect the radar sensor control units. Should they fail the braking assist may not be active during a collision.
Finally this week a previous recall notice has been extended by Holden to include the following vehicles (VINs found here):
2013-2018 Holden Trax
2012-2018 Holden Barina
2011-2013 Holden Cruze
2010 Holden JG Cruze (manufactured between February and September 2009)
The vehicles in question must have their faulty Takata airbags replaced as soon as possible with a ‘critical recall’ issued specifically for the 2010 Holden JG Cruze vehicles that were manufactured between February 2009 and September 2009.
Owners of these vehicles are advised to stop driving their vehicle immediately and arrange for their airbags to be replaced as a matter of urgency. GM Holden will offer to arrange for your vehicle to either be towed to the place of replacement or for a mobile technician to be sent to the vehicle (or some similar arrangement) so that you do not have to drive the vehicle in order to receive a replacement airbag.
Airbags are replaced free of charge which should be arranged as soon as possible with a preferred Holden dealership.
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