Vehicle recall notices this week come from Fiat, Audi and serial recaller, Mercedes-Benz.
A recall notice has been issued for 2018-2019 Fiat 500 1.2 8V vehicles sold between February 26, 2019, and May 22, 2019, due to an issue with the drive axle.
Affected vehicles may have a drive axle fitted that could potentially break due to nonconformity in the production process, which could increase the risk of an accident or injury occurring to vehicle occupants and other road users.
FCA Australia will be in contact with known owners to advise that a free repair is available at their preferred Fiat Dealer. Affected VINs can also be found here.
Two recall notices have been issued by Audi with the first for 2018-2019 Audi A3 sedan models which were manufactured between April and June 2018.
A processing error has resulted in the locking pin which secures the head restraints potentially being missing from the rear centre seat’s head restraint. In the event of an accident, the centre headrest may detach from the guide pins creating an increased risk of an injury to a passenger occurring.
Audi Australia will be in contact with known owners to advise that inspection and replacement of the headrest if necessary is required. Affected VINs can be found here.
Audi has also recalled a number of 2014-2016 Audi A6 and A7 Sportback vehicles which were manufactured between July and October 2014.
Affected vehicles may have an issue with the auxiliary heater element in the air conditioner due to an electrical connection being incorrectly plugged in. If the auxiliary heater element fails smoulder damage or a fire could be the potential results.
Audi Australia will also be contacting known owners of affected vehicles to arrange for a free inspection and repair if necessary. Affected VINs can be found here.
2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles sold between March 1, 2018, and August 30, 2019, have been recalled due to an issue with the lock nuts.
It has become apparent that lock nuts with a possible production deviation may have been installed in the steering system, they have the potential to break and lock the steering, increasing the risk of an accident or injury occurring to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Affected customers (VINs found here) are expected to contact their preferred Mercedes-Benz dealer for a free repair.
The final recall notice this week was also from Mercedes-Benz, this time for 2014-2015 C-Class vehicles sold between August 1, 2015, and December 23, 2015, for a similar issue with the lock nuts.
Certain vehicles may have been fitted with the defective lock nuts which could break and lock the steering, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to vehicle occupants or other road users.
In this case, Mercedes-Benz is also expecting affected customers (VINs found here) to contact their preferred dealer for a free repair.
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