Last week, a total of five vehicle recall notices have been issued from Peugeot, Ford, Toyota and Mercedes-Benz.
A small number of 2018-2019 Peugeot Expert K0 Series vans (VINs found here) have been recalled due to an issue which sees the fuel supply and return pipes located under the body to possibly become damaged over time as a result of relative movement between the pipes and body guidance ribs.
This issue, if left unrepaired, may cause a diesel fuel leak with the potential for a fire to break out.
Known owners will be contacted in writing to advise of the recall. An appointment needs to be made with a Peugeot dealer for an inspection and repair, if necessary.
A recall notice has been issued for 2019 Ford Focus vehicles built from September 28, 2018, through May 22, 2019 (VINs found here) which may have an issue with the transmission stud chaffing on the engine wiring loom.
This may cause the engine warning light to illuminate and reduced engine power leading to the engine stalling.
Ford will contact known owners to arrange an inspection and repair of the vehicle, free of charge.
Two recall notices have been issued by recall-king Mercedes-Benz with the first concerning 2018-2019 X Class utes (VINs found here). Affected vehicles may develop a leak from the hydraulic line connection on the steering gear which may result in the gradual loss of steering hydraulic fluid.
A complete loss of steering hydraulic fluid may result in the steering assist function ceasing completely requiring the driver to use more effort to steer the vehicle.
Also recalled were 2011-2019 Mercedes-Benz G300 vehicles (VINs found here) which may have an issue which sees the contacts of the steering column switch be impaired by sand settling on the contacts which leads to increased electrical resistance.
A build-up of heat caused by the increased resistance may lead to deformation of the plastic plug housing of the headlight contacts which could cause separation resulting in headlight failure.
In both recalls, Mercedes-Benz requires affected owners to make an appointment to have their vehicle inspected and repaired by their preferred dealer.
The final recall comes for 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla ZZE122 and ZZE123 vehicles (VINs found here) which require their faulty Takata airbag inflators to be replaced.
These vehicles may be fitted with a Takata airbag inflator that contains a propellant that can degrade over time creating a potentially deadly hazard. The propellant may degrade when exposed to moisture causing the airbag to misdeploy, deploy slower than required or not deploy in the event of an accident.
This recall notice includes vehicles which may have already had the driver’s airbag replaced but now need the passenger airbag replaced as well. Affected owners should contact their preferred Toyota dealer to arrange for the free replacement airbag inflator to be fitted, free of charge.
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