A larger number of vehicle recall notices have been issued during the past week with Audi, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus and Toyota requiring vehicles to visit a dealer.
Audi has recalled 2011-2013 A1 (8X), A3 (8P) and TT (8J) vehicles with a DQ2000 seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox (VINs found here).
A production fault may allow a crack in the transmission’s pressure accumulator to develop over time which could allow oil to leak and pressure loss in the hydraulic system of the gearbox. This in turn could lead to an interruption to engine power and increase the risk of an accident and injury occurring to vehicle occupants and other road users.
Audi will be contacting all known owners to arrange for a free inspection and repair of affected vehicles.
A recall notice was also issued for 2014-2017 Jeep Cherokee KLs with a two-speed Power Transfer Unit (PTU) (VINs found here) due to the potential for the differential gear splines inside the PTU to fail.
Wear on the PTU splines may cause a loss of power whilst the vehicle is moving and the loss of the PARK function while stationary.
FCA Australia will contact known affected owners to advise of the recall notice and alert them to the need to book their vehicle in for a free inspection and repair at their preferred dealership.
A weekly recall wrap would not be complete without a Mercedes-Benz recall and this week the required vehicles are 2019 CLA models (VINs found here) which may have incorrectly programmed emergency call system (eCall) software.
If the eCall system is incorrectly programmed, in the event of an emergency it would not be possible for the vehicle occupants to connect with emergency services, either manually or automatically via the system. This may mean emergency services may not be directed to the affected vehicle correctly or may be delayed.
A letter will be sent to known owners advising that an ‘over the air’ software update will be coming, without the need to visit a dealership.
The final recall notice this week is an extension of previous recall notices and applies to the following vehicles:
2018-2019 Lexus ES300h (AXZH10)
2013-2019 Lexus GS (ARL10, GRL10/11/12 and GWL10)
2013-2019 Lexus IS (ASE30 and GSE31)
2013-2019 Lexus LX (URJ201)
2013-2019 Lexus LS (USF40, GVF50, VXFA50 and UVF4#)
2013-2014 Lexus IS-F (USE20)
2017-2019 Lexus LC (GWZ100 and URZ100)
2017-2019 Lexus RX (AGL20, GGL2# and GYL2#)
2014-2019 Lexus NX (AGZ1#)
2014-2019 Lexus RC (ASC10 and GSC10)
2013-2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser (GSJ15)
2013-2015 Toyota Prado (GRJ150)
2013-2019 Toyota Land Cruiser (URJ202)
2017-2013 Toyota Corolla (ZRE172)
2017-2019 Toyota Camry and Camry HV (GSV70 and AXVH71)
2017-2019 Toyota Kluger (GSU50 and GSU55)
2017-2019 Toyota HiLux (TGN121)
2018-2019 Toyota HiAce (GRH300, GRH320, TRH201, TRH221, TRH223 and GM8CP)
Lexus VINs found here.
Toyota VINs found here.
The recall pertains to the fuel pump which may stop operating on affected vehicles. Should this occur, warning lights and messages may display on the instrument panel and the engine may not run smoothly which can result in stalling and prevent the vehicle from being restarted.
Both Lexus and Toyota will contact known affected owners to advise of the recall and re-contact once parts for repair become available. Vehicles will be repaired free of charge with parts expected to be available from April 2021.
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