As the year inches closer to the end recall notices have ramped up with Toyota, Kia, Audi and Ford requiring vehicles to be inspected and repaired.
Kicking off the week was Toyota which issued a notice for fifteen 2020 HiLux SR5 (GUN126) vehicles (VINs found here) which have an incorrect compliance label fitted.
The affected vehicles are not compliant with Australian Design Rule 61/02 which requires a compliance label is fitted at a specific location on a new vehicle, some new vehicles were supplied without the compliance label being fitted.
Toyota will contact the fifteen affected owners by phone and in writing to request that an appointment be made with a preferred Toyota dealer to have the compliance label fitted.
A recall notice has been issued for 2021 Kia Sorento (MQ4) vehicles (VINs found here) due to the potential for fuel to leak from the low-pressure fuel line hose clamp.
The leaking fuel may ignite into an engine fire which increases the risk of an accident and injury.
Kia Australia is currently contacting known affected owners via direct mail. An inspection should be booked with a preferred dealer and, if necessary, a repair will be carried out free of charge.
Also recalled this week was a small number of 2012-2017 Audi A8, S8 and S8 Plus vehicles fitted with a 4.0L TFSI engine (VINs found here).
It has been found that the engine bay seal may become warped and work its way loose. This may lead to engine vibrations which can result in the seal making contact with hot components in the engine bay and scorching or igniting.
Audi Australia will contact all known affected owners to advise of the recall and need to book an inspection and repair with a dealer.
Finally this week Ford has recalled the following vehicles:
Vehicles affected by the recall may be fitted with front lower control arms that contain incomplete welds. These welds may fracture and separate leading to a loss of vehicle control.
Ford will contact known affected owners to arrange a free inspection and repair of the vehicle.
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