This week we see recall notices issued for a range of brands and not one Takata recall! Subaru, Hyundai, MG and HSV all have vehicles that require attention.
First up this week is MY12-13 Subaru Impreza, XV and Forester vehicles which have the 2.0-litre engine and were manufactured between January 16, 2012, and May 14, 2013, as well as MY13 Subaru BRZ vehicles manufactured from the start of production up until May 14, 2013.
Defective vehicles may have an issue with an engine valve spring which may fracture causing the engine to stall and be unable to be restarted. Unexpected stalling and an inability to restart the vehicle could pose a safety risk for the driver and other road users.
Subaru will be contacting known owners of affected vehicles (or a list can be found here using the VIN) and advising them to arrange for a free inspection and replacement if necessary at their preferred dealership.
If you purchased a new Hyundai Santa Fe between June 1, 2018, and August 14, 2018, you might need to take a trip back to the dealership as there could be a serious issue with the airbag.
Though unrelated to the Takata airbag scandal, a protrusion of the curtain airbag mounting bolt may interfere with the airbag fabric and cause damage to the rear side curtain airbag cushion if it’s deployed.
Owners can check if their vehicle is affected here using their VIN and should contact their preferred Hyundai dealer to arrange for an inspection and free rectification.
HSV has recalled a number of MY18 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD vehicles due to a concern with how the park brake cable assembly was manufactured. It has been found that the fitting at the end of the cable may detach whilst in use and pose the risk of the parking brake releasing without warning.
HSV will contact known affected owners to alert them to the need to book their vehicle in with their preferred dealer for an inspection and repair if necessary. Concerned owners can also check here using their VIN or call HSV Customer Care at 03 9265 9500 to check if their vehicle is affected.
SAIC is also recalling an assortment of MG ZS SUVs sold between November 1, 2016, and November 30, 2018, due to a potential issue with the software responsible for the stability control system (SCS).
Should the stability control system fail the power steering assistance may lose power causing a heavy steering feel. This could pose a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.
Concerned customers can check if their vehicle is affected by the recall here using their VIN or by contacting their nearest MG dealer. An inspection and repair will be carried out free of charge if necessary.
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