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Trevor Collett | Jun 22, 2017

Tesla has recalled its Model X SUV in Australia this week, due to a potential problem with the passenger side front airbag.

Vehicles sold locally between January and June of this year are affected by the recall, built between April 2016 and June 2017.

A total of 469 Model Xs are on the recall list for Australia.

Tesla says the Model X’s restraint control module (RCM) may not trigger the passenger airbag when required during a collision. This could increase the risk of injury for the vehicle occupants.

The carmaker adds that it is not aware of any such incidents, however, and that the issue came to light via routine internal testing.

The good news for Tesla customers is that the fix only requires acceptance of the latest over-the-air updates (coming soon). But while some customers like to download updates at certain times, Tesla strongly advises owners to install this update without delay.

In the meantime, Tesla advises that the front passenger seat remain vacant until the software update has been installed.

Mazda has recalled its Mazda2 and CX-3 models, sold in Australia between June 2016 and last month.

The recall surrounds the brake hose clips, which may have been damaged during installation. Surface damage to the clips may result in corrosion, and eventually, breakage.

A total of 185 Mazda2 hatches, 206 Mazda2 Sedans and 314 CX-3 SUVs are included in the recall for Australia.

Broken brake hose clips may allow brake fluid to leak, potentially reducing the effectiveness of the braking system.

Underperforming brakes may pose a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

For customers wishing to learn more, Mazda Australia can be contacted on 1800 034 411.

Peugeot has recalled its 308 small car, due to a potential problem with the front suspension.

The front wishbone bolts may not match specification, and could be susceptible to breakage.

Broken bolts may result in tilted front wheels. The resulting reduction in steering control could pose a hazard to the vehicle occupants and other road users.

A total of 275 Peugeot 308s are on the recall list in Australia, sold in January 2015.

Citroen has recalled its C4 Cactus, due to a potential problem with the front bumper bar.

A trim piece attached to the front bumper may not have been properly secured, and could part company with the vehicle while driving.

Should this occur, a hazard may be present for other road users.

Affected vehicles were sold in Australia between September and October last year, and eight Cacti are on the recall list.

Mitsubishi has recalled its Outlander SUV, stretching from the 2007 to 2012 model-years and sold in Australia between November 2006 and February 2013. A total of 46,263 vehicles are included in the recall.

The carmaker says water ingress between the windscreen and bonnet may allow wiper parts to corrode, eventually causing the wiper components to fail.

Should this occur, the windscreen wipers may suddenly become inoperative when required, causing a hazard for the vehicle occupants and other road users.

Mitsubishi can be contacted on 1300 131 211 for more information.

The relevant carmakers will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner wishing to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.

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