Fiat has recalled a trio of cars in Australia this week, with 392 vehicles affected by one of three separate issues.
The first relates to 2014 Fiat 500 models, which may be susceptible to a problem with the seatbelt anchorage links.
Fiat has identified a potential deviation with the buckle’s heat-treatment process, meaning the links may not comply with safety standards.
In extreme cases, a failing seatbelt may increase the risk of injury to one or more of the vehicle’s occupants.
Just 10 examples of the Fiat 500 are affected by the recall.
The 500’s performance-oriented cousin, the 500 Abarth, has also been recalled, with affected models built between 2011 and 2014.
The Abarth’s steering column may be allowed to interfere with a wiring loom under the dashboard, causing wear to the loom’s insulation over time.
If the insulation fails, wiring may be damaged which may lead to a failure of the instrument lighting and some exterior lights.
Should this occur night, a hazard may result for the vehicle’s occupants and other road-users.
A total of 381 Abarth 500 models are affected.
The final recall targets the 2014 Fiat Ducato van, powered by the 2.3 litre MultiJet diesel engine.
Fiat has identified a problem with the diesel re-circulation pipe on the injectors, which may be allowed to leak diesel via the end connector.
Should diesel be leaking from the connector, a fire could result.
Somewhere out there is an unlucky Ducato customer, as Fiat says just a single, solitary example is affected by this recall in Australia.
Fiat 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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