Product safety recall announcements have been made for a range of vehicles from Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Ford this week with the unrelated recalls touching on a number of areas relating to vehicle safety.
In Ford’s case, the Kuga SUV built between December 2012 and June 2014 is being recalled owing to the possibility of the front seat belt pretensioner units igniting the B-pillar insulation material in the event of an accident that triggers the seat belt pretensioners.
Ford will attempt to contact affected owners, but suggest vehicles be driven with caution and at moderate speed until the repairs are undertaken. Owners wishing to know more can contact Ford’s Customer Relationship Centre on 1800 503 672.
Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on all variants of its GL, GLE and GLS model lines sold between October 2015 and August 2016 due to a risk of moisture entering the electric power steering module, which may lead to a loss of steering assistance, increasing the risk of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz will contact affected owners by mail, with owners seeking more information urged to contact their local Mercedes-Benz dealership.
Finally Ateco Automotive has announced a recall for three Maserati models over the same fault. The Ghibli, Quattroporte, and Levante feature an electric seat wiring harness that may contact metal parts of the seat frame and wear over time. The result could lead to an electrical short.
Known owners will be contacted by Maserati, but owners seeking additional information are urged to contact a dealer for an inspection and repair if required.