Land Rover has recalled its Discovery 4 off-roader built in 2012 and 2013, fitted with panoramic glass roof panels.
Vehicles built within a specific Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) range may have had glass panels installed using a bonding agent that was not to Land Rover’s specification.
A potential weakness with the bonding agent may see a glass panel detach from the vehicle while driving.
The panel may strike another road user or vehicle, or cause others to take evasive action which increases the chances of a collision.
Fiat has recalled its Ducato load-hauler due to a potential problem with the ignition switch.
The switch may shift itself out of the ‘run’ position while driving. This can result in a stalled engine, which in turn could reduce braking and steering performance while disabling safety features such as airbags.
Fiat says if this was to occur, the driver may lose control of the vehicle which could pose a hazard to the occupants and other road users.
BMW has issued a recall not usually associated with a carmaker, as one of its children’s toys has come in for some attention.
The BMW Baby Racer III - a ride-on toy car for children aged 1-3 years - has been recalled due to a potential choking hazard.
Unfortunately for the German carmaker, it’s the BMW badge that poses the hazard, as it can become dislodged from the steering wheel. Aside from the serious issue of choking hazards, we’re guessing BMW is also keen to avoid seeing its badges on medical images of children’s stomachs.
The Baby Racers being recalled are black/orange, turquoise/caramel and white/raspberry in colour.
A host of motorcycles have also been recalled in Australia recently, including:
- Suzuki SFV650L4 and SFV650UL5 for a fuel tank breather hose issue
- Suzuki DL1000A due to potential wiring loom problems
- Suzuki SFV650, DL650, GSR750, GSX650, GSF650, GSX1250, GSF1250 and AN650 models due to tappet and camshaft issues
- Suzuki UK110NE due to a headlamp problem that could cause the engine to stall
- Honda VFR1200F and VFR1200X due to potential driveshaft bearing problems
- BMW K18 C 600 Sport and K19 C 650 GT scooters sold between January 2012 and July 2015 due to front brake hose problems
The relevant manufacturers 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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