Ford is recalling its FG Series II Falcon sedan and utility models, along with SZ Territory SUVs, built between November 2013 and October 2014.
A total of 17,875 cars are included in the recall, which was triggered by a potential problem with the ignition switch electrical connector.
The connector may disengage while driving, causing the engine to stall and electrical functions to be lost. At this point, it won’t be possible to restart the vehicle.
Now the carmaker is recalling various Accord, CR-V, Civic and Jazz models in Australia, due to a potential problem with the propellant wafers contained within the passenger side front airbag inflator.
Also affected by airbag issues is Chrysler, with a total of 4497 ‘300’ variants built between 2005 and 2007 recalled.
The driver airbag inflator housing may rupture due to excessive internal pressure during normal airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury.
Mitsubishi is recalling a number of its Pajero 4WD models, built between October 2006 and March last year and fitted with a diesel engine.
An incorrectly adjusted timing-chain tensioner could cause the chain to break, resulting in a stalled engine that is unable to be restarted.
Other recalls from the latest round include Audi, which is recalling 297 vehicles from its A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7 ranges fitted with the 3.0 litre petrol engine.
The models in question were built between April 2011 and April 2012 and may develop a fuel leak from the fuel injection rails.
Jeep is recalling various Cherokee and Grand Cherokee models built between 2002 and 2004, due to a potential problem with the occupant restraint system.
The seatbelt pre-tensioner or front airbag may be inadvertently triggered while driving, causing either to activate when not required.
Suzuki is recalling its Kizashi midsized sedan built between November 2013 and December 2014, due to a potential fault with the drive belt tensioner.
Renault is recalling various Kangoo vans due to a potential damage to the wiring loom associated with the driver’s airbag, which may cause the bag to deploy inadvertently while driving.
Holden is recalling its Barina Spark models with manual transmission, built between January 2010 and September 2012.
The clutch pedal adjustment may be too high, which could result in excessive stress leading to a fracture after prolonged use.
Holden is also recalling its midsized Malibu sedan, built between October 2012 and November 2014 due to a potential fault with the rear seatbelts.
Kia is recalling its Sportage and Soul models built between August 2011 and March 2012, due to a wayward clip on the seatbelt pre-tensioner cable.
A total of 1,321 Range Rovers built between 2006 and 2012 are being recalled, due to a potential front brake problem.
A brake hose may rupture, resulting in reduced or lost front braking performance.
Toyota is recalling a handful of its FJ Cruiser 4WDs built in August 2013. “Incorrectly maintained welding equipment on a particular production day”, says Toyota, may have resulted in insufficient welding around the steering intermediate shaft.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling a range of vans fitted with OM651 diesel engines, including those from its Vito and Sprinter line-ups.
An oil leak may develop from a timing chain tensioner seal, causing a hazard to other road-users or an engine fire in extreme cases.
The German carmaker is also recalling six of its Unimogs, due to a potential blocked valve in the compressed air system.
Nissan has issued a recall for a number of vehicles in its range, including the Dualis and Dualis+2 SUV.
The suspect examples were built between February and September 2012, and could suffer from a steering wheel boss failure resulting in the boss becoming detached from the steering column.
Two recalls affect the Nissan Pathfinder range.
The first concerns models built between June and November 2013, where an error during manufacturing may see wheel hub components not tightened to specification.
The second targets around 4200 Pathfinders, which may experience bonnet latch failure while driving resulting in a loss of forward vision.
Nissan’s upmarket arm, Infiniti, is also recalling a handful of examples from one of its models.
The Q50 built between June and July 2014 may experience a gasket failure around the timing chain, which could eventually lead to a seized engine in extreme cases.
Other recalls include:
- Kmart, who is recalling a brand of seat cover which are supposed to be airbag-compatible but which may not allow side airbags to deploy from seats.
- Allin aftermarket towbars sold in South Australia, suitable for Isuzu D-Max and Holden Rodeo / Colorado pickups.
- Various 2013-2015 Victory motorcycles due to potential fuel pump issues
- Yamaha’s 2007-2009 NXC125 Cygnus scooters for a potential fault with the indicators
Owners with vehicles identified in the latest round of recalls should be contacted by the relevant manufacturer soon. All owners wishing to know more should contact their local dealer.