Recalls: Holden VF Commodore, Caprice, Hyundai ix35, BMW X5, Foton Tunland Photo:

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Trevor Collett | May, 27 2014 | 4 Comments

Holden is recalling 42,000 of its VF Commodore and WN Caprice models, due to a potential fault with the front seat belts.

A fault with the seatbelt pre-tensioner wiring harness has been identified, where the harness may make contact with a bolt beneath the seat, causing it to wear through.

If the harness becomes damaged, the airbag warning light should illuminate on the dash and in an extreme instance, the seatbelt pre-tensioner may not function during a collision (airbags are not affected).

The recall covers almost every VF Commodore and WN Caprice to date, with a build-range of March 8, 2013 to May 22, 2014.

Meanwhile, Hyundai is recalling more than 32,000 of its ix35 small SUVs, due to a potential airbag fault.

The driver’s side-airbag module retention bolt could be incorrectly tensioned, potentially affecting the operation of the horn and the deployment of the airbag.

BMW meanwhile is recalling X5 SUV models sold between February 1 and May 22 this year.

A fault with the rear-door child safety locks could mean that a rear door can be opened from the inside, even when the lock is activated.

Selected Foton Tunland pickups are also being recalled, although no faults with the vehicle itself are targeted in this recall.

The Tunland’s vehicle jack has been found to fall short of minimum Australian and New Zealand safety standards, and could be incorrectly used by the operator. Replacement jacks will be offered to all affected owners.

Following a minor recall earlier this month affecting engines, Victory motorcycles has issued a second recall for various models sold between September 2010 and September 2013, fitted with passenger backrests.

When used with an optional luggage rack, the base of the passenger backrest may crack at the chassis mounting point, causing instability for the pillion passenger.

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

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