Recalls: Holden Volt & Colorado, Citroen C4 Picasso, Peugeot 308 & More Photo:

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Holden has recalled its Volt range-extended electric vehicle, built between May 2012 and March 2013, due to a potential ‘misunderstanding’ the EV’s owners may have with the way the vehicle operates.

The carmaker believes drivers may not be heeding warning beeps to switch the vehicle off when leaving the vehicle (as the petrol engine may not be running at the time they exit).

However, if the vehicle is left ‘ON’, the battery may run down enough to cause the petrol engine to engage, as it’s designed to do, which may start without warning.

In these circumstances, the engine may run until the fuel supply is exhausted, potentially risking a build-up of carbon monoxide if parked in an enclosed area.

The company says a software update will resolve the issue, setting the vehicle to ‘time out’ in such circumstances.

Holden has also recalled its Colorado pickup and Colorado 7 SUV, due to a potential problem with an alternator cable.

The cable may contact with the battery tray, causing the insulation to wear which may result in a short circuit and potential fire risk.

The models affected were built between September 2013 and January of this year.

Citroen has recalled a selected range of its C4 Picasso, due to a potential front suspension problem.

Bolts used with the front suspension wishbone may not be to specification, and could break in extreme circumstances.

The same problem may afflict certain Peugeot 308 models which have also been recalled, as the same bolts have been used from the PSA Peugeot-Citroen ‘parts bin’.

Also, a total of 873 Mercedes-Benz C-Class W205 models have been recalled, due to a potential fuel pump problem.

The pump feed within the fuel tank may become detached, causing the engine to stall. Models in question were sold between December 2013 and October 2014.

Suzuki is recalling various Ignis models, due to a potential ignition switch problem.

The grease used to lubricate the switch may carbonise, resulting in smoke emitting from the switch or a fire in extreme cases.

Renault is recalling selected Captur SUVs, due to a potential problem with the front guards.

The guard liner may be fitted incorrectly, potentially risking interefence with the front brake hoses. If brake fluid were to leak, the result could be a reduction in braking capacity.

Other recalls include:

  • Foton Aumark and ISF trucks due to a potential front brake problem
  • Selected 2014 and 2015 Harley-Davidson 'Touring' motorcycles, due to a potential clutch problem.

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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