Fourteen carmakers feature in the latest round of recalls, including Jeep, Tata, Holden and Aston Martin.
Jeep is recalling its 2014 Grand Cherokee SUV due to a potential fault with the Occupant Restraint Control (ORC) system and the Steering Column Control Module (SCCM).
A circuit board fault could cause the airbag warning light to illuminate and potentially disable the passive restraint system, or the electronic stability control.
Jeep is recalling Grand Cherokees from 2008, while Chrysler 300s also from 2008 are on the list.
The Frequency Operated Button Ignition Key (FOBIK) on these 2008 models may stick between the ‘Start’ and ‘Run’ position, resulting in a loss of electrical features and engine power.
Jeep Wranglers built between 2011 and 2013 have been recalled due to a potential electrical fire in the heated power mirrors.
Tata Xenons built between September last year and January this year are being recalled due to a potential brake fluid leak, and Holden is recalling its Korean-built Cruze small car built between February 2009 and February 2011 for the same reason.
Ford is recalling various EcoSport SUVs built between June 2013 and February 2014.
The SUV’s side airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners may not function properly during a collision, and models with the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine may develop a fuel leak.
Ford is also recalling its WS Fiesta Econetic Diesel sold between July 2010 and September 2011, due to a potential fire hazard from a water leak.
Honda’s Jazz from 2004 has been recalled due to a potential driver’s airbag fault. While this is not directly connected to the global Takata airbag recall, fragments from fractured components could still cause injury to an occupant during a collision.
Various Toyota Echos and Rav4s built between December 2002 and September 2003 may also possess driver’s airbag faults, with a similar risk to occupants from flying fragments during a collision.
Airbag recalls have also affected Volkswagen Polo owners, with the German carmaker recalling 977 of its 2014/15 model.
A potential fault may cause the airbag control unit to fail, resulting in airbags that do not inflate during a collision.
Hyundai’s i30 small car built between June 2007 and March 2008 has been recalled, due to a potentially loose universal bolt that may affect steering performance.
Jaguar is recalling 13 of its XJ models from 2013 and 2014, due to a potential brake line fault caused by incorrect torque specifications at the factory.
Brake hose problems may also strike various Renault Clios at the front end, while Clio rear brakes may be fitted with an incorrect clip.
Mitsubishi has recalled its petrol-powered ASX SUV built between June and August 2010, along with its Outlander SUV and Lancer small car built between August 2006 and June 2011.
ASX models may suffer brake booster problems, while the Outlander’s brake lamp switch can fail; disabling the brake lamps and the switch to shift auto-equipped vehicles out of ‘Park’.
Outlanders and ASXs may also suffer from a power steering belt pulley failure, with the same problem potentially affecting Lancer owners.
Suzuki is recalling Swift models built between March 2012 and October 2014 for an incorrect steering box cover, which may allow water to corrode internal parts over time.
Aston Martin is recalling selected VINs from almost its entire range, sold in Australia between June 2006 and November 2014.
A faulty seat heater control module may cause the heater to remain on, causing smouldering within the seat in extreme cases.
Nissan is recalling its Y62 Patrol 4WD and Pulsar small car, along with its Juke and X-Trail SUVs.
Various VINs for each model may suffer fuel pressure sensor failure, causing a leak or fire.
Other recalls include:
- Aprilia Caponord 1200 and Shiver 750 sold throughout this year for an incorrect gearbox output shaft
- Honda CB650 models for ignition switch wiring problems
- 263 Triumph Tiger Explorer models for side-stand bolt problems
- Yamaha XT250s built between 2013 and 2015 for an exhaust problem which may cause the engine to stall at high temperatures
- 161 2014/15 Harley-Davidson Softails for a turn-signal outage failure, and 1578 2012 Dyna and Softail models for brake master cylinder problems.
- Jayco Silverline caravans for a potential electric shock from a power point in the ensuite
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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