Recalls: Nissan Micra Joins Takata Airbag List, Also Audi, Infiniti And More Photo:

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Trevor Collett | Nov, 14 2014 | 4 Comments

Nissan has recalled its Micra city car this week, with the model becoming the latest to join the long list from the Takata airbag saga.

As with other Takata examples, the metal casing surrounding the airbag’s inflator can crack if the airbag is deployed, potentially injuring front seat passengers.

A total of 12,859 locally-sold Micras are affected by the recall - built between September 2010 and October 2011 - and Nissan expects to begin repairs next month.

Audi has also issued a recall over airbag issues targeting 6716 examples of its A4 range, with the German carmaker saying the front airbags may not inflate correctly during a collision.

Meanwhile, Lotus has recalled several of its Evora S, Elise and Exige models. In some examples, oil cooler hoses can leak resulting in a potential fire hazard.

Porsche is recalling selected 911, Cayman and Boxster models. The latch for the front cargo area may fail while driving, causing the lid to fly open and block the driver’s forward view.

Volkswagen is recalling 967 Beetles built between 2011 and 2013, due to weakness in the trailing arm of the rear torsion crank axle.

Chrysler Grand Voyagers built between August 2013 and June 2014 have also been recalled due to - of all things - an incorrect Weight Certification label.

Isuzu is recalling its MU-X SUV (4703 examples) and Holden is recalling its Colorado 7 (built between January 2012 and September 2014), due to issues with the seatbelt angle detection sensor.

If either vehicle is parked on a downhill slope, it may not be possible for passengers to fasten their seatbelts until the car has been moved to more level ground.

Mazda6 models with the 2.5 litre petrol engine are being recalled, with affected examples sold between November 2013 and October 2014.

An electrical issue may cause the stop-start system to malfunction, and the vehicle may refuse to restart or stall shortly after restarting.

Jeep has recalled 2011 Grand Cherokees due to fuel pump relay problems, along with Grand Cherokees built between 2005 and 2007 for a potential ignition switch fault.

Mercedes-Benz is recalling 946 C-Class models sold between June and September this year due to a steering wheel lock fault. In extreme cases, the lock could cause a loss of steering control while driving.

Infiniti is recalling its Q50 Hybrid and Q70 Hybrid models for a variety of reasons, including 20 examples for a potential crack in the automatic transmission case.

A further 39 have been recalled due to a software error with the traction motor inverter, and 62 models may be affected by unintended acceleration. Some owners may find their Infiniti is affected by more than one recall.

Lexus is recalling various LS 460, LS 600hL, GS 300, GS 450h, GS 460, IS F, IS 250 and IS 250C models, built between September 2005 and June 2010.

A gasket between the fuel pressure sensor and the fuel delivery pipe could degrade over time, resulting in a fuel leak.

Renault is recalling various Kangoo vans due to an incorrectly fitted ABS pipe, which could result in reduced braking capacity.

Toyota is recalling Klugar SUVs built between May and June this year due to insufficient welding on a fuel-delivery pipe, which could lead to a fuel leak.

Other recalls include:

  • KTM and Husqvarna motorcycles for forks problems
  • Triumph motorcycles for fuel injector issues
  • BMW S 1000 RR bikes due to side-stand issues
  • Honda Forza scooters due to fuel pump problems
  • 247 X Yamaha MT07LF naked bikes due to battery lead issues
  • Jayco Basestation and Jayco Expanda models due to an oven wiring issue
  • 24 X Coromal Navigator pop-up campers for potential faults with electric brakes

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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