Recalls: Porsche Hybrids, Nissan Pulsar, Holden Captiva, BMW & More Photo:
Trevor Collett | Apr, 21 2015 | 3 Comments

Porsche is recalling its Cayenne S Hybrid and Panamera S Hybrid models in Australia.

The recall surrounds a potential problem with the fuel rails which could develop a leak, with a risk of fire in extreme circumstances.

Nissan is recalling its Pulsar sedan and hatch models, sold between April and June 2013, due to a potential problem with the side curtain airbag sensor.

In some cases, the sensor may not have been installed correctly which may prevent the airbag from deploying when required.

BMW is recalling selected 2 and 3 Series models, sold between October 2013 and April 2014 and fitted with either four- or six-cylinder petrol engines.

The electric fuel pump may fail due to a manufacturing defect, which could result in a stalled engine while driving or an engine that cannot be started.

BMW is also recalling a long list of models from its motorcycle range, sold in Australia between December 2002 and April 2011.

Threaded fasteners may have been overtightened during maintenance, resulting in cracks to the wheel flange which could result in a rear wheel failure.

Jeep is recalling its 2011 Grand Cherokee with the 3.0 litre diesel engine and 2012-2013 Grand Cherokees with petrol engines.

As with BMW, a fuel pump failure may occur while driving or while attempting to start the vehicle due to a suspect relay.

Holden has recalled its Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 models with manual transmissions only, built between February 2007 and November 2010.

The ignition key cylinder may wear to the point where the vehicle attempts to start while the key is in the ‘OFF’ position, causing the vehicle to move if left in gear.

A second Holden Captiva recall affects just six vehicles from the Captiva 5 and 7 ranges, due to a potential fault with a fuel pump flow control module.

The module may develop an electrical short, causing the ‘Check Engine’ light to illuminate along with a risk of stalling or failing to start.

Land Rover is recalling selected Discovery 4 models, due to a potential software problem with the anti-lock braking system (ABS).

This issue can cause the vehicle to revert to a ‘limp-home mode’, disabling safety features such as the yaw stability control, traction control and gradient release control while setting the air suspension to ‘safe mode’.

Other recalls include:

  • KTM 690 SMC R motorcycles sold between January and March 2015, due to incorrect front wheel spacers
  • KTM 690 ENDURO R and 690 SMC R models sold between November last year and March this year due to a potential problem with the rear ABS
  • Selected Yamaha MT09AF/F/TRAF motorcycles due to a potential problem with the transmission shifter
  • Yamaha YZF-R1M motorcycles due to a potential rear shock absorber problem
  • Selected Honda CBR1000SE and CBR1000SF models due to a nut on the rear shock absorber that may not be tightened to specification
  • Hino RN8J and RK8J buses due to a possible exhaust gas leak

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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