Six Carmakers Announce Recalls In Australia Photo:
Trevor Collett | Sep, 27 2013 | 9 Comments

Holden, Nissan, Honda, Dodge Mitsubishi and Jeep have all issued recall notices in Australia this week.

Nissan has recalled 24,700 of its Y61 model Patrol, fitted with the ZD 3.0 litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine and built between June 2006 and July 2013.

Along with over 900,000 vehicles recalled by Nissan world-wide, the Patrol may experience throttle sensor problems, causing ‘less-than-intended’ acceleration or a stalled engine.

The Japanese carmaker stressed that no incidents or injuries had been reported so far as a result of throttle sensor problems.

Holden is recalling JH model Cruzes, fitted with the 1.8 litre four-cylinder petrol engine and manual transmission. A potential fault with the right-hand driveshaft may cause a sudden loss of drive.

The Fiat-Chrysler Group is recalling 2011 and 2012 Dodge Nitros along with Jeep Cherokees built between 2011 and 2013. Both models may experience faulty active head restraints, which may not function as intended during a collision.

Honda is recalling 1,598 of its 2003 model MDX, as damage to the SRS unit over time may cause the airbags to deploy without being triggered by a collision.

Mitsubishi's recall is on Challenger 4WD models built between 2010 and 2013, along with 4WD Triton models built between 2007 and 2013.

Examples of these models fitted with electric front seats can experience a 'sticking' operating switch, causing the seat motor to overheat and either melt or burn the seat.

All of the affected carmakers will be attempting to contact owners shortly, but in the meantime owners of the vehicles concerned who wish to learn more should contact their local dealer.

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