Around 1280 Suzuki Jimny SUVs are being recalled, with fears a steering bolt may become lose.
Suzuki says the joint fastening between the lateral rod and the axle housing may become defective, and the fastening bolt from the joint may become loose, causing the steering wheel to vibrate.
In a worst case scenario the bolt may drop off, compromising steering function. Affected models were built between May 2012 and March 2014, although only ‘selected’ VINs are being recalled.
A limited range of ASX VINs are being recalled with both petrol and diesel engines, due to a potential keyless operating system malfunction.
In an extreme case, the vehicle may stall while underway, as the system fails to recognise the correct key.
A handful of Mirage models built over a ten-day period in January last year are also being recalled by Mitsubishi.
The affected models may experience faulty fuel filler pipes due to a welding malfunction, potentially causing fuel to leak after repeated use.
Land Rover is recalling a limited number of vehicles from its 2014 range, due to front indicators that do not satisfy ‘double-click/double-flash’ legal requirements.
Toyota Prado models built between September 2009 and June 2010 are being recalled, due to a faulty driver’s airbag electrical connector which may be damaged over time.
Harley-Davidson is recalling selected 2013 and 2014 models due to a faulty fuel gauge and low-fuel warning light, while Victory is recalling one of its models sold in Western Australia due to a faulty engine crank case.
Other recent recalls include 1287 Fuso EURO V Canter trucks, which may suffer from faulty seatbelt pre-tensioners due to a manufacturing error which saw fastening rivets installed with ‘excessive force’.
Affected owners will be contacted shortly where possible, but any owner who would like to learn more about these recalls should contact their local dealer.