Volvo has issued a recall in Australia this week for a trio of 2017 models, due to a potential problem with the curtain airbags.
The carmaker has identified an issue with the inflatable bag bolts, which may be subject to a manufacturing error.
In the event of a collision, the airbag may not properly inflate, increasing the risk of injury for the vehicle’s occupants.
The recall process will see the offending bolts replaced at no charge to owners.
Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its E-Class large car range in Australia, due to a potential problem with a seat control unit.
The carmaker says the control unit may not have been installed correctly, and that a pressuring-sensing hose may kink.
Should this occur, “the control unit may incorrectly recognise occupation [or non-occupation] of the passenger seat and this could result in the front passenger airbag being disabled”.
During a collision, a dormant airbag or restraint system could increase the risk of injury to the vehicle occupants.
Affected E-Class models were sold in Australia between April and September last year.
Jaguar Land Rover has also been on the recall route this week, with a program launched to target the Range Rover Evoque.
The SUV may be subject to an issue with a wiring harness, which may be allowed to make contact with the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) casting bracket.
Should this occur, the protective sleeve may wear through, resulting in a short circuit, engine failure or other potential hazards.
This recall also includes Evoques previously recalled for a similar issue, with JLR determining that the rectification process used on that occasion is insufficient to prevent the problem.
Affected models (281 in total) are fitted with the 2.0 litre diesel engine, and were sold in Australia between December 2015 and January of last year.
The recall process will include an inspection of the wiring harness with repairs if necessary, along with fitment of a new extended casting bracket.
The relevant carmakers 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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