Despite the new model having only arrived in Australia this month, overseas markets have already been grappling with the potential problem and Volvo Australia has moved early to rectify it.
A total of 232 vehicles have been recalled, and all are fitted with seven seats. The problem relates to the third-row airbags, which may not inflate fully during a collision.
Foton is recalling its Tunland pickup, sold between January 2011 and December 2013.
A wiring fault with the seatbelt pre-tensioners may cause the airbag warning light to illuminate without cause, preventing the driver from receiving genuine warnings.
Mercedes-Benz is recalling a total of 64 A-Class and B-Class models, sold between September and November 2014.
Fuses within the interior fuse box may become loose, resulting in the failure of various systems and potentially causing incorrect deployment of the airbags.
Fiat is recalling its 2013-2015 Freemont models with the 2.4 litre petrol engine, due to a potential problem with the engine cover.
The cover may detach itself from the engine while driving and contact the catalytic converter, causing smoke or a fire.
Land Rover is recalling a combined 3062 of its 2013-2016 Range Rover and 2014-2016 Range Rover Sport models, built between March 2012 and May 2015.
Customers have reported doors that refuse to secure in the closed position, with at least one incident of a door opening while the vehicle was moving.
Jeep is recalling its 2014-2015 Cherokee models (excluding the Sport variant), due to a potential problem with the power-operated tailgate.
Water may enter the power module which could result in corrosion over time, causing the module to fail or a fire in extreme cases.
Subaru is recalling its 2012-2014 XV and Impreza models (excluding WRX and STI variants), along with 2013-2014 Forester SUVs.
A problem with the wiring harness has been identified, which could result in a short circuit to the vehicle’s electrical system.
Other recalls include:
- Honda CB500R and CB500F motorcycles due to a potential problem with the fuel gauge float arm
- A total of 78 Yamaha YZF-R3A motorcycles due to a potential problem with the handlebars
- Volvo FH/FM trucks sold in Queensland and Victoria due to a potential problem with front axle bolts
- A total of 1452 Harley-Davidson 2015 XG500 and XG750 models, built between January 2014 and July of this year due to a potential fuel pump problem
The relevant manufacturers will attempt to contact affected owners shortly, but any owner who wishes to learn more about the latest round of recalls should contact their local dealer.
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