Honda has recalled almost 130,000 cars in Australia due to the Takata airbag saga, which continues to haunt the mainstream Japanese carmakers.
CR-V and Jazz models, this time built between 2002-2008 and 2004-2009 respectively, along with 2004-2007 Accord Euro and 2004-2005 Civic models are all being recalled for potential passenger airbag problems.
As with most of the previous Takata airbag recalls, the airbag inflator assembly can rupture while the airbag deploys, causing potentially lethal fragments to strike the vehicle’s occupants.
Toyota and Nissan announced a collective campaign targeting more than 300,000 vehicles in Australia earlier this month, which are also subject to the Takata airbag recall.
Great Wall has recalled various SUV and pickup models from its range due to a potential fuel filler problem.
The plastic ‘welding’ on the filler neck may break after prolonged use, causing a potential fuel leak.
Volvo is recalling various C70, S40 and V50 models built between 2008 and 2011, along with an expanded range of C30 models – all with the six-speed manual transmission.
The clutch cylinder rod may break without warning, making it impossible for drivers to disengage the clutch.
Ford has recalled 138 of its VN and VO Transit vans, built from September 2014 to January of this year.
Faulty fuel injectors have been identified in the 2.2 litre Duratorq diesel powerplant, which could fail and lead to a stalled engine.
SsangYong is recalling its Rexton and Kyron models in Australia, built before November 2010.
A weakness in the rear suspension has been identified, which may break under extreme driving conditions.
SsangYong is also recalling the Rexton and Kyron models, along with the Actyon and Actyon Sports due to front suspension issues.
Models built before January 2008 may suffer lower ball joint damage under extreme driving conditions, causing them to fail.
As carmakers attempt to sell you more items that aren’t cars, the post-sales experience can become more complicated – and so it is in this case with Mercedes-Benz.
The German carmaker has recalled its entire range of Benz-branded sunglasses, which were not correctly labelled to identify the lens category.
Other recalls include:
- Foton, which is recalling its entire range of trucks in Australia as each was supplied with a vehicle jack that does not meet Australian and New Zealand standards.
- Triumph Daytona and Speed Triple Models due to rear suspension issues
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.