The latest round of recalls has been dominated by the Volkswagen ‘dieselgate’ emissions saga.
The carmaker has announced that tens of thousands of Audi, Volkswagen and Skoda models will face a voluntary recall in Australia.
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Ferrari is recalling a total of 58 vehicles in Australia due to a potential problem with the driver’s side airbag.
The Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, 458 Speciale, California T, FF, F12berlinetta and LaFerrari are all included on the list, as the driver’s airbag may not deploy correctly during a collision.
Ford is recalling 4277 examples of its Focus small car due to a potential problem with the front drive shafts.
The shafts may not be to specification and could fail during initial acceleration from rest, halting the forward progress of the vehicle.
Staying with Ford, and the Vehicle Development Corporation is recalling Ford Mustangs imported and sold by the Corporation in Australia from January 2006 to December 2014.
The Mustangs in question have joined the long list of vehicles affected by the Takata airbag recall, which could result in injury or death to passengers from fractured metal fragments as the airbags deploy.
Also caught up in the Takata recall is Mitsubishi which has added its CH Lancer sedan and wagon along with CY and CZ Lancer EVO sedans to the list, built between June 2003 and December 2008.
The engine may suddenly switch to ‘fail-safe’ mode while travelling at highway speeds due to electrical noise, says Honda. This causes the petrol engine to shut down and restricts speed to a maximum of 60km/h.
Holden is recalling its 2014 model-year VF Commodore sedan, wagon and ute models along with the WN Caprice.
Affected models were built between April and September 2014, and may be subject to a problem with the seat position sensor. This could cause the airbags to deploy with more force than necessary during a collision.
Audi is recalling its A3 small car and Volkswagen is recalling its Golf, due to a potential problem with the fuel pump on petrol-powered models.
The models in question were built between December 2013 and April of last year.
Audi is also recalling a total of 330 A6 models fitted with Navigation MMI “Multi Media Interface”.
An incorrect code during production may cause images from Google Earth to display while the vehicle is moving, causing a distraction to the driver.
Other recalls include:
- Penske Dennis Eagle trucks, due to bolts used in the steering system which may not be to specification
- A total of 3269 Mitsubishi Fuso Euro V Fighter trucks and MP buses due to a potential problem with the air compressor cylinder head gasket
- A number of Western Star trucks fitted with a supplementary ABS trailer receptacle which does not have the required circuit current rating as outlined in ADR 35.
- Polaris RZR XP 1000 Side-By-Side buggies due to a potential problem with the fuel tank vent line
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.