Automotive News Alert Apr 2019
1. Volvo Australia has recalled Volvo S90 & XC60
Due to a manufacturing defect in front seat rail, Volvo Car Australia has recently issued a recall notice for Volvo S90 & XC60 MY2018-19. As per the company, a nut may be missing in front seat rail of some vehicles. In the case of an accident, a sudden change in seat position may increase the risk of injury to occupants of the car.
In this case, the vehicle owner's need to contact their dealers to organise inspection and rectify the issue if necessary.
2. Mercedes-Benz Australia recalled Mercedes Benz A, C and CLS class vehicles
Mercedes Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for Mercedes Benz A, C and CLS class vehicle due to a technical fault of software in the powertrain control unit. As per the company, the software in powertrain not working as intended. The engine warning light may not activate to warn the driver of the fault. Due to this fault, a reset might take place while driving. In that situation, the engine may not start again automatically. Unexpected engine failure may result in an accident and injury to occupants of the vehicle and other road users.
3. FCA Australia recalled Alfa Romeo Giulia & Alfa Romeo Stelvio
FCA Australia Pty Ltd has issued a recall notice for Alfa Romeo & Alfa Romeo Stelvio due ACC issue in Vehicles. As per the company, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) may not allow the driver to cancel ACC in specific driving conditions. In certain circumstances, there may be unexpected acceleration when using the ACC, which if not stopped by applying the brakes can cause an increased risk of accident and injury to occupants of the vehicle and other road users.
4. Jaguar Land Rover recalled various models of MY2018-2019.
Jaguar Land Rover has issued a recall notice for Jaguar XE, XF, F-TYPE, F-PACE, E-PACE MY2018-2019 models fitted with 2.0L petrol engines. As per Jaguar, vehicles may not meet the required emissions standards. There are more significant variations in CO2 emissions between cars. To resolve this issue, Jaguar will notify all affected owners to contact their nearest authorised repairer for a software update.
5. Mercedes-Benz has recalled S Class Model
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd has issued a recall for specific S-Class models built during 2018 over the concerns the Pre-Safe safety system.
As per German marque, the affected vehicle may not detect when a seatbelt is engaged, which will see a warning tone sound and a symbol illuminate in the instrument cluster. This may cause the vehicle's PRE-SAFE® function not to participate. It also affects the front and rear seat belt buckles in the car. There are nine units affected by the recall.
6. Mercedes-Benz recalled C, E and S Class over concern of Pre-Safe safety system.
Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for various C, E and S class models over concerns the PRE-SAFE safety system may not engage even if a passenger is in the seat.
The PRE-SAFE system pre-tightens the seat belt if the vehicle detects accidents is about to occur. If this does not engage, the full effect of the restraint system could not be ensured.
In this case, the Company has identified 341 affected vehicles and will contact vehicle owners to organise free inspection and repair.
7. Ausriver Group recalled 2 Ton, Hydraulic Jack.
Ausriver Group Pty Ltd has issued a recall for 2 Ton Hydraulic Jack over concerns the product does not comply with the performance or labelling requirements of the mandatory standard. The incorrect labelling on the product may lead to a vehicle collapsing on jack user that may cause severe injury or even death.
In this case, Company suggested to stop using these products as well as Ausriver immediately will contact jack buyers for return or refund.
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