Automotive News Alert May - 2018
Takata airbags being recalled after being ‘fixed’
In Australia, two of the popular car brands Toyota and Lexus have recalled over 580,000 cars due to the faults in their Takata Airbag. As per the Authority reports, there are around 3 million cars across all car companies affected in Australia.
According to choice reports, big car manufacturers have replaced the airbags with the same defective Takata airbags in some cases. Due to this action, vehicles are still being recalled after being fixed. A three-month investigation by the consumer group found more than two-thirds of the 2.3 million cars recalled in Australia have not had their airbags replaced.
American Special Vehicles — RAM 2500 Trucks
American Special Vehicles has issued recently a voluntary recall for RAM 2500 trucks Model Years 2018 due to Trailer Brake Module installed with the incorrect software. In these recalls the main issue is incorrect Software. Some MY2018 RAM 2500 trucks equipped with a 12-pin trailer plug, may have a Trailer Brake Module equipped with wrong software.
The wrong software may lead the tail lights inoperative on the trailer, posing an accident risk for the vehicle occupants and/or other road users. In this regards, RAM Trucks will notify all affected vehicle owners by mail to contact their nearest dealer for inspection and rectify the vehicles.
Mazda Australia Pty Ltd — Mazda B4000
Mazda's popular brand Bravo also caught in Takata's faulty airbag recall campaign. Mazda Australia has recently issued a public notice to all the affected vehicle owners to contact their local dealer for inspection and rectify the issue.
As affected airbags get older, a combination of high temperature and humidity may lead to airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If the affected cars involved in a collision and the airbags trigger, metal inflator housing may explode out and injure or kill occupants. In this recall campaign, Mazda has listed 758 utes sold between October 2005 and October 2007.
Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd — MY16-MY17 Polaris Ranger XP 900
Polaris Sales Australia Pty Ltd has recently announced a public recalls of MY16-My17 Ranger XP 900 model sold from Oct 2015 to 20 April 2018. Vehicles that are sold in this period may have improperly welded seat belt bracket on the rear cab support.
Due to this improperly welded seat bracket will affect operations of the seat belt which may result in an accident/injury hazard for the occupants. To take this issue on priority, Polaris will inform all the owner of an affected vehicle to take a particular action. In this regards, consumers should contact their nearby dealer to arrange recall inspection and perform particular work.
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