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Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia issue latest recalls

Leaky luxury: Jaguar products are being recalled again, this time over a potential fuel leak in its 2.0-litre Ingenium turbo-diesel engine.

Engine faults the main culprit of latest Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, Kia callbacks

19 Jun 2017

JAGUAR’S XE, XF and F-Pace, the Hyundai i45 and Santa Fe, Volvo’s XC90, and the Kia Optima sedan and Sorento SUV have all been issued with a recall notice, most owing to faults surrounding their respective engines.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a callback for 40 XE and 29 XF sedans, as well as 57 F-Pace SUVs, from model year 2017 to 2018 equipped with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Ingenium engine over a potential leak of the fuel return hose.

A leak may result in a greater level of fuel smell being detected, as well as puddles of fuel forming under the vehicle.

If fuel leaks onto the road it can create a skid hazard to other users, and if the fuel comes into contact with any sufficiently hot surface in the engine bay, it can potentially cause a fire.

JLR Australia will contact affected vehicle owners, who can take their car to their preferred dealer for a fuel return hose change, free of charge.

Volvo has issued recalls for 58 examples of its 2017 XC90 large SUV that has been equipped with seven seats due to the seatbelt pre-tensioner on the right-hand side of the third row possibly being produced with an incorrect production parameter.

If this is the case, in the event of a crash, a very small part of the pre-tensioner may detach. However, the manufacturing fault will not affect the seatbelt’s performance.

Owners are urged to contact their nearest dealer to arrange a replacement of the third-row seatbelt.

Hyundai is recalling 9678 examples of its i45 and Santa Fe fitted with the 2.4-litre GDi petrol engine, due to the possibility of debris contamination during the assembly of the engines.

If the engine is contaminated, engine failure may occur after prolonged use, increasing the risk of a crash.

Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail, where they can arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle if required.

Finally, Kia has recalled 4963 examples of the TF Optima built between 2011 and 2014, and 16 units of the XM Sorento large SUV from 2013 over a fault with the connecting rod bearing within the engine.

The fault stems from machining errors in the engine manufacturing process, which can cause premature bearing wear and can be identified by a knocking noise from the engine, as well as the vehicle’s engine warning lamp and/or oil pressure warning lamp illuminating.

If the problem is ignored and the bearing fails, the vehicle could stall in motion and present a risk to occupants and other road users.

As above, owners will be contacted by mail where they can arrange an inspection and repair free of charge.

Further information can be found by going to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety website.

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