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Recall Rover: The Land Rover Discovery Sport is one of three models from the British brand to have potentially faulty seatbelt pre-tensioners.

Nissan Murano joins Volvo XC90 and multiple Land Rovers in recent recalls

24 Mar 2017

VOLVO’S XC90 large SUV is facing its third recall of 2017, along with the Nissan Murano and three models from Land Rover’s stable which have been recalled for various faults this week on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) product safety website.

The XC90, which has previously been called back for various airbag defects, has again been recalled for an airbag-related fault for all model year 2017 variants that are equipped with seven-seat leather upholstery including the flagship Excellence.

The latest recall is due to the absence of an airbag label on the passenger side sunvisor that means occupants are not aware of the presence of an airbag.

While it is not seen as a dramatic issue, Volvo is still urging owners to contact their nearest Volvo dealer to have the passenger side sun visor lid replaced.

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued recalls for its model year 2016/17 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and model year 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport models sold between August and November 2016, all of which have been recalled previously this year, and twice in the case of the Discovery Sport.

The latest recall relates to the incorrect chemical mix ratio in the initiators of the front-row seatbelt pre-tensioners, which can cause the initiator to malfunction.

This means that in the event of a crash, the pre-tensioners will not operate correctly, increasing the chance of injury for the front-seat passengers.

Owners will be contacted by JLR via mail, who are advised to take their vehicle into their nearest dealer where the seatbelt assemblies will be inspected to see whether their production date falls within the range of affected vehicles.

If the date is within the suspected range, the seatbelt assembly will be replaced. If not, no action needs to be taken.

And lastly, Nissan has issued a recall for examples of its now-discontinued Murano SUV, built between November 2013 and February 2015 over a potential loss of power steering.

The recall is due to the Murano’s power steering high-pressure hose, which may separate over time as a result of incorrect clamp fittings, and can lead to power steering fluid leakage.

Leakage of power steering fluid can lead to a gradual loss of power steering assistance, and can also cause a fire if the fluid leaks onto a heat source.

Owners of the affected vehicles will be advised to contact their nearest Nissan dealership once replacement parts become available, where they can get their vehicle inspected and repaired.

Any owners who are looking for more information on the recalls can go to the ACCC’s Product Safety Australia website.

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