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Mazda, Citroen, Peugeot, Mitsu, Tesla among recalls

Pump your brakes: Mazda has issued a recall for its Mazda2 light hatch and sedan over a potential brake fluid leak.

Range of various defective parts responsible for latest round of safety call backs

General News logo26 Jun 2017

By ROBBIE WALLIS

UPDATED: 27/06/2017MAZDA’S diminutive Mazda2 and CX-3 pair, the Mitsubishi Outlander SUV, Peugeot’s 308 small car, the Tesla Model X all-electric SUV and Citroen’s quirky C4 Cactus have all been issued recalls on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) website.

390 examples of the Mazda2 hatch and sedan, as well as 313 of the CX-3 small SUV sold between June 13, 2016 and May 26, 2017 have been recalled by Mazda over a fault with the surface finish of the brake hose clips, which may have been damaged during installation.

Without the proper finish, the hose clip may rust and break, possibly leading to brake fluid leakage and reduced braking response.

All owners will be contacted by mail, where they will be advised to present their vehicle at their preferred Mazda dealer for a repair free of charge.

Mitsubishi has been forced to recall 46,263 of its Outlander mid-size SUVs sold between November 2006 and February 2013 due to water potentially entering between the hood and windshield leading to the corrosion of the wiper link ball joint.

This can lead to loss of wiper function, and reduced visibility in inclement weather.

Mitsubishi will contact all known owners by mail when parts become available, where they can present their vehicle to their preferred dealer for a repair.

Peugeot has issued a recall for 275 examples of its 308 small car due to the vehicle’s front wishbone bolts not being made to the correct specification.

Affecting examples sold exclusively in January, 2015, the defect can cause the bolts to break, leading the wheels to tilt and result in reduced steering control and posing a hazard for the driver.

Peugeot will contact owners by mail to advise them to have the replacement bolts installed at their preferred Peugeot dealership.

469 examples of Tesla’s all-electric Model X SUV built between April 2016 and June 2017 have been recalled, due to a fault in the vehicle’s restraint control module.

The fault can lead to the front passenger airbag not being deployed in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

Instead of notifying owners, Tesla will amend the problem by sending over-the-air updates with the corrected firmware, which owners are urged to accept and update immediately.

Finally, Citroen Australia has issued a recall for eight examples of the quirky C4 Cactus small SUV over a fault in the front bumper bar lower trim finisher.

The part may not have been secured properly, which can lead to it falling off and posing a hazard to other road users.

Owners will be contacted by mail where they can have their bumper checked and replaced if necessary by their preferred Citroen dealer.

Those looking for additional information on the recalls can head the to the ACCC’s product safety website.

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