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Holden Captiva, Hyundai Sonata lead latest recalls

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General News logo12 Mar 2018

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued its latest round of safety recalls, with models from Holden, Hyundai, Peugeot, Citroen, Audi and Jeep impacted.

GM Holden has called back 22,705 examples of the 2007-10 CG-series Captiva mid-size SUV fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine over a fuel feed hose connector issue.

This part could be fractured, potentially leading to the fuel feed hose disconnecting and leaking fuel, which may result in an engine stall or an engine bay fire.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has recalled 9578 examples of the NF-series Sonata mid-size sedan and 1039 examples of the TG-series Grandeur large sedan over an anti-lock braking system (ABS) power circuit board problem.

Sold from August 18, 2004 to December 12, 2013, these vehicles have a manufacturing defect in this component that could cause it to short circuit when in contact with water, which may lead to a fire.

Peugeot Citroen Australia (PCA) has called back 540 examples of the T9-series Peugeot 308 small car and 334 examples of the current Citroen C4 Picasso people-mover over a cooling strategy and maximum temperature alert issue.

On sale from November 1, 2014 to April 30, 2015 and August 1, 2013 to April 30, 2016 respectively, these vehicles could experience engine overheating due to the fault, meaning their engines may unexpectedly seize.

Audi Australia has recalled 25 examples of the 8U-series Q3 small SUV manufactured between September 2016 and November 2016 over a passenger airbag problem unrelated to the ongoing Takata saga.

Specifically, this component is possibly not filled with the required volume of gas due to a production defect that resulted in a faulty weld joint on its gas generator, meaning performance during an accident could be compromised.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has called back 23 examples of the 2017 JK-series Jeep Wrangler off-roader over a brake switch issue.

This part may malfunction as indicated by the illumination of a Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) and the brake lights, and an audible chime.

In such situations, the vehicle could shifted out of Park without the brake pedal being depressed, while the brake lights will be continuously illuminated.

GM Holden, PCA, Audi Australia and FCA Australia will contact affected owners directly via mail with instructions to book a free-of-charge service appointment at their preferred dealership, during which an update, repair or replacement of the aforementioned defective component will take place.

Alternatively, HMCA has asked its customers to organise the service appointment themselves, or contact the Hyundai Customer Care Centre on 1800 186 306 for additional information.

Anyone looking for further details on these recalls – including a full list of impacted Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) – can search the ACCC’s Product Safety Australia website.

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