The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has this week issued safety recalls for various vehicles from Land Rover, Nissan and Volvo.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) led the charge with three of its own called back – including model year 2016 and MY17 examples of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, as well as the MY17 Discovery Sport – which were on sale between August 1 and November 30 last year.
These cars are all affected by an issue with the front seatbelt pre-tensioners, whereby they may fail to operate during a crash due to an issue with their initiator which is caused by an improper chemical mix ratio.
Not all of the recalled vehicles are impacted as the issue only involves seatbelt assemblies from a particular manufacturing date range.
Representatives from JLR will directly contact affected model owners via mail to request that their cars be taken to a preferred dealership for assessment, with a replacement to be completed at no cost if a unit from the faulty batch is identified.
Meanwhile, Volvo Car Australia posted its third recall notice this year for examples of the MY17 XC90 and XC90 Excellence, this time for vehicles equipped with leather upholstery in a seven seat configuration.
An airbag label was accidentally not fitted to the passenger side sun visor of these models during production, meaning that the front occupant will not be warned of the airbag's presence when their visor is lowered.
Affected vehicle identification numbers (VIN) for the XC90 range from 105019 to 165329.
Owners are encouraged to contact their closest Volvo dealer to book their car in for a free replacement of the passenger side sun visor mirror lid.
Nissan Motor Co. (Australia) has also called back examples of the Z51-series Murano – which were built between November 2013 and February 2015 – to rectify a power steering issue.
Faulty clamp fittings may cause the power steering high-pressure hose to separate over time, which could lead to a fluid leakage.
Drivers will notice a gradual increase in the amount of steering effort required due to the loss of assistance from the power steering.
In a worst-case scenario, if the power steering fluid were to leak onto a source of heat, it may cause a fire.
Defective vehicles are inclusive of VIN numbers JN1TANZ51A0025546 through to JN1TANZ51A0026011.
Nissan customers are advised to contact their local dealership to arrange the free inspection and repair of their Murano, but there may be a delay due to unconfirmed parts availability.
Anyone looking for further information on these recalls and other recent ones can search the ACCC website.
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