A number of different cars have been issued with safety recalls in the past week including the exotic and expensive Lamborghini Aventador, which has been called in over a fire risk
Other models with recall notices include the Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Volkswagen Passat and Golf wagon, and the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Evoque from the Land Rover stable.
One hundred and four examples of the flagship V12 Lamborghini Aventador have been recalled due to an issue related to overfilling the fuel tank.
According to Lamborghini, when the car is under “particular handling conditions” and has an overfilled fuel tank, failure in the evaporative emission control system (EVAP) can occur due to fuel potentially reaching the carbon canister.
The EVAP system is designed to prevent petrol vapours seeping into the atmosphere and when it is not working and the vapours come into contact with hot gases from the engine, a fire can occur.
This is the third time this year the Evoque has been recalled.
Lamborghini says this is even more likely “especially if a non-approved aftermarket exhaust system is fitted”.
Owners can bring their Aventador into a Lamborghini dealership for an inspection and upgrade to the EVAP system, after being contacted by mail.
Just over 25,000 examples of the Mitsubishi ASX, built between 2011 and 2014, have been recalled by the manufacturer over a possible failure of the front windscreen wipers.
The wiper motors are prone to rust or seizure due to water seepage, and if inoperable can obscure the driver’s view when driven in wet weather.
Once parts become available Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited will contact owners via mail and will encourage them to get in touch with local dealerships to organise inspection and repairs.
Suzuki Australia has issued a recall for 1924 examples of the Grand Vitara SUV sold between June 2008 and June 2013 – 1271 five-doors and 653 three-doors – due to a potential weakness in the gear shift rear shaft.
Operation of the vehicle will become impossible due an inability to shift gears if the car is found to have the fault.
Concerned owners can contact Suzuki Australia direct.
Once the problem is identified, Suzuki dealerships can install countermeasure parts free of charge.
Volkswagen Group Australia issued recalls for 2377 of its Golf wagon and Passat from 2016 and 2017 due to software faults that control the headlights, daytime running lights, rear foglights and indicators.
If the signals get mixed, it could lead to damaged lights showing up as working, and operative lights reading as damaged, which can lead to dangerous driving situations in low light.
Owners of affected vehicles will be contacted by mail to get in touch with their local Volkswagen dealership.
Finally, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has recalled 42 examples of the Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Evoque sold between August 31 and October 31, 2016 over a fault that can cause the passenger airbag to not deploy.
In the event of a crash, the chemicals used in the airbag’s safety technology may not be up to scratch and may not deploy. There have been no reported cases of airbag failure to date.
JLR will contact customers by mail, encouraging them to go to their nearest dealer for a free-of-charge inspection and replacement of the affected airbag.
This is the third time this year the Evoque has been recalled, the other two being over faulty engine harness installs and incorrectly assembled front suspension.
Concerned customers looking for more information can go to the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) product safety website.