Isuzu Ute Australia has recalled the 2021 D-Max Crew Cab to fix a problem with its rear seatbelt pretensioner.

    According to Isuzu, the rear seat seatbelt pretensioner locking tab might not tension properly.

    Update: Isuzu Australia has issued the following statement about the recall:

    Isuzu Motors Limited have identified a potential concern across a limited number of 21MY Isuzu D-MAX Crew Cab models in which the Rear Seatbelt Pretensioner Electrical Connector may not be double locked.

    With customer safety of paramount importance, a voluntary recall has commenced on the 690 affected vehicles potentially impacted, with a current completion rate of over 70 per cent.

    Owners affected by the recall have already been notified via postal mail and are encouraged to book an inspection and reparation through their nearest authorised Isuzu Ute dealership, where the concern will be rectified free of charge. A full list of authorised dealers can be found on our website

    “If the pretensioner wiring harness connector incorrectly locks, this can prevent it from fully tensioning the seatbelt in the event of an accident,” the company says in its recall notice.

    “This could increase the risk of injury or, in the case of a serious accident, increase the risk of death to vehicle occupants.”

    • A total of 690 vehicles are included in the recall.
    • Affected vehicles were built between June 22 and August 20, 2020.
    • A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here.
    • The original recall notice is attached here.

    Isuzu Ute Australia will contact owners of the affected vehicles and advise them to organise a free fix with their nearest dealer.

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    Scott Collie is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Scott studied journalism at RMIT University and, after a lifelong obsession with everything automotive, started covering the car industry shortly afterwards. He has a passion for travel, and is an avid Melbourne Demons supporter.

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