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Recalls: April 12, 2020

Take a look at the recalls announced over the last week.

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Scott Collie
News Editor

Want to know if your car has been recalled? Here’s a wrap of the recalls revealed this week.

2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 Vito to fix a problem with the head restraints on the rear bench seats.

According to the company, some models have been fitted with the wrong head restraints, increasing the risk of whiplash or neck injuries.

Vehicles included: 14
Sold between: December 2, 2019 and January 31, 2020

A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here, the original recall notice is attached here.

2012-14 Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo, Caddy

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2012-14 Golf, Jetta, Passat, Polo, and Caddy, to fix a problem with the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

According to the company, a fluid leak in the transmission can lead to ‘pressure loss’.

When the gearbox loses pressure the car could lose drive, creating a risk of injury or accident for the driver and other road users.

Vehicles included: 16,098
Sold between: June 1, 2011 and June 1, 2015

A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here, the original recall notice is attached here.

2016 Renault Clio

Renault Australia has recalled the 2016 Clio to fix a problem with the rear axle. According to the company, the rear axle bolts might not be tightened correctly.

If the rear axle isn’t correctly tightened, the roadholding of the car will get worse, increasing the risk of an accident or injury to the driver and other road users.

Vehicles included: 255
Sold between: April 1, 2016 and January 31, 2017

A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here, the original recall notice is attached here.

2019 Renault Trafic

Renault Australia has recalled the 2019 Trafic van to fix a problem with the parking brake calipers.

According to the company, the parking brake calipers might not be manufactured to specification. The parking brake could fail, creating a risk of injury or accident to the driver or other road users.

Vehicles included: 38
Sold between: June 1, 2019 and April 2, 2020

A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here, the original recall notice is attached here.

2014-15 Renault Clio RS, GT

Renault Australia has recalled the 2014-15 Clio RS and Clio GT to fix a problem with the rear spoiler.

The company says the rear spoiler could detach from the car, creating a risk of injury or accident for other road users.

Vehicles included: 1966
Sold between: October 1, 2013 and August 31, 2016

A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here, the original recall notice is attached here.

2013-19 Lexus IS F, LX, IS, GS, LS, NX, RX, LC, RX

Lexus Australia has recalled nine models to fix a problem with the fuel pump.

According to the company, the fuel pump could stop operating. If that happens, the engine could stall and the car might not restart.

Lexus says warning lights and messages will appear on the dashboard, and the car might also run rough.

Vehicles included: 6610
Sold between: September 27, 2013 and February 29, 2020

VIN lists for the affected vehicles are attached below, and the original recall notice is attached here.

2014-15 Renault Clio

Renault Australia has recalled the 2014-15 Clio to fix a problem with the front windscreen wipers.

According to the company, the linkage between the front windscreen wipers and motor might not have been secured correctly. If the wipers fail, the driver might not be able to see when it rains.

Vehicles included: 5881
Sold between: August 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016

A VIN list of affected vehicles is attached here, the original recall notice is attached here.

2013-19 Toyota FJ Cruiser, Prado, LandCruiser, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, HiLux

Toyota Australia has recalled seven models to fix a problem with the fuel pump.

According to the company, the fuel pump could stop operating. If that happens, the engine could stall and the car might not restart.

Toyota says warning lights and messages will appear on the dashboard, and the car might also run rough.

Vehicles included: 45,683
Sold between: October 11, 2013 and April 3, 2020

VIN lists for the affected vehicles are attached below, and the original recall notice is attached here.


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