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Iveco Daily models recalled over steering bolts defect

A manufacturing defect is leading to several Iveco daily models being at greater risk of compromised steering control.

Owners of Iveco Daily 4X4 – 70.20 series vans from years 2019-2022 are being strongly encouraged to make an appointment with their local dealer for an inspection following a recall notice. 

A recall was issued on June 6 by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts after the European truck maker identified a manufacturing defect that may affect the wiring harnesss teering rack bolts. 

All variants of the Daily 4×4 model have been affected and the list of VIN numbers to check can be found on the department’s website here.

The statement reads: “Due to a manufacturing issue, the steering rack bolts may become loose or separate. This could result in a loss of steering control.”

The department warns that in the worst-case scenario, this type of defect could result in a loss of steering control over the van. 

With vehicle control compromised the government warns there is an increased risk of a serious accident occurring, resulting in injury or even death for vehicles occupants and other road users.

Being such a serious defect, the department has encouraged all truck owners and operators with affected models to make an appointment local Iveco dealer to have the bolts inspected and replaced if need, free of charge. 

Other truck recalls to be a aware of that are currently displayed on the department’s website also include several different recalls from Daimler.

Fuso Shogun from years 2019 – 2021, Fuso Canter from 2019 – 2022 and the Freightliner Cascadia from 2019 – 2022 all have recalls issued.

All the defects are serious enough that if not inspected could result in a greater risk of accident while driving.

View the full list of current recalls to see if your vehicle has been affected on the department’s website here.

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