Light commercial vehicles in recent recalls


Nissan, Mazda and RAM utes affected

Light commercial vehicles in recent recalls
A Mazda BT-50

 

A number of light commercial vehicles have been recalled recently.

Owners of a Nissan Navara, Mazda BT-50 or American Special Vehicles (ASV) RAM may have received a notice regarding various issues.

NISSAN

Nissan’s D22 Navara, produced between 2002 and 2008, has potential issues with Takata passenger 'beta' inflators fitted as replacement parts.

It refers to 3,467 Navaras that have already had their Takata passenger airbag inflator replaced with inflators of the same type ('like for like' replacement).

"A combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure," the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says.

"In the event of an airbag inflator rupture, metal fragments could possibly shoot out, straight through the airbag cushion material towards the vehicle occupants causing serious injury or fatality."

The same issue affects Maximas, Patrols, Pulsars and X-Trails – nearly 90,000 Nissans in total.

Further instructions and a list of VINs can be found here.

MAZDA

Similar to automotive partner Ford’s Ranger, Mazda BT-50s are being recalled with side-door latch issues.


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"On some vehicles, a locating tab inside one or more of the side door latches may break, preventing the door from latching correctly," ACCC says.

"The broken locating tab may prevent the door from closing, or in the circumstance that it is able to be closed, the door may unlatch while driving, which could cause an accident or injury."

The recall affects nearly 48,000 BT-50s sold between October 21, 2011 and June 21, 2016.

More information and VINs can be found here.

RAM

More than 850 RAM 2500s and 3500s, sold between January 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018, are also being recalled.

"On some RAM 2500 and RAM 3500 vehicles, the heater hose may not be securely mounted, which will address a possible friction point, causing wear to the brake pipe assembly," ACCC says.

"It is possible that this could cause a leak in the braking system and loss of brake pedal performance. The loss of braking performance may result in the loss of control of the vehicle, posing an accident risk for the vehicle occupants and other road users."

User information and VINs can be found here.

 

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