Product Safety Australia issues urgent recalls on thousands of vehicles

Reportedly, Product Safety Australia, responsible for identifying and addressing the harm from safety hazards in consumer products, issued several recalls for thousands of well-known car models including Jeep Cherokees, Kia, Volvo, and Suzuki.

A massive number of car models were added to an urgent nationwide recall, following the discovery of significant flaws that could result in death or injury.

The list now includes almost 7,671 Toyota C-HR SUVs and 11,600 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs. Toyota C-HR (NGX50 and NGX10) SUV owners should be aware of a malfunctioning fuel pump fault that might cause a fuel leak in the engine compartment and possibly result in an engine bay fire.

The advisory warns that a vehicle fire can raise the danger of harm or death to bystanders, passengers, or other road users.

Further, Suzuki has issued a recall notice for over 4,000 Jimny A6G415 models manufactured in 2019 and 2020 owing to door harness wires that could be damaged by frequent opening and closing motions.

According to the alert, the curtain and side airbags may not deploy effectively if the wires are damaged or cut. This can add to the possibility of severe injury or death to occupants in the vehicle in case of an accident, it added.

Moreover, due to a possibly defective crankshaft position sensor, 11,632 Jeep Grand Cherokees (WK) manufactured during 2014-2015 have been recalled. The fault could cause the engine to stall and fail to restart, increasing the danger of an accident that could potentially lead to damage or death.

Over 200 Jeep Cherokees (KL) from the model year 2021 have also been recalled due to concerns regarding transmission oil cooler line that was built with poorly cured rubber, which may result in transmission fluid leakage and ignite a fire.

The recall also includes over 760 Kia MQ4 Sorento as well as KA4 Carnival 2021 cars with 3.5L Lambda Gen 3 engines. The reason being the faulty gasoline supply pipe that may have defects during production and could lead to a fuel leak and engine compartment fire.

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