Holden and Land Rover are the latest vehicle manufacturers to issue recalls for technical glitches.
GM Holden has issued a recall for MY16 RG Colorado seven-seaters produced between October 10, 2015 and June 1, 2016.
The issue involves a defective recliner mechanism fitted to the second row seats. When the seat is placed into the upright position there is a chance the seat won’t lock correctly into position.
You mightn’t think it’s worthy of a recall, but the seat may move unintentionally during an accident. This increases the risk of injury for second-row passengers.
Land Rover has issued a recall for the following vehicles: Discovery 3.0L TDV6; Range Rover 3.0L TDV6; Range Rover Sport 3.0L TDV6; and Range Rover 4.4L TDV8. Production dates of affected vehicles are from April 2, 2012 to May 2, 2013.
The recall is due to the diesel engines not starting or cutting out without warning. If the engine cuts out, the rig will lose brake power assistance and power-assisted steering. If the vehicle is fitted with an air suspension system, the system may reduce the vehicle to its lowest ride height position.
Unsurprisingly, this poses a serious threat to both the driver of the vehicle and other road users.
Owners of affected vehicles should expect to be contacted by the respective manufacturers.
If you’re unsure whether you’re affected, give your local dealership a call.