ISUZU UTE Australia has recalled 12 of its 15.5MY Isuzu MU-X due to an incorrectly fitted fuel tank band.
*Article updated 2/12/16. Please note, all 12 owners affected by Isuzu MU-X recall have been contacted by Isuzu Ute Australia.
The recall issued today states that “the fuel band fixing bolts may not be tightened to the correct torque specification.”
The risk is that the bolts may gradually loosen during the day-to-day operation of the vehicle, which could cause the fuel tank to detach and drop down. This could result in fuel spillage.
Isuzu Ute Australia has contacted all 12 owners of affected MU-Xs. Owners of affected MU-X vehicles have been recommended to contact their nearest Isuzu Ute dealer for inspection and tightening of the fuel tank band fixing bolts.
In further recall news, Nissan today joined the growing list of recalls for malfunctioning airbags.
Recall notices were issued for particular Nissan D22 Navaras (JN1CPUD22A0030007 to JN1CPUD22A0033519) and Y61 Patrols (JN1***Y61A0001716 to JN1***Y61A0681762) due to the risk of passenger airbag inflators allowing moisture to enter the airbag inflator.
The recall claims this could cause the propellant in the inflator units to deteriorate, which may lead to “abnormal passenger airbag deployment or metal fragment scatter.”
This obviously poses a serious safety hazard to the vehicle’s occupants.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by Nissan Australia as soon as parts become available. Free reparation will take place at Nissan dealerships.