A total of 78 vehicles have been affected by the recall, which could result in an inoperable brake pedal.
“The master cylinder pushrod which is connected to the brake pedal pin may dislodge and become difficult to operate or fail, resulting in the brake pedal becoming inoperable,” the ACCC recall report states. “This may pose an accident risk, potentially seriously injuring vehicle occupants or other road users.”
The affected pick-ups, sold nationally between June 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, can be found here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/system/files/VIN%20list_205.xlsx
In other recall news, a total of 19 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2500 pick-ups have been caught up in the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. A handful of RAM 3500 (four units), 4500 (one unit) and 5500 (one unit) were also issued with the same notice.
The affected vehicles were built between 2004 and 2009 and were sold by Queensland’s Maracoonda Automotive between July 15, 2004, and July 15, 2010.
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The Takata airbag fault is caused the airbag inflator propellant degrading over time, due to exposure to high temperatures and humidity. If a defective airbag is triggered, the metal inflator housing may explode and metal fragments may cause serious injury to vehicle occupants.
The Ram pick-ups affected by the Takata recall can be found here: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/system/files/VIN%20list_89.pdf