The ACCC report indicates that the mounting bolt may not have been tightened to specification, and that the bolt “may cause a rattle or banging noise under certain driving conditions”.
The recall adds that “a loose front track bar mounting bolt may cause loss of steering control, increasing the risk of an accident that could injure vehicle occupants and other road users”.
Only 18 vehicles have been caught up in the recall, with the affected vehicles on sale nationally between June 21, 2009, and June 21, 2012. The full VIN list can be found here.
Affected owners will be contacted by FCA Australia, where they’ll be advised to lock in an appointment for free reparation of the fault.
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