Hyundai Australia, Audi and Peugeot have issued an urgent recall notice for more than 9,000 vehicles across the nation over safety issues and a fire risk.
The recall notice impacts mainly Hyundai vehicles, with the Santa Fe SUV, Kona N SUV, i30N hatch and sedan and Sonata N-Line sedan manufactured between 2020 to 2022 affected by a programming issue which could cause a sudden loss of power.
“The fail-safe driving mode may not respond as intended when certain transmission faults are detected,” the recall states.
“Due to a programming issue, the ‘fail-safe’ driving mode may not respond as intended when certain transmission faults are detected,” the Department of Transport said in the recall notice.
“Under certain driving conditions the vehicle fail-safe mode may activate resulting in reduced acceleration followed by a loss of motive power.”
Owners should contact their preferred Hyundai dealer to schedule an appointment, to have the work carried out as soon as possible at no cost.
For more information on the defect, consumers should contact the Hyundai customer experience team on 1800 186 306 or visit their website.
Peugeot Expert KO vans manufactured in 2021-2022 are also being urgently recalled due to a fuel pipe issue leading to the risk of fire.
A risk of fire in Peugeot Expert (K0) vans made in 2021-2022 is due to a fuel pipe issue and resulted in an urgent recall.
“If left unrepaired, this may result in diesel fuel leaking from the damaged pipe which could result in a vehicle fire,” the recall states.
Meantime Audi Q7 and Q8 vehicles manufactured from 2018 – 2021 have also been recalled due to a defect in the fuel tank.
The notice states that the fuel delivery unit may break and result in broken pieces damaging the fuel delivery system which may cause a sudden loss of motive power.
“This issue may cause the emission control system warning lamp to light up,” the recall notice states.
“If the vehicle loses motive power, it may lead to the risk of a crash resulting in serious injury or death to occupants or other road users.”
Owners of these vehicles should contact their local Peugeot or Audi dealers to organise free repairs.
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