Caravanning News

ACCC Recalls certain models of  2011-2014 (LX) Chrysler 300 and 2012-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice on 2011-2014 (LX) Chrysler 300 and 2012-2014 (WK) Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles equipped with electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS) and 180 AMP Alternator and 220 AMP Alternator stating that the alternator of the affected models may experience diode thermal fatigue due to cyclical loads induced by the electro-hydraulic power steering (EHPS).

The recall notice states that ‘if the diodes fail, the alternator will no longer supply electrical energy to the vehicle. This may lead to the vehicle stalling without warning, increasing the risk of a crash.  Failed diodes may also develop a resistive short circuit that can result in heat, smoke and/or fire originating within the alternator.’

For further information or to check if your vehicle is affected, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/fca-australia-pty-ltd-2011-2014-lx-chrysler-300-and-2012-2014-wk-jeep-grand-cherokee

RECALL NOTICE – Mazda BT50

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice on Mazda BT-50s available for sale from 29 December 2016 to 4 April 2017 stating that the airbag initiators within the side airbag modules may contain an incorrect chemical mixture.

The notice states that this incorrect chemical mixture could cause the airbag inflator not to initiate, resulting in the side airbag not deploying in the event of a crash and increasing the risk of injury to occupants.

For further information and to check if your vehicle is subject to the recall, go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/mazda-australia-pty-ltd-mazda-bt-50-1

ACCC Product Safety Recall Notice - Ford Ranger

The ACCC Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice for certain Ford Ranger vehicles built from 29 October 2016 through 24 February 2017 and certain Ford Everest vehicles built from 29 October 2016 through 27 January 2017 stating that the ‘airbag initiators within the side airbag modules of certain Ranger and Everest vehicles may contain an incorrect chemical mixture’ which ‘could cause the airbag inflator not to initiate, resulting in the side airbag not deploying in the event of a crash and increasing the risk of injury to occupants.’ If you own a Ford Ranger or Ford Everest built within those timeframes, you can see if your vehicle is on the list and what to do, by going to the ACCC Product Safety Australia recall notice which can be found at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/ford-motor-company-of-australia-limited-ford-ranger-and-everest

ACCC Product Safety Recall Notice - Toyota Landcruiser

ACCC Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice on some Toyota LandCruiser vehicles stating there is a risk of injury. Airbag with incorrect specification assembly may have been installed. If you own a Toyota LandCruiser, you can see if your vehicle is on the list and what to do, by going to the ACCC Product Safety Australia recall notice which can be found at: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/toyota-motor-corporation-australia-limited-toyota-landcruiser

PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL

In case you missed it, the ACCC issued a recall notice on 29 June 2017 for Brown & Watson International Pty Ltd — Projecta Intelli-Start Jumpstarter IS900E & IS1200E.The Intellistart Jumpstarters are portable, compact and lightweight devices which enable vehicles to be jumpstarted. Each unit contains a lithium-cobalt battery, a circuit board and software.  The product is supplied in a padded case which contains a USB 12V adaptor, a rechargeable lead, a set of jumper leads and an Instruction Manual.  The underside of the affected product states the Part Number (P/No.) as IS900E or IS1200E. The front of affected products states either 12V 900A or 12V 1200A.  The recall states that in some circumstances the product's battery component may overheat after jumpstarting a vehicle and that if a fault occurs, there is a risk of a fire which may result in property damage and personal injury.  To read the full Recall Notice, go to -  https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/brown-watson-international-pty-ltd-projecta-intelli-start-jumpstarter-is900e-is1200e

Product Safety Recall

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE ACCC

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - Product Safety Australia has issued a recall on some Goldstar Caravans as the structural longevity of the Draw-Bar is uncertain on some caravan models constructed with an aluminium chassis due to the absence of strengthening gussets. To find out more go to https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/goldstar-rv-goldstar-caravans-assorted-models