Jeep, Toyota and Kia cars among urgent recall

Evin PriestNCA NewsWire
VideoKia dealers turn away drivers after thousands of cars are recalled over fire risk

Product Safety Australia has issued a series of urgent recalls on popular vehicles after noticing alarming faults that could potentially cause injury or death.

The initial urgent recall affected models across car manufacturers Suzuki, Volvo, Kia and Jeep.

On Sunday, more than 11,600 Jeep Grand Cherokees and 7671 Toyota C-HR SUVs were added to the list.

Some Jeep Grand Cherokee models have been recalled.
Camera IconSome Jeep Grand Cherokee models have been recalled. Credit: Supplied

Toyota C-HR (NGX10 and NGX50), a popular compact SUV, made between 2019 and 2021, has potential for a faulty fuel pump defect that could result in a fuel leak and an engine bay fire.

“A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders,” the alert reads.

A potentially faulty crankshaft position sensor is the reason for about 11,632 Jeep Grand Cherokees (WK) with the model years 2014-2015 being recalled.

A faulty crankshaft could result in the engine stalling and the inability to restart the engine.

Some Kia Carnivals are also on the list.
Camera IconSome Kia Carnivals are also on the list. Credit: Supplied

Suzuki also issued an alert for more than 4000 Jimny A6G415 vehicles made in 2019 and 2020 due to door harness wires that could be damaged by repeated opening or closing.

“If the wires are cut or damaged, this may cause the curtain and side airbags to not deploy correctly,” the alert states.

More than 760 Kia MQ4 Sorento and KA4 Carnival 2021 models fitted with 3.5 litre Lambda Gen 3 engines were also recalled due to a faulty fuel supply pipe.

A full list of the 11 cars recalled on Sunday can be found here.

Originally published as Jeep, Toyota and Kia cars among urgent recall

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