The car recall list continues to climb with both Hyundai and Jaguar Land Rover Australia announcing a recall of some of their most popular vehicles.
In a recall notice posted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Hyundai said that they are recalling 17,000 of its Tucson SUVs in Australia over a faulty bonnet latch.
According to the automotive giant, “The bonnet secondary safety latch has a risk of being unlatched when the vehicle is in motion. Under certain conditions the bonnet can lift suddenly and block the front vision of the driver.”
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“If this occurs whilst driving this poses an accident hazard.”
Hyundai said it would notify all owners of the recall.
Meanwhile, Jaguar Land Rover Australia is recalling a variety of its models with the 3.0-litre TDV6 turbo-diesel engine.
Those affected include the 2012-2013 model-year Jaguar XF, 2012-2013 model-year Jaguar XJ, 2012-2014 model-year Land Rover Discovery 4, 2012-2014 model-year Range Rover Sport and
2012-2014 model-year Range Rover.
The luxe motor company said the vehicles were being recalled as the engine may not start, or may cut out without warning.
“If the engine cuts out, the vehicle will lose brake power assistance and Power Assisted Steering (PAS) will also be lost, with the vehicle requiring increased steering effort. If the vehicle is fitted with air suspension system, the system may reduce the vehicle to its lowest ride height position,” a statement on the ACCC wesbite reads.
“If the engine cuts out during use this poses an accident hazard to the driver and other road users.”
Owners of these vehicles will be notified of the recall and instructed to take their vehicle to a preferred Authorised Retailer who will replace the engine Crank Position Sensor.