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Product recalls

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Takamii, Jul 9, 2010.

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  1. shrugs -- if any one is ever interested in seeing whats been recalled here is the web site


    for example

    Kawasaki—Model KL250J8F Motorcycle—Possible camshaft seizure and engine lock
    PRA number: 2010/11394
    Date created: 27th January 2010
    Product information
    Product description
    Model KL250J8F Motorcycle
    Identifying features
    Campaign number: DAC60A1
    Target number: 45
    What are the hazards?
    Vehicle malfunction
    What are the defects?
    On affected units, polystyrene-derived debris may be lodged in the oil passage. The debris could block or reduce oil flow which may result in camshaft seizure and engine lock, creating the risk of a crash.
    Where the product was sold

    * National

    Kawasaki Motors Pty Ltd
    What should consumers do?
    Kawasaki Motors will write to owners of all affected vehicles.
  2. 34,000 Holden utes recalled

    Owners of Holden’s popular Ute are being told to secure loads until a faulty tailgate latch is repaired as part of the largest local vehicle recall this year.

    Holden has announced a massive recall of almost 35,000 of its Commodore Utes to repair a faulty tailgate that can spring open while the car is moving.

    The recall of 34,432 Utes adds to four other recalls for General Motors Holden this year, meaning it has recalled almost as many cars as it has sold. All up it has recalled 65,790 Commodores, Captivas, Cruzes, Combos and Daewoos while for the first six months of the year Holden sold 68,657 vehicles.

    A Holden spokesman told Drive that the latest Ute recall comes after two reported failures of the tailgate latch. The company is recommending Ute owners secure any load until the vehicle can be fixed.

    The recall notice for the Holden Ute issued to the Federal Government says “the tailgate may unlatch when impacted rearward”, meaning that whatever was in the tray can fall on to the road while the car is moving, creating a hazard for other road users.

    It continues: “A condition can occur under specific operating conditions where the tailgate may unlatch when impacted rearwards with sufficient energy by unsecured objects placed in the rear cargo tray”.

    Holden in is the process of contacting the 34,432 ute owners and says the repair will take about half an hour.

    “Until the fix can be made to each vehicle, we ask our customers to continue to secure loose items in the cargo tray as recommended in the owner’s manual and use a Holden tonneau cover where possible to prevent the condition from occurring,” said Craig Porritt, Holden’s director of warranty engineering, customer satisfaction and quality.

    “If a vehicle does not have a tonneau cover, we recommend owners do not load items against the tailgate until the fix has been made.”

    Holden says the chances of the tailgate opening on its own were slim.

    “The results of our investigation tell us that the likelihood of a tailgate becoming unlatched is low, but we will always err on the side of caution and administer a recall to ensure customer satisfaction and safety,” said Porritt.

    The recall of the Commodore Utes is the largest vehicle recall in Australia this year, following on from a string of global recalls from Toyota, which have turned the spotlight on vehicle quality and safety problems.

    On average there are three vehicle recalls each week, although the one announced today for Holden’s Ute is the largest so far this year.

    It is the sixth recall for the VE series Commodore, which is the best-selling vehicle on Australian roads.

  3. There's a link to this in the political / insurance section.
    I found this interesting though...

    Yamaha—Models TW200 1987-2000 Motorcycle—Rear Shock Assy - that is one hell of a year range.
  4. Okay smee - delete this thread with my apologies
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