Isuzu Dmax Recalled in Australia due to Fire Risk
Isuzu D-Max Recall: Urgent Notice for 8000+ Vehicles - Fire Risk Linked to Unsecured Fuel Line in Engine Compartment
Isuzu has initiated a recall for 8039 units of its 2021-2023 D-Max ute, highlighting a potential concern related to a fuel line situated in the engine bay.
The recall notification, officially registered with the Department of Infrastructure, outlines the issue: “Due to a manufacturing anomaly, the fuel hose may experience friction against the engine oil level bracket, leading to potential damage.
In the event of such damage, there’s a risk of fuel leakage in the presence of an external ignition source, which could result in a vehicle fire. Stay informed and take necessary precautions.
What are the defects?
Owing to a production-related concern, there is a possibility of the fuel hose experiencing friction against the engine oil level bracket, leading to potential damage. In the event of such damage, there is a risk of fuel leakage in the presence of an external ignition source, potentially leading to a vehicle fire.
What are the hazards?
A vehicle fire heightens the potential for harm or fatality to vehicle occupants, other road users, bystanders, and/or may result in damage to property.
How to identify if your ute has been affected
To determine if your UTE has been affected, please check the VIN numbers listed in the official recall document.
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What should consumers do?
Owners of impacted vehicles are encouraged to reach out to their nearest authorized Isuzu UTE dealer service department. They can arrange an appointment to have the fuel hose and retaining clips replaced at no cost.