Every MG 6 sold in Australia has been recalled over a child seat anchor fault.
However, the slow start for the Chinese-owned British marque in Australia means that just 12 cars are affected – as many as are believed to have been sold since the company launched locally in April 2013.
The MG 6 vehicles have been sold in a non-compliant configuration, as the recall notice posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s dedicated website states that the “rear centre seat position of the MG6 is not fitted with a Child Restraint Anchorage as required by Australian Design Rule 34/02”.
The lack of a compliant anchor point means a top-tether restraint cannot be fitted in the centre seat.
The site states the VINs of the 12 affected vehicles, and suggests “owners will be contacted directly as soon as parts become available to present their vehicle to a MG dealer”.
The notice continued: “Before having your vehicle rectified, please place child safety seat on the right or left rear seat instead of the centre one if needed”.
There had been questions over the compliance of the cars in stock in the past, though the company had denied any such issues.
MG is believed to have only one dealer in the country – the same that is listed as the company’s head office, on Parramatta Road in Petersham, Sydney.
The company’s sole dealership remains overrun with unsold stock. Hundreds of cars remain on site, most of which have been there since before the company even launched the small sedan and hatchback in Australia.