The 2014 Ssangyong Stavic has been recalled by local distributor Ateco Automotive, over concerns 113 vehicles could be fitted with faulty front shock absorbers.
According to the notice issued this week, affected vehicles could have shock absorbers that become damaged if driven in specific “extreme” conditions for extended periods of time.
Extreme conditions, according to the brand’s local distributor, can include overloading the vehicle or driving on rough, unsealed roads for extended periods of time.
If the fault occurs, drivers could experience a loss of vehicle control, posing a hazard to the driver and other road users.
Owners of these vehicles will be contacted directly via mail, and are encouraged to contact their local Ssangyong dealer to arrange for the inspection and repair of their Stavic. There have been no reported cases of the issue in Australia.