The official recall notice published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website explains that “due to incorrect setting of the angle detection sensor, it is possible the seatbelt will not be able to extend when the vehicle is parked on a downhill slope”.
“If the defect occurs, passengers may not be able to fasten the seatbelt until the vehicle has been moved to level ground, resulting in the affected seating position being inoperable until the seat belt can be extracted.”
The recall affects all Isuzu MU-X models in the country, including roughly 3500 on the road and 1200 in the hands of dealers. The MU-X has been on sale in Australia since the end of 2013.
There have been no reports of the issue in Australia, with the defect having been identified in Thailand where the MU-X is produced.
Affected owners are encouraged to contact their nearest authorised Isuzu dealer to arrange the recall service. The repair will take up to one hour to complete.