Suzuki Australia, along with the independent Queensland distributor Suzuki Auto Co, have recalled a number of Jimny models this week over concerns with the compact 4X4’s braking system.
Suzuki says that, due to an error during manufacturing, resin fragments could build up inside the Jimny‘s brake hydraulic control unit.
The company reports that those fragments could become stuck in the hydraulic control valve, potentially causing a malfunction in the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) that could result in a loss of stability and an increased risk of a collision.
The recall affects 85 models in total, all built around January this year.
Suzuki has confirmed that it is in the process now of contacting owners by mail, directing them to contact their nearest Suzuki dealer to have the vehicle inspected and replacement parts installed.
The company has also confirmed that this recall is unrelated to a braking issue that affected the new Celerio hatch before its Australian launch earlier this year.