UPDATE: build dates and vehicle numbers confirmed. See bottom of article.
Suzuki Australia has announced a recall on its small S-Cross and Vitara SUVs, over fears surrounding the rear axle installation.
The Japanese car maker confirmed today that the bolts of the rear axle could loosen, break or come away from the body, potentially leading to the vehicle becoming “inoperable”.
If the fault occurs while driving, a risk of injury to occupants and other road user could follow.
The recall notice, published after business hours on February 22, did not include specific details of affected vehicles such as build dates or vehicle identification numbers (VINs).
CarAdvice has contacted Suzuki Australia and we will update this article as more information becomes available.
UPDATE: Suzuki Australia has confirmed that all S-Cross and Vitara vehicles built between October 29 and December 17, 2015, are affected.
Suzuki Australia general manager Andrew Moore told CarAdvice today that almost of all the vehicles are still in the car maker's possession, with only around 10 already delivered to customers.
"Accordingly, due to swift action, the impact is minimal," Mr Moore said.