Isuzu Ute Australia has issued a recall of 690 examples of its new 2021 D-Max dual-cab ute due to a seatbelt fault.
The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the rear seat seatbelt pretensioner locking tab may be defective and will not tension properly.
Isuzu says “if the pretensioner wiring harness connector incorrectly locks, this can prevent it from fully tensioning the seatbelt in the event of an accident. This could increase the risk of injury or, in the case of a serious accident, increase the risk of death to vehicle occupants.”
Affected vehicles were manufactured between 22 June 2020 and 16 August 2020. A total of 690 vehicles are affected.
A spokesperson for Isuzu UTE Australia confirmed today that over 70 per cent of affected vehicles had already been inspected and had the fault rectified, if necessary.
Isuzu Ute Australia is contacting remaining owners and urging them to organise inspection and repair of the defect.
A full list of vehicle identification numbers (VIN) of the 690 cars involved in the recall can be found here.