A design fault could cause the parking brake to fail, according to the local distributor for Peugeot.
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Inchcape Automotive – the Australian distributor for Citroen, Peugeot, and Subaru – has recalled 22 examples of the 2016 Peugeot 4008, citing a potential fault with the SUVs parking brake assembly.

The affected vehicles were sold between 20 May and 27 May 2016.

The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says: “There may be insufficient engagement of the parking brake, due to excessive internal tolerances of the rear brake calipers.”

“The vehicle may not be sufficiently restrained when the parking brake is applied. The vehicle may move and increase the risk of an accident, causing injury to vehicle occupants, other road users or bystanders,” the notice continues.

A spokesperson for Peugeot in Australia told CarAdvice: "There are no known instances of failure in Australia in relation to this recall."

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 22 cars involved in the recall can be found here.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Peugeot dealership by clicking here.