Rear axle issue sees Renault Trafic recalled

Renault vans found to have possibly dangerous axle bolt issue…

Australian owners of a number of Renault Trafic vans are being contacted with details of a recall of their vehicle over a possible rear axle fault.

The recall affects vehicles that carry a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) within the range -VF11FL112E0709587 to VF11FL118G0733943.

Being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), all of the affected Renault vehicle were sold in Australia between the 1st of July 2015 and the 21st of January 2016.

The ACCC saying not all Renault Trafic vans within that VIN range are affected.

The recall notice advises that the rear axle may have an insufficiently tightened Panhard Rod bolt, due to a production error.

What are the hazards?

There may be abnormal noise and tyre friction inside the wheel arch, which may be followed by a risk of uncoupling of the rear axle from the body.

This could lead to unstable road holding, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.

Owners of affected vehicles will be notified to contact a Renault Dealer to arrange for inspection and rectification of their vehicle.

Further information is available from Renault dealers or Renault Australia‘s Customer Relation Department on 1800 009 008.

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