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  • CONSUMER TESTING SERVICES (CTS) 16 – 31 MARCH 2012

    PRODUCT RECALLS

    CONTENTS AUTOMOTIVE Pages 1 to 15

    THE SGS PUBLICATION GATHERING CONSUMER PRODUCT RECALLS IN THE EU, IN THE USA AND IN AUSTRALIA

    Motor Vehicle (17)

    Child Safety Seat (0)

    Motor Vehicle Equipment (12)

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    AUTO: MOTOR VEHICLE

    NOTIFYING COUNTRY

    PRODUCT DANGER MEASURES ADOPTED

    USA NAME OF PRODUCT: Lawn Tractors

    UNITS: About 2,700

    MANUFACTURER: Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership, of Sullivan, Ill.

    DESCRIPTION: This recall involves Cub Cadet, MTD Gold and Troy-Bilt lawn tractors sold with Hydro-Gear model 618-0319 and 618-04270B transaxles. Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt tractors included in this recall have dates of manufacture (DOM) ranging from December 2010 through March 2011. The DOM can be found on a label on the underside of the seat. MTD Gold can be identified by serial numbers starting with 1L15 or 1L16. Affected transaxles have serial numbers with the first four digits ranging between 0333 and 0348. Transaxle model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the transaxle.

    MANUFACTURED IN: U.S.A.

    HAZARD: A drive gear in the lawn tractor's hydrostatic transaxle can fail causing brake failure, posing a crash hazard to consumers.

    INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

    Voluntary recall.

    BRAND MOWER TYPE MOWER MODEL NO. HYDRO-GEAR TRANSAXLE PART NO.

    TRANSAXLE SERIAL NO. (1ST FOUR DIGITS)

    Cub Cadet LTX 1045 13WX91AT010 13WX91AT056

    618-0319 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet LTX 1046KW 13WG91AT010 618-0319 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet LTX 1046M 13WP91AT009 618-0319 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet LTX 1050KH 13WQ91AP009 618-0319 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet LTX 1050KW 13WF91AP010 13WF91AP056

    618-0319 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet SLTX 1050 13WQ92AP010 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet SLTX 1054 13WK92AK009 13WK92AK010 13WK92AK056

    618-04270B 0333 thru 0348

    Cub Cadet lawn tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

    MTD Gold brand tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

    MOWER BRAND MOWER TYPE MOWER MODEL NO.

    HYDRO-GEAR TRANSAXLE PART NO.

    TRANSAXLE SERIAL NO. (1ST FOUR DIGITS)

    MTD Gold Hydro 13AP925P004 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348

    Troy-Bilt brand tractors with the recalled transaxles are:

    MOWER BRAND MOWER TYPE MOWER MODEL NO. HYDRO-GEAR TRANSAXLE PART NO.

    TRANSAXLE SERIAL NO. (1ST FOUR DIGITS)

    Troy-Bilt TB2450 13WQ92KP066 618-04270B 0333 thru 0348

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    AUTO: MOTOR VEHICLE

    NOTIFYING COUNTRY

    PRODUCT DANGER MEASURES ADOPTED

    EU/GREECE CATEGORY: Motor vehicles

    PRODUCT: Motorcycle

    1. ZX600R9/A/B/C

    2. ZX1000E8/9

    3. ZX1000FA/B

    BRAND: Kawasaki

    TYPE/NUMBER OF MODEL:

    The recall affects motorcycles with serial numbers:

    1. JKAZX600RRA000022 to JKAZX600RRA033748

    2. JKAZXT00EEA000006 to JKAZXT00EEA025541

    3. JKAZXT00FFA000004 to JKAZXT00FFA003284

    DESCRIPTION: Motorcycle

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan

    No picture available.

    INJURIES

    Under certain circumstances, the regulator/rectifier assemblies may provide insufficient charging to the battery which could lead to the engine stalling. The engine stalling while riding could lead to an accident.

    Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.

    USA VEHICLE MAKE / MODEL

    Chevrolet / express-2012 Chevrolet / suburban-2012

    gmc / savana-2012 gmc / yukon xl-2012

    MANUFACTURER

    general motors llc

    COMPONENT

    steering: gear box: shaft pitman

    POTENTIAL NUMBER OF UNITS AFFECTED

    6,159

    SUMMARY

    General motors (gm) is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet express and suburban vehicles, and gmc savana and yukon xl heavy duty vehicles. The steering gear pitman shaft may not have been adequately hardened and could fracture.

    No picture available.

    CONSEQUENCE

    If this condition occurs, a loss of steering could result, increasing the risk of a crash.

    REMEDY

    Gm will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering gear and, if necessary, replace the steering gear pitman shaft. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin on April 4, 2012.

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    AUTO: MOTOR VEHICLE

    NOTIFYING COUNTRY

    PRODUCT DANGER MEASURES ADOPTED

    AUSTRALIA Mercedes-Benz—Vito & Viano vans

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    Vito & Viano vans produced between February 2011 & July 2011

    IDENTIFYING FEATURES

    Campaign number: RC938 Target number: 100

    TRADERS WHO SOLD THIS PRODUCT

    Mercedes-Benz dealers

    SUPPLIER

    Mercedes-Benz

    No picture available.

    HAZARDS

    Vehicle occupants may be struck and injured by the 'A' pillar trims in the event of an accident.

    DEFECTS

    If the window air bags are deployed during an accident, the ‘A’ pillar trims may dislodge from their mountings.

    Letters will be sent to affected owners.

    Owners are advised to contact their authorised Mercedes-Benz dealer to have the ‘A’ pillar trims replaced free of charge.

    Please direct all other enquiries to your authorised Mercedes-Benz dealership.

    USA NAME OF PRODUCT: Utility Vehicles

    UNITS: About 3,900

    DISTRIBUTOR: Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA, of Irvine, Calif.

    DESCRIPTION: The vehicles are model year 2012 Kawasaki four-wheeled, off-highway utility vehicles with side-by-side seating for two people and automobile style controls. Each model has a bench seat, a rollover protection structure and a cargo bed. The vehicles are available in the colors green, red, black and camouflage. The following models are being recalled:

    The brand name appears on the sides and tailgate of the cargo bed and the model name appears on the sides of the front cowl. The model number can be found on a label under the seat, which flips up. The abbreviation "4WD" also appears on the sides of the of the cargo bed of the 610 models.

    MANUFACTURED IN: United States

    HAZARD: The fuel tube can scrape against the air cleaner housing and develop holes, posing a fire hazard.

    INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Kawasaki has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.

    Voluntary recall.

    MODEL NAME

    MODEL NUMBERS

    COLORS

    MULE 600 KAF400BCF Green

    MULE 610 4x4 KAF400ACF Red or Green

    MULE 610 4x4 XC

    KAF400DCF or KAF400ECF

    Black or Camouflage

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    AUTO: MOTOR VEHICLE

    NOTIFYING COUNTRY

    PRODUCT DANGER MEASURES ADOPTED

    USA VEHICLE MAKE / MODEL

    volvo / s60-2012

    volvo / xc60-2012

    MANUFACTURER

    volvo cars of n.a. llc.

    COMPONENT

    structure: body

    POTENTIAL NUMBER OF UNITS AFFECTED

    2,742

    SUMMARY

    Volvo is recalling certain model year 2012 s60 and xc60 passenger vehicles. An incorrect mixture of underbody coating and over- application can result in rigid, icicle-like areas hanging from vehicle’s undercarriage.

    No picture available.

    CONSEQUENCE

    If this condition exists, the underbody coating may penetrate the fuels lines and cause fuel leakage, increasing the risk of a fire.

    REMEDY

    Dealers will inspect the vehicle undercarriage, and if excessive underbody coating is found in the fuel line area, it will be removed. If the inspection reveals that the fuel lines are damaged, they will be replaced. The safety recall is expected to begin on or before April 13, 2012. Owners may contact volvo customer care center at 1- 800-458-1552.

    AUSTRALIA BMW Australia Ltd—BMW 5 Series Sedan and Wagon, BMW 6 Series Coupe and Convertible

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    BMW E60 5 Series Sedan BMW E61 5 Series Wagon BMW E63 6 Series Coupe BMW E64 6 Series Convertible

    IDENTIFYING FEATURES

    CPA No: 31037. 5 Series - E60 CPA No: 31782. 6 Series - E63

    TRADERS WHO SOLD THIS PRODUCT

    All authourised BMW dealers Australia-wide

    SUPPLIER

    BMW Australia Ltd

    SUPPLIER'S WEB SITE

    http://www.bmw.com.au

    No picture available.

    HAZARDS

    There exists the possibility of the battery positive terminal cable loosening and overheating, possibly resulting in a fire in the luggage compartment, even if the vehicle is switched off.