Actually, I think it's the nanny state - this is the first time I have ever heard of registration being withheld for not complying with a recall - and there's been some pretty scary recalls in the past, involving vehicles doing all sorts of things including catching on fire.I think it is a litigation issue. Knowingly allowing you to register a vehicle which is not roadworthy.
It doesn't matter - a dangerous defect is a dangerous defect regardless of whether it's just one model of one vehicle or if it affects more than one model or brand.Yes, but the number of vehicles effected was significantly different.
https://www.caradvice.com.au/696428/nissan-navara-patrol-takata-recall/ got this in google feed 2013 to 2016
I'm an RFS volunteer and know that several Highway Patrol vehicles have started a fire by sitting in long grass while trying to be sneaky.2016-17 Ford Ranger
What are the defects?
When driven over long grass affected vehicles may accumulate vegetation under the vehicle near the exhaust system.
What are the hazards?
The exhaust system in that area may reach a high temperature. If sufficient grass or other combustible material has accumulated, they may be ignited by the exhaust system, causing smoke or flames to appear from under the vehicle.
What should consumers do?
Ford will write to owners of all affected vehicles.
Until parts are available, owners should refer to the warnings in the Owner Manual, paying special attention to the sections:
- Starting and Stopping the Engine - General Information
- Starting and Stopping the Engine - Diesel particulate Filter
- Fuel and Refueling - Catalytic Converter
For further information, an owner can contact any authorised Ford Dealer or Ford's Customer Relationship centre on 1800 503 672.
Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited(link is external)
Traders who sold this product
Authorised Ford dealers
Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
- 12 July 2016 - 7 December 2017