Trafic Hazard

By February 7, 2017 News

The Renault Trafic III light commercial vehicle has been issued a recall by Product Safety Australia.

The French workhorse has been praised for some creative storage solutions, it’s standard reversing camera across the short and long wheelbase range, side curtain airbags and load-sensetive electronic stability control.

However, the manual-only LCV has been issued a recall for an “insufficiently tightened Panhard Rod bolt” which has been caused by a “production error”.

Renault Australia says the potential fault could cause unusual noise and friction. “There may be abnormal noise and tyre friction inside the wheel arch,” they’ve said on the PSA website, “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.”

VIN numbers affected by the recall range from VF11FL112E0709587 to VF11FL118G0733943 however may not include all vehicles within the range. The vehicles were sold between 1 July, 2015 and 21 January, 2016.

Owners should contact the nearest Renault Dealer for inspection and rectification work to be carried out. Renault’s Customer Relation Department is contactable on 1800 009 008 to find out if you’re VIN is included in the recall.