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2018-19 Isuzu D-MAX Crew Cab Recall - Rear leaf spring

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Updated 16 Jun 2020

Rowan Johnstone

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17th March 2020

Product Safety Australia has issued a recall notice to 2018 - 2019 Isuzu D-MAX Crew Cab models. The recall affects over 2,300 vehicles in Australia, and is related to the rear leaf spring.

What is the defect? 

There's a risk that rear leaf spring may fracture because there is an insufficient diameter to the front eye.

If this happens, there's a possibility that the driver won't have complete control of the vehicle, which increases the risk of an accident. This defect has the potential to cause injury to occupants of the vehicle and to other road users, should an accident occur. 

What should you do?

To find out if your vehicle is affected, visit this Product Safety Australia page, which contains a VIN list of all affected vehicles.

Whilst Isuzu UTE Australia will contact all known owners of vehicles that are affected, consumers should still contact their nearest Isuzu UTE dealer to arrange for an inspection and replacement of the rear leaf spring and any other affected components. 

To find your nearest dealer, you can check out Isuzu's Find A Dealer page

The utes that have been impacted were available for sale between the 27th January 2018 and 28th February 2020, with 2,323 vehicles affected.

Image credit © User: Vauxford / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0

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Rowan Johnstone

On weekdays Rowan can be found in the AutoGuru office, driving content and growth with the rest of the marketing team.

On weekends you’ll probably find him in the garage with his father restoring a 1958 Ford Star Model Customline or enjoying a cruise through the Gold Coast hinterland on his Suzuki GSX-R600.

Despite his passion for being behind the wheel (or handlebars), he looks forward to the day when he can commute to work in his own driverless car.