Some shocking transport news in the UAE has come to light that all drivers in the region should take note of. It seems that around 4,900 cars are being recalled due to safety concerns. Auto dealers in the region have taken this action after issues with power steering, seat belts and brakes were noted in some vehicles.
The latest round of recalls in the UAE seem to centre around SUVs and pickup trucks. The area’s auto dealers have been busy identifying which models may be affected and letting car drivers know to bring them in for a check. This has been ongoing for the last few months and has seen owners of the affected models urged to visit their auto dealer. This flood of recalls came after a directive from the UAE Ministry of the Economy. The directive demanded UAE auto dealers conduct a review of any vehicles they sold in the name of public safety.
Which vehicles are being recalled?
The latest recalls involve the following cars and dealers:
– General Motors (GM) have recalled the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Light Duty, Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Sierra Light Duty and Yukon vehicles.
– Al Tayer Motors / Premier Motors have recalled certain Ford SuperCrew Cab vehicles from 2015 to 2018 as well as some Ford F-15 Regular Cabs, manufactured in the USA and from the same period.
– Ali & Sons Motors Co. and Al Nabooda Automobiles have recalled 2018 Volkswagen Teramonts and NMS Passats.
– Al Futtaim Motors has issued recall notices for the 1,135 MY Toyota Prius made from 2016 to 2018. In addition, it has recalled 14 units of the 2017 Lexus LC500.
– Juma Al Majid has issued recall notices for seven units of the 2017 to 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid MY.
By far the best thing to do if you own any of the models listed above is to contact your dealer and see if you need to take it in for a check up. Of course, if you actually purchased from any of the auto dealers shown above as well, then this is urgent.
Why is this being done?
This latest push within the UAE is all in the name of keeping residents safe on the roads. Faulty power steering or brakes can naturally lead to accidents and injury. The whole series of recalls, which has reached around 21,000 cars to date, is making auto dealers more responsible for the vehicles they sell to UAE drivers.