MG recalls hybrid SUV over fire risk (Image credit- The Weekly News)
Due to fire safety concerns, the Chinese automaker MG has recalled nearly 5,000 of its high-tech SUV models in Australia.
5,168 plug-in hybrid MG HS PHEV and MG HS+ EV SUVs that were sold between February 1, 2021, and March 21, 2023, are subject to recall.
According to the re[ports, the recall was made when it was discovered that carpets placed improperly could pose a fire threat.
According to the recall notice, due to a manufacturing error, the carpet underlay was installed between the electrical ground stud and the nut. Over time, as a result of vibrations from driving, this could cause the wiring under the floor to overheat and possibly start a fire inside the car.
No incidents or injuries brought on by the issue have been recorded in the impacted vehicles delivered in Australia, claims MG.
According to the company, it has started reaching out to owners of damaged vehicles to set up inspections and repairs, which will be provided free of charge if necessary. The electric MG ZS EV model is not impacted by this recall.
Since MG places a high priority on security, the company has implemented this preventative measure to ensure the security of its clients.
The action, according to a spokesman for MG Motor Australia, is a preventative measure showcasing the company’s commitment to putting its customers’ safety first.
The MG Brand’s Growing Popularity in Australia According to data from Carsguide.com.au, MG came in eighth place in 2022, selling 49,582 vehicles and capturing 4.9 percent of the market, far behind Subaru, Isuzu Ute, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen.
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The next car manufacturer it wants to overcome is Ford, which has a 6.2 percent market share in Australia after selling 66,628 units this year, the majority of which were the wildly popular Ranger truck.
From relative obscurity, MG has become one of Australia’s most well-known brands, outselling notable automakers like Nissan, Subaru, and Honda this year.