2020-2021 Isuzu D-Max recalled in Australia because the roller shutter could fall off


Almost all examples of the top-of-range Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain sold over a two-year period are being recalled because the vehicle’s roller tonneau cover could fall off when driving, posing a danger to the cars behind.

Justin Narayan


Isuzu Ute Australia has recalled 7106 examples of its 2020-2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain models because the roller-shutter tonneau cover could fall off at speed, causing a potential road safety hazard for other traffic.

Relating specifically to D-Max X-Terrain variants, the count of 7106 affected vehicles suggests the majority of X-Terrain variants sold by Isuzu in Australia since launch are affected.

While roller-shutter covers are a popular aftermarket accessory across the ute market, the ones on the Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain are fitted at the Thailand factory.

The recall notice, lodged with the Department of Infrastructure, says: “Due to a manufacturing issue, the roller tonneau front cover screws may become loose and fall out. If this occurs the tonneau front cover may detach from the vehicle while driving.”

Date of recall notice6 July 2022
ModelD-Max X-Terrain
Vehicles affected7106
VIN listClick here to download the list of affected VINs
Contact linkClick here to contact the manufacturer

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 6552 vehicles involved in the recall can be found here.

Isuzu Ute Australia says it will contact owners in writing to advise them to make an appointment at their nearest Isuzu Ute dealer for inspection and rectification free of charge.

Owners can contact Isuzu Ute Australia’s customer service team by calling 1300 147 89 or emailing info@iua.net.au.

To have your vehicle checked, find your closest Isuzu dealership by clicking here.

Justin Narayan

After more than a decade working in the product planning and marketing departments of brands like Kia, Subaru and Peugeot, Justin Narayan returned to being a motoring writer – the very first job he held in the industry.

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