Manufacturers will occasionally recall specific models when it becomes apparent there are defects in their design or production. These can range from minor problems to major faults that affect a vehicle's safety and performance.
If you bought your vehicle brand new, you should be notified by the dealer if your particular model is subject to a safety recall. If you service your car through a centre that specialises in your make of vehicle, they may also let you know of any relevant recalls or safety reports.
Otherwise you can keep an eye on the latest recall information at the government’s Product Safety Recalls Australia website.