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Mercedes-Benz recalls A, B, C, E, GLA and GLC

Mercedes-Benz has recalled almost 22,000 cars across the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class, E-Class, GLA and GLC model lines, over concerns the driver airbag could inflate without warning...

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2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall
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2013 BMW X5 and X6 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has recalled X5 and X6 models sold in 2013 to replace the driver (and passenger, in some cases) airbag inflator. The company says metal fragments could shoot out of the Takata airbag inflators currently installed in affected cars, causing "serious injury or fatality" in the process...


2015 Lexus NX, RX recalled
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2015 Lexus NX, RX recalled

Lexus has recalled more than 2,009 NX and RX SUVs produced between May and December 2015, over concerns faulty airbag sensors could cause the inflators to deactivate. The luxury marque says two manufacturing issues could cause an insulation layers of the system IC chips to peel over time, creating an open circuit...


Mazda 2 recalled for parking brake fix
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Mazda 2 recalled for parking brake fix

Mazda has recalled the 2 sedan and hatch, over concerns about the teeth on the parking brake sector gear. According to the company, the shape of the teeth on some parking brake sector gears mightn't be to specification. If the issue occurs, the sector gear and ratchet might suddenly disengage while the parking brake is on, potentially allowing the car to move when parked on a slope...


Fiat Ducato recalled for intercooler fix
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Fiat Ducato recalled for intercooler fix

Fiat has recalled the 2.3-litre diesel Ducato van over concerns the intercooler sleeve could come loose from the throttle body. The manufacturer says if the condition occurs, the engine warning light will illuminate and drivers will experience a loss of power. Should the vehicle unexpectedly lose power when in use, it could increase the risk of an accident...


Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled

Maserati's local division has issued a recall for its Quattroporte GTS limousine over concerns a faulty wiring harness could compromise the fuel pump. According to the Italian marque, operation of the low-pressure fuel pump could be compromised due to an open circuit in the wiring harness...


2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled for towing eye fix
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2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled for towing eye fix

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2018 model-year Polo, over fears the welding on the included towing eye could fail under duress. According to the company, the towing eye in the vehicle tool kit could tear when force is exerted on it. If it does tear, the towrope could sling back and injure people standing nearby. A total of 2611 cars are affected by the recall...


Toyota recalls 24,000 vehicles for airbag fix
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Toyota recalls 24,000 vehicles for airbag fix

Toyota has issued a recall for 23,964 vehicles across its 2015 Corolla, Fortuner, HiLux and Prius model lines over concerns a faulty sensor could cause the airbags to deactivate. According to the Japanese automotive giant, the insulations on the IC chips peel over time on affected cars, creating an open circuit...


2017/18 Aston Martin DB11 recalled for steering wheel fix
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2017/18 Aston Martin DB11 recalled for steering wheel fix

Aston Martin has issued a recall notice for the DB11 V8 and V12, over concerns the driver's airbag may inadvertently deploy. The British marque reports the combination of a damaged steering column module clock spring and insufficient grounding could, when subject to an electrostatic discharge, set off the driver's airbag...


Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix
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Renault Master III recalled for fuel filter strap fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III van over concerns about the fuel filter strap. According to the company, the strap could break and cause a noise in the engine bay. The fault could lead to fuel leakage in some 'extreme' cases, increasing the risk of fire. A total of 20 units is affected by the recall – a VIN list is attached here...


2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz A-Class recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for seven MY2017 A-Class hatchbacks, over concerns the windscreen could separate from the body. According to the German marque, the bonder for the lower area of the windscreen may not comply with correct specifications...


2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled
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2015 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 382 examples of the MY2015 V-Class and related Vito over concerns the driver's airbag could deploy "without obvious cause". The German marque says the fault is the result of electrostatic discharge, caused by the steering column not being sufficiently grounded and the column's switch module being damaged or faulty...


2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags
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2013 Honda Jazz, Insight, Accord Euro recalled for Takata airbags

Honda Australia has issued a recall for its 2013MY Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, Accord Euro and Insight models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. All vehicles involved in this notice are fitted with faulty passenger inflators classed as 'beta' airbags - that aren't rated as dangerous as 'alpha' ones...


RAM 2500 and 3500 recalled for transmission fix
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RAM 2500 and 3500 recalled for transmission fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the 2010 RAM 2500 and 3500 to fix an issue with the gear selector. According to the company, the Brake Transmission Interlock pin could become locked open, allowing owners to shift the car out of Park without pressing the brake. This increases the risk of a rollaway, putting occupants and other road users at risk...


Jaguar Land Rover recalls several models for digital instrument fix
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Jaguar Land Rover recalls several models for digital instrument fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for the F-Pace, XE, XF, XJ, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport lines over concerns the virtual instrument cluster could go blank when in use. The British marque says affected models fitted with the virtual instrument cluster could see the display go blank intermittently and/or reset while driving...


2016-17 Focus RS recall coming for 'white smoke' issue
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2016-17 Focus RS recall coming for 'white smoke' issue

Ford Australia has confirmed it will reach out to owners of the Focus RS hot hatch for an engine fault that could see vehicles expel white exhaust smoke and consume excessive amounts of coolant. The issue was first reported last month, after owners in the UK complained their vehicles were misfiring and smoking from the exhaust when the engine was cold...


2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for recovery straps
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2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for recovery straps

The 2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is affected by a recall involving recovery straps that do not comply with the labelling requirements of Australian law. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), parent company of Jeep, reports that the incorrect labelling could lead consumers using the strap in an "unsafe manner"...


2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall
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2013 Lexus IS added to Takata airbag recall

Lexus has issued a recall for 698 vehicles across its 2013 IS model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice is due to the front passenger airbag inflators in affected vehicles, which may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time. If the condition occurs, the airbag inflator assembly may rupture when deployed, posing a risk of serious injury, even death, to the vehicle's occupants...


Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for seat fix
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Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for seat fix

The Mercedes-AMG GT sports car has been recalled over concerns the sensor in the front passenger seat may not recognise an occupant - potentially disabling the airbag. According to the German performance marque, six examples of the GT could be fitted with software that doesn't correctly classify the type of front passenger...


Peugeot 3008 SUV recalled over fire risk - UPDATE
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Peugeot 3008 SUV recalled over fire risk - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally showed an image of the new-generation Peugeot 3008. This was in error, and the image has now been replaced with one of the previous model. This recall does not affect the new 2018 Peugeot 3008 that launched in late 2017. Peugeot Australia has recalled the 3008 SUV, over concerns about a fuel leak...