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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk, this week we’re on location at Sydney Motorsport Park for MotorWorld Sydney. Here’s what’s making news this week. The Takata airbag global scandal continues with Subaru forced to recall more than 34,000 vehicles...

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2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected
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2015 Peugeot 308 GTi recalled for tyre valve fix: 64 vehicles affected

Peugeot has issued a recall for 64 of its 2015 308 GTi hot hatches over concerns a faulty tyre valve could cause a loss of pressure. The French manufacturer reports that the recalled vehicles are potentially fitted with defective tyre valves. If a loss of tyre pressure occurs as a result of the fault, this could affect the handling of the vehicle and in a worst-case scenario, cause an accident...


2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected
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2015 Isuzu MU-X recalled for fuel tank fix: 12 vehicles affected

Isuzu has issued a recall for 12 of its 2015.5 model-year MU-X off-roaders over concerns the fuel tank could detach. According to the manufacturer, a manufacturing fault could have caused the fuel tank band fixing bolts to be tightened incorrectly. If the fault occurs, the fixing bolts could become loose during normal operation of the vehicle, and the fuel tank could detach as a result...


2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected
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2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 12,000 of its HiAce vans built between 2009 and 2012 over concerns the automatic transmission may refuse to shift out of certain positions. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles may experience an issue where the related gear position (P,R,N,D) may "not match the expected vehicle behaviour" - for example, the driver may be unable to shift out of Park, or shift out of Drive or Reverse...


Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected
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Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...


2011-2016 Volvo S60, V60 recalled for fluid leak: 725 vehicles affected - UPDATED with numbers
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2011-2016 Volvo S60, V60 recalled for fluid leak: 725 vehicles affected - UPDATED with numbers

Volvo has issued a recall for 725 of its 2011 to 2016 model-year S60 and V60 models over concerns a fluid leak could pose a fire hazard. The Swedish manufacturer reports that the affected vehicles may experience a coolant fluid leak during engine warm-up in certain driving and climate conditions - such as hard acceleration after a cold start in a cold climate...


Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected
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Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected

Bentley is recalling 17 of its Bentayga SUVs this week (of around 34 sold in Australia thus far), over concerns a manufacturing fault could cause seat and instrument panel components to come loose. The manufacturer reports that it has identified missing data records for bolted joints in the seat system and instrument panel...


2015-16 Kia Optima Si recalled for driveshaft fix: 42 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Kia Optima Si recalled for driveshaft fix: 42 vehicles affected

Kia has issued a recall for 42 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year Optima Si sedans over concerns the front axle driveshaft could crack. According to the Korean manufacturer, the affected Optimas may experience a crack, or separation, of the the right front axle driveshaft due to a manufacturing fault...


2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota HiAce recalled for door latch fix: 500 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall notice for 500 of its 2015 and 2016 HiAce LWB Crew Vans over concerns a latch system in the sliding does not meet Australian Design Rules (ADR). According to the Japanese manufacturer, the vehicles are equipped with a single latch system on the side sliding doors which does not comply with the relevant ADR legislation...


2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix: 838 vehicles affected

Jeep has issued a recall for 838 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year 'JK' Wrangler off-roaders over concerns a faulty sensor could cause an airbag deployment failure in a crash. According to the manufacturer, the front impact sensor wires on these vehicles may become detached in the event of a crash before the 'impact signal' is recorded by the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC)...


2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - This article originally stated 47 vehicles were affected by this recall. A representative from Suzuki Australia has since confirmed the number is 32 units. See article for details. Suzuki has recalled 32 of its diesel-powered Vitara SUVs over concerns an incorrect software program could cause a loss of power...


2015-16 Iveco Daily recalled for parking brake fixe
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2015-16 Iveco Daily recalled for parking brake fixe

Iveco Trucks has issued a recall for its Daily vehicles sold during 2015 and 2016 over concerns the parking brake could fail. According to the manufacturer, it is possible that the eyelet of the secondary cable of the parking brake may break. If the condition occurs, the parking brake will not operate as intended and may cause the vehicle to roll away, potentially causing an accident...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 198 previous-generation E-Class vehicles over concerns a faulty fuel pump could cause the engine to stall. The German marque reports that the fuel pump wiring harness may come in contact with the frame of the rear seat base...


2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for transmission fix
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2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for transmission fix

Peugeot has issued a recall for its 4008 SUVs sold between May 2014 and December 2015, equipped with the continuously-variable transmission (CVT), over concerns the vehicles could experience a delay in acceleration. The manufacturer reports an unexpected reduction in the vehicle’s acceleration could potentially cause an accident...


2014-15 Ford Mondeo recalled for headlight fix: 579 vehicles affected
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2014-15 Ford Mondeo recalled for headlight fix: 579 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 579 of its Ford Mondeo vehicles built between 2014 and 2015 fitted with adaptive LED headlights over concerns they may switch off inadvertently. The Blue Oval reports that a software error within the Headlight Control Module (HCM) could cause the LED headlights to switch off...


2017 Jaguar F-Pace recalled for wiring fix: 36 vehicles affected
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace recalled for wiring fix: 36 vehicles affected

Jaguar has issued a recall for 36 of its 2017 F-Pace SUVs equipped with the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, over concerns a wiring fault could lead to a fire risk. The British manufacturer reports that the routing of the starter motor cable could come into contact with the engine mounting...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe recalled for headlight fix: 50 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe recalled for headlight fix: 50 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 50 of its 2015 to 2016 'C217' S-Class Coupes over concerns the headlights could be faulty. According to the German marque, a manufacturing fault may have caused the headlights to not have been correctly adjusted. If the fault occurs, the headlights may not perform as required and could be a hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso added to Takata airbag recall: 179,000 vehicles affected
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Toyota Corolla, Yaris, Avensis Verso added to Takata airbag recall: 179,000 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has recalled 179,710 vehicles from its Corolla, Yaris and Avensis Verso lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles were built between March 2007 and December 2011. For this latest recall, the front passenger airbag in the affected vehicles may be susceptible to moisture intrusion over time...


Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for transmission fix: 31,900 vehicles affected
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Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for transmission fix: 31,900 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 31,965 of its current-generation Lancer, ASX and Outlander vehicles built between 2015 and 2016 equipped with the continuously-variable transmission over concerns the vehicles could experience an unexpected loss of power. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the affected vehicles may, in certain driving conditions, experience a delay in acceleration...


2015-16 Kia Optima recalled in US for driveshaft fix, Australian models affected
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2015-16 Kia Optima recalled in US for driveshaft fix, Australian models affected

Kia has issued a recall in the US for 12,214 of its 2015 and 2016 model-year Optima sedans equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine, over concerns the right-front axle driveshaft could crack. Vehicles with a cracked driveshaft may not be able to move forward, or could roll away even when the parking brake is engaged...