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2011-14 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled

Jeep has issued a recall for 26,985 vehicles across its 2011-2014 'WK' Grand Cherokee model line, over concerns previous recall work on the brake booster may have been incorrectly installed...

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Toyota facing class action lawsuit over faulty airbags, other brands to follow
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Toyota facing class action lawsuit over faulty airbags, other brands to follow

Toyota is facing a class action lawsuit for selling vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags, with similar lawsuits against Honda, Mazda, BMW, Subaru, Audi and Volkswagen likely to follow in the coming weeks. The class action was filed on November 10, accusing Toyota of being "in breach of its obligation to consumers" by selling vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbags, alleging the company knew about the problem and took no action to rectify it...


2015-17 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bonnet fix
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2015-17 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bonnet fix

Citroen Australia has recalled the 2015-2017 C4 Cactus, over concerns a faulty wire could stop the bonnet latching properly. The company says the striker wire support on the bonnet lining of affected vehicles may not be sufficiently secure, which could make the bonnet open while the car is moving...


2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix
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2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for 24,800 of its current-generation 2013-2016 'J11' Qashqai SUVs over concerns the wheel arch protector could contact and wear through the brake hose. The company reports that insufficient rigidity may cause the lower edge of the rear right wheel arch protector to become deformed "under certain limited conditions"...


2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix
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2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix

Ford Australia has recalled 5655 2015/16 Rangers with a manual gearbox, over concerns a faulty gearshift clip could lead to a loss of drive. According to the company, the gearshift cable retaining clip might not be properly fastened, which could put it into contact with the rear driveshaft...


Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix
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Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix

Infiniti Australia has recalled 532 examples of its Q30 and QX30 for a fault with the steering column which, if not addressed, could trigger the driver airbag. According to the company, the steering column has no electrical connection to ground except other than a 'spiral cable'. Initially, a fault in the cable will make the airbag warning light illuminate in the dashboard...


2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix
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2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for its BT-50 ute sold during 2015 and early-2016, over concerns manual examples could experience a loss of drive. The Japanese manufacturer says affected utes could be fitted with a gearshift cable retaining clip that isn't fully engaged, which could lead to the gearshift cables moving out of position and contacting the propeller shaft...


2016-17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for seatbelt fix
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2016-17 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for seatbelt fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 283 examples of its 2016 and 2017 E-Class range for a potential fault in the right-rear seatbelt tensioner squib. According to the company, the seat belt tensioner on the driver-side rear seat might not deploy in an accident, increasing the risk of injury...


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

Peugeot has issued a recall notice for model-year 2014-15 4008 SUVs over concerns of a faulty power relay. The company says the power relay in 939 units may overheat, resulting in a failure. If the relay fails, it could cause the engine to stall while driving. It may also stop the car restarting, or activate a “failsafe” mode which results in a “loss of engine power”...


2016-17 Fiat Ducato recalled for exhaust fix
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2016-17 Fiat Ducato recalled for exhaust fix

The 2016-17 Fiat Ducato van has been recalled this week over concerns the exhaust recirculation system could break and cause a loss of drivability. According to the manufacturer, affected vehicles may be fitted with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) pipe that breaks due to "potential non-conformity"...


2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled
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2014-15 Ssangyong Stavic recalled

Ateco Australia has issued a recall notice for 340 examples of the Ssangyong Stavic people mover, over concerns about worn ball joints. The company says the joints could fail if cars are “operated for extended periods of time without any inspection or repair”...


Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix
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Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 48,209 vehicles across its ASX, Lancer and Outlander range from various years, over concerns the vehicles could stall while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected vehicles may be fitted with a faulty power relay that generates excessive heat, resulting in relay failure...


2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE
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2016-17 Tesla Model X recalled for seat fix - UPDATE

Tesla has issued a recall notice for 89 examples of its 2016 and 2017 Model X SUVs over concerns the rear left seatback in some cars may move forward in the event of a collision. Because Tesla does not reveal region-specific sales numbers, it also does not offer details on the number of vehicles affected by this recall in Australia...


2015-17 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA recalled for fire risk
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2015-17 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, CLA recalled for fire risk

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its A-Class, B-Class and CLA model lines sold between 2015 and 2017 over concerns a faulty starter could pose a fire risk. The German marque says affected vehicles could be fitted with a starter that may become blocked "due to prior damage", which may cause it to become electrically overloaded if multiple and/or extended start attempts are made...


Nissan Navara, Tiida recalled for Takata airbags: 82,000 vehicles affected
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Nissan Navara, Tiida recalled for Takata airbags: 82,000 vehicles affected

Nissan has issued a recall for over 82,000 examples of its previous-generation Navara ute and Tiida small car as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects vehicles fitted with faulty passenger airbag inflators, which may rupture in the event of deployment...


Honda pleading for Takata-affected owners to come in: 94,000 cars to go
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Honda pleading for Takata-affected owners to come in: 94,000 cars to go

Honda Australia is once again pleading with customers to get vehicles fitted with potentially-lethal Takata airbags repaired as soon as possible. Despite a repair rate of 81 per cent across the nation, the Japanese manufacturer says there are still 94,325 of its cars Down Under that are in need of a repair...


Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle
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Subaru WRX and STI recalled, audio system too hot to handle

Subaru Australia's importer and distributor is conducting a recall of 4017 WRX and WRX STI performance sedans made in 2015 due to a potential fire risk. The cause? A hectic subwoofer design flaw, whereby cargo could set off an electric short circuit, leading to flames. Subaru says that one instance of a sub-related overheat has actually occurred in Australia, which in part has led to this recall...


Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall
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Jaguar Land Rover joins Takata airbag recall

Jaguar Land Rover has announced it will recall approximately 17,000 vehicles sold in Australia, as the British company joins the global epidemic that is the Takata airbag recall. To this point there have been more than 3.3 million cars affected by Takata recalls in Australia alone, and the potentially deadly faulty airbags have been responsible for the death of one driver in Australia, and 18 other deaths around the world...


Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled
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Hyundai ix35, Santa Fe, Sonata recalled

Hyundai has issued recalls for earlier versions of its ix35, Santa Fe and Sonata model lines this week, with the SUVs susceptible of a fire risk while the sedan could have a faulty parking brake. ix35 and Santa Fe recall (446 vehicles) The Korean manufacturer has recalled 446 examples of its popular SUV models, sold between 31 August 2011 and 1 November 2011, over concerns vehicles fitted with an 'R' diesel engine could spring a fuel leak, posing a fire risk...


2015-17 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for stalling fix
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2015-17 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for stalling fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 931 examples of its GLE SUV sold between June 2015 and June 2017 over concerns the engine may stall at low speeds. The manufacturer reports that the engine of affected models may turn off when braking at low speed - for example, when braking for a traffic light - or after an ECO start if the vehicle is "accelerated slowly under a high load"...