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Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix

Mazda has recalled thousands of its previous-generation passenger cars this week, over concerns for faulty seat lifters. The recall centres on the seat height adjustment mechanism, which could see either the adjustment lifter link crack, or the lifter link retaining nuts separate...

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2016 Jaguar XE recalled for fuel cooler fix
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2016 Jaguar XE recalled for fuel cooler fix

Jaguar has issued a recall for 76 of its 2016 model-year XE 2.0-litre turbo-diesel sedans, over concerns the fuel cooler could leak. The British luxury marque reports the underfloor diesel fuel cooler in affected vehicles may leak, which could cause a fuel odour to enter the cabin...


2008-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for gear shift fix
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2008-13 Suzuki Grand Vitara recalled for gear shift fix

Suzuki has issued a recall for its automatic Grand Vitara SUVs sold between 2008 and 2013 over concerns the gear shift could fail. The Japanese carmaker reports there is a possibility some vehicles may experience issues with the gear shift under "certain conditions", due to insufficient strength of the rear gear shift shaft...


Lamborghini Aventador fuel tank recall: This could get expensive - UPDATE
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Lamborghini Aventador fuel tank recall: This could get expensive - UPDATE

Update – Automobili Lamborghini has confirmed to CarAdvice that the voluntary recall relates to 5873 vehicles globally, and 104 vehicles locally. See bottom of article for details. A significant and hugely expensive assortment of Lamborghini Aventador models have been recalled, due to a potential fire risk stemming from the exotic cars' fuel tank...


2016-17 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque recalled for airbag fix
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2016-17 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, Evoque recalled for airbag fix

Range Rover has issued a recall for 42 of its 2016 and 2017 model-year Range Rover, Sport and Evoque model lines over concerns the airbags may not deploy properly. The British manufacturer reports that the mixture of chemicals used in the front passenger airbags on "certain vehicles" may not meet correct specification, which could result in the inflator not functioning correctly in the event of a collision...


Mitsubishi ASX recalled for wiper motor fix
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Mitsubishi ASX recalled for wiper motor fix

Mitsubishi has recalled 25,016 examples of its small ASX in Australia for a fix to the front wiper motor. The recall, which affects models in the MY2011-12 'XA' and MY2013-14 'XB' Mitsubishi ASX lines, centres on the potential for water intrusion, drawn into the motor's cooling air opening after use...


2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled
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2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled

Volkswagen has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Golf wagon and Passat models over concerns the vehicles may not indicate when its lights are malfunctioning. According to the German manufacturer, a software error may cause an inoperative dipped beam, main beam, daytime running light, rear fog light or indicator bulbs to not be indicated to the driver...


Jaguar XF recalled for fuel pipe fix
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Jaguar XF recalled for fuel pipe fix

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has issued a recall notice for examples of its previous-generation XF sedan, affecting vehicles in the model years 2013 to 2015. The recall, which centres on models powered by the 2.0-litre GTDi petrol engine, has been made to address a potential fuel leak...


Renault Trafic recalled for rear axle fix
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Renault Trafic recalled for rear axle fix

Renault has issued a recall for 1472 of its 2015 and 2016 Trafic III vans over concerns the rear axle may have a loose bolt. According to the French manufacturer, a manufacturing fault is the cause of the issue, with affected units potentially making abnormal noises, and tyre friction inside the wheel arch...


No Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now
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No Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now

Ford Australia says it is investigating a fire that destroyed a Kuga 1.6 compact SUV in Queensland last week, but has not yet issued a wider vehicle recall. Ford’s South African division last week announced a recall action on about 4500 Kugas after numerous reports of spontaneous fires starting in the engine bay, speculated to be a result of poor coolant circulation...


Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix
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Porsche 718, 911 recalled for airbag fix

Porsche has issued a recall for five vehicles in its 718 Boxster, Cayman and 911 model lines over concerns the side airbags may not deploy properly in the event of an accident. As a result of what the company is calling a supplier's manufacturing error, the front side airbags in the affected vehicles could be installed with incorrect detonator units...


Porsche 911, 718 models recalled for fuel pipe fix
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Porsche 911, 718 models recalled for fuel pipe fix

Porsche Australia has issued a recall for 239 vehicles across its 911 Carrera, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman model lines over concerns the screws on the fuel collection pipes could come loose. The company says affected vehicles will have the fastening screws replaced with optimised screws as a precautionary measure...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement
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Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement

Nissan has recalled a number of its current-generation R52 Pathfinder SUVs, over concerns the fuel tank could rupture. The recall centres on the fuel tank wall thickness, which may be "below the design specification". In the event of a crash, a fuel leakage could occur more easily than intended...


Honda Australia expands Takata recall - UPDATE
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Honda Australia expands Takata recall - UPDATE

Honda has issued a recall for 25,284 of its previous-generation Accord, Accord Euro, Civic, City, Jazz, Insight and Legend models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with all recalls brought on by the global Takata recall, affected vehicles could see the airbag inflator rupture upon deployment in the event of an accident...


2011-15 Citroen C4, DS4 recalled for bonnet fix
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2011-15 Citroen C4, DS4 recalled for bonnet fix

Citroen has issued a recall for its 2011 to 2015 C4 and DS4 hatchbacks over concerns a faulty bonnet support wire could cause it to fly open while driving. The French manufacturer reports the striker wire on the bonnet report may not work as intended due to corrosion...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport, Range Rover Evoque recalled: Owners urged to park away from property

Land Rover has issued a recall for 797 of its 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and 2016-17 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission, over concerns a wiring fault could cause several issues including loss of electric steering, engine cut-out, or even a fire...


2007 Hyundai Grandeur recalled for seat fix: 50 vehicles affected
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2007 Hyundai Grandeur recalled for seat fix: 50 vehicles affected

Hyundai has issued a recall for 50 of its 2007 Hyundai Grandeur over concerns the driver's side power seat switch may not operate properly when driving. The Korean manufacturer reports that the intermittent operations of the seat when the vehicle is in motion may cause driver distraction and result in difficulty controlling the vehicle, posing a hazard to the driver and other road users...


Lexus expands Takata airbag recall: LFA and IS models added
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Lexus expands Takata airbag recall: LFA and IS models added

Lexus has announced it will recall a further 2166 vehicles in Australia as part of the global Takata airbag recall controversy. Lexus Australia has added 2166 more cars to the recall list, with that figure including 100 IS F models, 260 IS250C convertibles, 565 IS250 sedans, 1231 examples of the IS350 and even 10 Lexus LFA supercars...


2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix
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2016-17 Land Rover Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque recalled for suspension fix

Land Rover has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Discovery Sport and Range Rover Evoque SUVs over concerns the front suspension could fail. The British marque reports the left and right lower control arms (depending on vehicle) in the knuckle joint of the front suspension have been incorrectly assembled, which could cause the suspension to fail if the vehicle is exposed to a shock impact like a deep pothole or kerb to the affected front wheel...