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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...

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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...


VW Amarok recalled for steering fix
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VW Amarok recalled for steering fix

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the MY17 and MY18 Amarok over concerns a poorly fitting clip could damage the power steering return hose. According to the company, the damaged hose could cause a hydraulic fluid leak, which in turn can create a loss of power steering assistance. The car's handling is affected if the power steering fails, heightening the risk of accident...


UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix
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UPDATE - 2004-07 Subaru Impreza recalled for airbag fix

Subaru Australia has recalled 2004-2007 Imprezas fitted with replacement Takata airbag inflators. According to the company, some replacement passenger airbag inflators might have been installed incorrectly. More specifically, the inflators may have been installed in reverse. In the event of an accident, the passenger airbag might not deploy correctly, increasing the risk of injury...


Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish recalled for gearbox fix
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Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish recalled for gearbox fix

Aston Martin Lagonda has issued a recall notice for the DB9, DBS, Rapide, Virage and Vanquish fitted with a six-speed Touchtronic II Automatic transmission. According to the company, a communication error between the Engine Control Module and Transmission Control Module can prevent the car from properly engaging park...


Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Virage and Vanquish recalled
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Aston Martin DB9, DBS, Virage and Vanquish recalled

Aston Martin Lagonda has recalled the DB9, DBS, Virage and Vanquish, over concerns an in-cabin battery supply cable could cause a fire. If the driver seat is pushed all the way back in affected cars, it could compress (and damage) the battery supply cable. According to the company, this can happen when the driver manually puts the seat back (likely, if they're tall) or, in some cases, if the seat loses its calibration...


Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel tank fix
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Lexus CT200h recalled for fuel tank fix

Lexus Australia has recalled the CT200h to fix an issue with the fuel tank. According to the Japanese marque, the resin weld connecting the fuel tank and inlet pipe may not be to specification. As a result, part of the resin weld could peel off, causing fuel to leak and, in the worst case scenario, increase the risk of fire...


2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Vito recalled

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 16 vehicles across its V-Class people mover and Vito van lines over concerns the front wheel bearings could come loose. The German marque reports that the retaining rings of the wheel bearings on the front axle may not be "correctly engaged"...


2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled for fire risk
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2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled for fire risk

Ford Australia has issued a recall for 59,254 Ranger utes, over concerns a buildup of debris on the vehicle's underbody could pose a fire risk. The Blue Oval says affected units can accumulate vegetation on the underside of the vehicle when driven over long grass. If the condition occurs, the buildup could come into contact with the exhaust system, causing a fire in the underbody area...


Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE
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Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE

Approximately 20,000 Mazda BT-50 utes has been recalled over concerns grass and other debris could accumulate in the underbody, potentially posing a fire hazard. Owners are warned that driving over high grass - particularly dried-out grass - can cause the buildup of debris, and come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system...


2016 MG6 Plus recalled for rear seat fix
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2016 MG6 Plus recalled for rear seat fix

SAIC Motor Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2016 MG6 Plus, as the car is missing its central child restraint anchorage point. According to the company, Core-spec cars were delivered without a child restrain anchorage, falling foul of Australian Design Rule 34/02 in the process...


2013-17 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags
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2013-17 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags

Mitsubishi Australia has issued a recall for 20,187 vehicles from its 2013 to 2017 'NW' and 'NX' Pajero model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice refers to the less-serious (but still potentially dangerous) 'beta' airbags, in this case fitted on the passenger's side...


2012-13 Jeep Cherokee recalled for headrest fix
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2012-13 Jeep Cherokee recalled for headrest fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall notice for 1928 examples of the 2012-13 (KK) Cherokee over concerns the active headrests won't deploy correctly in an accident. According to the company, a failure in the 'occupant restraint controller' might prevent the active headrests from activating in a rear-end collision, increasing the risk of injury to the front seat occupants...


Ford confirms Focus RS 'white smoke' issue, one case in Oz
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Ford confirms Focus RS 'white smoke' issue, one case in Oz

Ford Australia has acknowledged an issue with the 2016-17 Focus RS, where excess coolant consumption makes the car produce white smoke under acceleration. According to the local division, just one Focus RS is known to be affected in Australia, though more of the circa-1200 units sold locally could potentially be included, too...


2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix
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2017 Kia Carnival recalled for brake fix

Kia has issued a recall for 628 examples of the 2017 Carnival people-mover over concerns the brake booster's vacuum hose could collapse. The Korean manufacturer says a manufacturing fault could cause the vacuum hose in the brake booster to become weak over time. If the vacuum collapses, it could cause the brake pedal to "become hard" when applying the brakes repeatedly...


2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled
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2015-16 Mercedes-AMG C63 recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for 1343 examples of its 2015 and 2016 C63 S model line, over concerns drivetrain torque peaks could cause the drive-shaft to fail. The manufacturer reports pulling away on wet roads could see the vehicle's drivetrain experience torque peaks. If the condition occurs, it could lead to the failure of the drive-shaft, resulting in a "loss of propulsion"...


Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix
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Nissan Navara, Pathfinder recalled for nudge bar fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall notice for D23 Navara and R52 Pathfinder models with factory-fitted nudge bars. According to the company, insufficient bolt torque could cause the roll hoop to rattle or, in the worst-case scenario, detach from the vehicle while driving. This poses a risk to both vehicle occupants and other road users...


Infiniti Q50 and Q60 recalled
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Infiniti Q50 and Q60 recalled

Infiniti Australia has issued a recall notice for 104 examples of its Q50 sedans and Q60 coupes, over an issue with the malfunction indicator light. According to the company, cars fitted with the VR30DDTT V6 engine haven't been programmed to indicate failure of the automatic transmission...


Audi Q2, A3 recalled for rear hub carrier fix
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Audi Q2, A3 recalled for rear hub carrier fix

Audi Australia has recalled two cars over concerns about the rear hub carriers. According to the company, a fault in the manufacturing process means the rear hub carriers in the Q2 and A3 might not be hard enough. That means their durability can't be guaranteed, posing the risk of bolted connections becoming detached...


2018 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Arteon recalled
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2018 Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Arteon recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall notice for a handful of Passats, one Golf and one Arteon, to correct an issue with the rear-wheel bearing housing. According to the company, the rear-wheel bearing housing on a total of 64 vehicles may have been manufactured with insufficient case hardening...