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2010-12 Audi A8 4.2 FSI recalled: 100 vehicles affected

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2010-12 Audi A8 4.2 FSI recalled: 100 vehicles affected

Audi has issued a recall for 109 of its 2010 to 2012 model-year A8 limousines fitted with the 4.2-litre V8 engine over concerns a fluid leak could cause the vehicle to break down. The manufacturer reports affected vehicles may experience leaks from the solenoid valve which controls the gearbox heating circuit...

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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected
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Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep recall 1.9 million vehicles globally for airbag fault: Australian models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 1.4 million Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles in the US over concerns a wiring fault could prevent the airbags from deploying and the seatbelt pretensioner from tightening, in the event of a collision...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 16, 2016

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...


2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected
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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 58,066 of its 2012-2015 Ranger 'Double Cab' PX and PX MkII utes, over concerns the latch spring in the rear seatback could fail - preventing it from locking into the upright position. Like the fault affecting the closely-related Mazda BT-50, the rear seats of the affected utes could break, which could see the seatbacks fall forward and down when under brakes...


2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...


Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number of vehicles affected by the recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 237,000 vehicles from its popular 3 hatch, 6 wagon, CX-3 and CX-5 SUV lines over concerns the tailgate struts could break...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for window fix
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for window fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its Sprinter van over concerns the vehicle’s windows could come loose. The German manufacturer reports that the bonding between the multi-layered paintwork around the window apertures “may not conform to adhesion specifications”. In the event of a collision this bonding could fail, resulting in the window coming loose from the vehicle...


2014-16 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for wheel spats fix
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2014-16 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for wheel spats fix

Jeep has issued a recall for 1705 of its 2014-2016 model-year ‘KL’ Cherokee Trailhawk SUVs over concerns some vehicles may not have been installed with wheel flare protection spats. According to the manufacturer, the affected Cherokees have left the factory without the spats installed. As a result, these vehicles do not comply with Australian Design Rule 42/04 - General Safety Equipment...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

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...


2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE
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2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally suggested the compact Renegade has also been recalled in Australia. Although part of the wider global recall, Australian-market Renegades are not affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has recalled 7201 examples of its 2014-2015 Cherokee SUV this week, as part of a wider global recall to address an electrical issue...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe recalled for front bumper fix
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe recalled for front bumper fix

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for a handful of its C63 Coupes over concerns a section of the car’s front spoiler could detach. According to the luxury car maker, the lower lip section of the front spoiler may not have been attached correctly. It’s possible that this section of the spoiler may “separate from the vehicle”, posing a hazard to other road users...


2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix

Holden has issued a recall for 2714 of its 2015 Colorado utes and Colorado 7 SUVs over concerns the vehicle’s seat belt retractors could come loose. According to the manufacturer, the bolt that holds the retractor into the vehicle’s body may not have been correctly tightened due to a manufacturing fault...


2007-16 Mitsubishi Pajero added to Takata airbag recall: 57,000 vehicles affected
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2007-16 Mitsubishi Pajero added to Takata airbag recall: 57,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 57,128 of  its 2007 to 2016 model-year Pajero SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The company reports the driver-side airbag inflator may release metallic fragments from the inflator container when the airbag deploys...


Mercedes-Benz Vito van recalled over possible fuel leak issue
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Mercedes-Benz Vito van recalled over possible fuel leak issue

Owners of a Mercedes-Benz Vito van will be receiving a letter in the mail to get their vehicles in for a quick fix over a potential fuel line leak. A total of  just 139 examples of the the Vito have been recalled because, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Product Safety Australia website, the "high pressure fuel line may not have been manufactured to specification, this could result in fuel leakage"...


2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix
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2014-16 Mercedes-Benz C200d recalled for fuel leak fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 356 of its diesel-powered 2014 to 2016 model-year C200d vehicles over fuel leak concerns. The German manufacturer reports the high-pressure fuel line may not have been correctly manufactured, and as a result could leak fuel. A fuel leak poses a hazard to the driver and other road users...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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...


2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix
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2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 4221 of its 2012 to 2015 model-year Freemont SUVs over concerns the spare wheel and tyre do not comply with Australian Design Rules. The car maker reports that the tyre placard may have been printed with incorrect information regarding the spare wheel and tyre size...


Honda Australia needs another 12 months to complete Takata airbag recall
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Honda Australia needs another 12 months to complete Takata airbag recall

Honda Australia says it won’t finish repairing 400,000 cars fitted with potentially faulty airbag inflators, supplied by third-party provider Takata, for at least another 12 months. The massive task of replacing such a huge number of various inflators (up to 5000 per week), and navigating the complex regulatory landscape in place, has been a massive challenge for the brand’s local arm, admits director Stephen Collins...


Mitsubishi US recalls 82,000 cars for transmission fix, Australian impact unclear
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Mitsubishi US recalls 82,000 cars for transmission fix, Australian impact unclear

Mitsubishi’s US arm has issued a recall for 82,436 of its 2015-16 model-year Outlander Sport (ASX), along with 2016 model-year Lancer and Outlander vehicles over concerns of laggy transmissions. In the American-market recall notice, the manufacturer reports these affected vehicles are equipped with a “constant velocity transmission” (CVT) which, in certain driving conditions may cause a delay in acceleration...