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2015-19 Mazda MX-5 recalled
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4th Feb 2019
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2015-19 Mazda MX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year MX-5 sports car, over concerns auto-equipped examples could have faulty transmission software. The company reports affected vehicles may have Transmission Control Modules (TCM) that could incorrectly interpret the electrical signal from the gear selector. If the condition occurs, the automatic transmission could downshift unexpectedly, "increasing the risk of a loss of vehicle control and potentially resulting in an accident".
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James Wong
Nissan cancels UK production plans for next-gen X-Trail - report
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4th Feb 2019
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Nissan cancels UK production plans for next-gen X-Trail - report

Nissan will not continue building the next-generation X-Trail SUV at its Sunderland plant in the UK, blaming "uncertainty" surrounding Britain's impending exit from the European Union. First reported by industry journal Automotive News Europe, the manufacturer will only build the next-gen crossover in Japan, making its home country the global production hub for its top-selling SUV model.
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James Wong
Jaguar F-Type designer appointed Geely UK's head of design
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3rd Feb 2019
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Jaguar F-Type designer appointed Geely UK's head of design

Geely Design UK, which Burgess is set to lead, will be based in Coventry, and will have around 100 designers and support staff within five years. The Coventry-based facility will work on the Geely, Lynk & Co, Proton and Lotus brands, as well as providing support for the London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), which makes the city's iconic black taxi cabs.
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Derek Fung
Reports of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ's death have been greatly exaggerated
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1st Feb 2019
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Reports of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ's death have been greatly exaggerated

Remember those reports from earlier in the week? The ones pronouncing the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 dead, telling the world there won't be a second generation? Turns out those reports were a little premature. CarScoops, having reached out to Subaru USA, is running the following quote from a Subaru USA spokesperson: "We do not endorse this report coming from Japan’s Best Car,” he said. “We are moving ahead with a next-generation Subaru BRZ, but have no further details at this time.”
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Scott Collie
2015-18 Volkswagen Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace recalled
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1st Feb 2019
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2015-18 Volkswagen Tiguan, Tiguan Allspace recalled

Volkswagen has recalled the 2015-2018 Tiguan and Tiguan Allspace, over concerns about an issue with the LED module for the sunroof backlight. According to the company, heating of the module could cause a short-circuit because of 'humidity ingress' into the LED module. If the problem occurs, the backlight may stop working, and passengers might notice a burning smell in the cabin.
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Scott Collie