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2015/16 Ford Ranger recalled for gearbox fix
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11th Nov 2017
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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. Prolonged contact between the clip and driveshaft can damage both components, making it harder for drivers to change gear and, in the worst case, a loss of drive.
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Scott Collie
2018 Kia Niro EV spied
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10th Nov 2017
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2018 Kia Niro EV spied

The all-electric Kia Niro EV has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite being shrouded in heavy camouflage, we'd suggest the Niro EV will bear a strong resemblance to the Niro hybrid and plug-in hybrid (below). The Niro prototype was also spied alongside a camouflaged version of the upcoming Hyundai Kona EV. It's expected the two electric crossovers will share elements of their underpinnings and technology suite.
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James Wong
Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo revealed
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10th Nov 2017
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Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo revealed

Honda has unveiled its Sports Vision Gran Turismo in the virtual world. Styled like a miniature NSX, the car will be playable in Gran Turismo Sport, but there's no real-world version at the moment. As you'd hope of a compact Honda sports car, the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo is seriously light and seriously powerful. Thanks to the extensive use of carbon-fibre, it tips the scales at 899kg.
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Scott Collie
Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix
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9th Nov 2017
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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'.
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Scott Collie
2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix
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9th Nov 2017
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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.
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James Wong