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Time Machine Tuesday: 15 May, 2018
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15th May 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 15 May, 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 15 in years past. Shoutout to our very own Mike Stevens for the awesome new graphic – Back to the Future style!
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James Wong
BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue
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15th May 2018
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BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable.
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James Wong
Nissan to rollout ProPilot tech across more models - UPDATE
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15th May 2018
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Nissan to rollout ProPilot tech across more models - UPDATE

UPDATE (16/5/18): Nissan Australia has released a statement regarding the local release of the ProPilot technology suite. See bottom of article for details. Nissan has announced plans to expand the availability of its ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving systems, with the US-market Rogue Sport (Qashqai) next on the list.
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James Wong
2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled
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15th May 2018
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2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled the 2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 over concerns the power steering could fail. The company reports vehicles fitted with a certain type of power steering hose may experience the fault. If the condition occurs, owners may notice a loss of hydraulic assistance to both the brakes and steering, subsequently increasing the risk an accident. A total of 429 vehicles in included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled
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14th May 2018
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2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2004-07 Jeep 'KJ' Cherokee over concerns the rear suspension lower control arms could break. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may experience "excessive corrosion" on the rear control arm and, if broken, the vehicle could be harder to control – posing a hazard to drivers. Jeep has confirmed 4999 Cherokee units are affected by this notice. A VIN list for these vehicles can be viewed here.
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James Wong