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CarAdvice podcast 160: Mike Costello's Suzuki Jimny mingles with the big boys
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5th Jul 2019
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CarAdvice podcast 160: Mike Costello's Suzuki Jimny mingles with the big boys

On the podcast this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. In car news, Evie Networks is planning an EV charge station expansion for Australia, Europe has mandated EV sound generators, the 2020 Land Rover Defender specs have been leaked, and the 2020 BMW X6 and Mercedes-AMG A45 and CLA45 have been revealed. Mike discusses another slump in new car sales figures for June.
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Mandy Turner
2018-19 Toyota Prius C recalled
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4th Jul 2019
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2018-19 Toyota Prius C recalled

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for the 2018-19 model-year Prius C hatchback over concerns the 12V battery will stop charging. According to the Japanese manufacturer, “the 12-volt auxiliary battery may stop charging due to improper soldering on the circuit board in the vehicles DC/DC converter”.
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James Wong
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled
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4th Jul 2019
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2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 over concerns about the front track bar. According to FCA, the front track bar mounting bolt mightn't be tightened to specification. If it works loose, the issue could make a rattle or banging noise in certain conditions. It also creates a risk of steering loss, which increases the chance of an accident. A total of 18 utes are affected – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
Euro NCAP: Model 3, Scala, B-Class get 5-star ratings
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4th Jul 2019
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Euro NCAP: Model 3, Scala, B-Class get 5-star ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of crash results including a range of new models, including the Tesla Model 3, Skoda Scala, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Kia Ceed, and DS 3 Crossback. The Model 3 impressed with a perfect score in the frontal offset test, and its Safety Assist performance – where it scored 94 per cent, the best yet under Euro NCAP’s most recent protocol.
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James Wong
2019 Mazda 3 recalled
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4th Jul 2019
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2019 Mazda 3 recalled

The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over concerns about the wheel studs. According to the company, the wheel studs may not have been fully seated during manufacture, leaving a small gap between the studs and hub assembly. Continued use could make the nuts come loose, or knock and clunk. Mazda says the stability of the car could be affected, increasing the risk of accident. A total of 3323 cars are included – a VIN list is attached here.
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Scott Collie
2020 Renault Captur unveiled
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3rd Jul 2019
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2020 Renault Captur unveiled

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Derek Fung
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3rd Jul 2019
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2020 Renault Captur unveiled

Renault Captur 2019
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Derek Fung