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More than 18,000 Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki cars forced off the road in recall for new type of deadly Takata airbag
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10th Jan 2020
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More than 18,000 Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki cars forced off the road in recall for new type of deadly Takata airbag

More than 18,000 Toyota, Mazda and Suzuki cars made between 1996 and 1999 have been ordered off the road due to a new type of deadly Takata airbag – in a recall estimated to cost in excess of $54 million to buy back affected vehicles. Toyota is offering to buy back vehicles or provide long-term alternative car hire until replacement airbags are available. Mazda and Suzuki are offering to buy back affected vehicles from their owners.
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2020 Kia Sorento recalled
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26th Dec 2019
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2020 Kia Sorento recalled

Kia Australia has recalled the 2020 Sorento, over concerns about its autonomous emergency braking system. According to the company, the AEB system might fail when approaching a stationary pedestrian or vehicle. If the system doesn't recognise stationary objects, there's a risk the automatic brake assist mightn't activate, increasing the risk of accident or injury to the driver and other road users. A total of 3315 cars are included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here.
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2019/20 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Cerato tow bar wiring harness recalled
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19th Dec 2019
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2019/20 Hyundai Sonata, Kia Cerato tow bar wiring harness recalled

Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall for the tow bar wiring harness sold through official dealers and fitted to the Sonata and Cerato. Due to incorrect wiring, the faulty tow bar wiring harness might not allow the trailer hazard lights to flash when the car is turned off. If the hazards aren't operating correctly, there's a risk other road users mightn't see a stopped or slowing car, increasing the risk of accident. The original recall advertisement is attached here.
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2017 Bentley Continental Supersports recalled
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8th Dec 2019
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2017 Bentley Continental Supersports recalled

Bentley has recalled the 2017 Continental Supersports, over concerns about the power steering cooler hose. According to the company the power steering cooler hose could detach from the stub pipe, creating a power steering fluid leak. If the power steering fluid leaks, there's a risk the driver could lose control – or it could create a fire – creating a risk of accident. A total of 24 cars are affected – a VIN list is attached here.
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2017-20 Porsche Panamera and Cayenne recalled
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26th Nov 2019
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2017-20 Porsche Panamera and Cayenne recalled

Porsche has recalled the 2017-20 Panamera and 2018-20 Cayenne, over concerns about the 'brake pad worn' warning light on the dashboard. According to the company, the 'brake pad worn' warning light mightn't be permanently displayed when the car's brakes are worn out – instead, it can be dismissed until the car is next started. If the warning message can be too easily ignored, there's a risk drivers will continue driving around with worn brake pads, increasing their risk of injury or accident.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled
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22nd Nov 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled

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22nd Nov 2019
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled

Mercedes-Benz GLE 2019
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