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New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags
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2nd Aug 2020
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New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags

More than 155,000 cars are still on Australian roads with “ticking time bombs” – approximately 180,000 potentially deadly Takata airbags which can spray shrapnel when deployed in a crash. So far in Australia there have been at least two deaths and two serious injuries attributed to the faulty airbags, whose explosive material deteriorates over time and deploys with deadly force.
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Joshua Dowling
SsangYong recalls Chairman due to possible steering fault
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23rd Jul 2020
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SsangYong recalls Chairman due to possible steering fault

SsangYong Australia has issued a recall of 108 examples of its Chairman sedan with made from 2001 to 2007 (MY01-MY07) due to a potentially serious steering fault. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says "a crack developing in the steering lock housing can cause the steering wheel to lock into the straight ahead position when the key is turned".
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Ben Zachariah
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d recalled for faulty airbags
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7th Jul 2020
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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE 300d recalled for faulty airbags

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 62 examples of its 2019 GLE 300d 4Matic SUV due to airbags that may not inflate properly during an accident. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a wiring harness responsible for activating the second-row driver's-side airbags may be damaged by the seat moving along its guide rail.
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Liam Murphy
Audi Q7 and Q8 recalled due to transmission leak
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18th Jun 2020
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Audi Q7 and Q8 recalled due to transmission leak

Audi Australia has issued a recall of seven examples of its brand-new 2020-2021 Q7 (shown above) and 2019-2021 Q8 SUVs due to a transmission leak. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says an oil pipe fitted to the transmission may have been welded incorrectly, which can result in a leak. A similar recall was announced two weeks ago for the Volkswagen Touareg.
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Liam Murphy
McLaren confirms 186 Australian cars involved in global recall
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1st Jun 2020
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McLaren confirms 186 Australian cars involved in global recall

British supercar maker McLaren has confirmed 186 Australian cars are included in a global recall issued in April for a fire hazard. The 186 McLaren cars span 2017-2020 model year 720S coupe and spider, Senna, 570GT and GT models sold between 31 August 2016 and 29 March 2020. Included cars are susceptible to an increased risk of fire due to a noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) pad fitted to the fuel tank that can trap moisture, eventually leading to corrosion and leakage from the tank.
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Liam Murphy