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2020 Mazda BT-50 recalled due to seatbelt fault
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6 days ago
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2020 Mazda BT-50 recalled due to seatbelt fault

Mazda Australia has recalled 130 examples of the 2020 Mazda BT-50 TF ute (MY20) as the rear seatbelt may have been installed incorrectly. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the pretensioner mechanism in the BT-50 could malfunction in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to passengers. Affected utes were sold between 23 September 2020 and 5 November 2020.
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Ben Zachariah
Global semiconductor shortage threatens to further delay new car production
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14th Jan 2021
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Global semiconductor shortage threatens to further delay new car production

A global semiconductor shortage – caused by the coronavirus crisis – is threatening to slam the brakes on vehicle assembly lines around the world. For now, the impact on new-car deliveries in Australia is unclear, but the shortage has already paused vehicle production in Japan and the UK. The silicon electrical circuits are used in a wide range of vehicle systems, including cell phone integration, heads-up displays, autonomous driving aids, and infotainment.
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William Davis
Tesla Model 3 electric car tops UK sales charts in December 2020
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9th Jan 2021
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Tesla Model 3 electric car tops UK sales charts in December 2020

The Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle has seemingly done the unthinkable and topped the UK new-car sales charts in December 2020 – outselling the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Fiesta for the month. It is the second time the Tesla Model 3 has led the UK new-car sales race in a given month. The first time was in April 2020 when the market plummeted by 97 per cent; Tesla won the sales race with just 658 vehicles reported as sold.
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Joshua Dowling
Australian Toyota GR Yaris TV ad pulled after a tiny skid on private property
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7th Jan 2021
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Australian Toyota GR Yaris TV ad pulled after a tiny skid on private property

The Toyota GR Yaris has caught the attention of the advertising standards authority in Australia, after it received a complaint about a TV commercial that depicted the hot hatch experiencing a momentary loss of traction as it drove out of a shed on a private property.
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Joshua Dowling