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Total recall: Every car recall issued in Australia in 2020 so far
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5 days ago
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Total recall: Every car recall issued in Australia in 2020 so far

Let’s get one thing out of the way early – taking care of your car’s recall notice is an easy thing to let slide. Despite the urgency of the manufacturers and their sincere warnings about all the awful things that can go wrong if you ignore it, we’re all guilty of occasionally letting a recall service fall down the to-do list. Hot tip: Don’t let that happen. Recalls are issued for a reason and not fulfilling them could see drivers and passengers injured or killed.
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Susannah Guthrie
2020 Kia Seltos recalled over design compliance issue
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1st Sep 2020
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2020 Kia Seltos recalled over design compliance issue

Kia Australia has issued a recall of 2465 examples of its Seltos SUV from the 2020 model-year, citing a design compliance issue pertaining to the cars' in-built anti-theft mechanisms. The recall notice, which was lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), states the Seltos is "not compliant" with an Australian Design Rule requiring an anti-theft lock to be fitted to the steering column shaft.
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Susannah Guthrie
Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls 64 cars: C-Class, E-Class, CLS
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27th Aug 2020
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Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls 64 cars: C-Class, E-Class, CLS

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 64 cars, citing a potential fault with the turbocharger assembly. The affected models are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and CLS with model years between 2019 and 2020. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says that “screws for the turbocharger oil feed and oil return lines may not have been correctly tensioned during the assembly process.”
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William Davis
Melbourne lockdown: Can I get my car serviced or repaired?
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10th Aug 2020
3 min read

Melbourne lockdown: Can I get my car serviced or repaired?

PLEASE NOTE: This is no longer the latest advice on car servicing in Victoria. Head here for the updated restrictions. Victorians hoping to get their car serviced or repaired in lockdown will first have to ask themselves one question amid stage-four restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne: "Is it necessary or essential?"
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Susannah Guthrie
New urgent warning for 155,000 cars with deadly Takata airbags
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2nd Aug 2020
5 min read

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