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Audi A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall notice for A4, A5, A6, A7 and Q5 models manufactured between January 2011 and March 2017 fitted with the 2.0-litre TFSI engine.  According to the German marque, moisture could find its way into electric components and cause overheating, or failure of the coolant pump...

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2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled
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2005-2011 BMW 3 Series recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the 2005-2011 3 Series, over concerns about the interior fan blower wiring. According to the company, the electrical wiring and fan resistor in the blower could deteriorate over time, creating a risk of melting or short-circuit and, subsequently, a fire. There are 44,196 units included in this recall – a VIN list is attached here...


2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled – UPDATE
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2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE, 21/6/18: Ford Australia has expanded this recall, and has announced parts are now available to rectify the fault. See article for more details. Ford Australia has issued a recall for 73,000 Ranger utes, over concerns a buildup of debris on the vehicle's underbody could pose a fire risk...


BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall
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BMW 1 Series, 3 Series, X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall across its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, and X3 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice affects driver's airbags fitted to 'E8x' 1 Series, 'E9x' 3 Series and 'E83' X3 models, sold from 1 June 2004 through 30 June 2015...


2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled – UPDATE
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2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE (19/6/18): Volkswagen Australia has expanded this recall, and confirmed with CarAdvice that previous-generation models are affected, not the current Polo as previously reported. See article for details Volkswagen has recalled around 13,000 examples of the previous-generation 2018 model-year Polo, over concerns about the left-rear seatbelt releasing under certain conditions...


2004-07 BMW X3 added to Takata recall
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2004-07 BMW X3 added to Takata recall

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the first-generation X3 SUV sold from 2004 to 2007 as part of the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. According to the manufacturer, faulty Takata airbags may have been used as replacement units for the original Petri inflators "during the service history of some vehicles" – specifically models fitted with the 'SA0255' sports steering wheel...


2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall
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2007-14 Cadillac Escalade added to Takata recall

Overseas Vehicle Sales has added the 2007-2014 Cadillac Escalade to the ever-growing list of vehicles on the Takata airbag recall. As affected vehicles age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...


2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix
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2015-19 Kia Carnival recalled for door fix

Kia Australia has issued a recall for the 2015-19 model-year Carnival over concerns models with power-operated side doors may not recognise objects obstructing their path. The Korean manufacturer reports the software controlling the power sliding doors may not detect "certain obstructions", and therefore may not auto-reverse when an obstruction is in the door opening...


Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall
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Mercedes-Benz expands Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall campaign, which affects the 2006-12 model-year GL, ML and SLK model lines. The German marque says the number of units affected by the campaign has grown to 8817 vehicles – up from the 2850 previously reported...


2018 Mazda BT-50 recalled for steering fix
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2018 Mazda BT-50 recalled for steering fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 11 BT-50 utes sold at the end of April, over concerns vehicles could experience a loss of steering. The company reports that a "potential quality issue" with the welding of the lower intermediate steering shaft is the cause of the fault, which in turn could cause sudden, unexpected loss of steering...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2017 E-Class Cabriolet, over concerns the front door seals may not stop heavy rain entering the door cavity. According to the company, the weak seals could let water into the door control unit, damaging the auto-reversing power window assembly, along with creating a risk of short circuit and fire...


2018 Ford Ranger, Everest recalled for steering fix
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2018 Ford Ranger, Everest recalled for steering fix

Ford Australia has recalled the 2018 Everest and Ranger, over concerns the intermediate steering shaft weld might not be to specification. According to the company, the potentially dodgy weld could make the steering column detach from the steering gear. If that happens, there's a risk the driver will lose steering, increasing the risk of accident or injury...


Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...


Kia: Over 500,000 North American cars recalled
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Kia: Over 500,000 North American cars recalled

Kia has recalled 507,000 vehicles in North America, over concerns an electrical fault could stop their airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners working in an accident. UPDATE, 13/06/2018: The story has been updated to clarify why no Australian cars are impacted...


2017-18 BMW M5 recalled
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2017-18 BMW M5 recalled

BMW Australia has issued a recall for the 2017-18 'F90' M5 sedan over concerns about a faulty fuel pump. The manufacturer reports a software fault is to blame for the issue, which could cause the pump to "stop working while the car is in motion". If the condition occurs, the vehicle could lose power, posing an accident risk...


2016-18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta recalled
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2016-18 Alfa Romeo Giulietta recalled

Fiat Chrysler has recalled the 2016-2018 Alfa Romeo Giulietta, over concerns drivers could deactivate the passenger-side airbag using the instrument panel. According to the company, the passenger airbag may not deploy if the driver has disabled or switched it off using the menus in the car's instrument panel...


Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall
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Mercedes C-Class, R-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2008-09 C-Class and 2009-13 R-Class to the ever-growing list of cars on the Takata airbag recalls list. In the C-Class, the driver and passenger airbags are included, while only passenger-side airbags are impacted in the R-Class. As impacted Takata airbags age, a combination of heat and humidity can make the propellant degrade...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC recalled for airbag fix
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC recalled for airbag fix

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017 GLC crossover over concerns the passenger airbag control unit may have been manufactured incorrectly. According to the company, the connector pins in the control unit might have been manufactured incorrectly, causing a higher resistance in the wiring over time...


2016 Ford Kuga, 2017 Escape recalled
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2016 Ford Kuga, 2017 Escape recalled

Ford Australia has recalled the 2016 Kuga and 2017 Escape over concerns about the driver-knee and side airbags. According to the company, the airbag initiators on the side airbags and/or driver-knee airbags mightn't deploy in an accident, increasing the risk of injury...