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2016-17 Infiniti Q30, QX30 recalled

Infiniti Australia has recalled the Q30 and QX30, over concerns about the owner's manual in some vehicles. According to the company, some manuals contain an error when describing the rear child door locks...

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2013-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall
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2013-15 Mercedes-Benz C-Class added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2013-15 C-Class as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign, adding to the 2008-12 model years that have already been called back. A total of 28,965 vehicles are affected including the 2012 model, meaning 17,336 units have been added if you subtract the number of affected vehicles from our previous coverage...


2018 Lexus LS500 recalled
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2018 Lexus LS500 recalled

Lexus has recalled the 2018 LS500 V6, over concerns about the stop/start system. According to the company, the engine control unit could miscalculate the car's air intake volume, causing the engine to stall as the driver accelerates. If the engine stalls, owners can restart it using the start button...


2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall
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2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall

Audi Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall, adding the '8E' A4 and '4F' A6 model lines sold between July 2004 and April 2011. This particular notice affects vehicles with potentially-faulty passenger-side airbags. As with all Takata-related recalls, the airbag's inflator propellant could degrade over time as it gets exposed to high temperatures and humidity...


2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled
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2017-18 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, CLS recalled

Mercedes-Benz has recalled the 2017-18 E-Class and CLS, over concerns about owners using a child restraint in the passenger seat. According to the company, if a child seat is installed in the front passenger seat, there's a chance the airbag might not turn off as intended. In those cases, there's a risk the airbag will trigger in an accident and injure the child in a rear-facing seat...


2018 Hyundai iMax, iLoad recalled
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2018 Hyundai iMax, iLoad recalled

Hyundai Australia has recalled the 2018 iMax and iLoad, over concerns about the locking mechanism on the rear doors. According to the company, the locking mechanism on the rear sliding door could be defective and unable to hold the door open. When the vehicle is parked facing downhill, the holding mechanism could fail, making the door slide forward and slam shut...


BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE
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BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...


Road Vehicle Standards Act: New rules passed for imports, recalls
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Road Vehicle Standards Act: New rules passed for imports, recalls

There are new rules for the motor vehicle industry in Australia, after Federal Parliament passed the Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018 last week as a replacement for the Motor Vehicle Standards Act of 1989. The legislation passed both houses of parliament this week, but the rules won't start coming into force until late in 2019...


2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall
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2009-2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe/Cabriolet join Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz has added the 2009-2011 E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet to the ongoing Takata campaign. As with all Takata recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag propellant that can degrade over time through a combination of heat and humidity. If an impacted vehicle is involved in an accident, internal pressure can make the airbag inflator rupture, sending metal fragments shooting into the cabin...


2017/18 Honda Civic Type R recalled
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2017/18 Honda Civic Type R recalled

Honda has recalled the 2017-18 Civic Type R, over concerns about the owner's manual. In one of the stranger recalls we've covered, some cars may have been supplied with an owner's manual missing certain required information. In other cars, the manual might not have been supplied at all...


2016-18 Ram 2500, 3500 recalled
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2016-18 Ram 2500, 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled Ram 2500 and 3500 models sold between January 1, 2016 and October 1, 2018 over concerns about the heater hose pipe. The company reports a heater hose pipe mightn't be properly attached securely, creating a friction point with the brake pipe assembly...


Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models
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Nissan initiates Takata recall for older models

Nissan Australia has commenced its recall for various older-generation models fitted with Takata airbag inflators, in this case those fitted with 'like-for-like' replacement units. A total of 86,503 units across five model lines are affected by this notice, which includes the Navara, Maxima, Pulsar, X-Trail and Patrol built from 2001 through to 2008...


2018 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled
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2018 Subaru Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 Liberty and Outback over concerns vehicles may not display the correct driving range. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected models could feature a programming error in the Combination Meter Display (CMD), which could cause the driving range indicator to display an inaccurate reading for the distance before refuelling...


2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled
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2011-15 Mazda BT-50 recalled

Mazda has recalled BT-50 models sold between October 21, 2011 and June 21, 2016, over concerns about the door latch tabs. According to the company, a broken locating tab could prevent the door from closing or, if the door is closed, make it unlatch on the move. A total of 53,320 units are affected by the campaign – a VIN list is attached here...


2018 Lotus Evora recalled
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2018 Lotus Evora recalled

Lotus has issued a recall for two examples of its 2018 Evora over concerns a build issue could cause a steering fault. The British sports car specialist reports 'select vehicles' could have a steering column cartridge screw that isn't to specification. If the condition occurs, the screw could disengage from the cartridge thread, causing the "actions of the steering column" to become unpredictable...


2016-18 MG ZS recalled - UPDATE
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2016-18 MG ZS recalled - UPDATE

SAIC Motor has issued a recall for the 2016-18 ZS over concerns about a potential software fault in the Stability Control System (SCS). UPDATE, 21/11/18: This recall has been expanded. See article for details and an updated VIN list link The Chinese manufacturer reports affected vehicles could see their stability control fail, decreasing power steering assistance...


2007-16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Takata recall initiated
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2007-16 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter: Takata recall initiated

Mercedes-Benz has initiated its Takata recall for the Sprinter to replace both the driver and passenger inflators replaced. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time. If a vehicle with an affected inflator is involved in an accident, there's a risk the inflator housing could rupture under too much internal pressure, sending shrapnel flying into the cabin...


Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled
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Ford Fiesta, Ranger recalled

Ford has recalled the 2010-16 Fiesta and 2011-15 Ranger, over concerns about the pawl spring tab in the side-door latch. According to the company, the spring tab in a side-door latch could break, which usually prevents the door from latching. If the car can be closed, however, the door could open while the vehicle is moving...


Lexus SC430: Takata recall initiated
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Lexus SC430: Takata recall initiated

Lexus Australia has initiated its recall for the old-generation SC430 sports car as part of the ongoing Takata campaign ahead of schedule. Initially slated for July or December 2019, the company's local division says recall work will commence during the first quarter of 2019, when replacement parts are expected to be available...


Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated...