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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...

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2012-2016 Ford Kuga, Focus manual recalled
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2012-2016 Ford Kuga, Focus manual recalled

Ford Australia has recalled Kuga and Focus models fitted with a manual transmission built between December 2012 and June 2016, over concerns about an overheating clutch assembly. According to the company, the clutch assembly could overheat if there's excessive clutch slip. If the condition occurs, the clutch pressure plate could crack or fracture, which could then damage the assembly and create a fluid leak...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, GT C and GT S recalled
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, GT C and GT S recalled

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall notice for the GT R, GT C and GT S, over concerns the seatbelt could jam in its guide loop. According to the company, the issue could stop the seat belt from effectively restraining drivers under heavy braking. A total of 59 cars sold between June 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 is affected – the VIN list is attached here...


2012-15 Suzuki Kizashi, SX-4 recalled
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2012-15 Suzuki Kizashi, SX-4 recalled

Suzuki has recalled the Kizashi and SX-4 over concerns a manufacturing error could cause problems with the continuously-variable transmission. According to the company, a resistor on the circuit board inside the CVT controller could develop a crack in its soldered portion...


2017 Audi Q5 recalled
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2017 Audi Q5 recalled

Audi has recalled Q5s fitted with a head-up display produced in June and July 2017, over concerns a defective weld joint could undermine the airbag's effectiveness. According to the company, a defective weld joint connecting the dash panel to a chute helping the airbag inflate correctly could distort that chute...


No Takata fix? No registration. It's time.
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No Takata fix? No registration. It's time.

We’re more than five years into the biggest global automotive recall of all time, to rectify a potentially faulty component that has killed at least 20 people and injured hundreds. Yet the saga’s end appears some time away, despite one major potential solution staring us in the face. But first, background...


2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled
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2018 Volkswagen Polo recalled

Volkswagen has recalled the 2018 Polo, over concerns about the left-rear seatbelt releasing under certain conditions. According to the company, the left-rear seatbelt lock could be accidentally released when there are passengers in the central and left-rear seats. Volkswagen says the car's front- and rear-seatbelt alerts will warn drivers if the seatbelt does come undone, but asks customers not to use the central rear seat...


Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall
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Mercedes-Benz GL, ML and SLK added to Takata recall

Mercedes-Benz Australia has added the previous-generation GL, ML and SLK to the ever-growing Takata airbag inflator recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with the less-dangerous – but still potentially deadly – 'beta' inflators. Over time, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade...


2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled
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2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled

Mazda has recalled the 2015-2017 CX-3 Diesel, over concerns about the engine's behaviour when run at high revs in Neutral or Park. According to the company, operating the engine at high revs in Park or Neutral could make the engine draw in residual oil accumulated in the engine intake...


BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue
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BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...


Urgent: 45,000 Honda Australia owners yet to get Takata fix
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Urgent: 45,000 Honda Australia owners yet to get Takata fix

Honda Australia’s Takata airbag inflator replacement rate is about to hit 90 per cent, with the company’s local arm having swapped a staggering 593,711 of the potentially life-threatening inflator units so far. However, this means there are still 44,719 vehicles, or 67,404 inflators, that haven't yet been replaced...


2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled
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2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has recalled the 2017-18 Ram 2500 and 3500 over concerns the power steering could fail. The company reports vehicles fitted with a certain type of power steering hose may experience the fault. If the condition occurs, owners may notice a loss of hydraulic assistance to both the brakes and steering, subsequently increasing the risk an accident...


2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled
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2004-07 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2004-07 Jeep 'KJ' Cherokee over concerns the rear suspension lower control arms could break. The manufacturer reports that affected vehicles may experience "excessive corrosion" on the rear control arm and, if broken, the vehicle could be harder to control – posing a hazard to drivers...


2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled
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2018 Jeep Cherokee recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2018 'KL' Cherokee equipped with the 2.4-litre petrol engine over concerns a faulty fuel tube could cause a leak. According to Jeep, affected vehicles may be fitted with an "incorrectly manufactured" fuel tube, which may result in a fuel leak and "potentially a subsequent engine compartment fire"...


2018 Ram 2500 recalled
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2018 Ram 2500 recalled

American Special Vehicles has issued a recall notice for the 2018 Ram 2500, over concerns about the Trailer Brake Module on cars with a 12-pin trailer plug. According to the import company, some MY18 trucks with the 12-pin plug may have the incorrect software installed, rendering the tail-lights on attached trailers inoperative...


2005-08 Mazda B4000 Bravo added to Takata recall
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2005-08 Mazda B4000 Bravo added to Takata recall

Mazda Australia has recalled the B4000, better known as the Bravo, two-wheel drive ute as part of the ever-growing Takata airbag saga. As affected airbag inflators age, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the propellant degrade. If the car is involved in a collision and the airbags trigger, metal fragments can shoot out and injure or kill occupants...


2017-18 Nissan Qashqai recalled
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2017-18 Nissan Qashqai recalled

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for its 2017-18 Qashqai over concerns a faulty Body Control Module (BCM) may not warn drivers that the indicator lamps have failed. The Japanese manufacturer reports the UK-built crossover's BCM may not trigger a warning (double speed flashing) due to an incorrect software setting...


2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix
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2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix

Kia has recalled the 2017 'YB' Rio, over concerns the rear door lock assembly could be out of specification. According to the company, the rear door lock cable might be the wrong length, which could mean seemingly active child locks aren't activated. If occupants are able to open the doors from the inside when they shouldn't be, there's a heightened risk of accidents for the driver and other road users...


2018 Holden Commodore recalled for seatbelt fix
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2018 Holden Commodore recalled for seatbelt fix

Holden has recalled the 2018 ZB Commodore over concerns the outboard rear seatbelts may not be correctly installed. According to the company, the seatbelts may not operate as designed in an accident, putting passengers in the left or right rear at greater risk of injury. A total of 2167 vehicles are included in the recall – a VIN list is attached here...


2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled
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2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled

Subaru Australia has recalled 2013-2014 Foresters with a diesel engine and manual transmission, over concerns a wiring loom could rub against the clutch pipe, causing a short circuit. According to the company, if the wiring loom insulation wears out, there's a risk of the engine stalling and not restarting. If the condition occurs, it increases the risk of an accident...