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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...

Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range

The new Ford F-250 Super Duty has become the latest member of the Performax International family, with the Gympie, Queensland-based conversion company confirming it has received government approval for full-volume, right-hand drive production of the alloy-bodied pick-up truck. Joining the smaller F-150, the F-250 will be offered in four-door crew cab form, with a 6...

Nissan Titan joins Performax line-up in Australia

The Nissan Titan ute has made it to Australian shores as part of conversion specialist Performax International's line-up. Powered by a 5.0-litre turbo-diesel V8, the Titan develops a meaty 235kW of power and 752Nm of torque, with drive sent to an on-demand four-wheel drive system via an Aisin-sourced six-speed automatic transmission...

Performax recalls Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra for airbag fix

Local conversion firm Performax has issued a recall for its 2014 to 2017 model-year Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 trucks over concerns a faulty module may fail to deploy the frontal airbags in a collision. According to the company, the affected vehicles are fitted with a sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) that may have defective software...

2012-2016 Toyota Tundra recalled by Performax for steering fix: 214 vehicles affected

Conversion company Performax International has issued a recall for 214 of its Toyota Tundra utes from 2012 to 2016 over concerns a faulty wheel alignment could cause steering vibration. The company reports that out-of-specification adjustments can be made to the tie rods during a wheel alignment, due to faulty tie rod extensions...

2014-15 Ford F-250 and F-350 recalled by Performax for steering fix

Conversion and import specialist Performax International has issued a recall for 122 of its 2014 and 2015 model-year Ford F-250 and F-350 trucks over concerns of steering loss. According to the company, the steering knuckle and steering stop could come into contact in some vehicles as a result of "normal" wear and tear...

Performax International recalls: Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, Ford Mustang models with Takata airbags affected

Queensland-based importer and right-hand drive conversion house, Performax International, has announced that a number of vehicles it sold between 1 December 2006 and 31 December 2008 are affected by the wide-ranging international recall over Takata airbags...

Ford F-250 on sale in Australia from $105,000

Performax International has announced its right-hand-drive-converted Ford F-250s will hit the Aussie market starting from $105,000. The Gympie-based independent importer was recently approved as Australia’s newest full-volume manufacturer, which means there is no theoretical limit to the number of vehicles it can convert to right-hand drive and sell...

Ford F-Series to be built in Australia

Performax International has gained approval to produce the Ford F-Series pick-up in right-hand drive for the Australian market. The Queensland-based importer recently earned Australian Design Rule (ADR) approval for the re-engineered F-Series, meaning the locally produced ute can be road-registered in all states and territories...