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Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road
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5th Aug 2019
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Takata: 600,000 potentially deadly airbags still on the road

Australia's recall of potentially deadly Takata airbag inflators is almost 80 per cent complete, new data from the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed. The latest ACCC figures show 3.2 million airbags (78.9 per cent) have been replaced during the Takata recall campaign, leaving 600,000 vehicles (14.8 per cent) on the road with Takata airbag inflators still fitted.
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Scott Collie
Volkswagen to replace faulty vehicles within 60 days of purchase
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7th Sep 2018
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Volkswagen to replace faulty vehicles within 60 days of purchase

Volkswagen will replace vehicles that are un-drivable due to faults present within 60 days of purchase, as part of a new agreement with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
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Scott Collie
Holden recalls 333,000 cars with Takata airbags
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2nd Mar 2018
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Holden recalls 333,000 cars with Takata airbags

Holden has announced an enormous 333,000 vehicles are to be recalled in Australia as part of the ever-widening Takata airbag scandal, the largest automotive recall in history. Vehicles including the Astra, Trax, Barina, Cruze and Cascada, plus the Opel Mokka and Zafira, and Saab 9-3 and 9-5, are affected. The Australia-made Commodore is not. Holden has pointed out that none of its vehicles are fitted with the oldest Takata 'alpha' airbags determined as the biggest risk.
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Mike Costello
CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation
Holden Astra 2017 ltz, Renault Master 2017, Tesla Model 3 2017
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4th Aug 2017

CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong join you this week for an episode full of new-model details, and a talk about Holden's run-in with the ACCC. The new-gen SUV Peugeot 3008 touches down, Honda Jazz gets an update inside and out, a new engine option for Subaru Levorg, the Renault Clio RS receives a facelift, and the Hyundai Santa Fe gets standard safety features.
Holden commits to new customer service guarantees after ACCC investigation
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3rd Aug 2017
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Holden commits to new customer service guarantees after ACCC investigation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken action against another car company, with Holden the latest in the regulator’s crosshairs. Holden has accepted the findings of an ACCC investigation into the company's dealings with unhappy customers, this week committing to "court enforceable" custom guarantee obligations.
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Paul Maric
Lamborghini Aventador fuel tank recall: This could get expensive - UPDATE
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14th Feb 2017
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Lamborghini Aventador fuel tank recall: This could get expensive - UPDATE

Update – Automobili Lamborghini has confirmed to CarAdvice that the voluntary recall relates to 5873 vehicles globally, and 104 vehicles locally. See bottom of article for details. A significant and hugely expensive assortment of Lamborghini Aventador models have been recalled, due to a potential fire risk stemming from the exotic cars' fuel tank.
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David Zalstein