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Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls 64 cars: C-Class, E-Class, CLS
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27th Aug 2020
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Mercedes-Benz Australia recalls 64 cars: C-Class, E-Class, CLS

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 64 cars, citing a potential fault with the turbocharger assembly. The affected models are the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E-Class, and CLS with model years between 2019 and 2020. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says that “screws for the turbocharger oil feed and oil return lines may not have been correctly tensioned during the assembly process.”
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William Davis
Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault
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7th Aug 2020
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Mercedes-Benz recall 5826 X-Class utes for autonomous braking fault

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on a total of 5826 X-Class dual-cab utes (MY2018 and MY2019), citing an issue with the active braking assistance feature. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the dual-cab ute's brake assist system may “mistakenly detect an obstacle and brake suddenly or unexpectedly.”
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William Davis
Holden dealer negotiations now under ACCC supervision
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22nd May 2020
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Holden dealer negotiations now under ACCC supervision

US car giant General Motors has agreed to “negotiate in good faith” over the compensation offers to dealers for the shutdown of the Holden brand, after intervention by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. In a media statement issued today, the ACCC said it was “preparing for court action had Holden not changed its position”.
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Joshua Dowling
BMW asks owners of 12,663 cars with Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, following a fatality in Australia
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7th Nov 2019
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BMW asks owners of 12,663 cars with Takata airbags to stop driving immediately, following a fatality in Australia

BMW has taken the unprecedented step of asking owners of 12,663 of its 3 Series models made from 1997 to 2000 to stop driving immediately because their cars may have faulty airbags linked to a fatality and a serious injury in two separate crashes in Australia.
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Joshua Dowling
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