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Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled
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10th Oct 2019
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Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 35,476 diesel versions of its Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 model lines over concerns build-up of carbon deposits could cause premature wear of certain engine components. According to the Japanese brand, "The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve". If the condition occurs, the following issues may be presented:
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James Wong
Daimler to be fined up to $1.6 billion for diesel emissions violations - report
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11th Aug 2019
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Daimler to be fined up to $1.6 billion for diesel emissions violations - report

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is reportedly looking at a massive fine due to the use of emissions testing defeat devices on a number of its most popular vehicles. According to Der Spiegel, prosecutors in Stuttgart, Germany, are planning to fine the automaker between €800 million and €1 billion ($1.3 and $1.6 billion).
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Derek Fung
2020 Audi SQ7 revealed, Australian debut confirmed
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23rd Jul 2019
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2020 Audi SQ7 revealed, Australian debut confirmed

Audi has unveiled the facelifted SQ7 TDI, ahead of its arrival in the first half of 2020. Central to the SQ7 is a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre diesel engine pumping out 320kW of power and a whopping 900Nm of torque, identical outputs to the outgoing model.
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Scott Collie
Suzuki to stop selling diesels in India due to new rules
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5th May 2019
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Suzuki to stop selling diesels in India due to new rules

Maruti Suzuki, India's dominant car maker, will eliminate diesel engines from its passenger car range starting from April next year. Maruti Suzuki chairman's R C Bhargava confirmed the move with Quartz. He did leave a little bit of wiggle room, though, stating “if we find there is a market for diesel cars [after the new emissions rules take effect] we will develop it in a reasonable amount of time".
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Derek Fung
2018 Subaru Outback Diesel recalled
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8th Mar 2019
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2018 Subaru Outback Diesel recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2018 Outback Diesel, over concerns some vehicles might have been fitted with an incorrect oil pipe. According to the company, affected vehicles are fitted with an oil pipe that's too small on the inside. That could leave the turbo's turbine bearing short of oil, which in turn could make it wear prematurely or seize and fracture. If the turbine blade fractures, the fragments might be ingested by the engine, which could make the engine stop and fail to restart.
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Scott Collie