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Australian insurer commits to genuine parts message

The peak body for Australia’s new-car distributors has commended insurance company IAG for opting to urge repairers to use manufacturer-specified, genuine new parts...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets
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Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets

A faulty component has been discovered in imported aftermarket bonnets for the Holden Commodore, the car maker has announced today. Revealed as part of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' Genuine Is Best campaign, an investigation was carried out by Holden directly, after receiving reports of non-genuine parts supply...


Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts
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Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts

Mercedes-Benz has hit back hard at the representative body for Australia’s aftermarket industry, which this week announced a plan to expose the “myth” that genuine factory parts are always best...


FCAI lab tests reveal dangers of dodgy imitation wheels - UPDATE
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FCAI lab tests reveal dangers of dodgy imitation wheels - UPDATE

UPDATE: The FCAI has responded to concerns over the validity and purpose of these tests. This article has been updated to reflect these comments. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has revealed the potentially lethal flaws of imitation counterfeit alloy wheels in normal driving conditions...


Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads
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Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads

An investigation into the sale of counterfeit brake pads containing the banned substance asbestos has lead to an online supplier recalling the parts in Australia. The news follows an earlier announcement from Toyota Australia that warned owners of its popular HiLux and HiAce vehicles that the counterfeit pads were being advertised on eBay as genuine Toyota parts...


Aftermarket slams FCAI's exposé of dodgy wheels
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Aftermarket slams FCAI's exposé of dodgy wheels

The head of Australia’s automotive aftermarket peak body has attacked last week’s ‘fake wheel’ exposé conducted by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries with the backing of Mercedes-Benz and Holden. As we reported earlier this week, the FCAI filmed an imitation wheel imported via an online distributor, which failed to meet Australian standards, undergoing tests at Holden’s proving ground...


Dodgy imitation wheels potential killers, says peak body
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Dodgy imitation wheels potential killers, says peak body

Counterfeit wheels purchased online, and fitted in Australia, are often dangerously unsafe and fail to meet legal requirements, according to the movers behind a new industry campaign called ‘Genuine is Best’...