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2015-2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled over fire risk
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13th Mar 2020
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2015-2019 Mercedes-Benz Vito recalled over fire risk

Nearly 4000 examples of the current Mercedes-Benz Vito work van have been recalled in Australia, over concerns of a fire risk. Affecting 3542 examples of Vito vans in the 2015 to 2019 model years, the recall centres on the auxiliary battery installed beneath the driver's seat. Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia reports the battery "may not include a seat base cover", which could lead users to mistake the space for a storage compartment.
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2019 Subaru XV recalled over seatbelt fault
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31st Jan 2020
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2019 Subaru XV recalled over seatbelt fault

Subaru has recalled the 2019 XV to fix a problem with the locking mechanism in the rear seatbelts. According to the company, one of the two locking mechanisms in the rear seatbelts mightn't lock the belt as designed. If one of the locking mechanisms doesn't work as intended, rear passengers might not be properly restrained in an accident, increasing their risk of injury or death. A total of 721 cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
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2013-19 BMW X6, X6 M recalled
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28th Dec 2019
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2013-19 BMW X6, X6 M recalled

BMW Australia has recalled the 2013-19 X6, over concerns about the car's ISOFIX child seat mounts. According to the company, using the ISOFIX mounts and additional child seat supports on the car's floor can create fatigue fractures on the ISOFIX retaining brackets, causing them to crack around their welded points in the vehicle. If the retaining bracket breaks, the ISOFIX seat mightn't be secured properly, increasing the risk of injury to children in an accident.
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2019 Audi A8 recalled
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18th Dec 2019
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2019 Audi A8 recalled

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18th Dec 2019
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2019 Audi A8 recalled

Audi A8 2019
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2018 Peugeot 5008 recalled
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12th Dec 2019
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2018 Peugeot 5008 recalled

Peugeot has recalled the 2018 5008 SUV, over concerns the spare wheel could work loose and fall off the car. According to the company, the spare wheel mountings might not have been tightened to specification, creating a risk the spare wheel will work loose and fall off. If it drops onto the road while driving, it poses an accident or injury risk to the driver, occupants, and other road users. A total of 159 cars are affected – a VIN list is attached here.
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2017-20 Porsche Panamera and Cayenne recalled
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26th Nov 2019
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2017-20 Porsche Panamera and Cayenne recalled

Porsche has recalled the 2017-20 Panamera and 2018-20 Cayenne, over concerns about the 'brake pad worn' warning light on the dashboard. According to the company, the 'brake pad worn' warning light mightn't be permanently displayed when the car's brakes are worn out – instead, it can be dismissed until the car is next started. If the warning message can be too easily ignored, there's a risk drivers will continue driving around with worn brake pads, increasing their risk of injury or accident.
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