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2017-18 Nissan Qashqai recalled

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for its 2017-18 Qashqai over concerns a faulty Body Control Module (BCM) may not warn drivers that the indicator lamps have failed. The Japanese manufacturer reports the UK-built crossover's BCM may not trigger a warning (double speed flashing) due to an incorrect software setting...

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2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix
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2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix

Kia has recalled the 2017 'YB' Rio, over concerns the rear door lock assembly could be out of specification. According to the company, the rear door lock cable might be the wrong length, which could mean seemingly active child locks aren't activated. If occupants are able to open the doors from the inside when they shouldn't be, there's a heightened risk of accidents for the driver and other road users...


2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled
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2013-14 Subaru Forester manual diesel recalled

Subaru Australia has recalled 2013-2014 Foresters with a diesel engine and manual transmission, over concerns a wiring loom could rub against the clutch pipe, causing a short circuit. According to the company, if the wiring loom insulation wears out, there's a risk of the engine stalling and not restarting. If the condition occurs, it increases the risk of an accident...


Toyota expands Takata recall
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Toyota expands Takata recall

Toyota Australia has issued a notice for previous-generation 2013 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially-deadly passenger airbags, which are susceptible to moisture intrusion over time – this is an extension of the recall issued this time last year, where 111,214 Corolla, Rukus and Yaris units were affected...


2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall
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2003-08 Mitsubishi Lancer, Evolution added to Takata recall

Mitsubishi Australia has recalled the 2003-2008 Lancer and Lancer Evolution as part of the ongoing Takata airbag inflator scandal. More than 35,000 vehicles are affected by the campaign, designed to rectify the like-for-like replacements fitted to those cars in 2015 as part of campaign 010093...


2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix
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2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix

Audi Australia has issued a recall for A4 and A5 models built between October 2014 and October 2017 fitted with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, over concerns some interior trim pieces could come loose. The German marque reports the A4 sedan, Avant and Allroad along with A5 Sportbacks with the cost-option audio system could be fitted with faulty aluminium strips in the loudspeaker of the front and rear doors...


2012-2016 Tesla Model S recalled
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2012-2016 Tesla Model S recalled

Tesla Australia has recalled more than 800 Model S sedans, over concerns about faulty bolts in the steering rack. According to the company, vehicles with Bosch steering racks exposed to long-term, high-corrosion environments could have corroded aluminium bolts attaching the power steering gear assist motor...


2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall
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2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...


Toyota Kluger recalled for brake fix
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Toyota Kluger recalled for brake fix

Toyota Australia has recalled a handful of Kluger SUVs, over concerns the vacuum pump for the brake booster could fail. According to the company, a lubrication passage inside the vacuum pump could have been compromised during manufacture. That could cause an internal failure of the pump...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler join Takata recall

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the 2014-15 Chrysler 300 and 2014-16 Jeep Wrangler as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Vehicles affected by this notice are fitted with faulty passenger-side airbags, though are labelled with the less-dangerous 'beta' rating...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled for steering fix
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled for steering fix

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall for the 2017 Santa Fe SUV over concerns the steering wheel and column could separate. The Korean manufacturer reports 2945 vehicles could be affected by the manufacturing fault, which could cause a loss of steering control and increase the risk of an accident. Affected Santa Fe units were sold from 15 June 2017 through 28 December 2017...


2018 Range Rover Velar recalled - UPDATE
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2018 Range Rover Velar recalled - UPDATE

Jaguar Land Rover has issued a recall notice for the MY18 Range Rover Velar, over concerns about a flap within the heating system. According to the company, the linkage controlling the fresh air flap in the heating system could be disconnected. In the right (or wrong) conditions, that issue could cause condensation on the front windscreen and windows...


Renault Master III recalled for steering fix
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Renault Master III recalled for steering fix

Renault Australia has recalled the Master III over concerns a nut on the steering rack isn't correctly attached. According to the company, an incorrectly tightened clevis nut on the steering column could lead to a loss of steering, increasing the risk of an accident. Just 28 vehicles are included in the recall, with affected VIN numbers listed here...


Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...


2017/18 Jeep Grand Cherokee tow bar kit recalled
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2017/18 Jeep Grand Cherokee tow bar kit recalled

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for the WK Grand Cherokee fitted with a tow bar kit, over fears bolts and washers on the kit could come loose while towing. If the bolts and washers come loose, there's a risk the tow bar could detach while towing, putting drivers and other roads users at risk...


2018 Land Rover, Range Rover line-up recalled for fire risk
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2018 Land Rover, Range Rover line-up recalled for fire risk

Land Rover and Range Rover have issued a recall for their entire 2018 model-year range, over concerns vehicles fitted with the 2.0-litre Ingenium petrol engine could pose a fire risk. The British marques report the engine-mounted fuel rails on affected vehicles "have not been manufactured correctly", and are at risk of fuel vapour and liquid leaks...


Volkswagen recalls 2011/12 Golf, Passat and CC
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Volkswagen recalls 2011/12 Golf, Passat and CC

Volkswagen has recalled the 2011/12 Passat, Golf and CC over concerns about an overheating starter motor relay. According to the company, a bent or broken spring could obstruct the clearance of the spindle in the starter motor relay. This could cause a blockage, creating a constant current supply to the starter motor relay and, in turn, causing it to overheat...


Ford recalls 1.3m vehicles for loose steering wheels in North America
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Ford recalls 1.3m vehicles for loose steering wheels in North America

Ford has issued a recall for around 1.3 million vehicles in North America over concerns loose bolts could see the steering wheel come away from the column. According to the Blue Oval, the steering wheel bolt may "not maintain torque", and if left untreated, the steering wheel could potentially detach when in use – leading to a loss of steering control and an increased risk of a collision...


Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up
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Toyota Corolla, Rukus recalled over Takata airbag replacement foul-up

Toyota Australia has issued a follow-up recall for "approximately 48,000" Corolla and Rukus models built between 2007 and 2012 over concerns replacement airbags fitted as part of the Takata campaign may have been installed incorrectly...


2017 Jeep Wrangler recalled
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2017 Jeep Wrangler recalled

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the 2017 Jeep Wrangler over concerns about the vehicle's brake switches. According to the company, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp will illuminate on cars with the faulty brake switches, accompanied by an audible chime. The car's brake lights will also be illuminated when the problem occurs...