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2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk. The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3...

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2017-19 Porsche Panamera recalled
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2017-19 Porsche Panamera recalled

Porsche has recalled the 2017-19 Panamera, over concerns about the brake wear warning light. According to the company, an issue with the car's software can mean the red brake wear warning light doesn't illuminate when the pads are worn out. Instead, only a yellow warning light will be shown, and can be dismissed by the driver...


2014-14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled
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2014-14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled

Mitsubishi has recalled the MY2014 and MY2014.5 Outlander PHEV, over concerns about an airflow sensor in the internal-combustion engine. According to the company, the airflow sensor in the petrol engine could fail. If the problem occurs, the car's performance will be diminished, causing the EV warning lamp to come on...


2017-18 Audi A5 recalled
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2017-18 Audi A5 recalled

Audi has issued a very specific recall, over concerns about the tyres on a handful of 2017-18 Audi A5s. According to the company, cars fitted with a 20-inch wheel and Dunlop Sport Maxx RT Noise Shield 265/30 ZR20 tyres are at risk of 'tread chunking' in the 'top speed range permissible'...


2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled
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2018 Jeep Wrangler recalled

Jeep Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year 'JL' Wrangler of concerns of a steering fault. The American SUV specialist reports affected vehicles could have 'foreign debris' inside the steering shaft rubber boot, and could cause binding in the shaft...


2018 Volkswagen Crafter recalled
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2018 Volkswagen Crafter recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for certain models from 2018 Crafter van line, over concerns inaccurate information on vehicle labels could lead owners to carry loads that are in excess of the vehicle's capacity. The German manufacturer reports that the compliance labels on some 3550kg variants differ from production information and may state a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) rating that is in excess of the vehicle's capacity...


2018-19 Volkswagen Polo recalled
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2018-19 Volkswagen Polo recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 and 2019 model-year Polo range over concerns affected vehicles could have faulty handbrakes. The German brand reports "the adjuster nut for the handbrake lever can loosen", which could prevent the handbrake from being fully applied...


2018 Lexus IS300h, LS500, LS500h recalled
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2018 Lexus IS300h, LS500, LS500h recalled

Lexus Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year IS300h, LS500 and LS500h this week, over concerns models fitted with run-flat tyres could experience unexpected deflation. The Japanese marque reports affected vehicles could have tyres subject to an improper assembly process, which could see a crack develop in the sidewall reinforcement layer...


2016-19 Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman recalled
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2016-19 Porsche 718 Boxster, Cayman recalled

Porsche has recalled the 2016-19 718 Boxster and Cayman over a structural issue that puts the fuel tank at increased risk of damage in an accident. According to the company, a frontal collision could make the lower longitudinal crash beam penetrate the bulkhead wall. If that happens, there's a higher risk of the fuel tank being damaged, creating a risk of leakage and, by extension, fire...


2005-09 Holden Astra, HSV Astra VXR: Takata recall initiated
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2005-09 Holden Astra, HSV Astra VXR: Takata recall initiated

Holden has initiated the Takata recall for the 2005-09 Astra hatch, Astra Wagon, Astra Convertible, and Astra VXR. As with all Takata-related recalls, airbag inflators in affected cars can degrade because of a combination of high temperatures and humidity...


2018-19 Volkswagen Golf recalled
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2018-19 Volkswagen Golf recalled

Volkswagen Australia has recalled the 2018-19 Golf, over concerns about the rear seat bench. According to the company, the welded connection of the rear-seat bench might not be correctly connected. In an accident, there's a risk the rear seat headrest won't be fully effective, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant...


2018 Subaru Outback Diesel recalled
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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...


Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester
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Subaru recalls Impreza, XV, WRX, WRX STI and Forester

Subaru has issued a recall across its 2009-16 Impreza, 2012-15 XV, 2009-14 WRX, 2011-14 WRX STI and 2013-15 Forester model lines, over concerns about their 'Stop Light Switch'. According to the company, the Stop Light Switch could be affected by 'outside contaminants', causing the electrical contact points to malfunction...


2018 Audi A5 recalled
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2018 Audi A5 recalled

Audi has recalled a small batch of 2018 A5 models, over concerns about incorrectly tightened bolts. According to the company, individual bolted connections on the front axle might not have been tightened to the correct torque. If the issue is present, the connections could loosen over time and affect wheel control...


Hyundai, Kia recall 534,000 vehicles in the US for fire risk, Australia unaffected
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Hyundai, Kia recall 534,000 vehicles in the US for fire risk, Australia unaffected

Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have expanded a safety recall in the United States over concerns of engine fires, across several older-generation model lines...


2014-15 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled
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2014-15 Maserati Ghibli, Quattroporte recalled

Maserati has recalled a handful of 2014-15 Ghibli and Quattroporte models over concerns about an issue with the fuel lines. According to the company, some petrol-powered vehicles may be fitted with fuel lines damaged during the manufacturing process, creating a risk of fuel leaks. If the issue occurs, the engine could catch fire...


2011-15 Volkswagen Passat (B7) added to Takata recall
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2011-15 Volkswagen Passat (B7) added to Takata recall

Volkswagen has kicked off the Takata recall campaign for its B7 Passat, focusing on cars in the hottest and most humid parts of Australia. As with all cars included in the Takata recall, a combination of heat and humidity can make the airbag propellant degrade over time...


Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 trucks in the US
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Ford recalls 1.48 million F-150 trucks in the US

Ford Motor Company has made three separate safety recalls in North America, the largest being 1.48 million F-150 pick-up trucks for potentially faulty transmissions. The manufacturer says F-150 models fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission from 2011-13 may experience an "intermittent loss of the transmission output speed sensor signal to the powertrain control module, potentially resulting in a temporary, unintended downshift into first gear"...


BMW initiates Takata recall for 2000-03 5 Series, X5
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BMW initiates Takata recall for 2000-03 5 Series, X5

BMW Australia has issued a recall notice for the 2000-2003 model-year 5 Series and X5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. The Bavarian marque reports 'some' of the 3391 affected units may have received an affected Takata inflator as part of a "steering wheel conversion during the life of the vehicle"...


2018-19 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled
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2018-19 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled

Jaguar Land Rover has recalled the 2018-2019 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, over concerns about an issue with the indicators. According to the company, the indicators may fail to work when the driver activates them using the column stalk. There are no visible audible warnings when the fault occurs, except perhaps the honks and sighs of exasperation from other road users...