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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...

Telsa Model 3 production halted

Tesla has paused Model 3 production for up to five days, as it seeks to improve automation processes in its Fremont, California, factory. According to a report in BuzzFeed, the break in production came as a surprise to employees, who have allegedly been forced to use annual leave or stay home without pay...

EV onslaught: 10 electric cars coming by 2021 - UPDATE

UPDATE (17/4): We've updated this article with new details of some of the models listed. Electric cars are coming, there's no stopping it. Here's a quick look at 10 noteworthy electric vehicles (EVs) heading for market in the next three years. Hyundai Ioniq Electric The Ioniq is Hyundai's answer to the Toyota Prius, available in three flavours – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric...

Tesla Model Y to commence production in 2019 – report

Tesla is aiming to commence production of the new Model Y SUV from November 2019, according to a new report out of the US. Reuters claims two anonymous sources "with knowledge of the supply chain" have confirmed the Silicon Valley-based EV specialist will kick off manufacturing of its second crossover model late next year, along with the commencement of Chinese production two years later...

Tesla Model 3: Dual-motor "probably" coming in July

The more powerful, dual-motor Tesla Model 3 could enter production as soon as July this year, as the brand continues its production ramp-up. Asked by a Twitter user when the dual-motor model would arrive, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla needs to be building 5000 cars per week before adding another variant to the line...

Tesla being investigated over fatal Autopilot accident

Tesla and the US National Transport Safety Board are investigating a fatal crash involving Autopilot. Wei Huang, an Apple software engineer, was killed when his Model X struck a barrier on US Highway 101 in Mountain View, California on March 23. According to Tesla, the driver received multiple visual and one audible 'hands-on warning', and was running with his hands off the wheel for six seconds prior to the accident...

Tesla Model 3: Q1 production figures revealed

Tesla has once again missed its production target for the Model 3, but things are improving in the brand's push for mass-market success. The company described Q1, 2018 as "by far the most productive quarter" in its history, with a total 34,494 cars produced. Just 9766 of that figure were the Model 3 – the rest were Model S and Model X...

Tesla announces eight-year warranty for Model S and Model X

American electric car maker Tesla has announced an eight-year new car warranty for Australian customers this week, along with eight years of roadside assistance. The company's announcement stipulates all new vehicles are covered for eight years (96 months) or 160,000km, whichever comes first, from the time of purchase...

Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation

The compulsory Takata airbag recall announced for all vehicles in Australia affected by faulty inflators will bring penalties of $1.1 million for breaches of the action's strict rules – but owners shouldn't expect much in the way of compensation. Announced today by Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the recall will be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...

Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced

The global Takata airbag recall crisis has taken a new turn in Australia, with the Federal Government today announcing a compulsory recall. Talk of stricter action on the matter has been ongoing since Australian recalls were initiated in 2009. Australia's first Takata-related death in July last year - one of 23 globally - prompted the Federal Government to confirm in September that it was considering a compulsory recall...

Around the Tracks: Ford logos, Honda performance and off-road Suzukis

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...