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Automotive News Alert - Aug-2-2018

Automotive News Alert - Aug-2-2018

Automotive News Alert - Aug-2-2018


 Automotive News Alert - Recalls

 
1.) Mazda Australia has recalled Mazda CX-5 & CX-8 
 
Mazda Australia Pty Ltd has recalled their premium models Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-8 due to the defect of the engine restart after being switched off. As per the company, if the engine fails to restart, the vehicle will not be able to be moved. The problem can leave owners stranded in a car that won't start, and it will cause a hazard to a vehicle occupant and other road users. 
 
According to the company, around 131 cars are affected by this issue, which is sold between April 24 to May 28, 2018. Now Mazda Australia will contact all affected car owners to contact their nearest car dealer for inspection and installation at no cost. 
 
2.) Ferrari Australia has recalled various models due to Takata Airbag Issue. 
 
In the series of Takata Airbag recall, Ferrari Australia Pty Ltd has expanded theirs remembers by adding more vehicles including its entire 2013 range due to Takata faulty airbag issue. In their latest recall notice, Ferrari Australia has included 2013 model-year version of the 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, F12 Berlinetta and FF. 
 
The primary defect centres around airbag inflator propellant that can degrade over time when exposed to a combination of high temperatures and humidity. If a defective air bag inflator ruptures, metal fragments may propel out through the airbag cushion towards the vehicle occupants causing severe injury or fatality. 
 
3.) Audi Australia expanded their recalls due to Takata Airbag Issue. 
 
In their latest recall notice, Audi Australia Pty Ltd has expanded their list to recall models due to faulty Takata airbags. In their recall list, Audi Australia has mentioned Audi A3 (8P), Audi A4 Cabriolet (8H), Audi A5(8T), Audi A5(Cabriolet) & Audi Q5(8R) which are affected from faulty Takata Airbag inflator issue. 
 
Owners of affected vehicles should contact their local Audi dealership or Audi head office directly via https://forms.audi.com.au/locate-a-dealer?ui=audi&utm_source=audi.com.au... (link is external) to arrange for a replacement airbag inflator free of charge. 
 
4.) Mercedes-Benz Australia Recalled 'C' & 'E' Class Passenger Cars
 
Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific Pty Ltd has recalled their 'C' & 'E' Class model due to a defect of incorrectly-installed panelling on the exhaust system. The reason behind the recall, the company has mentioned that the left cutout for the exhaust system isn't installed correctly, and could make contact with hot components. While full load operation, panelling could catch fire.
 
5.) Audi Australia Recalled Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 models
 
In their recent recall notice, Audi Australia has recalled Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet and Q5 models manufactured between April 2011 to May 2015. As per the company, the auxiliary heater element in the air conditioner may fail as a result of overheating in the area of the connectors. In the instants of overheating, this may lead to smoke damage or catch fire. 
 
 
6.) FCA Australia has recalled MY2015-2018 Fiat 500X
 
FCA Australia Pty Ltd has issued a recall notice for MY2015-2018 Fiat 500X. In this model, the company has mentioned the primary defect in faulty rear seat latch. If the vehicle has a broken rear seat latch and the rear seat belts are not fastened, and the car is involved in a collision, this could cause the rear seats to unlatch and unintentionally fold forward. 

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