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Automotive News Alert - July - 2018

Automotive News Alert - July - 2018

Automotive News Alert - July - 2018


Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has recalled X-Class Vehicles

In the mid of July, Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia has recalled X-class vehicles over concerns about software error in the tyre pressure monitoring system. As per the company, there is some software error in the tyre pressure monitoring system of some X-class vehicles which preventing it from displaying an alert of low tyre pressure. Driving with low tyre pressures leads to uneven tyre wear and negative impact on steering/braking behaviour that can increase the risk of an accident.
 
With this defect, all the Mercedes-Benz Vans owners need to contact their nearest Mercedes-Benz Vans dealer to schedule inspection and repair as soon as possible.
 
Mustang Australia safety recalls of Ford Mustang My2006-2014.



 
Recently Mustang Australia Pty Ltd has issued a safety recall for their previous-generation Ford Mustang models built between 2006 and 2014 due to the ongoing Takata Airbag defect issue. In the series of Takata defective airbag recall campaign, Mustang Australia reports that the driver's side airbag inflator could be faulty, potentially endangering the life of the vehicle's occupants.
 
The primary defect of the Takata airbag is that as it gets older, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause the airbag inflator propellant to degrade. If an affected vehicle is involved in a collision triggering the airbag, the metal inflator housing may explode/rupture under too much internal pressure.
 
Audi Australia Big Announcement on Takata Airbag Recall



 
Audi Australia has recently announced a wide-ranging recall of Takata airbags with previous-generation affected car models of Q5, A5 and A3. The company has reported that affected car models are fitted with the more serious 'alpha' airbags- slightly the less dangerous, but enough to cause serious injury. Due to the defect of Takata Airbag, it can potentially cause shrapnel to explode into the cabin and can cause severe damage to the driver.
 
Technology in the Automotive Industry:
 
BMWs X-ray vision Technology improves Complete Scan to Enhance Quality



 
In their recent technology invention, BMW group has introduced a vehicle's x-ray vision technology to improve the complete vehicle check. In the automotive industry, the company has designed its type of computer tomography(CT) into prototype development, production and analysis. This technology will help in a full scan of all kinds of vehicles for quality control especially in the early stages of development. 

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