Bakkies buy-back to cost FCA 'billions'

2015-07-28 09:15

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could pay billions to buy back 193 000 defective trucks, part of a record fine for lapses in recalls of its vehicles.

Suzuki SA promises pre-delivery GSX fix

2015-07-20 10:31

Suzuki has issued a recall for two GSX models - and South Africa will be affected... sort of...!

Crash-bag saga: Now 4.5m Hondas recalled

2015-07-10 11:19

Honda is recalling another 4.5-million vehicles globally, as a scare over a deadly defect in Takata-made crash-bags widens.

Takata Honda airbags: Another woman dead

2015-06-20 13:09

Honda US has linked the September 2014 death of a woman to yet another defective Takata airbag.

Takata air bags: Millions more recalls

2015-05-14 08:34

Millions of vehicles will be recalled globally due to potentially lethal air bags made by Takata - the total is now 31-million since 2008!

Another crash-bag recall - you affected?

2015-03-27 12:30

Another South African auto retailer has been infected with the recall bug - are you one of the owners about to 'visit your local dealer'?

Timeline: Global car crash-bag crisis

2014-11-13 10:26

Defective car crash-bags produced by Japanese firm Takata have affected thousands of vehicles, including some sold in SA. Follow the six-year 'exploding-bag' saga!

Takata bid to hide 'exploding' airbags?

2014-11-07 12:27

Japanese parts maker Takata, cause of a global vehicle recall, is said to have ordered the destruction of test results showing cracks in air bag inflators. Thousands of SA vehicles affected!

Automakers urged to repair 'exploding' air bags

2014-10-21 10:01

US authorities on Monday urged owners of vehicles with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to seek repairs. The recall involves Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and General Motors.

Ignition recall for 792 000 Jeeps

2014-07-23 08:25

Chrysler has been hit by another recall, this time 792 300 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicles are affected with a potential ignition-switch problem.


GM ignition problem 'killed 124 people'

2015-07-21 07:41

General Motors' nightmare caused by faulty ignition switches could leave a huge hole in its bank balance through compensation.

Second company probed for defective crash-bags

2015-07-15 08:53

Looks like Takata is not alone in producing defective crash bags. The US has opened a probe into a second company for malfunctioning crash-bag inflators...

Disobedient Chrysler faces harsh sanctions

2015-07-03 09:24

A top US vehicle-safety regulator says Fiat Chrysler will be punished for failing to follow the law. What has the automaking group done?

Takata air-bag saga: Honda hit hardest

2015-05-15 11:34

Honda has taken a huge recall blow - it's released figures regarding vehicles involved in a new recall prompted by defective Takata air bags.

Global BMW bikes' recall: Is yours one?

2015-03-30 11:40

BMW is recalling about 367 000 motorcycles globally - 9500 of them in South Africa - to prevent their rear wheel falling off. Is one of them yours?

Killer airbags: Takata faces US probe

2014-11-14 08:27

Takata has confirmed that US justice authorities have opened a criminal investigation into the embattled Japanese company and its exploding air bags that have been linked to five deaths.

SA hit by global defective airbag crisis

2014-11-12 09:30

The Takata corporation, a Japanese vehicle parts maker at the centre of a global vehicle recall, is facing a possible criminal probe over an airbag defect linked to several deaths. Thousands of SA vehicles are affected!

Baby seats recalled to fix sticky buckles

2014-10-27 09:46

Baby company Evenflo has recalled infant seats to fix sticky buckles that makes it difficult to unlatch and remove children. Do YOU have one in your car?

Hyundai recalls 883 000 Sonata sedans

2014-07-31 09:53

Hyundai is recalling 883 000 Sonata sedans to fix problems with the gearshift levers - but once again in the industry crisis, South Africa has escaped the scalpel!

Harley recalls 66 000 units for brake-lock

2014-07-10 10:19

Harley-Davidson is recalling 66 421 Touring and Custom Vehicle Operations motorcycles due to a dangerous front brake issue.

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