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Recall roundup: Mercedes-Benz, BMW & Ram

New recalls issued for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class and E-Class, BMW X1 and Ram 1500

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Dud Google Maps directions leave woman stranded in the desert

Police urge drivers to use caution when using navigation directions in remote locations

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Recall roundup: Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Ram, Nissan, BMW, Jaguar, Polestar, Citroen

Multiple recalls issued for the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Ram 2500/3500 and BMW iX1, amongst faults for Kia, other Mercedes, Nissan, Jaguar, Polestar and Citroen vehicles

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MG Australia boss claims five-star ANCAP requirements are "so high it’s ridiculous"

MG Australia has defended the lack of a full safety suite in most-affordable vehicles

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2024 MG 4 electric hatch receives five-star ANCAP safety rating

The budget-friendly Chinese electric hatch has been awarded the full 2022 ANCAP safety rating, despite some weaknesses

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Recall roundup: Mazda 3 & CX-3, Nissan, Range Rover, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz & McLaren

More than 175,000 Mazda 3 and CX-3 vehicles recalled due to a potential rear-view camera fault, and new notices have been issued for certain Nissan, Range Rover, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren models

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‘Is a 3-star ANCAP rating OK?’ Mitsubishi boss considers Kei cars for Oz

Where do consumers draw the line – will Aussies accept a three-star Kei car?

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2023 Chery Omoda 5 small SUV scores 5-star ANCAP safety rating

China’s Chery Omoda 5 small SUV has top safety marks from ANCAP after the brand’s previous vehicles from a decade ago received poor scores under less-stringent testing

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Reverse cameras, sensors to be mandated in Australia from 2025

Rear-view cameras and reverse sensors will become compulsory for all newly-introduced cars – including some commercial vehicles – from November 2025 ahead of wider mandate

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Recall roundup: Ford, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo & Porsche

Almost 19,000 Ford Mustangs recalled due to a potential rear-view camera fault, and new notices have been issued for certain Ford Escape, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and Porsche vehicles

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Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 get five-star ANCAP scores in New Zealand

VW's electric SUVs have copped ANCAP's maximum rating in NZ

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All Targa Australia events suspended indefinitely following split with Motorsport Australia

Following an arduous safety review process that's still not complete, Targa Australia has decided it can not align itself with Motorsport Australia

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Recall roundup: Hyundai, Ford & Alfa Romeo

More than 13,000 Hyundai Tucson and Veloster vehicles recalled due to a potential fire risk, and new notices have been issued for certain Ford and Alfa Romeo vehicles

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2023 Mazda CX-60: 5-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed

Mazda’s latest vehicle – the more-premium CX-60 midsize SUV – mirrors European testing to receive top ANCAP marks

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Race safety: How to prepare your car before you head to the track

Arby provides some pointers for readying your race car for a tech inspection

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Ford Mustang Mach-E, Genesis GV70 and G80 EVs score 5-star ANCAP safety ratings

Three new electric vehicles have received top ANCAP safety marks – but the results are carried over from 2021 testing

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GWM Haval Jolion: 5-star ANCAP rating extended to hybrid variants

Chinese challenger brand GWM Haval's Jolion small SUV scores a five-star rating in ANCAP safety testing

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2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee falls short in ANCAP testing – for some variants

Plug-in hybrid and 7-seat Grand Cherokees score top marks in ANCAP testing, but 5-seat petrol variants penalised for seatbelt differences

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Recall roundup: Toyota, Jeep, Genesis, Mercedes, Ram, JLR, Ferrari & Ford

New recall notices have been issued for certain vehicles from Toyota, Jeep, Genesis, Mercedes-Benz, Ram, Jaguar Land Rover, Ferrari, and Ford

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ANCAP: 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC, Land Rover Discovery Sport score 5-star safety rating

The two luxury medium SUVs have received full five-star safety ratings, but both showed weaknesses in some areas

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Safe driving these holidays: How to prepare for a road trip

Heading away over the Christmas and school holidays? Check this list and guide first, to make sure your trip is safe and enjoyable!

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Recalls: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Genesis GV60, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

New recall notices have been issued for the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Genesis GV60 and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

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Recall: 2022-23 Kia Sportage, Seltos & Niro affected by seat belt warning fault

More than 7000 Kia vehicles have been called back due to a software issue that could cause the seat belt warning not to illuminate

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Recalls: Toyota Corolla Cross, Kia Carnival, AMG CLA 45, Peugeot & Citroen models

New recall notices have been issued for the Toyota Corolla Cross, Kia Carnival, Mercedes-AMG CLA 45, and some Peugeot and Citroen vehicles