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Mazda3 (BM, BN) MY2015-2017-Recall

3 May 2019

There are some vehicles affected by a malfunctioning of the front body control module where it operates the windscreen wipers.

The issue is when the widsceen wipers become inoperative th hazard is being able to have clear vision in in inclemen weather.

Mazda australia will cntact affected drivers and owners and arrange for rectification.

Audi Q5 (FY) MY2019-Recall

29th April 2019

Audi Q5(1).jpgIn Australia the Q5 has been recalled. It has to do with the thickness of the walls for the brake master cylinder

The master brake cylinder may fail and causing a hydraulic leak where it could lead to brake failure however the emergency braking system would remain in tact. The failure could lead to danger to driver and passengers of the car and ther road users in an emergency.

Owners are advised to contact their nearest dealers for inspection and rectification. Some 445 vehicles are affected by this recall.

Volkswagen Crafter MY2006-2016-Recall

23 April 2019

What are the defects?

Airbag inflator: 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.

This has gone onfor too long and as usual The federal government could not care less for your safety. So why are these cars being realled after such a long time when everyone knew what the problem has been and why has not the government forced these companies to get these repairs done earlier.

It is our safety thats being abused . Vote for some other political party the current government does not give a shit about you or the safety of people who drive these vehicles.

Kia YP Carnival MY2019-Recall

12 April 2019

Due to a supplier assembly error the middle row seat belt may have been installed on the wrong side of the seat preventing the 3 point seat belt unusable.

Kia owners will be advised by mail and are also advised to make an appointment zt their local kia sevice centre for repairs and rectification.

Mercedes-Benz E Class Vehicles MY2016-Recall

9 April 2019

The air conditioning unit may have colided with the airbag controller unit during the assembly process and become damaged.

This could lead to the deployment of the airbags without notice and could cause injury to the occupants of the vehicle and other road users.

Owners are advied to contact their local mercedes dealer for a free repairs.

Isuzu D-MAX MY2018- Recall

2 April 2018

The rear leaf spring may fracture due to an insufficient diameter of the fron eye. If the leaf  spring does fracture the parking brake may be unintentionaly engaged due to lack of support of the rear axle. this could cause an accident and may cause injury to the occupants and other road users.

Isuzu will be contacting all known users and owners of these vehicles for checking and rectification or take your vehicle to the neqrest dealer for checking and or rectification.

Mercedes-Benz A, C and CLS Class Vehicles MY2018-2019-Recall

Software in the powertrain control unit may not work as it was designed to do.The warning light may not come on to warn thee driver and may reset while the car is being driven.

The engine rest can occur during the ECO pwer stop.The engine may not start also during driving the car the engine may power down in traffic and engine lose power causing a safety issue for occupants and other road users.

Owners are advised to take their vehicles to their nearest authorised Mercedes Dealer.

Volvo S90 and XC60 MY2018-2019-Recall

31 March 2019

A nut on the front seat rail may be missing on some vehicles. If anaccident were to occur the seat could deform and injure the occupants of the vehicle.

The change of the seat structure could accur and may cause inury to the occupant of the seat. Volvo Australia will contact all known owners of these cars for repair and rectification.

Porsche Boxster 718 and Porsche 911 MY2018-Recall

28 March 2019

The air bag sensors in the side of the vehicle may have not been tensioned correctly.

If the airbags are triggered in the event of an accident the restrain system may not protect the people inside the vehicle as intended.

Owners should take their vehicles to the nearest Porshe dealer for repairs and rectification.

Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio MY2017-2019-Recall

2019 alpha guilette.jpg26 March 2019

Vehicles fitted with adaptive Cruise control may not be able to cancel the use in specific  driving conditions.

In certain circumstances their may be an increase in speed and drivers may not be able to cancel  or stop the cruise control by using the brakes.and this could cause danger to drivers and occupants of a car and other road users.

Fiat Chrysler Australia will contact owners for a free software update to rectify this problem.

Outlander PHEV MY2014-2014.5-Recall

18 March 2019

The airflow sensor located within the petrol engine may fail. Failure of the airflow sensor will be indicated by a deterioration in vehicle performance, causing the EV system warning lamp to turn on.

If the vehicle contiues to used the risk to driver andpassengers is heightened as the vehicle engine may fail and stop.

Owners are advised to contact their local Mitsubishi dealer for inspection and rctification.

Audi A5 (F5) with 20" Wheels MY2017-2018-Recall

18 March 2019

Tyres of the type “Sport Maxx RT Noise Shield 265/30 ZR 20”, which were supplied by the Dunlop company, do not fully comply with the approval test requirements of UN/ECE R30 which was the evidence used to certify to Australian Design Rule ADR 23/02.

At high speed these tyres could what is called ttyre chunkimg ( this is when the tyres start to have peices come off and looks as though it has been cut from the tyre).

Owners are advised to contact their  Audi dealer for inspection and repaisrs.

Porsche Cayenne 9YA MY2018-19- Recall

16 March 2019

Due to a software issue the red brake warning light light does not come on when the brake pads have warn out.

There will be a yellow warning message come up on the multi funcction display where owners can dismiss the warning after staring the car. If this warning is continued to be ignored then the brakes could be warn ot and threfore create a safety hazard for the owners and other road uses.

Owners are advised to contact their nearest Porsche service centre.

Volkswagen Polo MY2018 and MY2019- Recall

13 March 2019

There are over 2,0000 vehicles by this recall . Where the handbrake adjuster nut could  loosen rendering the use in an emergency possibly unsafe for th user and other road users as wll.

Owners are advised to contact volkswagen dealer neaest to them for inspection and rectification.

Mercedes-Benz E Class Wagon MY2018-RECALL

11 March 2019

The right spoiler on reae end door may not have been tightened according to specifications. The spoiler 2018 mercedes e class wagon.jpgcould detach and become a hazard to other road users.

Owners are advised to contact their local mercedes dealer for a free repair.

Volkswagen Golf MY2018-2019- Recall 

7 March 2019

VW Golf 2019The welded connection of the rear seat bench may not have been correctly connected. In the event of an accident the rear head rest may not function properly. There may be a potentially of injury increase in an accident.

Volkswagen will contact all known owners of affected vehilces for repairs and rectification.

Subaru Impreza MY2009-2016

Subaru XV MY2012-2015
Subaru WRX MY2009-2014
Subaru WRX STI MY2011-2014

RECALL

 6th March 2019

These vehilces are being recalled for a brake light electrics failure that could occur. The issue is when a dust or dirt reaches the contact points of the braking electricals the lights od the brakes may not work even though the brakes are working to stop a vehilce.

The total number of cars is over 121,000. Owners are advised to contact their nearest Subaru Dealer for an inspection and replacement stop light switch.

Maserati Recall 2014-15 MY Years Ghibli & Quatroporte

1 March 2019

There is a problem that has been found in these models during the manufacturing process that the fuel lines may have been damaged during the manufacturing process.

In a worse case scenario a fire in the engine bay could result. It is advised that those vehicles affected that owners will receive notification in the mail from Maserati Australia about the recall.

Mercedes C Class Cars Recalled 

5 October 2018

The Model is being recalled as a result of the rear bonding strips left and right may have not been performed correctly during manufacture of the car.

The hazard could be that these strips could come off while the car is being driven and cause am accident.

Ownwes will be advised by mail or concreently contact your nearest Mercedes dealer for examination and rectification.

When buying a Used Car

10 September 2018

You know when you buy a used car that may be 1 year old or even 10 nad may have log books its is always an idea to let the car company know that you now have the car and you are the owner. there is a simple reason for tis  sometimes these cars have may have a recall on them outstanding and because the car company has lost the known owners due to the car being sold they cannot get in touch with you.

Always remember to let the car ccompany know. You can do this by filling out the change of ownership in the log books. Believe me it will help keep your car safe and mechanically sound.

The funny thing it happened to me the other day when I bought a used car and had to get something simple done via a dealership workshop and guess what it showed that there was a recall for it outstanding. I encourage everyone to do this simple thing becuase it could be a life saver.

New Laws for Passing Emergency Vehicles

4 September 2018

A new law came into effect on 1 September 2018 that says you must slow down to 40 KMH when passing an emergency or police vehicle on the side of the road at all times whether or not you are on a multi lane highway or a normal suburban street.

You may not know about it, I certainly did not until it was announced on saturday 1 September this year. A little late don't you think. Here is the rub if you don't slow down then you are caught the the fine is wait for it $445.00 plus 2 demerit points on your licence.

This is for NSW I don't know if this law applies to other states yet. I can see why and it is for safety reasons and I applaud the NSW government for this. Please slaow down where you see emergency vehicles or even cars that are broken down where help is being given like NRMA etc.

2018 Jeep Cherokee Recall

21 August 2018

A fault in the half shaft assembly casing a loss of power or abiliity to park thevehicle.the vehicle can crash without warning and may cause injury to occupants or bystanders. A broken half shaft bearing assembly may result in loss of power and may result in an accident or cuase hazard on a busy road.

Jeep australia is notifying owners of the the recall or owners can contact their local jeep dealers for checking and rectification.

FCA Australia Fiat 500X Recall 2015 -2018

20 August 2018

If the vehicle has a faulty rear seat latch and the rear seat belts are fastened then occupants could be injured in an accident. Baby seats fastened by the isofix anchrs and not the seat belt then the rea seats could unlatch and fold in an accident.

Again Fiat will notify known owners of these vehicles.

Mercedes C and E Class Cars Recall

19 August 2018

The left cutout for the exhaust system is missing in some incorrectly installed panelling. The incorectly installed panelling could come into contact with the exhaust system if the car is under heavy load and the panelling could catch fire.

Owners ae advised to cntact their nearest dealers for an inspection and repairs as necessary.

Audi A4,A5, A5 Cabriolet& Q5 Recall

Audi A5 cabriolet.jpg19 August 2018

Audi is recalling the above models for a defect in the auxillary heating element of the air-conditioning system where it could overheat and cause smoke damage or even  a fire.

All known owners of the above model cars will be contacted by Audi Australia for a time where owners can have this issue rectified.

Audi Q5 Recall 2018MY

8 August 2018

There has been a recall for the MY 2018 Q5 Audi with a problem to the rear brake pistons. During the manufacturing process the brake pistons may have been incorrectly coated which may cause the brake pedal to travel further therefore not slowing vehicle down quickly enough.

This is a safety issue and this is why the recall has been enacted.Need more information go to www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/audi-australia-pty-ltd-my-18-q5-fy. Copy this to your browser address bar and it will take you there.

Announcing a New Product

6 August 2018

Today we have available to sell to you the product the professionals use when washing cars. It is from the Autoglym range of car cleaning products.It is called Polar Blast. The product is used for when you either spray the soapy water surfactant over the car as a pre wash or just wash your car.

I sell it cheaper than you can find on Ebay even. I trst this product as I do all autoglym products as they are among the best products for car care in Australia.

Just go to our shopping page and order yours now. You might be surprised how good theses products really are.

Sergio Machionne Dies.

5 August 2018

Hard to beleive that this man has died at such a young age. Apparently he had complications after surgery he was under going at the time. He was only 66 when he passed away. He was the face of Fiat Chrysler for over 10 years as he rescued a company that was terminally ill itself after the Global financial  chrises.

He will leave a legacy that was unmatched in the auto industry and be said somewhat a visionary for what he achieved in his short life. 

Ford Kuga Recall

3/8/2018

Ford is recalling Certain Ford Kuga SUV models due to a problem or concern that the engine could overheat and cause the engine  oil to be depleted .

The concern is that if that happens that the oil dropped by the car onto the road surface would leave behind an oil slick and may cuase an accident to other road users.

The year range is 2013 and 2104 year model of this vehilce. Owners should take their car to the nearest authorised ford dealer for a checkup.

Using a mobile Phone in Car to Cost?

Using a mobile phone in New South Wales is about to get even more expensive. With now 5 demerit point and a $550,00 fine it getting steeper as many people still insist to use a mobile phone in their hands while driving.

P Plater's cannot use a mobile phone under any circumstances and if found out or caaught they will automatically lose their licence. For Normal drivers imagine for one moment when on long weekends and public holidays when you get double demeit points. You could lose your licence straight away.

you are not allowed by law to have phone in your hand unless passing to a passenger or even have a mobile phone sitting in your lap even when driving. Also there is the high tech camera going to be mounted at points on certain roads where it will catch you using a mobile phone.

So it is  time to stop using mobile phones when driving.

Porsche Panemara 971 Recall

28 July 2018

The prosche Panemara is being recalled for a very signifigant safety issue.The connecting links to the rear anti roll bar may come loose and become detached and cause damage to surrounding suspension parts.

It may cause anaccident with control of the car becoming limited in an emergency situation. This recall has been advised via The Australian Competition Consumer  Commission and Porsche Cars Australia.

Owners are advised to take their cars to their neaest Porsche dealer.

Point to Point Speed Cameras Important?

10 April 2018

This again is about the road toll here in Australia and it is getting worse not better. Up until this month 107 people have died on NSW roads and that is higher than the same time last year which stood at 87. There are point tp point cameras in NSW in which the government has installed for the monitering of trucks not cars.

This is 107 people too many in my opinion. They are someone son,daughter,husband,wife,father or mother brother or sister. So why have we not turned on these very good safety deterrent. I hear you say another revenue raiser. THAts Bullshit.

It prevents people who speed and it catches the people who are too darned impatient to slow down and stick to the speed limits. Speed Kills and it does.Studies have shown use of point to point cameras work and they save lives because evryone has to slow down and behave for once.

I say turn them on.

Asset Finance Available

1 April 2018

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Instead of paying out of existing funds why not use funds from a finance source where we can help get that viatal peice of equipment for your business that could make a big differerence for your business.

I can come to you or meet you in your office or home to just make it easier for you and your business.Please get in touch with us.

Deaths on Australian Roads begin to Worry Government Officials?

21 March 2018

Australian officials are beginning to worry why the death toll on Australian roads are beginning to climb after so many years of gradual decline. It is certainly a worrying trend after 2017 saw an increase in the number of people killed on Australian roads increase after nearly 30+ years of declining fatalaties through car accidents.

Originally when epople could drink and drive inAustralia the death toll was horrendous and was continuing to grow. Along with this we also had many injured as a result  of car accidents through drink driving and failry unsafe cars at that time.

Governments in Australia decided enough was enough and bought in driver alchohol testing with another weapon and that was speed cameras. Governments also decided to start making cars more safer with legislation far cars to have safety features such as ABS brakes and air bags.

Over the years we saw the toll decline remarkably and so did the injuries in car accidents.However the new disease seems to be people driving cars under the influence of drugs in one form or another. 

Australian Government Considers Making Car Emissions Tougher

12 July 2017

In an article that appears in The Sydney Morning Herald it says a carbon tax on new cars would put up the cost of a new car by $5,000.00 and that is a load of RUBBISH.

1/ Wake up to your self  the reporter who reported this garbage. This report that the productivity commission has put out has been around for 18 months.

2/ Get the facts straight as well. It is an idea that new cars meet new emissions standard that many countries have instigated in improving air quality as well as reducing greenhouse gases.

3/ The cost is not as dramatic as you have people believe becuse many car companied are producing cars that have stronger emissions control than Austrlia already has.

4/ Many emissions coming from cars in Australia are not even world standard and that also goes to the quality of the fuel that runs them.

5 We are up to some 5 years behind the rest of the world when it comes to car emissions. So get the facts straight.

6/ The Australian Government have canned that overnight so again misinformed and again you wonder why people are leaving this once great paper in droves you idiots.

Image result for audi a7 2017 Audi A4, A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8 (MY17)

10 March 2017

This is an interesting recall that has been issued and pertians to airbags and safety issues with the seat belt pretensioners.

On affected vehicles, there are irregularities in the mix ratio of the igniting agent in some airbag units or belt tensioners which could lead to the airbags/belt tensioners not triggering in the event of an accident.
Airbag units and seat belt tensioners not working as expected may lead to increased injuries to the vehicle occupants during an accident.
This is what shuld be done the problem here of course is that it does not give you confidence in Audi products and guess what the ACCC is taking court action against Audi for misleading information about their cars.

Nissan Has Been Successfully Prosecuted for Diesel Emissions Scandal?

10 February 2017

Image result for nissan qashqaiIn South Korea Nissan motor company has been prosecuted for the same thing VW has been prosecuted for emissions tampering on the scale of VW has in many countries. A court has found that the Quashqui  diesel model tricked emissions tests similar to VW's emissions scandal.

So you would have to ask how many more manufacturers have engaged in this pracice and at the moment it seems that everyone is not immune from this practice and is quite fraudualent to do so.

The question is do all diesel vehicles need to be tested and make sure they conform to the latest emissions rating set by various governments around the world so confidence can be restored in these manufacturers.

Ford Mustang only Gets Safety Rating of 2 In ANCAP Rating?

ford mustang.jpg8th February 2017

Waiting for this car to buy? Have you put a deposit on it and if you have you may really need to think twice befor you buy this car and prt with your hard earned dollars.

The rating is based on the European standard of the crash test that are done on cars being offered for sale as we as a country also follow because it has the highest standards of testing new cars in the world.

This finding is not satisfactory due to the low safety crash test as it indicates this car is a death trap let alone high risk of major injury to head and body if you survived a crash.

It was found that air bag deployment was not sufficient enough and that the occupant head hit the dash and the driver would hit the steering wheel .

Yet Ford spin says that this car is one of the safest cars that they built to date well I am sorry it has not and the information that keeps coming out has been basically dismissed by Ford motor company..

Many of the media have given this car neither the thumbs up or any glowing endorsement of a car that if you want something different buy it.DON'T buy it because it is a death trap even a chinese car would have more safety than this rather expensive toy.

Cars Sold Here Does it Matter Where They Are Built?

12 September 2016

So is it important where your car is built these days.In most cases it really does not matter as many manufacturers have production plants around the world and you may be surpised whre certain models are built these days.

Many manufatcturers have cars built to specifications and qulity which would be th same if they were built in the home country of the manufacturer.Surprisingly many c

Japanese car makers have their cars built in Thailand and not just in Japan.An example is the Toyota Kleuger is built in the United States.and others in plants around the world.

To most we really don't care where cars are built for the Australian market as long as the cars represent quality,reliability and parts are readily available.However as Chinese manufacturers quickly take advantage of learning about quality may be many of our cars may be sourced from there .Time will only tell.

Mazda Rotary Making a Comeback

26 August 2016

There has been confirmation in Japan that the laconic Mazda sports car the RX is set for a comeback and that it has been further developed with the sky active  technology allowing for a 1.6 litre  295 kilowatts of power.

This means that it would have twin rotors in the engine. Most if not all manufacturers have gone the traditional way of petrol piston engines and the reason for that is that the rotary engine technology has been a revolution however has proved not to be as fuel efficient or reliable.

The car more or less will be called the RX9 and with that it would not be hard to go past as mazda trademarked the RX name badge.

 

New Product

5 July 2016

We are selling an insurance type product that will help save you from disaster and it will be something we may not think about. It is for when you may fill up your fuel tank in your car with the wrong fuel. 

Say you were filling up your car when you realised that it was diesel you were putting into your car and not petrol.Oh oh!!!. you break down and your car has stopped and unfortunately you are in for a lot of money for repairs. For as little as $75.00 per year you will have piece of mind. For more information please see our contact page and get in touch or request more information.

Yes City to Surf

17th June 2016


Thats right just like the headline says I am walking or maybe jogging in the Sydney City to Surf this year and in aid of charity. I would like tothink those of you who would be able to take part and those who are unable to take part could donate to my charity that I am walking for and that is Mary Mckillop Foundation.

This foundation helps underpriveleged children with education.I find that education is important and something we or some may take for granted. Please help me to help others. There is a donation link and if you feel you would like to donate and help me reach the target just clink the link.

Link: https://city2surf2016.everydayhero.com/au/roderick  

Nominated for Local Business Award.

12 May 2016

Today it is announced that Quality Auto Search has been nominated for the local business awards for the St George region of Sydney Australia.

This is a prestigious award and this business has been nominated some 2 yars in a row for the award in the category of Automotive Services. This category is a very competitive one where many businesses are nominated but do not make the finals..

I am pleased to be nominated let alone be a finalist and thank those who have been kind to nominate my business.

Car Buying Why are You Going Through This?

31 March 2016

Car buying should be fun right? It is not and a lot of people like you are not being given the right information about cars and being treated like some herd of cattle or sheep.

It happens all the time and you are not alone and the car dealers say that people buying cars with hold information that can help them determine best how to help their customers. Saying that though what happens is that the dealers are playing the customer game as well.

So why go through this? Is it the fun of the chase or is it the deal you think you might get.Sorry it wont happen and you may come away from the car buying experience a little shaken up by the