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Toyota HiLux and Subaru Outback recalled for safety issues #englishheadline #Toyota #HiLux #Subaru #Outback #recalled #safety #issues

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The most popular vehicle in the country for the past five years has been recalled for a potential safety fault that could cost owners big time.

Australia’s favourite vehicle has been recalled for a fault that could cost owners.

More than 156,000 Toyota HiLuxes have been issued with a recall notice for a potentially faulty rear licence plate bracket.

It sounds like a minor fault, but if the licence plate comes loose and falls off owners could be stung with big fines.

In NSW the fine for failing to use a properly fitted/displayed number plate is three demerit points and a $697 fine.

In Victoria it’ll set drivers back a maximum three demerit points and $363. Most other states will hit you with a fine costing upwards of $100, but no demerit points.

The issue affecting Toyota HiLuxes built between 2015 and 2021 is a faulty rear licence plate bracket that may become fatigued due to vibrations when driving on rough roads.

If this happens the licence plate lamp wiring may sever and the plate may fall off.

The Recall notice issued by the ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission) says this could increase the risk of an accident causing injury or death to other road users.

Owners of affected vehicles can make an appointment at their nearest Toyota dealership for a free repair.

Subaru also issued a recall for more than 5000 of its new Outback wagons.

There is an issue with the brand’s automatic braking safety tech where the auto brakes are deployed with warning.

This could lead to an accident causing injury or death to other road users due to the unexpected braking.

Affected owners should contact their local Subaru dealership for a free repair.

Originally published as Toyota HiLux and Subaru Outback recalled for safety issues



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