Toyota Australia is taking legal action against those who are selling counterfeit brake pads, containing asbestos and designed for Toyota vehicles.
Toyota has said in a confidential dealer bulletin that counterfeit brake pads, containing asbestos and designed for Toyota vehicles, are available online.
The AAAA has claimed the car industry’s ‘fake wheel test’ was intended to mislead the public into buying only car makers’ branded products.
Toyota is recalling 6.5 million vehicles over a problem with power windows, applying to certain vehicles made between 2005 and 2010.
Toyota’s research and development facility at Mulgrave will shut, with over 100 high-skilled engineering jobs to be shed.
Volkswagen has suspended its quality control chief, Frank Tuch, in relation to the emissions rigging scandal.
Former industry minister Kim Carr has called the government’s reported tying of extending auto industry assistance to cuts in family tax benefits in Senate negotiations a “conflict of disloyalties”.
The South Australian government has announced plans for a 40-hectare food manufacturing hub at Parafield Airport, hoping to offset some of the jobs losses from the automotive industry’s demise.
French police have raided Volkswagen’s French headquarters and seized documents relating to the company’s ongoing emissions scandal, according to a judicial source.
Toyota is planning to dramatically reduce the number of conventional carbon-emitting cars it makes by the middle of this century.
The Truck Industry Council presented at the Senate References Committee last week, putting itself forward as a rare good news story in the country’s automotive sector and winning praise for its success.
Confidence among German investors dropped in October, following the revelation of the Volkswagen emissions scandal as well as weakness in emerging markets.
Western Australia has begun trials of a new range of “super-quad” road trains, billed to enhance cost efficiencies in the mining sector.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has called for the Federal Government to reverse cuts to auto industry assistance, in order to help auto component makers transform and survive.
Solutions have been suggested to keep children engaged in education ahead of mass job-losses in the Adelaide’s northern suburbs due to Holden’s factory closure.
Braunschweig prosecutors have raided Volkswagen’s headquarters at Wolfsburg, with the company handing over a “comprehensive” collection of documents regarding its emissions test-cheating vehicles.
Volkswagen has given a figure on the number of Australian vehicles affected by the two-week-old diesel emissions scandal, stating over 77,000 VWs locally possess the “defeat device” software.
The Greens believe electric car manufacturing should come to South Australia when Holden ceases its car making operations there in 2017.
Ford Australia will continue to source parts from Australian car component makers after it ceases its local manufacturing operations in 2016.
Volkswagen has told staff to brace for massive cuts following the company’s emission scandal, with all “non-essential investment” halted.