Media releases about safety issues.

14 May 2015

Vehicle recalls are no reason to panic

Faulty airbags supplied by Japanese automotive part supplier Takata are likely to affect a number of Japanese car models, with Toyota and Nissan having issued vehicle recalls globally and with the pro... Read more

17 April 2015

4-star ANCAP results reveal more attention to structural integrity needed

Both the 2014 Mini Cooper 3 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer fall short of a 5-star ANCAP rating after crash tests reveal the driver could be seriously injured due to a lack of structural protection... Read more

31 March 2015

AA disappointed with Kia Carnival 4 star ANCAP safety rating

In a head on collision the newly released Kia Carnival could potentially cause serious injury to passengers, according to the latest ANCAP safety ratings, which grades the 2015 model of the people mov... Read more

18 March 2015

5 stars, but still room for improvement in vehicle safety

Ford fans waiting for the release of the newest Mondeo will be happy to note it, along with the Toyota Prius V and Lexus NX, have all been awarded a 5 star safety rating by the Australasian New Car As... Read more

5 March 2015

AA backs actions to reduce visiting driver crashes

The AA is welcoming the Government’s announcement today of a range of road safety improvements set to be rolled out in areas with high rates of crashes involving visiting drivers. “We have nearly 3 mi... Read more

11 February 2015

Compact Suzuki misses ANCAP 5 star safety target

The New Zealand market will receive a higher spec version of the Suzuki Celerio than European customers, but not high enough to ensure it receives a top ANCAP safety rating. The Australasian New Car A... Read more

30 January 2015

Watch out for kids as schools start back

The AA is reminding all drivers to be extra careful as schools start for 2015. Many primary schools will be starting on Monday, so the roads will be busy in the mornings and afternoons with schoolkids... Read more

28 January 2015

Honda Jazz ticks ANCAP safety boxes with 5-star rating

More accolades for the compact Honda Jazz following on from success in its category at the New Zealand Car of the Year awards last month. The latest 2014 Honda Jazz has received a 5 star Australasian ... Read more

5 January 2015

Vehicle safety bar set high in 2014

About 30 vehicles either in the New Zealand market, or about to be, have been awarded Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP) safety ratings in 2014, with all but two receiving the highest r... Read more

31 December 2014

Tragic increase in annual road toll

A big increase in road deaths in 2014 is extremely sad and disappointing, says the Automobile Association. This year’s road toll was 298 deaths. That is 44 more deaths than last year’s record low annu... Read more

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