Mazda announces Recall Campaign on certain Mazda6 vehicles for airbags issue

Mazda outlined a concern affecting some Mazda6 vehicles equipped with a passenger-side air bag. The supplier of air bags, Takata Corporation, notified Mazda Southern Africa that the subject coverage of the recall campaign affects Mazda6 vehicles produced from April 2002 through June 2003 with model VIN code (GG). This concern had deemed a recall campaign…

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Toyota SA recognized in Customer Service Excellence Awards

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Customer Service Award for the annual Customer Service Excellence Awards (CSEA) by Toyota Motor Corporation. TSAM and its staff were commended for their dedicated efforts and determination towards excellent customer service. The award is based on an annual evaluation of operations and activities in Toyota…


Suzuki Celerio safe in South Africa

Following the temporary suspension of UK sales of the Celerio and a condition experienced when carrying out an emergency braking test, Suzuki Auto South Africa would like to confirm that the Celerio sold in South Africa is not affected in any way. The recently introduced Celerio continues to maintain high levels of active and passive…


Drive with extra caution to avoid colliding with small antelope on rural roads

Last weekend did not start well for a friend of the Arrive Alive website when he collided with a Klipspringer, a small species of African antelope. The collision occurred on Friday afternoon shortly before sunset about 8 kilometres outside Ottosdal on the Wolmaransstad road. Unfortunately neither the Klipspringer nor the radiator of the car survived the impact…


Know the cost of a car crash: What being uninsured means for the uninsured, the insured and the insurer

  Driving without insurance is a gamble which can become very costly if you have an accident. There are however products available which can make car insurance more affordable. Before driving on our country’s roads, South Africans should ask themselves if it is worth taking the risk, especially when times are tough and personal budgets…


May my nurse at the retirement village drive a golf cart if she has no valid driving car license?

  Question:  I am the Matron of a Retirement Village, my night staff get call out on regular basis to visit an elderly in his cottage, may my nurse drive a golf cart if she has no valid driving car license? Answer: Unfortunately not. Estate roads are still considered public roads and golf carts are…