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Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries releases half-year motorcycle sales figures

5th July 2019

Data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) revealed 42,457 motorcycles, ATVs and scooters were sold during the first six months of 2019, compared with 47,909 for the same period in 2018. This represents an 11.4 per cent decline for the market in the first half,... More…

FCAI releases June 2019 new vehicle sales figures

3rd July 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has released sales figures for the month of June 2019 which report a drop of 9.6 per cent in the Australian new vehicle market.  Sales for the month totalled 117,817 units, with year to date 2019 sales totalling 554,466 units. According to... More…

FCAI announces state-based campaign to locate faulty Takata airbags

14th June 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak body for the automotive industry, has announced a state-based campaign to raise awareness of the Takata airbag recall. Tony Weber, chief executive of the FCAI, said that while a national advertising campaign had been successful in... More…

Thousands of NSW motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 223,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in New South Wales. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout New South... More…

Thousands of Victorian motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 224,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in Victoria. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout Victoria were still... More…

Thousands of Queensland motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 114,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in Queensland. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout Queensland were... More…

Thousands of ACT motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 14,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in the ACT. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout ACT were still... More…

Thousands of NT motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 4,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in the Northern Territory. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout the... More…

Thousands of Tasmanian motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 16,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in Tasmania. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout Tasmania were still... More…

Thousands of WA motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned that more than 62,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in Western Australia. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout... More…

Thousands of South Australian motorists face safety threat

13th June 2019

Car manufacturers have warned more than 47,000 faulty airbags, with a potential to seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants, need to be promptly replaced in South Australia. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of vehicles throughout South... More…

FCAI releases May 2019 new vehicle sales figures 

5th June 2019

New vehicle sales for the month of May 2019 were announced today by the peak body of the Australian automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI). On a monthly basis, sales totalled 92,561 new vehicles, a decrease of 8.1 per cent on the same month in 2018. Year to date... More…

FCAI deplores Victorian Government’s suggestion of Luxury Car Tax on vehicles

27th May 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has spoken out strongly against reports the Victorian State Government is set to implement a Luxury Car Tax (LCT) on vehicles over $100,000. “It is money grabbing at its worst,” said Tony Weber, chief executive of the FCAI.... More…

Misleading CPD proposals risk greater complacency by ATV users – putting more lives at risk

17th May 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has expressed concerns regarding current proposals to modify All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs). “A farm is a workplace, and according to Safe Work Australia, agriculture is Australia’s most dangerous industry,” said Tony Weber, chief... More…

Farmers urged to check vehicles

15th May 2019

Car manufacturers want farmers to check all vehicles on their farms to see if they are affected by the Takata airbag recall. “Many of these vehicles will be used by farmers and their families travelling long distances every day,” Mr Weber said. “Others may be older farm vehicles... More…

 FCAI releases April 2019 new vehicle sales figures

3rd May 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak industry body for the automotive industry, today announced the new vehicle sales figures for the month of April 2019.  Total sales for the month were 75,550 units, an 8.9 per cent decrease on April 2018 when 82,930 sales were... More…

Holiday travellers urged to ask Takata questions

16th April 2019

Car manufacturers want holiday travellers to make sure they check whether the family vehicle is affected by the Takata airbag recall. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, Tony Weber, says thousands of Australians are now taking to the roads because of school and... More…

VFACTS figures confirm new vehicle sales for the month of March 2019

3rd April 2019

According to the peak industry body of the automotive industry, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), new vehicle sales reached a total of 99,442 vehicles during March.  This represents a decrease of 7,546 vehicles sales, or 7.1 per cent, on the same period in 2018. Tony... More…

Automotive industry welcomes ALP’s vehicle emissions plan

1st April 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), the peak automotive industry body, has welcomed the release of Labor’s environmental policy which includes a new focus on low emissions and electric vehicle targets. “It’s fantastic to see this important topic receive the... More…

Volkswagen’s Michael Bartsch to join FCAI board

18th March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) announced today that Michael Bartsch has been appointed as a director to the board of management of the automotive sector’s peak industry body. Mr Bartsch, currently managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, has a long history in... More…

FCAI announces multiple languages across its innovative “ismyairbagsafe.com.au” website

12th March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has announced the addition of a range of languages other than English to the home page of its innovative website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au. In a bid to enhance the community reach of the programme, the website has been modified to offer a... More…

FCAI reports 87,102 new vehicle sales during February 2019

5th March 2019

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has reported sales of 87,102 new vehicles during the month of February 2019. This represents a decrease of 9.3 per cent on the same period last year. On a year to date basis, the industry reported 169,096 sales, or a decrease of 8.4 per cent... More…

FCAI WEBSITE HELPS IDENTIFY MORE THAN ONE MILLION AUSTRALIAN VEHICLES FITTED WITH DEADLY TAKATA AIRBAGS

4th March 2019

Monday 4th March: The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has revealed that more than one million vehicles have been identified as carrying faulty Takata airbags through the industry website, www.ismyairbagsafe.com.au To view the full release and related files, please click here More…