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Categories: Recalls

Honda Recalls S2000 and RSX Over Faulty Brakes

On: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:43AM | By: Teddy Field


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Produced from 2000-2009, the Honda S2000 is a small, two-seat roadster, along the same lines as a Mazda Miata. Power in this second generation model (2006-2007—the group covered by the recall) came from a 237-hp 2.2L with a high-revving 8,000 rpm redline. This was essentially Honda’s “halo car”, designed to get attention like the Acura NSX. The Acura RSX, on the other hand, is a sport-lux version of the Civic, and it was one of the luxury division’s best-sellers. Both are being recalled because Honda discovered a flaw in some of the brake booster parts, which could lead to reduced power assistance when you step on the pedal. No crashes or injuries have been reported.


Toyota Recalls 87,000 Models

On: Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 9:43AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Well, it has been a little while since we've heard from Toyota in terms of recalls.  But, when Toyota issues a recall, they don't mess around.  They do it, and they do it big.  This time around Toyota has issued a recall of 2010 Prius models that were produced between March 31, 2009 – October 9, 2009 and 2010 Lexus HS250h models produced between June 19, 2009 – October 9, 2009 to the tune of 87,060 models in total.  It seems that these cars may have a defective brake booster pump that can leak nitrogen gas into the brake fluid.  If nitrogen gets into the brake fluid, it can cause the car to brake improperly—elongating normal stopping distances without warning, which could result in a very hazardous condition to both driver and other motorists and/or pedestrians.  

Toyota will begin its recall next month free of charge. Owners may call Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 with questions or to schedule an appointment. Read on for the full report...


GM Recalls 18,000 New Cadillac SRX Models

On: Thu, May 30, 2013 at 3:08PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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GM has issued a recall of 18,871 new 2013 Cadillac SRX models. The production dates for these cars are from January 31, 2012 to march 18, 2013, but only for models that were fitted with 18-inch factory wheels. It seems that the wheel lugs for the 18-inch wheels on these models may come loose, which will ruin just about anyone's day. Obviously if the lug nuts loosen, they may fall off, which may lead to the wheels coming off of the vehicle entirely. GM has said it will begin this recall next week, notifying owners and providing them with a free change of their wheel nuts with one that will not come loose. There will be no charge for the service. Owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300 to schedule their free fix. Read on for the full report...


Subaru Recalls 5,300 New Cars

On: Thu, May 23, 2013 at 11:52AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Subaru has issued a recall of 5,379 Outback and Legacy models built between February 15 and June 15, 2012 all designated as 2013 models. It seems that these cars may be susceptible to having defective inner and outer steering shafts on their steering columns. These shafts may become disengaged from one another, which could cause the operator to lose the ability to steer the car and result in a crash. Subaru has begun contacting owners, but if they have not been contacted yet, they may call Subaru at 1-800-782-2783 to schedule a free repair to the steering column. Read on for the full report...


 

The Latest Recalls, Investigations, and Other Automotive Faux Pas

On: Wed, May 15, 2013 at 2:35PM | By: Teddy Field


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When humans and machines assemble thousands of individual parts, and the resulting product is expected to survive extreme use/abuse by... humans, something is bound to go wrong every now and then. So here's a roundup of all the latest automotive oops-a-daisies and bad ideas.


Honda Recalls 204,000 New Cars

On: Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 7:46AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Honda has announced yet another recall of three of its big time models:  The CR-V (2012-2013), Odyssey (2012-2013), and its higher end Acura RDX (2013 model only). This recall mirrors a recent run on the same issue other car companies have had as well. The mechanism that blocks the automatic gear selector from slipping out of Park may, in fact, be defective. Honda has said that this seems to happen only during sub-freezing temperatures—the selector may not work as quickly as it should, and could let the car shift even without having the brake pedal depressed.

The recall is expected to star the middle of next month. Honda will replace the defective mechanism with one that has been updated to deal with the colder temperatures, free of charge. Owners may conctact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Read on for the full report. 


Chrysler Recalls 4,000 New Challengers

On: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 at 9:43AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Chrysler has issued a recall of 4,051 of its Dodge Challengers that were produced with a V6 engine between December 2012 and January 24, 2013. It seems that a short circuit may occur on the positive battery cable at the starter motor. This short could case a vehicle fire and potentially even a crash depending on when the short occurs. Owners of these cars are being told to stop driving their Challengers immediately. They are also being advised to not park their Challengers in or around any structures as this may cause the short. 


Oops - Steering wheel may fall off of your 2013 Buick Encore - Recall Issued

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:26AM | By: Teddy Field


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When automakers roll out a brand new model, a few hiccups are to be expected. But GM’s latest gas-sipping crossover seems to have developed a full blown case of colic. It seems that the steering wheel could just randomly fall off and, according to NHTSA, that could result in a crash.

The problem stems from an improperly installed steering wheel fastener, which can apparently work its way loose, causing the tiller to fall off. These fasteners were used only on models equipped the heated steering wheel option, and NHTSA says that the recall affects only 144 2013 Buick Encores built between December 9, 2012 - December 28, 2012. No accidents or injuries have been reported.


Subaru Recalls 47,000 Cars

On: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 at 7:36AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Subaru has issued a recall of 47,419 of its vehicles. The recall pertains to 2010-3013 Outback and Legacy models, as well as 2013 Crosstrek models, and 2012-2013 Impreza models. All of the cars in question are equipped with either an automatic transmission or a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and also have been equipped with an Audiovox remote starter. It seems that the remote starter has a propensity to malfunction of dropped causing it to start the car without having the start button actually pressed. 


Hyundai Is Recalling 6,000 More Velosters Over Shattering Glass Roof

On: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 3:25PM | By: Teddy Field


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Hyundai’s hot little hatchback is being recalled over a problem with the optional panoramic glass roof. It seems that an unloading station robot at the factory had a malfunction that caused ‘forced contact’ between the robot’s mechanism, and the glass panel. This apparently caused a weakness in the glass, allowing it to shatter unexpectedly.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received 26 complaints, 15 of them alleged that the sunroof shattered while the 2012 Hyundai Veloster was being driven. In some instances, minor cuts and abrasions were attributed to the falling glass.


BMW Recalls 30,000 X5 Models

On: Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 1:51PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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BMW has announced it will bring back 30,265 X5 models due to a potentially defective brake vacuum pump. Eight-cylinder X5 models built between September 12, 2006 and March 18, 2010 may have a pump that could leak a "small amount" of lubricating oil into the hose, which could lead to a failure in the power brake booster. If the brake booster fails, it could lead to a crash caused by the driver not reacting properly to the failure, or simply due to the increased stopping distance the SUV must travel with no help from the booster.

BMW has said they will fix the vacuum line free of charge, and will begin contacting owners this month. Owners may call BMW at 1-800-525-7417 with questions or to set up their appointment. Read on for the full report.