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Categories: Recalls

GM Recalls 34,000 Equinox And Terrain Models!

On: Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 9:51AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


GM Recalls 34,000 Equinox And Terrain Models! test 2

So it seems despite the GMC commercials touting that the Terrain can guide, stow, slide, and tow, the one thing it and its cousin, the Chevrolet Equinox, cannot do is warn its owner that its cold tire pressure is 25% below normal. It seems that the tire-pressure warning light will go on only when the tire pressure is well below the 25% mark. This does not comply with federal requirements, resulting in a recall of 33,964 vehicles that have been produced over the last two model years. Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov.


Harley-Davidson Recalls 250,000 Bikes!

On: Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 9:28AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Harley-Davidson Recalls 250,000 Bikes! test 2

They tell you when you get your motorcycle license that when you are at a stoplight to pump your brakes when traffic is coming up behind you. You're supposed to do this because it is difficult for drivers to actually see and register motorcycles on highways, mostly because they are so accustomed to seeing larger cars that their brains can actually simply ignore the smaller-sized bikes until it is too late. Well, pumping brake lights might be a little harder for your average new(er) Harley driver. Why, you ask? 

Well, it seems that in no less than 25 different models Harley produced over the last three model years the brake light switch had been placed just a little too close to the exhaust. That excessive heat can cause some problems, the least of which is causing the brake light not to work at all, and could even cause a brake fluid leak at the switch, which could actually start a fire. 

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov.


Mercedes Recalls Nearly 7,000 Cars!

On: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 9:14AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Mercedes Recalls Nearly 7,000 Cars! test 2

Although dated earlier than today, Mercedes just recently issued a recall for quite a number of its diesel models produced during various (and specific) time periods during the last two years.  The E-Class, GL-Class, ML-Class, R-Class, and S-Class diesel models are all being brought back because it seems they have a penchant for depositing fuel on the roadway, which can obviously cause the roadway to become dangerously slick for other drivers or even catch fire under the right conditions.  Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov


6,000 New Corvettes Being Recalled!

On: Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 9:34AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


6,000 New Corvettes Being Recalled! test 2

So it seems that even the venerable American sports car can be subject to faulty manufacturing from time to time. Under normal circumstances, 5,755 model call-backs doesn't represent a huge recall, but being that Corvettes are "mass produced" in relatively low numbers to begin with, nearly 6,000 represents a fairly sizable percentage of the total number of 2011-2012 models running around out there. It seems that the rear hatch hinges for some of these sporty cars were not made to handle load imposed on them in the event of a crash and could cause the hatch to fly off in the event of an accident, causing even more destruction.  

Read on for the full report from Safercar.gov


 

Volkswagen Recalls 168,000 Diesel Cars!

On: Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 11:20AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Volkswagen Recalls 168,000 Diesel Cars! test 2

Volkswagen has just released a recall that will call back 168,275 diesel cars that include Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Golf, and Audi A3 models because of a very odd potential defect. It seems that one of the fuel lines could potentially crack due to injection pulses matching the natural frequency of the line during specific engine conditions. This could then lead to fuel leakage and potentially an engine fire. Read on to get the full report from safercar.gov


Class Action Lawsuit Against Mercedes

On: Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:07PM | By: Chris Weiss


Class Action Lawsuit Against Mercedes test 2

When you invest in an expensive, high-end luxury car like a Mercedes, the last thing you really want is for your engine to wear out quickly. Unless, of course, you're so rich that you are looking for any excuse to buy a new car—in which case, you could just buy a new car whether your engine wears out or not. You especially don't want your engine to wear out if the car you bought isn't only a Mercedes, but a high-performance, high-priced Mercedes from the AMG division.

Well, a group of owners has apparently suffered from quick engine wear and is suing Mercedes-Benz USA, Daimler AG, and Mercedes-AMG.


Hyundai Recalls 200,000 Sante Fe And Veracruz Models!

On: Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 10:30AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Recalls 200,000 Sante Fe And Veracruz Models! test 2

Just when you thought you were safe driving around your three- or four-year-old Hyundai Sante Fe or Veracruz, it turns out that Hyundai has just recently recalled the SUVs due to a defect that may cause the driver's airbag not to deploy during a crash. Granted, that may be better than deploying when they aren't needed, but not by much.  Replacement of the defective part will be covered in full by dealers, thankfully. Read on to see the full report.


Subaru Recalls Nearly 200,000 Cars!

On: Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 9:20AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Subaru Recalls Nearly 200,000 Cars! test 1-1

Although this recall may not seem to pose as dire consequences as some others in recent memory, the fact that Subaru is recalling 195,080 Legacy and Outback models produced in 2010 and 2011 means that the company must have run some figures and realized that the recall is, in fact, cheaper than the potential consequences of not issuing one. It seems that the bottom cover of the wiper motor of these cars is prone to heating up and, potentially, catching fire. Sounds like a great way to turn a rainstorm into a... Uh... firestorm, yeah. Keep reading for all of the recall details.


2011 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Being Too Hot!

On: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 9:31AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


2011 Volkswagen Jetta Recalled For Being Too Hot! test 2

It seems that the next time someone says your 2011 Volkswagen Jetta is a 'hot' car, be aware they might not be complimenting your ride. In fact, you might have a very angry passerby on your hands. It seems that the stainless steel exhaust tip on these cars extends just a bit too far from the car, and can become just a bit too hot—like skin-scalding hot.

Obviously, this may not seem like a huge problem to some, but if you have one of the 30,000 Jettas in question and little kids running around, this can become a very dangerous combination.

Read on for the full National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report.


ANOTHER Honda Recall!

On: Wed, Sep 7, 2011 at 9:58AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


ANOTHER Honda Recall! test 2

Hot on the heels of last month’s massive 1.5 million car recall, it seems Honda has a few more problems on their hands. It seems that the power window switch found in the Fit, CR-V, and City models has been created with a defect that can cause it to heat up significantly and potentially catch fire, which is not on the list of things to do for most daily commutes.

Besides that bit of fun, Honda has issued another recall in tandem with the CR-V for its hybrid CR-Z model because when the battery is low on charge, the gas engine has stalled and the transmission is in gear, the electric motor may actually rotate in the opposite direction—meaning you could go forward when the car is in reverse. That would be a tough one to explain to the cops or the insurance company.

The good news is that no serious injury or deaths have been reported as of yet because of these defects, but the bad news is that over 936,000 units worldwide have been affected and are slated to head back to dealerships. Keep reading to see the full press release from Honda.


GM Recalls Four Thousand Buick LaCrosses!

On: Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 10:07AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


GM Recalls Four Thousand Buick LaCrosses!  test 2

For an unfortunate few who just got done at the dealer buying a brand new Buick may have to turn right around and get back there before they end up in the middle of a very nasty road scene. It seems that the factory didn't calibrate the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system of some of their new LaCrosses. This may cause the system to run improperly and go into action to slow down the car at high speeds, which could end up in an abrupt loss of control and could ultimately cause a fatal crash. 

Read more for the full report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safercar.gov.