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Categories: Recalls

GM Adds More Recalls

On: Wed, May 21, 2014 at 2:08PM | By: Karen Cook

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General Motors has released a bevy of new recalls which brings their total (for those keeping track) to 29 since the first of this year. That adds up to 13.6 million vehicles in the US which have needed some sort of repair due to factory defects. Some of those cars are counted more than once since several of the recalls covered more than one potential problem. I don't think that makes the figures any better.

Juke's Timing Chain has Problems

On: Mon, May 19, 2014 at 1:15PM | By: Karen Cook

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Nissan is issuing a voluntary recall for all 2011-2013 Juke crossovers due to an issue with the timing chain. The chain can deteriorate or distort over time and can fail due to this defect. The driver may or may not get a warning light to alert him to the problem. If a light does come on, the chain is likely to fail if not repaired.

Third Time is Not Charming For Escape Owners

On: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 3:32PM | By: Karen Cook

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Ford's Escape SUV is having a hard time. At least those from 2013 and 2014. Ford has just announced a third recall on this vehicle which will cover 581,986 of them.

GM Puts the Brakes on 8,208 More Vehicles

On: Fri, May 9, 2014 at 3:56PM | By: Karen Cook

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General Motors has announced yet another recall, bringing the total to 19 so far this year and five just within the last two weeks. 5.4 million GM vehicles have been involved in recalls of one kind or another this year.


Half-Empty or Half-Full?: It Isn't Just An Attitude Anymore

On: Thu, May 8, 2014 at 11:14AM | By: Karen Cook

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When I was young I bought used cars, generally from private individuals, out of necessity due to low funding for the project. It was always a risky business even with help from my father, who knew more about cars than I did. I knew there was bound to be something wrong with the car that the owner “forgot” to tell me. One vehicle had a faulty gas gauge and I ended up on the side of the road on the way home from the purchase. The gauge said I had half a tank.

Ford Super-Duty Recall

On: Mon, May 5, 2014 at 2:03PM | By: Karen Cook

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Notice to all owners of Ford F-250, F-350, F-450, and F-550 trucks!
The Ford Motor Company is recalling 3,976 2015 Super Duty vehicles with 6.2-liter gas or 6.7-liter diesel engines which have 6R140 transmissions. A transmission control software error was discovered on March 26th at the Kentucky assembly plant.

Congress Asked to Octuple Fine for Late Recalls

On: Thu, May 1, 2014 at 1:09PM | By: Karen Cook

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There is new legislation afoot which has been put forth by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. He is asking Congress to raise the maximum civil fine for violating United States auto safety laws to $300 million. That’s an 800% increase; Foxx hopes this would be a deterrent to future problems like the recent GM recall debacle.

The increase is part of a $302 billion four-year package aimed at replacing the depleted funds in the federal Highway Trust Fund, which provides money for things like bridge repairs, underground storage tanks, and mass transit (the mass transit division is actually in surplus at this time). The fund has seen a shortfall in revenue through gasoline taxes because of drivers are using less fuel.

Minor Recall Avoids a Major Problem

On: Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 12:27PM | By: Karen Cook

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It appears Chrysler is taking no chances when it comes to avoiding GM’s issue with waiting too long to recall problem vehicles. The automaker has announced a recall on just 159 trucks with a potential transmission fault.

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Recall

On: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 12:02PM | By: Karen Cook

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Nissan is recalling a small number of vehicles due to a possibility of leaking transmission fluid. The affected vehicles are limited to 3,065 2013 Pathfinders equipped with a continuously variable transmission or “CVT”.

Uh-O-ring, VW's Voluntary Recall

On: Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:28PM | By: Karen Cook

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My boyfriend’s mode of transportation in high school was a late 60s Volkswagen Beetle. If you moved the floor mats in the back you could see the road go by. It got great gas mileage but it ran only about half the time and needed constant mechanical upkeep. My boyfriend liked to work on it, but it was frustrating not to have the use of it when we needed it. One of our friends skirted this common problem by purchasing an extra engine. He had one in the frame running the car and one in the garage being repaired at all times. But those were simpler times and cars had simpler engines.

Recall Domino Effect

On: Sat, Apr 12, 2014 at 12:38PM | By: Karen Cook

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Thanks to General Motors and Toyota, recalls are standard fare in the world of automotive news. The effects of the delay in reporting potential life-threatening flaws in their products is having a domino effect in the industry.