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Categories: Recalls

Toyota Re-notifies 247,000 Owners About the Takata Airbag Recall

On: Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 3:22PM | By: Teddy Field


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Earlier in the year, seven automakers were forced to recall over one million vehicles that were fitted with faulty airbag inflators made by OEM supplier Takata. In a crash, these deflators could rupture and spray shrapnel inside the cabin. Six injuries have already been reported, making this a rather serious problem. To prevent further injuries, Toyota is going to re-notify owners of cars in high-humidity regions. Is your car affected? Click through to find out.


2015 Ford Mustang Being Recalled

On: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 3:36PM | By: Teddy Field


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Ford dealers just started taking orders on September 9th, but Ford’s new pony car is already being recalled. Fortunately, just 53 copies of the 2015 Ford Mustang were affected by the recall. But faulty seat belt sensors could actually be very dangerous.


VW Jetta and VW Beetle Being Recalled to Prevent Rear Suspension Collapse

On: Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 12:57PM | By: Teddy Field


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When the sixth-gen Volkswagen Jetta was released in 2010, purists railed against the new car’s bargain bin interior, and the lack of a standard multi-link rear suspension. A torsion beam suspension made the car cheaper to build, and the newly lowered price helped VW’s little compact to compete in the crowded C Segment. Naturally sales soared, and the Jetta faithful were appeased with the independently sprung Jetta GLI. But that cheap rear suspension seems to have bitten Volkswagen in the... ehm, rear, as they’re forced to recall 1.1 million Jettas and Beetles fitted with the torsion beam suspension.


166,000 Mitsubishis Recalled For Stall Risk

On: Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 2:58PM | By: Teddy Field


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Until now, Mitsubishi has managed to avoid the whole mass-recall epidemic that’s been sweeping the auto industry. But that impressive reliability streak has come to an end, as they’ve just recalled 166,000 Lancers and Outlanders. Nobody has died from this defect, but these recalled models can stall unexpectedly, leading to all sorts of potential safety hazards.


 

Recall: Ford Transit in a Double Play

On: Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 10:18AM | By: Ross Mcvicker


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The Ford Motor Company has issued two recalls for certain 2015 Ford Transit Connects and Ford Transit cargo vans—1,319 Conncects for a potential brake fluid leak, and 600 cargo vans for a problem with windowless sliding doors


Recalls: Points of Perspective

On: Wed, Aug 27, 2014 at 10:04AM | By: Jon Summers


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Recently car makers have been in mainstream news media, perhaps more than at anytime since the economic downturn of 2008 when the US tax payer stepped in to bail out GM and Chrysler. Unfortunately the media attention is not about the good news of an industry now getting back on its feet again, but around parts failures, and the recalls issued as a result. As this blog shows, car makers often issue recalls, but what has stood out about the GM ignition switch recall is how one bad decision has meant that millions of cars, many almost a decade old, of different brands, assembled in different plants, and perhaps worth only a few thousand dollars today, are having expensive, time-consuming, car-maker-profit-destroying work done on them to fix a faulty component. Isn’t there a better way to manage this?


Two Recalls from Hyundai

On: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 3:09PM | By: Karen Cook


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Hyundai is issuing two recalls which will begin sometime in September. The first covers 225,000 Santa Fe SUVs from model years 2001-2006 and built between March 31st, 2000 to February 15th, 2006. The front coil spring is prone to corrosion from common road salt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that if the spring fractures it could puncture a tire, which could lead to an increased risk of accidents. So far there have been no crashes, injuries or fatalities stemming from this problem, but there have been more than a thousand warranty claims. 90 of them contained reports of the spring contacting the tire. 94% have been filed in states which routinely use salt on the roads in the winter.


2014 Toyota Sienna Minivans Safety Recall

On: Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 2:16PM | By: Karen Cook


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Toyota has issued a very small recall on some very new vehicles. Only 263 of the new Sienna minivans have been sold, but dealers have been ordered not to sell any on their lots until they have been repaired.


NHTSA Says Ford May Have Steering Issues

On: Tue, Jul 15, 2014 at 1:01PM | By: Karen Cook


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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a preliminary investigation concerning 2004-2007 Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Mercury Marauder vehicles, all produced by Ford. The investigation stems from five complaints received by the NHTSA stating that the vehicles became difficult or impossible to steer while driving.


Baby, You're Hot!

On: Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:50AM | By: Karen Cook


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Don’t you love it when someone tells you that you look good or pretty or, best of all, hot? If someone happens to tell you that while you are driving a Grand Cherokee or Durango, you might want to do more than blush and smile. They could be clueing you in on a more serious matter.


Ford Recalls Continued

On: Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 2:42PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford is recalling 92,022 vehicles due to a defective part which could cause a “loss of drive function” and carries a rollaway risk if the gearshift is placed in park without using the parking brake also.