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Categories: Recalls

Ford Recalls 200k Vehicles Over a Variety of Problems

On: Tue, Nov 11, 2014 at 12:39PM | By: Teddy Field


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In this week’s episode of 1000 Ways to Die, Ford recalls the 2014 Ford F-150, 2014 Ford Flex, 2014 Ford Transit, 2015 Ford Transit, 2005-2011 Ford Crown Victoria, 2005-2011 Lincoln Town Car, and 2005-2011 Mercury Grand Marquis. Problems range from a loss of steering control to malfunctioning airbag sensors. There’s even a recall to fix problems from a previous recall! Making thousands of individual parts work together isn’t easy. And with over eight million cars currently under recall, it’s starting to look like the world’s automakers aren’t quite up to the task. So let’s see how your Ford can harm you…


Recalled: Toyota Camry & Toyota Avalon

On: Sat, Nov 8, 2014 at 10:34AM | By: Teddy Field


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It seems that every car ever made has been recalled this year. Not wanting to be left out of the recall fun, Toyota voluntarily called back several thousand copies of the 2014 Toyota Camry, 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid, 2014 Toyota Avalon, and 2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid. It seems the steering system can fail if you hit a pothole. At least the airbag won’t kill you…


Audi Recalls 101,000 A4/S4 Models

On: Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 9:41AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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Audi's parent compan,y Volkswagon, has called back 101,938 of its kids to the house for some repairs. It seems that specific A4 and S4 models made between February 16, 2012 and October 21,2014 as well as Allroad models made between March 12, 2012 and the same October 21, 2014 are all coming back due to a faulty algorithm (yes, an algorithm, like math class stuff) in the air bag control module. This faulty algorithm may cause the front air bags to not deploy if a secondary impact occurs to the front of the vehicle after the deployment of the side air bags. Obviously, if there is a frontal crash, the entire point of the front air bags is, of course, to deploy. Without them, these model year 2013-2015 Audis might as well be model years 1984-1987 in terms of safety equipment, or the lack thereof.  

Audi/Volkswagon will notify all owners and the recall is expected to begin November 11. The fix is free and relatively painless—just an update the to the car's software. Owners may contact Audi at 1-800-822-2834 with any questions. Read on for the full report ...


Infiniti recalls late model QX56 & QX80 over exploding Takada airbag parts

On: Wed, Nov 5, 2014 at 5:16PM | By: Teddy Field


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The Takada airbag debacle continues, as Infiniti voluntarily recalls its flagship luxury SUV. Nearly eight million vehicles have already been recalled to fix the faulty Takada rupturing airbag inflators. Many Infinitis have been included in that massive recall, and they’ve just added a few more to the list. Although the exploding pipe-bomb-in-the-face risk is the same, this is actually a different problem…


 

Porsche Recalling 911, Cayman, Boxster Over Faulty Hood Latch

On: Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 2:29PM | By: Teddy Field


Porsche Recalling 911, Cayman, Boxster Over Faulty Hood Latch test 1-1

Most automotive recalls are designed to protect a carmaker from a safety defect that could result in a costly class-action lawsuit. But a Porsche recall is usually designed to protect their reputation for unfailing durability. Case in point, their latest recall for the Boxster, Cayman and 911. Click through to find out how Porsche is protecting their customers from future headaches.


850,000 copies of the Audi A4 recalled over non-deploying airbags

On: Mon, Oct 27, 2014 at 11:47AM | By: Teddy Field


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Hot on the heels of the Takata airbag debacle, Audi issues a massive global recall of one its most popular models. It seems that the airbags in the 2013 –2015 Audi A4 can fail to deploy in an accident, leading to the potential of major injuries and death. And shamed airbag producer Takata had nothing to do with this malfunction.


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

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


Toyota Re-notifies 247,000 Owners About the Takata Airbag Recall test 1-1

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