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Yet another Toyota recall... Although their first of the new year isn't as catastrophic as some in recent memory, and technically the issuing body is Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC, maybe Toyota Motor Corp is off the hook on this one. This one affects 2013-2015 Toyota Rav4 models built between June 1, 2013 and December 29, 2014 that were ordered with a trailer light accessory module. The computer program that controls the lights may turn off the electrical lights because it may believe that there is a phantom short circuit that doesn't actually exist. Obviously, if a trailer is being towed with no lights, it can cause a multitude of problems. No brake lights or turn signals can cause plenty of dangers to the driver and other drivers on the road.
Southeast Toyota Distributors will notify owners beginning February 23 of this year and will replace the module with a new one with that has been fixed at no charge to owners. Read on for the full report...
The Toyota Prius V is undoubtedly the ‘Big Momma’ of the Prii family. It offers lots of passenger room and the cargo capacity of a tall wagon. Plus it gets like a million miles-to-the-gallon, thanks to Toyota’s super-thrifty hybrid Synergy Drive system. But front seat passengers might not get the benefit of airbag protection in a crash. Click through to find out why…
Pressure Mounts For FCA Over Ongoing Jeep Recall; Advocates Claim Affected Vehicles Still Pose Threat To Public
The pressure is building on FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) with advocates and safety regulators trying to persuade the company to expand and intensify its efforts to contact owners of Jeeps that are affected by an ongoing recall that addresses a potential fire risk if the vehicles are struck from behind in a crash.
A Swift kick in the head--and chest, and arm--about your car's potential ''surprise'' safety systems
There is a special kind of sound that the human brain creates when it is instantly overwhelmed with a concussive force so loud and intense that the entire skull is hammered by it rather than just the eardrum.
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In a move that many saw as inevitable, Takata president Stefan Stocker has officially stepped down as president, handing the posisition back to the grandson of company founder and current chairman Shigehisa Takada.
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…
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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…
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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 ...
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…
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.
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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.