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Toyota Recalls 266k More Prius Models for Stalling

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will perform a software update for the hybrid system. If the vehicle has experienced an inverter failure with hybrid system faults, the inverter assembly will be repaired or replaced, prior to software update. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk Watch – Cub Scout Pins Recalled for Lead

The pin’s face and shaft contain levels of lead that exceed the federal lead content ban. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health issues. Continue reading

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Global Parts – BMW, Toyota Recall Tie Rods

During rough road driving conditions or high temperatures, a steering gear tie rod may become damaged, possibly resulting in a fractured tie rod. Continue reading

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Failed Pre-Collision – Ford Recalls Expedition, Navigator

Obviously, this is a safety defect because if the driver is unaware that the Pre-Collision Assist system is not enabled, they may rely on a system that is not functional, increasing the risk of a crash or injury. Continue reading

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Lincoln MKZ Recalled for Bad Replacement Headlights

However, the dealers were “unaware” that the units did not comply with U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, including for headlamp beam patterns, illuminated side markers, horizontal adjustments and U.S. Department of Transportation markings. Ford did not say where the headlamps were made or who made them.  Continue reading

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FCA Recalls RAM Pick-up Trucks for Bed Step Failures

“In certain side loading conditions, the bed step may unexpectedly fail while in use,” Chrysler said in the required NHTSA filing. Continue reading

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Back-Up Camera Recall on More than 318,000 FCA Models

If the rear-view image is displayed after the backing event has ended, a driver may be distracted by repeatedly and/or continuously shifting attention in attempt(s) to cancel the image which can cause a vehicle crash without warning. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk Watch: Continuum Recalls Lenox Tea Kettles

Continuum’s Lenox-branded 2.5 Quart Whistling Stainless Steel Tea Kettle with a three-layered bottom are expelling hot water through the top. Continue reading

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Airbag Shrapnel at Nissan Prompts Recall of 216,678

The rupture may result in metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. The so-called PSDI-5D inflator – no surprise here – was made by now bankrupt Takata at Monclova, Mexico. How long Nissan new about the deadly defect is unknown. In the required NHTSA filing, it said the Chronology will be supplied later. Continue reading

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Audi A6 Hybrid Vehicles Recalled for Short Circuits, Fires

A fire in a railway container in China last December with 2 new Audi vehicles started a chain of events that lead to this global recall. Audi investigations with Valeo the supplier on the  root cause, possible contributing factors and affected production period ensued. Continue reading

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Ford Safety Recalls for Engine Stalling and Doors Opening

Ford Motor Company is issuing two safety recalls for North America and one for Canada only. Continue reading

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Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500-3500 Hoods Fly Open

The hood-latch striker wires may not have been heat-treated properly by Motor City Stamping Chesterfield MI. Continue reading

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Chinese Junk Watch: Exploding Yamaha Wireless Guitar Amp

“The lithium-ion battery can overheat, and the battery cover can separate with force,  posing fire and injury hazards.” (This appears to be an explosion – editor) Continue reading

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Ford Recalls a Recall on 2019 Ranger Pickup for Fires

Ford Motor Company today is issuing a safety recall for 2019 Ford Ranger vehicles that were previously recalled as the company’s quality woes continue. Continue reading

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Sulfur Fumes Cause Mercedes ABS and ESP Safety Recall?

The electrical contact of a resistor might be impaired due to sulfur fumes originating from the axle oil. Due to a development “deviation” at the supplier Tollo Linear  of Sweden, a batch of electrical resistors don’t meet the requirements for chemical resistance. Continue reading

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