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Ford Recall Active for Wheels Falling off Fusion, Mercury Milan

NHTSA started the Ford wheel safety defect investigation in January of this year based on complaints from Ford owners, and upgraded it to an engineering analysis in July. It appears that NHTSA forced the Ford recall after a meeting early in November as complaints continued. Two root causes for the latest Ford recall for a safety defect were listed in the required NHTSA documentation: Hayes supplied steel wheels could be defective; and so could Mexican-built Brembo disc brakes. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Recall for Leaking Diesel Engine Fuel Lines Active

A Volkswagen recall is now active for leaking fuel lines on Jetta, Golf and Audi A3 vehicles. The 2-liter TDI diesel engine is susceptible to a resonance that cracks the number two cylinder fuel line. The resonance is caused by the operation of the EGR system, which decreases emissions of nitrous oxides, a particular problem with diesel engines. More than 168,000 VW and Audi cars are affected by the fuel line safety defect, which because of the high pressure fuel system makes the cars susceptible to fires if the fuel line fails. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls More than 1 Million F-Series Trucks for Fuel Tank Fires. Reverses No Risk Stance after NHTSA Digs Deeper

Ford Motor Company is recalling more that 1 million F-Series pickup trucks and corresponding Lincoln versions built during model years 1997 through 2004 because of fuel tank fires. The Ford recalls result from the automaker’s latest corrosion problem caused by … Continue reading

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Chevy Recalls Colorado, GMC Canyon for Bad Transmissions

The safety defect in violation of FMVSS #114, which deals with the shift interlock design, is caused by a defective automatic transmission adjustment clip built in China. Continue reading

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Smallest Recall in History as Volkswagen Recalls Four Cars?

In what could be the smallest safety recall in history, Volkswagen of America is recalling four, yes, four 2012 CC cars. It seems that optional wheels and tires were installed when the cars were imported, but they did not have the correct tire pressure monitoring sensors in them. Continue reading

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Chrysler Recalls More than 11,000 Vehicles for Missing Rivet

It turns out new employees on the second shift reintroduced into the assembly process steering columns that had previously been rejected as defective. The supplier was not specified in the required NHTSA safety defect filing. Continue reading

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NHTSA Investigating Ford Freestyle Models after 18 Crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating Ford Freestyle models after it received hundreds of complaints about engine surging.

At least 18 crashes are alleged after the minivans jumped ahead when the driver’s foot was not firmly on the brake pedal, according to the NHTSA defect investigation that started last week. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Recalls Colorado for Defective Windshield Wipers

Chevrolet is recalling 2011 model Colorado Pickup trucks because the windshield wipers can fail. GMC Canyon pickups are also affected by the recall that is caused by a loose nut in the wiper linkage. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Recalls Cruze for Transmission and Steering Defects

Chevrolet is recalling more than 200,000 Cruze compact cars for two safety related defects caused by improper manufacturing that can result in Cruze models rolling away while in park or the driver losing control of the steering. Continue reading

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Kia Recalls Spectra and Sorento Models for Safety Defects

In the first recall, almost 60,000 Spectra cars from model years 2004-2007 are being recalled because of corrosion, which can lead to the fuel tank to fall and contact the road.

The second recall was promoted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into the sudden loss of power on 2011 Sorento 2wd vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions and 2.4-liter engines, when the intermediate driveshaft failed. Continue reading

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Nissan Recalls Pathfinder, Infiniti QX4 for Rust, Steering Failure

An accident in Canada has prompted Nissan to partially recall almost 200,000 Pathfinder and Infiniti QX4 sport utility vehicles because rust can detach the steering column from the firewall and cause the steering to ultimately fail. Nissan Pathfinders from model … Continue reading

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Chevrolet Recalls Cruze for “Steering Wheel Detachment”

GM reported to NHTSA that upon investigation it was discovered that an incorrect steering wheel was originally fastened on the steering column of the Cruze during assembly. When the mistake was discovered, the wheel was removed and replaced but the steering wheel was not properly fastened to the column. The worker apparently left the bolt out. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Recalls Routan Minivans for Engine Shut Offs

It is the same recall that was announced by Chrysler earlier this week because a Mexican-built part from Continental apparently is defective. Chrysler supplies Routan minivans to Volkswagen. Continue reading

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Toyota Recalls Trucks For Tire Pressure Monitor Defect

About 22,000 trucks are affected in the U.S. and had optional wheels with LT tires instead of the standard P-metric tires installed during truck manufacturing in California, Indiana and Texas. Either Toyota vehicle processing centers or Toyota dealers could have switched the wheels and tires. Continue reading

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Ford Recalls Ranger Pickup Trucks for Fuel Leaks

This latest Ford recall is the fifth of 2011 according to a Ford spokesperson, and thus far more than half of the nine safety recalls Ford had in 2010. Continue reading

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