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Honda Recall for Goldwing Motorcycle Fires Active

This safety defect follows the admission by Honda last week that Honda is once again expanding a recall covering the driver’s side airbag installed on its most popular cars, crossovers and minivans built in 2001 and 2002. This ongoing global safety defect has resulted in recalls in North America, Japan, Australia and other regions. Continue reading

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Toyota Recall Active on 420,000 Lexus and Toyota V6 Models

Toyota Motor Sales today announced that it will conduct a safety recall involving approximately 283,200 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus vehicles to replace the crankshaft pulley on the V6 engine. No other Toyota or Lexus vehicles or these Toyota models with 4 cylinder engines are involved. 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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Toyota Recalls 80,000 Highlander Hybrid and RX 400h Vehicles

Toyota Motor Sales, USA (TMS) today said that it will recall about 45,500 Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h vehicles sold in the U.S in what appears to be the first recalls for its hybrid drive system. In a … 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 71,000 Jetta Sedans for Sudden Stalling

All Jetta models made in Mexico from March of 2010 unit March 21011 – an entire year of production – have a fuse box design that runs the engine management system, horn, wiper blades and theft alarm through one fuse. If the fuse blows for any reason, the engine quits without warning. Continue reading

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Honda Recalls 2011 Odyssey Again. Window Glass Can Shatter

American Honda is recalling 2,800 model-year 2011 Odyssey vehicles in the U.S. to replace the side window glass in one or both of the front doors. It was the second Odyssey recall of the month, following an earlier one to replace a front windshield wiper linkage rod that could break. Continue reading

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Continental Tire Tread Separation Recall on Ford F-Series. Explorer Firestone Tire Failure Drama Now in Sequel

Continental Tire is recalling 390,657 tires installed on Ford F-250 and F-350 heavy duty pickup trucks in the U.S. About 65,000 trucks are potentially affected by a tire tread separation defect – the same problem as the infamous Firestone tire recall on the Ford Explorer that dominated headlines a decade ago. Continue reading

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Honda Recalls Odyssey Minivan for Bad Windshield Wipers

Honda is recalling 33,341 model-year 2011 Odyssey vehicles in the U.S. to replace the front windshield wiper linkage rod. If the windshield wipers are frozen to the windshield with heavy ice and the wipers are turned on without freeing them … Continue reading

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Kia Recalls 2006-2008 Optima Sedans for Bad Shift Cable

If the driver leaves the vehicle without engaging the parking brake, there is a possibility that the vehicle can roll creating the risk of a crash. 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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Chrysler Recalls Town & Country and Dodge Caravan Minivans and Dodge Journey SUVs for Abrupt Engine Shut Offs

A Mexican-built part from Continental apparently is the cause of the engine shut down defect, according to Chrysler. Chrysler said there are hundreds of warranty claims and at least two rear end accidents alleged to have been cause by the safety defect. 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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