Recall

GM’s Year of Recalls

The Wall Street Journal: What’s the average cost per car to replace the faulty ignition switches in 2.6 million small cars – the defect the company has linked to 13 deaths, scores of lawsuits, a federal criminal investigation, and multiple probes by congressional committees, federal regulators and state attorneys general? $261, it turns out. When […]

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Chrysler recalling 400k+

Chrysler is recalling nearly half a million vehicles worldwide. The issue is the mechanism that controls the active head- restraints. (These help prevent whiplash injuries from car accidents.) These mechanisms could potentially be faulty in the affected vehicles. Even though no one has reported any injuries, Chrysler is issuing the recall. In some cases, a […]

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Ford recalls 465k vehicles

This may not be the mother of all recalls, but it’s huge nonetheless. Ford issued a massive 465,000 vehicle recall. They have received over 600 complaints about fuel leaks. Accordingly, the recall is to address the risk of fire. There have been no reports of actual fires yet, though. The affected vehicles 2013 Taurus 2013 […]

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Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion, Escape

Owners of a 2013 Fusion or Escape with the 1.6 liter engine should stop driving their vehicles immediately. According to the Ford press release: Meanwhile, Ford is advising affected owners to contact a Ford dealer as soon as possible for alternative transportation at no cost to the customer; U.S. owners also may call 866-436-7332 and […]

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Toyota recalls 670k Priuses

Plural of Prius aside1, Toyota is recalling 670,000 of them here in the States, and a total of 2.77 million worldwide. What’s the big deal? There are two potential issues, actually. Number one is a flakey water pump, which could cause the engine to shut down at an inopportune time. Problem number two is a […]

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Honda Accord and Acura RL Recall

Honda is recalling a total of 625.762 vehicles. Included are Acura TL’s from 2007 and 2008, and Honda Accords V6 models from 2003-2007. The issue is that high under-hood temperatures could cause the power steering hose to bite the dust early. The hose could crack, causing power steering fluid to leak. The fluid could leak […]

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Honda recalls CR-V and Pilot

Honda has issued a recall for a half million1 CR-V’s and Pilots. Affected CR-V’s are from the 2002-2004 model years, and affected Pilots are from 2003. There is a potential flaw in the headlight switch wiring. In some cases, the low beam headlights could fail. So far, no harm, no foul. No accidents have been […]

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2012 Nissan Versa and Nissan Versa Recall

Nissan has issued a recall for an unspecified number of Versas and Altimas from the current model year. Affected vehicles may have an incorrect mixture of gasses in the curtain airbag module. The problem? There’s a chance that the airbags won’t inflate in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect vehicles for this issue, […]

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