Tag Archive for Recalls

Ford recalls 2013 Escapes

Ford Motor Company has issued an urgent recall affecting 2013 Ford Escape vehicles that have 1.6-liter engines.
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5 most notorious auto recalls

From the Ford Pinto to Toyota’s ‘sticky’ gas pedals, here’s our list of the most infamous recalls in automobile history.

Mazda Recalls 217,500 Tributes Following Investigation

The day after Ford Motor Company issues a major recall of nearly half a million Escapes, Mazda announces that it is recalling more than 200,000 Tributes for the same potentially deadly problem with stuck throttles.
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Honda recalls over 2.23 lakh vehicles over faulty air bag issue in India

Honda has announced that it would recall about 2.23 lakh units of the CR-V, Civic, City and Jazz to fix the faulty airbag issue.

The company has stated that the recall is carried out as a part of Honda’s global exercise and there has been no report of untoward incidents so far.

The exercise will cover 13,073 units of the CR-V SUV which was manufactured between 2004-11, 54,290 units of Civic Sedan produced between 2003-2012, 1,40,508 units of its popular sedan City manufactured between 2007 and 2012 and 15,707 units of the carmaker’s premium Hatchback Jazz which was produced between 2009 and 2011.

This replacement will be carried out free of cost at Honda dealerships pan-India in a phased manner, starting October 12, 2015.

Customers can also confirm if their car is a part of the recall by submitting their 17 character alpha-numeric Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the carmaker’s official website.

Over 10.85 lakh vehicles have been recalled by a number of automakers since auto industry body SIAM started a voluntary vehicle recall for safety related issues in India in July 2012.

These automakers include bigwigs such as Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra, Toyota, Ford, Honda and General Motors.

In June 2015, Nissan India had recalled over 12,000 vehicles over engine switch and airbag issues. In May, Honda Cars India had recalled 575 units of CR-V, which were manufactured in 2004, and 10,805 units of Accord that were made between 2003 and 2007 to fix a problem with airbags. Mahindra & Mahindra, on the other hand, recalled its XUV500 in India in April after users complained of alloy wheel breaks.

In March, Maruti Suzuki recalled 19,780 units of Alto 800 and 13,318 units of Alto K10 which were manufactured between December 8 and February 18, 2014, over faulty hand-door latch.

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Car issues and safety recalls

BMW Recalls 1.6M 3-Series Cars For Air Bag Problem

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. The company says it’s taking the precaution because other automakers using similar systems have reported problems. If the bags do not work properly, shards could fly out and cause injury.



Hyundai Recalls Vehicles Post Software Glitch

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had asserted some pressure on the automaker to recall the vehicles.

The recall covers 2016 Tucson models with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions made from May 20, 2015 to May 31, 2016. Hyundai says it started getting reports in June that the engines would rev but the SUVs wouldn’t move after coming to a stop.

The problem was intermittent and often didn’t repeat itself, the company said in government documents. Engineers traced the problem to the transmission control computer that monitors driving to refine gear shifting.

If the gas pedal is repeatedly cycled, the Tucson’s may not accelerate, increasing the risk of a crash. Hyundai at first sent a service bulletin to dealers but decided to do a recall after meeting with the safety agency on August 10. The recall began September 7. Dealers will reprogram the transmission computer.

Source: siasat.com
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Intel-owned Basis recalls every fitness watch they ever made

Intel-owned Basis recalls every fitness watch they ever made

Intel-owned fitness tracker company Basis has announced a sweeping recall of its Peak and B-1smartwatches over concerns the battery could get too hot and injure someone. So how many units are being recalled? All of them. That’s right, if you own a Basis Peak or B-1 device, you can – and really, you should – send it back for a refund.

Basis says less than one percent of their watches have the battery overheating problem, but so far, attempts to remedy the issue have not been successful. So, they want all of them back. And if you’ve got one and return it, fair warning: your online fitness data will only be around until the end of this year, at which point it will turn to vapor, so you might want to start scribbling down your workout details. Here’s the link to help you get started on getting your refund: http://www.mybasis.com/




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Toyota Recalls 4 Million Vehicles

Toyota announced a pay cut for Japanese managers by 20 percent after announcing it would recall four million U.S. vehicles to replace gas pedals. Jim Axelrod reports.
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Kia recalls over 419,000 SUVs to fix shift lever problem

Kia recalls over 419,000 SUVs to fix shift lever problem

DETROIT (AP) — Kia will recall more than 419,000 SUVs in the U.S. and Canada because the transmission can be shifted out of park when the driver’s foot isn’t on the brake, a violation of safety laws. The recall covers Sorentos from the 2011 through 2013 model years. The cars can roll away unexpectedly and cause a crash, Kia says in documents posted Thursday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The problem happens when the gear shift lever is pushed too hard, causing a part in the shift mechanism to crack. It has caused three injuries. Kia says it began investigating the trouble in August when it got a letter from a lawyer saying that a child moved a Sorento shift lever out of park and the SUV rolled in a parking lot. The child’s father stood in front of the SUV and was joined by his son. The son got between the Sorento and a stopped vehicle and suffered a broken leg, according to the documents. Kia then began investigating and found 54 warranty claims. It decided to recall the SUVs on Sept. 28. Dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism with improved parts. Owners will be notified starting Nov. 24. Kia said owners should always apply the parking brake firmly and make sure the shift lever is securely in park before leaving the vehicles. 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Follow us on Twitter @Local12 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates!
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Car Concerns Radio USA! Takata Air-Bags (part 1 of 4, made with Spreaker)


Federal safety regulators, growing increasingly frantic, warned Wednesday that at least 7.78 million vehicles were equipped with dangerous Takata air bags which are blamed for killing two people. Federal prosecutors reportedly launched an inquiry into the company’s actions.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) notified owners “with urgency” to get their previously recalled cars, which include vehicles from 10 makers, fixed at once as a matter “essential to personal safety.”

It’s not a new recall, but a plea for people with recalled cars to get them fixed now, as the air bags are an immediate threat to front-seat passengers safety.

Toyota and General Motors are taking the added step of sending overnight letters to owners of recalled models warning them not to let passengers sit in the front seats.

The new warning, as well as the underlying recalls dating to 2008, applies mainly to cars sold or ever registered in areas with high humidity, such as Florida and Puerto Rico. However, Consumers Union, advocacy unit of Consumer Reports, said Wednesday that it believes “the dangers could be far broader” than just humid locations. It said data show 100 injuries.

At least two deaths are blamed on the defect, reported years ago by Honda. Two more are suspected but not confirmed. Consumers Union says it believes all four deaths are linked.

The Takata bags involved mostly are on older vehicles, some of which have been on the road since 2000. When the defective bags inflate in a crash they can tear loose from their brackets, blowing pieces of their housings—shrapnel, in effect—at the faces and chests of occupants. The propellant for the bags was improperly handled during manufacture, and the danger is amplified by humidity.

The Takata bag defect has caused recalls of some 16 million vehicles worldwide.

NHTSA said it has an ongoing investigation into the bags.

Federal prosecutors also are looking into whether Takata was misleading about safety, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing “people familiar with the matter.” USA TODAY could not independently confirm that.

Owners have been lax about the repairs. GM, for example, says that only about 10% of affected vehicles have been brought in.

It’s good to see Takata’s defective air bag issue finally getting the attention it deserves with so many vehicles being recalled. It will take years to address the danger, and there will be far too many consumers that ignore the recall.

Harry tells you which vehicles from the various auto manufactures are affected. If your present vehicle was mentioned it is of urgent importance that you stop driving the vehicle and cal your selling dealer and have them pick the vehicle up for the fix.

Demand a loaner car.

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