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 |  Oct 29 2010, 11:20 AM


Ah, another day, another spate of recalls. A total of 90,000 vehicles from three different automakers are under separate recalls for everything from loose mirrors to defrosters. (At least it’s not as ridiculous as rusting Bentley ornaments).

Suzuki is recalling a total of 70,000 SX4 models from 2007 to 2010 due to side mirror covers that can come loose and fall off. The fix is a simple use of four new screws to hold the mirror caps on. Suzuki says it will begin notifying owners in November.

Meanwhile Mitsubishi is recalling 20,000 Endeavor SUVs from 2006-08. Trucks equipped with manual air conditioning could incorrectly close the heater door, limited the ability for the defroster to function properly and, therefore, limit visibility. Mitsubishi will reprogram the software in affected vehicles to solve the issue, and replace the heater door if necessary.

Ford also has one small recall out today, for 71 2011 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX crossovers. The issue with the vehicles involves the rear liftgate which was improperly programmed from the factory so the liftgate can’t lock. Ford will notify owners next week in order to get the part repaired.

[Source: DetroitNews]

  • Caer

    I’m putting my post on several “Make a comment” I want as many people as possible to know how Ford treats it’s customers. So sorry if you read this already.

    I HAD a 2003 van with 68,000 miles. Only owner. I did the maintenance required. Was garage kept for the 1st 3 1/2 years. The 1st week of Novemeber the dealer took it and said they would get the part in Jan 2011. They paid for the rental. This week they condemed my van due to the 2nd recall. My buy out is $9,000.00. The catch – the dealer pressured me to sign the papers right away. Once I did, I did NOT get a check. 5-7 days, longer if a week-end was involed, but I had to turn in my rental on Friday no matter what I did. Dealer said it was Corp’s rules. When I called Corp they said it was dealer’s rules. When I asked about the other people from the 1st recall waiting 3 months+ for their checks the reply was yes there were delays for the 1st recall buy out. That could happen again. I asked to please keep my rental until I get my check. They said no. It would cost them too much money. But now it is Friday and I have no car to drive to work or get my kids to school. I also have no idea when I will get my check. NEVER A FORD AGAIN!!! I get the van is unsafe. I get this whole thing was a very bad mistake. What I don’t get is how I had to give Ford a check to leave with my van in March of 2003, but now that they are buying it back they don’t have to give me my check until they get around to it. They papers said they had a fixed time frame for me to keep the rental. What about a fixed time frame to give me my money. Anyone have any ideas???