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 |  Feb 18 2014, 10:02 AM


South Korean auto maker Kia is calling back 11,961 of its Sportage crossovers from the 2014 model year.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 6:15 PM


More than 685,000 Honda Fit sub-compact hatchbacks are being recalled globally because of a fire risk, the company announced today.

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 |  Mar 12 2013, 11:40 AM


Families with 2013 Ford C-Max, Escape and Focus vehicles will be paying a visit to the nearest Ford service department as soon as possible, over a defective child safety door lock. Continue Reading…

 |  Feb 27 2013, 5:37 PM

Lotus is recalling 546 of its sports cars in North America because of a problem with an oil cooler line that could become detached.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 5:31 PM

Chrysler is on the search for 16 vehicles sold last year in North America, from a batch of 1,934 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger models, for a safety recall.

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 |  Feb 17 2013, 4:01 PM

BMW is issuing a recall for its 128i, 135i, 328i, 335i, and Z4 models for a possible issue with the connector for the positive battery cable connector and the corresponding terminal on the fuse box.

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 |  Dec 30 2012, 9:01 AM

American Suzuki is issuing out a recall for 2,830 XL7 SUVs for a faulty fuel pump that could potentially cause a fuel leak.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 11:02 AM

There’s nothing low key about driving a Lamborghini product, but 144 Aventador owners might be turning heads the wrong way.

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 |  Dec 10 2012, 5:32 PM

Porsche is recalling its 2010 model year 911 GT3 vehicles in Canada for a possible rear wheel hub failure.

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 |  Dec 01 2012, 12:01 PM

Ford is issuing a recall on its 2013 Escape and Fusion models equipped with the 1.6-liter engine for a possible fire hazard.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 7:02 PM

Road debris is dangerous, especially when it’s something as big as the spare tire pinned under the bed of a Toyota Tacoma.

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 |  Nov 21 2012, 11:31 AM

Mercedes-Benz is issuing a recall for its 2012 model year CLS550 and CLS550 4Matic models where the bolts holding down the hood’s secondary latch striker can loosen over time.

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 |  Nov 14 2012, 2:27 AM

Toyota will conduct two voluntary safety recalls on 2004-2009 Prius models, one to replace the steering intermediate extension shaft and another to replace the electric water pump for the hybrid system.

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 |  Oct 22 2012, 7:31 AM

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for its 2012 E-Class Coupe due to a potential fault with its airbag. The recall will effect E350 and E550 coupe models manufactured from April 2nd, 2012 to June 29th, 2012.

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 |  Sep 22 2012, 12:01 PM

General Motors is issuing a recall that affects 426,240 vehicles to fix an issue where the transmission gear position may not match the gear on the shifter.

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 |  Sep 14 2012, 2:38 PM

There are 17 Honda Ridgelines are being recalled for an incorrect passenger airbag status indicator. All 17 affected vehicles were built on April 18.

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 |  Aug 18 2012, 2:02 PM

Over 249,000 SUVs are being recalled for a possible fire risk with the window and door lock switches for vehicles sold or registered in 20 states and Washington, D.C. where salt and other chemicals are used to clear roads in the winter.

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 |  Jun 12 2012, 6:32 PM

Honda announced today that it will recall 50,000 2012 Civics because the driver’s side driveshaft might have been improperly assembled possibly allowing it to separate from a joint while the car is running.

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 |  May 16 2012, 2:32 PM

Lexus is announcing a voluntary recall of about 650 GS 350 F Sport sedans because the steering system might not perform predictably. 

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 |  May 10 2012, 11:47 AM

It seems some 10,500 vehicles left the factory between 2011 and 2013 with faulty transmissions, prompting Ford to issue a recall. 

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 |  May 09 2012, 5:15 PM

Chrysler is recalling 471 Town & Country minivans because of a liftgate issue that might increase the risk of a limb being caught during closing.

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 |  May 08 2012, 10:21 AM

BMW is recalling 7,600 of its 2013 3 Series models because of an issue with the head restraints. Units built between October 19, 2011 and March 18, 2012 are affected.

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 |  May 07 2012, 6:35 PM

Customers who bought infant-safety seats from Dorel Juvenile Group will want to know about a new recall affecting 1737 units. 

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 |  Mar 16 2012, 1:45 PM

It’s a case of technicality versus practicality: The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration told Hyundai to replace the center rear seat belts in 14,728 Sonata Hybrids made between 2011 and 2012, but the Korean automaker declined.

It comes down to a dispute over why the belts need to be changed. U.S. safety regulations prohibit using “a release mechanism that detaches both the lap and shoulder portion at the lower anchorage point,” in the middle position of the rear seat.

Hyundai agreed to comply by repairing the 1,633 Sonata Hybrids, but is reluctant to do the same for the 13,095 that already sold. The company argues that there isn’t a safety risk, and is filing for an exemption.

NHTSA will review Hyundai’s filing, but if the petition is denied, the company will need to proceed as initially advised. Only the hybrid versions of the car are affected. If the request is denied, Hyundai will contact vehicle owners, but because of the uncertain circumstances it would behoove owners to sign up for NHTSA’s recall notification system, just in case details slip through the cracks.