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…
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Road debris is dangerous, especially when it’s something as big as the spare tire pinned under the bed of a Toyota Tacoma.
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.
Customers who bought infant-safety seats from Dorel Juvenile Group will want to know about a new recall affecting 1737 units.
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.
Porsche may have made a serious mistake in hiring an ex Wile E. Coyote illustrator to assemble their Cayenne SUVs. Sure it’s funny to see the sneaky canine’s eyes pop out, but there’s nothing funny about that happening to your car.
Jokes aside, more than 20,000 Porsche Cayennes from the 2011-12 model year, including the Cayenne, Cayenne S, Cayenne S hybrid and Cayenne Turbo are experiencing just that. It seems that there’s a chance your headlights might become detached during one of those athletic sprints to get the kids to a soccer game, or any time for that matter.
The recall was expected to begin on February 23, owners will be contacted by the automaker if their vehicle needs to be repaired.
GALLERY: 2011 Porsche Cayenne
Toyota is recalling 427 2011 RAV4 models because the side-curtain airbags that might not deploy.
According to the notice, a propellant with incorrect specifications was used in the airbag inflator. In certain instances that can cause one or both of the devices to fail.
The vehicles included in the recall were made between November 24 and December 11 of last year. As recalls go, this is a pretty small one but interestingly enough, Honda issued an almost-identical recall for the same issue in their Accords and Crosstours today.
It seems the same supplier, Autoliv Americas, does business with both Honda and Toyota. Owners can expect to be contacted by mail if their vehicle is among the affected group.