Trucks Could Experience Brake Failure, Navistar Issues Recall

June 13, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated that a recall that was issued during 2012 is finally coming to an end now that the automaker has announced a remedy for the issue.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Navistar is recalling all units of the 2012 and 2013 International brand ProStar and TranStar and will be having the vehicles’ S-Cam tube bracket assemblies replaced in order to prevent a potential accident.

The firm has stated that this recall was necessary after the company learned that the brake S-Cam tube bracket assemblies on the steer axles could eventually break unexpectedly while the vehicle was in use.

The new parts for the affected vehicles will be available in August.

Click here for the NHTSA’s recall report.

2013 SLK250 & SLK350 Recalled by Mercedes-Benz

June 13, 2013 by  
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Multiple news sources have been reporting that Mercedes-Benz has recently reported in its website that multiple vehicles manufactured by Mercedes-Benz are being recalled.

The 2013 SLK250 and SLK350 were equipped with front passenger seat occupant classification systems that might fail. A child or a smaller and lighter adult might not be protected because the system could fail to recognize the person’s presence, increasing the risk of a potential injury since the system may fail to activate the airbag system in the event of an accident.

The company has stated that this recall is being issued in order to prevent a potential serious injury. Affected vehicle owners will have the OCS feature in their cars’ passenger seats fully replaced in order to promote safety and keep passengers protected in the case of an accident.

Follow this link if you have any questions concerning this recall and if you would like to read more on this story.

Chrysler Recalls 2013 Ram Trucks, NHTSA Reports

June 13, 2013 by  
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Multiple news agencies have indicated recently that Chrysler has been the center of a discussion regarding the safety of their Grand Cherokee and Liberty models.

Following reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is pushing the company to recall several vehicles due to a potential problem with the vehicles’ engines, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that all units of the 2013 Ram 1500, 2500, and 3500 trucks are being recalled.

The recall was issued once the automaker learned that the affected vehicles come with optional tail lamps that may fail to illuminate once the driver activates the turn signal indicator, which could cause a problem for the driver since motorists following behind may not get a notification the driver is turning.

This issue represents a failure to comply with federal standards and because of this, the company decided to issue this recall promptly. Affected vehicle owners are being notified of this recall. Cars with the defective turn signal malfunction will have the Central Body Controller software reprogrammed at authorized dealers for free. Affected consumers with any questions or concerns related to this issue could contact Chrysler or follow this link to read the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s official recall announcement.

Dodge Dart Affected by Recent Chrysler Recall

June 12, 2013 by  
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Chrysler Group LLC has issued a recall for all units of the 2013 Dodge Dart models after the company learned that the vehicles were equipped with a MultiAir turbo engine that could experience an engine stall if the vehicle is exposed to temperatures under 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

The federal agency has stated that the vehicles affected were manufactured between March 1, 2012 and February 28, 2013. Affected vehicle owners will be notified promptly. Chrysler should have all affected cars fully repaired at authorized dealers.

According to the federal agency, the powertrain control module in these vehicles should be fully reprogrammed for free to prevent the potential stall risk.

You can follow this link to read the full recall announcement published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Act promptly if you have been affected and contact Chrysler as soon as possible.

NHTSA Gives Chrysler a Deadline to Formally Respond to Recall Request

June 11, 2013 by  
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According to multiple news agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the automaker Chrysler a deadline in order to obtain a formal response regarding the request for a recall concerning 2.7 million vehicles that are being linked to several fiery accidents including crashes that resulted in fatalities.

The reports show that the 1993 through 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee and 2002 through 2007 Liberty SUVs could be affected if the agency decides that there’s a problem with the engine these vehicles were equipped with.

At this moment, the NHTSA is waiting for the automaker’s response, which should be issued until June 18th. Upon receipt of the official response, the federal agency might have to issue a formal fining and then summon the company and interest groups for a public hearing.

The agency has stated that the manufacturer did not uphold industry standards by placing the fuel tanks in a spot that is considered to be vulnerable, increasing the risks associated with a possible fire in the event of a collision.

The manufacturer has avoided to issue a recall by claiming the fuel tank design does not fail to meet federal standards.

While it’s extremely rare for a company to refuse to issue a recall upon receiving an official request from the federal agency, it has happened before. The last time an automaker challenged the NHTSA was in 1996.

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Throttle Pedal Issue Prompts Recall of Aston Martin Vehicles

June 11, 2013 by  
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Aston Martin, reports show, has issued a recall for a series of vehicles after it was noted that a manufacturing error caused the throttle pedal arm to become vulnerable.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration vehicles affected include units of the V8 Vantage, V12 Vantage, Virage, DB9, and Rapide models that were manufactured between May 14, 2012 and April 10, 2013. The throttle pedal arm in these vehicles could crack and break while in use, causing the driver to lose control over the vehicle’s speed.

To prevent an accident, the agency has stated that Aston Martin is notifying all affected vehicle owners promptly. The affected cars will have the throttle pedal assemblies replaced for free.

To learn more on this particular recall and how to have your car fixed, follow this link to visit the NHTSA’s official recall page.

NHTSA Issues Recall Along Ford That Affects The Lincoln MKZ Model

June 11, 2013 by  
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Yet another vehicle model is being recalled by Ford, reports show. According to the news, Ford decided to recall 2013 Lincoln MKZ after it was noted that a problem with certain engine block heater cords could eventually pose a serious electric shock risk to users.

The company has stated that the issue is linked to the engine block heater, which was equipped with cords that could become bent under certain temperatures, increasing the potential for an electric shock since the cords could crack unexpectedly.

To prevent potential incidents, the company will have any defective cord replaced for fully functional ones.

You can read more on this recall by clicking here and reading the statement issued by the NHTSA.

Altec Recalls Vehicles Built on Ford F550 Chassis Over Fire Risk

June 10, 2013 by  
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that Altec Industries, Inc. has issued a report in order to warn certain aerial device owners that the vehicles built on Ford F550 chassis could pose a serious fire hazard to users.

According to the firm, these vehicles come with battery cables that are linked to the unit auxiliary components that might be damaged over time of use. If that occurs, a short to ground could occur, and a fire may erupt as a result.

To prevent an accident or a fire that could result in injuries, affected vehicles owners are being notified. The battery cables should be re-routed for free in order to keep drivers safe. Affected models include the 2010 through 2012 AT200A, AT235/235P, AT237, AT248F, AT35/37-G, and AT40-G.

You may click here to read the NHTSA’s official report.

Your 2010 Prius Could Pose Crash Risks, NHTSA Reports

June 7, 2013 by  
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According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Toyota has issued a recall for a series of vehicles including all units of the 2010 Prius over an issue that could lead to a brake fluid leak.

The NHTSA has reported that the recall also affects all 2010 Lexus HS250h vehicles. According to the firm, nitrogen gas could leak from a component of the brake booster pump assembly, which could then lead into the brake fluid, increasing the risk of an accident since the brake pedal may experience a reduced hydraulic pressure, affecting the vehicle’s stopping distance and making a crash more likely.

Prius or Lexus HS250h car owners with vehicles that were manufactured between March 31, 2009 and October 9, 2009 should either contact Toyota or visit a dealer to have their vehicles inspected. The carmaker has stated that it’s notifying affected consumers. The affected brake booster pump assemblies are being replaced for free.

Accidents linked to these vehicles haven’t been reported up tot his moment. To prevent an accident, ensure your car is fully repaired promptly. Follow this link to read the full recall statement in order to make sure that the defective vehicles are quickly fixed. Too frequently, people become injured in accidents linked to vehicles that experience issues caused by defective components before the NHTSA issues a recall. Make sure that your vehicle is promptly repaired.

Problem with Side Curtain Air Bags Prompts Recall of CODA Cars

June 7, 2013 by  
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According to multiple news agencies, CODA Automotive has issued a recall for all units of the 2012 CODA vehicles after it was noted that the side curtain air bags in these vehicles could not deploy as they were designed to deploy.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration decided to issue the recall announcement in order to ensure that the affected vehicles are properly repaired before anyone becomes injured as a result of an air bag failure in the event of a crash.

According to the agency, the problem may stem from a failure to properly roll the air bags during the device’s production. Affected consumers are being notified of this recall and should soon schedule a visit to a dealer to have the vehicle repaired. Follow this link to read the full recall announcement.

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