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Mitsubishi Recalls 459,618 Vehicles due to Sun Visor Defect

Mitsubishi will be recalling 459,618 vehicles due to a defect with the installation of the passenger sun visor.  The problem is that during a frontal accident resulting in frontal airbag deployment, there is the potential for the passenger sun visor to detach if the sun visor is in the down position.  Depending on the position [...]

June 29th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Mitsubishi Recalls 459,618 Vehicles due to Sun Visor Defect

Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

Toyota has announced that it will recall 3,042,523 vehicles due to the defective Takata passenger air bags that were installed previously.  This announcement expands previous recalls issued by Toyota to include an additional 2,039,523 vehicles.  Toyota has issued two different recalls to expand and supersede previous recalls throughout the United States. Click here to view [...]

June 22nd, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls Over 3 Million Vehicles Due to Defective Passenger Air Bags

Takata Admits Defects in Airbags, 34 Million Vehicles to be Recalled

After repeatedly denying and refusing to believe that their airbags were defective even though multiple incidents were reported, on May 19, 2015, Takata finally acknowledged the obvious and admitted that their airbags were defective. As a result, Takata has agreed to double the number of vehicles originally recalled in the United States to nearly 34 [...]

May 20th, 2015|Automobile Defects, Takata Air Bag|Comments Off on Takata Admits Defects in Airbags, 34 Million Vehicles to be Recalled

Toyota Recalls 636,331 Vehicles Due to Defective Air Bags in Three Separate Recalls

Toyota has announced three separate recalls, two of which are expansions or previous recalls, which involve air bag defects in older Toyota model vehicles. The first recall involves 159,700 Toyota RAV4 vehicles manufactured May 13, 2003, to October 25, 2005 that are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag.  These RAV4s are from Toyota’s [...]

May 18th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 636,331 Vehicles Due to Defective Air Bags in Three Separate Recalls

GM Recalls 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles due to Roof Panel Defect

Due to a software defect in the slide or tilt function for the roof panel, General Motors will recall 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles that were manufactured from October 24, 2011 to March 5, 2015.  The models include the 2013, 2014, and 2015 Malibus.  These vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of FMVSS No. 18, [...]

April 13th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on GM Recalls 87,063 Chevrolet Malibu Vehicles due to Roof Panel Defect

Graco Fined $10 Million in Civil Penalties due to Untimely Notification of Defect

On March 20, 2015, the U.S. Transportation announced that Graco Children’s Products had been fined $10 million after the company failed to provide timely notification of a defect in their car seats regarding a defective buckle that resulted in more than 4 million car seats recalled.  The defect in the car seat stems from the [...]

April 7th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Graco Fined $10 Million in Civil Penalties due to Untimely Notification of Defect

Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Toyota will recall 110,085 newer model Toyota Camrys, Highlanders, and RAV4s due a manufacturing processing error of the electric power steering component.  The subject vehicles are equipped with an electric power steering (EPS) system consisting of an EPS electronic control unit (ECU) and a steering column assembly with an attached power steering motor, rotation angle [...]

March 31st, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota Recalls 110,085 Newer Model Vehicles Due to Power Steering Failure

Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

Honda continues to expand the air bag recall that has affected millions of vehicles due to defective Takata inflator parts.  Honda will now be recalling an additional 104,871 vehicles as a result this defect.  In March 2015, Honda began matching Takata airbag inflator part numbers to individual VINs based on factory production records.  Through this [...]

March 23rd, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Honda Expands Air Bag Recall to 104,871 Older Model Vehicles

Nissan Recalls 625,000 Altimas Due to Latch Defect

Nissan has announced that it will recall 625,000 Nissan Altima vehicles due to a hood latch defect.  This recall is an expansion of an earlier recall that occurred in September 2014 when  Nissan recalled the 2013 model year Altima vehicles manufactured from March 6, 2012 to February 28, 2013.  Originally, Nissan recalled 220,423 with this [...]

March 10th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Nissan Recalls 625,000 Altimas Due to Latch Defect

Alliance Recalls Tires for Tread Defect

Alliance is recalling tire model number 396, size 445/65R22.5, which were manufactured April 22, 2013, to November 23, 2014, and size 600/50R22.5 manufactured May 27, 2013, to November 2, 2014, because of a tread defect.  The tires have a radial construction consisting of a steel casing and steel belts under the tread.  The problem is [...]

March 9th, 2015|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Alliance Recalls Tires for Tread Defect