Toyota to Recall Over 420,000 Lexus Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Defect

On November 21, 2014 Toyota announced the recall of 422,509 Lexus vehicles due to a fuel line defect near an ignition source that could lead to deadly fires.  Vehicles recalled are the 2007-2010 Lexus LS models manufactured from May 09, 2006 - July 20, 20, the 2006-2011 Lexus GS vehicles produced from January 06, 2005 [...]

November 21st, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota to Recall Over 420,000 Lexus Vehicles Due to Fuel Line Defect

Ford Recalls 746,842 2013-2014 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Ford is recalling 746,842 vehicles from their 2013 and 2014 model years due to an air bag defect.  In all of the affected vehicles, the circuit board in the Restraints Control Module (RCM) may develop a short-circuit over time.  This is because when the conformal coating was applied to portions of the RCM at the [...]

October 6th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 746,842 2013-2014 Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

The Ignition Switch that Continues to Fail: Chrysler Recalls Another 349,442 Vehicles Worldwide due to Ignition Switch Defect

The year of the defective ignition switch continues. In their third such recall of 2014, Chrysler has announced a worldwide recall of 349,442 vehicles involving faulty ignition switches that could cause cars to suddenly turn off while driving. This latest recall affects 5 models from the 2008 line.  These models include, the Jeep Commander and [...]

September 26th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on The Ignition Switch that Continues to Fail: Chrysler Recalls Another 349,442 Vehicles Worldwide due to Ignition Switch Defect

Chrysler Recalls 25,483 Newer Fiat Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Another day, another Chrysler recall. Chrysler is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Fiat 500L due to an air bag defect.  These vehicles were manufactured from March 3, 2012, to July 25, 2014.  The defect stems from an assembly error with the driver’s knee airbag.  Irregularities were found in the folding process during assembly of this [...]

September 22nd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Chrysler Recalls 25,483 Newer Fiat Vehicles due to Air Bag Defect

Chrysler Recalls Another 643,618 Vehicles due to Ignition Switch Defect

Last week, Chrysler expanded recall 11V-139 to include an additional 525,205 minivans due to an ignition switch defect.  This week, Chrysler has now added another 643,618 Jeeps suffering from the same ignition switch defect. The issue is once again the ignition switch, which has been the topic of conversation of automobile recalls since GM’s bombshell [...]

July 29th, 2014|Automobile Defects|1 Comment

BMW Recalls 573,935 Vehicles Due to a Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

BMW will recall 573,935 sedans, coupes, convertibles and Sports Wagons due to a defect in the passenger side air bag.  This is an expansion of BMW’s earlier recall back in April 2013.  The problem is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator.  The issue is the inflator may release [...]

July 23rd, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on BMW Recalls 573,935 Vehicles Due to a Passenger Side Air Bag Defect

Ford Recalls 1,176,771 2013-2014 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls Involving Air Bag and Door Defects

Ford announced it will recall 1,176,771 vehicles in two separate actions that affect three different models. The recalls involve air bag and door defects in 2013-2014 models. The largest recall affects 594,785 Ford Escape and Ford C-Max vehicles.  The model years affects the newest models from 2013 and 2014.  They were manufactured in two different [...]

May 15th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Ford Recalls 1,176,771 2013-2014 Vehicles in Two Separate Recalls Involving Air Bag and Door Defects

Toyota to Recall 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide

On the heels of a $1.2 billion criminal penalty over concealing information and misleading consumers over the unintended acceleration issue, Toyota announced a 6.39 million car recall globally affecting 25 different models in 5 separate recalls. The total recall affects nearly 2 million cars in North America alone. Click here to read the full article: [...]

April 11th, 2014|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on Toyota to Recall 6.39 Million Vehicles Worldwide

18,871 2013 Cadillac SRX’s Recalled

General Motors announced that 18,871 2013 Cadillac SRX’s were being recalled because the wheel lug nuts may loosen causing the wheels to separate from the vehicle leading to catastrophic potential results.  The vehicles involved are Cadillac SRXs manufactured between January 31, 2012 and March 18, 2013, a significant portion of the product line. GM will [...]

May 31st, 2013|Automobile Defects|Comments Off on 18,871 2013 Cadillac SRX’s Recalled