GM Takes to Facebook, Phone Calls to get Ignition Switches Fixed

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Since General Motors began to recall more than 2 million vehicles due to a now-infamous defect in their ignition switches, only about 49 percent of affected owners have brought their vehicles to a dealer to have their ignition switches fixed. For a time, the company was short on parts, but now that it has plenty of parts, the problem is people not taking the recall seriously. GM officials have found that many affected vehicle owners either haven't heard ...

Another General Motors Recall

another GM recall

Beleaguered carmaker General Motors Co has had to issue yet another voluntary recall this week, adding to the record number of its vehicles that have been recalled so far this year. This latest recall is for more than 205,000 vehicles in the US, and is due to an issue with a defective parking brake that could actually cause a vehicle to catch fire. According to a letter from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the defect ...

U.S. Senate Considering Auto Industry Recall Reform

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A U.S Senate subcommittee plans to hold a hearing next week to discuss the recent spate of recalls in the automotive industry, and what types of reforms might be possible to prevent problems later on. So far this year, with 40 million vehicles have been recalled. The largest of course, was the General Motors recall, for a defect in its ignition switches so far been linked to at least 13 deaths. This latest hearing is actually the ...

Faulty Chrysler Power Modules

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Consumers Ask NHTSA to Investigate Faulty Chrysler Power Modules Most drivers of Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles have never even heard of a Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM), but they may want to start paying attention to look more closely, because a defective one may cause serious harm to themselves or their families. The TIPM is the electronic module that distributes power throughout the vehicle. And to date, at least 240 owners of various Chrysler vehicles have been so concerned ...

Hyundai SUV Recall

Hyundai SUV Recall

Hyundai SUV Recall: Tucson at Issue According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Hyundai Motor Co. has announced a voluntary recall of nearly 138,000 of their Tucson SUVs because they discovered that the air bags located in the steering wheel were incorrectly mounted, and that two bolts attaching the air bag assembly may not be tight enough and could potentially cause everything to come loose, which could increase the likelihood of serious injury in ...

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls 6.4 Million Vehicles It's just not a good time to be a large car maker, apparently. General Motors is facing a lot of scrutiny over its troubles with faulty ignition switches, and now Toyota Motor Corp., the world's largest automaker, has issued a recall of about 6.4 million of its vehicles worldwide, including just over 2.3 million vehicles in the United States, based on five different defects. This latest recall includes a total of 27 ...

BMW Recalling Motorcycles

BMW Recalling Motorcycles

BMW Recalling Motorcycles: 51,000 Bikes Affected According to a recent posting on BMW’s website, the auto and motorcycle manufacturer is recalling approximately 51,000 motorcycles due to a fuel leak.  Most of the motorcycles included in the recall are R and K series motorcycles manufactured between 2005 and 2011. Approximately 14 months ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began investigating the subject motorcycle models due to an increase in customer complaints concerning fuel leaks.  Following this ...

Fatal Limo Fire Prompts Lawsuit

Fatal Limo Fire Prompts Lawsuit

Fatal Limo Fire Prompts Lawsuit: Five Perished On May 4, 2013, a limousine carrying nine nurses caught fire on the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge in the greater San Francisco Bay area.  The nine women passengers were out for a night of celebrating the impending wedding of one of the passengers, Neriza Fojas, a 31-year old registered nurse from Fresno, CA.  She was scheduled to travel to her home in the Philippines in June, where her family anxiously ...

Motorcycle & SUV Brake Recall

Motorcycle & SUV Brake Recall

Motorcycle & SUV Brake Recall:  Nissan, Suzuki Issue Recalls There have been a lot of vehicle recalls this year based on failure of systems designed to keep you safe. And there is nothing on your vehicle that is more crucial to keeping you safe than the braking system. It's the braking system that has led Nissan Motor Co Ltd to issue a recall for more than 188,000 sport utility vehicles (SUV) worldwide. The problem they cite is ...

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans One of the most important safety features on every vehicle is the lock on the gear shifter that engages any time your vehicle is in park. With that engaged, there is no way to move the shift lever without simultaneously pressing the brake pedal This prevents anyone; you, or one of your children, or even a pet, from accidentally shifting the car out of gear and causing it to roll, which can ...