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Naga Royal Guard
11-05-2004, 09:43 PM
Old thread:<p><A HREF="http://carspyshots.proboards2.com/index.cgi?board=rumor&action=display&num=1078960584" TARGET="_blank">http://carspyshots.proboards2....60584</A><p>Continue posting safety concerns and recall information here.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 11:48 AM 12/29/2004</i>

laurensbenz
12-28-2004, 02:38 PM
BMW is recalling 75,000 5 and 7 series because of problems with the seat heating.<p>The heaters - when turned on- can cause burn wounds.<br>The cars affected were built between February 2003 en June 2004.<br>69,000 5 series are affected and 6000 7 series.<br>The repair will take 3 hours.<p>The total cost of this recall is estimated at 16 mil. EURO.

Cozz
12-28-2004, 11:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laurensbenz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BMW is recalling 75,000 5 and 7 series because of problems with the seat heating.<p>The heaters - when turned on- can cause burn wounds.<br>The cars affected were built between February 2003 en June 2004.<br>69,000 5 series are affected and 6000 7 series.<br>The repair will take 3 hours.<p>The total cost of this recall is estimated at 16 mil. EURO.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I guess they can't upgrade the I-Drive to fix that, huh? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Naga Royal Guard
12-28-2004, 11:26 PM
wood screws!

vabboud
12-29-2004, 07:31 AM
because it seems only poor ol' BMW was being bashed or something like that and to be even some MB, Audi, GM, ford or other recalls would be more approriate to showcase the full scale of the thing

laurensbenz
12-29-2004, 09:30 AM
Come on guys! <br>This isn't BMW-bashing, it's just the first recall post on the new website.<p>My God, every little bad thing said about BMW and some pro-BMW people get suspicious.<p>BTW: if you want to look at all of the recalls of 2004 and even 2003, go take a look at the AMS-website

RikfromBelgium
12-29-2004, 09:47 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laurensbenz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Come on guys! <br>This isn't BMW-bashing, it's just the first recall post on the new website.<p>My God, every little bad thing said about BMW and some pro-BMW people get suspicious.<p>BTW: if you want to look at all of the recalls of 2004 and even 2003, go take a look at the AMS-website </TD></TR></TABLE><br>I did, don't worry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>and knowing you, be honest, if it had been MB would you have posted it? <br>You know it's true <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
12-29-2004, 09:50 AM
A link to the old thread has been added to the begining of the thread. Now you can look at all the stuff that has been recalled in the past year.

AU-297
12-31-2004, 12:23 AM
I wonder if this will make it's way to the U.S.???<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1zhelp.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <I>Some 4650 Kia Sorento 4x4s are being recalled by their UK importer over two safety related issues. The bigger portion of notices, accounting for 3,500 of the number, relate to the possibility that the car's alternator pulley could seize, causing the alternator drive belt to be displaced, and resulting in over-heavy steering and braking effort being required. Kia is promising to replace the faulty pulley at no cost to the owner.<p>The remaining 1,152 cars require replacement automatic transmissions due to the possibility that a retaining ring inside the gearbox has worked its way loose, allowing the car to roll forward whilst in reverse gear. Again, Kia is pledging to replace the gearbox free of charge.<p>Sorento owners are being contacted by letter; those wishing to find out if their car is included should contact their local dealer, or phone 0118 945 8545.</I>

Top Secret
12-31-2004, 01:04 AM
Excuse me, but what is 'defecting'? I hear it all the time when it comes to modified cars, but what exactly is it?

BMW rulez
01-04-2005, 07:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laurensbenz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BMW is recalling 75,000 5 and 7 series because of problems with the seat heating.<p>The heaters - when turned on- can cause burn wounds.<br>The cars affected were built between February 2003 en June 2004.<br>69,000 5 series are affected and 6000 7 series.<br>The repair will take 3 hours.<p>The total cost of this recall is estimated at 16 mil. EURO.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>wow...the heaters actually cause wounds <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

bum-man
01-04-2005, 10:12 PM
Hopefully the people sitting in the seats realize the seats are getting too hot for them to bare...otherwise they deserve to be burned.

RikfromBelgium
01-05-2005, 05:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BMW_rulzz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>wow...the heaters actually cause wounds <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>very light, propably redness and sensitive, it's not like the skin is gonna fall of your arse <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/moon_1_D.gif" BORDER="0"> ( thought that was an appropriate smilie )

Giannis
01-06-2005, 03:48 AM
well, autopress.gr has a section for those recalls but it is only in greek. it is a trully great site.

Nick
01-09-2005, 08:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bum-man</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hopefully the people sitting in the seats realize the seats are getting too hot for them to bare...otherwise they deserve to be burned.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>seriously...if you feel your seat is getting too hot what would you do? turn it off? or let it burn your ass and then complain to BMW over your own stupidity of leaving the heater on when you knew it was too hot...thats like turning the music all the way up in your car and then complaining to the manufacturer that either you went deaf, your ears hurt, the speakers blew out, or it's too loud...some people have no common sense...

Krypton
01-27-2005, 01:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><I>Ford Motor Company  the second-largest U.S. automaker  has announced a voluntary recall of thousands of its popular pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles due to a fire risk, NBC News has learned.<p> <br>Ford is recalling the vehicles because their cruise control switches could short circuit and start a fire under the hood while parked, the automaker said Thursday.<p>The recall involves approximately 792,000 vehicles, including F-150 pickup trucks, Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigator SUVs from the 2000 model year that are equipped with a speed control switch. Also included in the recall are certain F-150 SuperCrew trucks that were built through August 7, 2001 and are equipped with speed control.<br>source -msnbc<br></I></TD></TR></TABLE><p>just a short bit of the article the rest is at <A HREF="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6876176" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6876176</A>/

knicks125
02-08-2005, 06:23 AM
Another Recall from Ford, this time the Focus, again...what else is new <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=104628" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...04628</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Edmunds</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Ford Recalls Focus Because of Rear-Door Problem<br>Date Posted 02-07-2005 <p>Summary: Ford is recalling nearly 359,000 of its Focus cars because of a potential problem with rear-door latches that could result in them opening while the vehicle is in motion.<p>Full story: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Ford is recalling 358,857 of its Focus cars from the 2000-2002 model years because of a rear-door latch problem.<p>This is the second largest Ford recall of 2005. On January 27, Ford recalled about 792,000 pickup trucks, sport-utility vehicles and minivans because of possible fire risks from the overheating of their cruise-control switches.<p>Federal safety regulators announced the Focus recall on Sunday, saying the problem stemmed from buildup of corrosion around the rear doors' latches.<p>"If not latched properly, the door may open while the vehicle is in motion," NHTSA reported.<p>What this means to you: If you've got a 2000-2002 Focus, better check with your dealer ASAP.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>

masterkiller500r
02-22-2005, 10:24 PM
So thats why when I move some BMW'S around at work they get hot faster then the Honda heated seats lol. Guess im not in them long enough to get burnt lol.

AM2
03-03-2005, 01:31 PM
<B>Ferrari 612, Maserati Quattroporte recalled for dummy passenger airbag buttons</B><br>"Two of the most glamorous cars sold in the United States have "passenger airbag off" buttons in their cockpits that don't work - because they are dummies"<p>Link: <A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=101911" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=101911</A>

knicks125
03-04-2005, 11:02 PM
<A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/04/pf/autos/car_recalls.reut/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/0...x.htm</A><p><B>New safety recalls hit auto market<br> <br>Mitsubishi, Yamaha, Chrysler must pull vehicles; Yamaha faces largest recall at 190,000 motorcycles.</B><p>March 4, 2005: 12:47 PM EST <br> <br><B>DETROIT (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Chrysler and Yamaha Motor Co., the world's second-largest motorcycle company, have all been hit with new U.S. safety recalls, federal regulators said Friday. </B><p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the biggest of the recalls covered 190,000 motorcycles from Yamaha, because their passenger seats can fall off the rear fender. <p>The motorcycles affected, from the 1996 to 2005 model years, were identified in an advisory on NHTSA's Web site as the Yamaha XV250, XVS11 and XVS65. <p> <br>Yamaha R1 Motorcycles at Shopping.com<br>Find, compare and buy Sports and Outdoors and other Personal Stereo and Audio...<br><A HREF="http://www.shopping.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.shopping.com</A><p>Yamaha OEM Parts and Accessories Online<br>Parts diagrams online for finding OEM parts and accessories. Thousands of items....<br><A HREF="http://www.xtremepowersports.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.xtremepowersports.com</A> <p> <br>Separately, NHTSA said the North American division of problem-plagued Mitsubishi was recalling 65,436 of its midsized and car-based Endeavor sport utility vehicles, built between 2004 and 2005, because their parking brakes may fail. <p>Mitsubishi has been struggling to shore up its image since 2000, when it was discovered that it had been hiding safety records and secretly repairing faulty vehicles for more than two decades in Japan. Its U.S. vehicle sales have fallen by about 44 percent so far this year. <p>NHTSA also said DaimlerChrysler (up $0.38 to $46.23, Research) AG's U.S.-based Chrysler unit was recalling 43,180 of its wagonlike Pacifica SUVs because some may experience intermittent or eventual total failure of their halogen headlamps. <p>The Pacificas recalled are all from the 2005 model year, the agency said

knicks125
03-18-2005, 06:59 AM
<A HREF="http://www.freep.com/money/autonews/irep18e_20050318.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com/money/aut...8.htm</A><p><B>AUTO INDUSTRY REPORT: GM recalls minivans, G6 </B><p><I>March 18, 2005</I><p>General Motors Corp. is recalling 77,055 minivans because their rear brake lights or hazard lights could stop working, federal safety regulators and the automaker said Thursday.<p>Involved in the recall are Chevrolet Astro and GMC Safari minivans from the 2001 and 2002 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a circuit problem could cause the lights to stop working, which could lead to a crash.<p>GM spokesman Alan Adler said there have been no injuries related to the defect. GM dealers will repair the lights for free.<p>NHTSA also said GM is recalling 35,777 of its 2005 Pontiac G6 sedans because the owner's manual doesn't say there is a child restraint anchor in the middle of the back seat. NHTSA said owners could have difficulty installing child seats if they aren't aware of the anchor.<p>Adler said GM will mail information about the child seat anchors to G6 owners this month.

RikfromBelgium
03-31-2005, 07:37 AM
Mercedes is calling back 1.6 million cars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Eckhard Codes said this is in an attempt to clean up Mercedes reputation and fix the quality problems. <br>It consists 3 problems<br>6 and 8 cyl engines build between june 2001 and november 2004 will have their "voltageadjuster" ( or something like that ) adjusted or replaced. <p>E and CLS between jan 2002 and jan 2005 will have a new sofware for the controllsystem of the battery to increase the powersuply.<p>Next the brakes on the E, CLS and SL will be checked for the cars from june 2001 - march 2005<p>customers will be warned by lettre, but there is also a number <br>for Europe this is 00800 1777 7777<p>nice going

RikfromBelgium
03-31-2005, 07:54 AM
Head of Mercedes-Benz Eckhard Cordes: 'A Systematic Approach To Quality'<br>MONTVALE, N.J., March 31 -- With a worldwide recall Mercedes-Benz is improving the quality of passenger cars already in the field. With this measure the head of Mercedes-Benz, Dr. Eckhard Cordes, is adding emphasis to his quality initiative: "We are now producing the best product quality ever and our aim is to ensure that those vehicles in the hands of customers which are the cause of complaints achieve a standard of quality that reflects our highest expectations."<p>On vehicles with six and eight-cylinder petrol engines built between June 2001 and November 2004 the voltage regulator in the alternator is being checked and if necessary replaced. On E-Class and CLS-Class models made from January 2002 to January 2005, new battery control unit software is to enhance the on-board power supply. In addition, the braking systems on the current E-Class, SL-Class and CLS-Class models from the production period June 2001 to March 2005 are also to be updated.<p>Customers are being informed in writing. Mercedes-Benz U.S. customers with questions can call the Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-FOR-MERCedes.<p>the autochannel

wasabi
04-01-2005, 12:23 PM
<A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/news-story.jsp?news_id=12024" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/n...12024</A><p>Hyundai and Kia have also announced a recall in the US this week for the newly-launched Tucson and Sportage models: over 30,500 Tucsons and 7,600 Sportages are affected. Their stability control system is said to reduce engine power or apply a brake to a wheel inappropriately to slow the vehicle. No recall has been announced as yet in Europe, but concerned owners can contact their relevant customer services department or local dealer for further information.<p>Wasabi

knicks125
04-02-2005, 03:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wasabi</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/news-story.jsp?news_id=12024" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/n...12024</A><p>Hyundai and Kia have also announced a recall in the US this week for the newly-launched Tucson and Sportage models: over 30,500 Tucsons and 7,600 Sportages are affected. Their stability control system is said to reduce engine power or apply a brake to a wheel inappropriately to slow the vehicle. No recall has been announced as yet in Europe, but concerned owners can contact their relevant customer services department or local dealer for further information.<p>Wasabi</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/beigesmilewinkgrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>nothing to be concered, it's not like there's anything wrong with the car stopping a little faster than it should <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>in fact, i think it's much safer this way <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Dodger
04-26-2005, 07:57 AM
GM plans to recall 2 million vehicles<p>Seat belt trouble, fuel pump wires and parking brakes are latest problems.<p>By Jeff Plungis / Detroit News Washington Bureau<p>What's being recalled <p><br>2003-05 Full-size SUVs and crew cab pickups <p>2000-01 Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon XL<p>1999-2002 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra pickup<p>2005 Buick Lacrosse<p>2004 Buick Rendezvous, Pontiac Aztek<p>2002-04 Saturn L Series wagon<p><br>What to do <p><br> If you do not receive a letter in the next few weeks, contact your dealer for information.<p> Log on to <A HREF="http://www.mygmlink.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mygmlink.com</A> to register your vehicle. You will receive electronic notices, including service reminders and recalls affecting your vehicle. <p>Vehicle recalls<p> Find the history of recalls on your model by searching the database issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration <p>Comment on this story<br>Send this story to a friend<br>Get Home Delivery <br> <p>WASHINGTON -- General Motors Corp., which led the industry in recalls last year, announced six recalls Monday, affecting more than 2 million vehicles. <p>The recalls -- to fix seat belts, stalling problems and other defects -- are the latest challenge for GM, which last week announced a $1.1 billion first-quarter loss. <p>The cost of notifying customers and repairing the vehicles could cost the automaker tens of millions of dollars. <p>The largest of the recalls announced Monday involves the seat belt in the center of the back seat in 10 large pickups and SUVs, covering 1.5 million vehicles. <p>A loop that routes the belt over the lap is placed too high, GM said, putting the belt over the stomach instead of the hips. It could lead to internal injuries in a crash. <p>Owners of the affected trucks will be notified by letter, said GM spokesman Alan Adler. No mailing has been established. <p>At the dealer, the belt loop will be relocated to ensure that the belt rides lower across the lap. <p>GM said it was conducting the recall after discovering the problem during testing. It has not received complaints and it knows of no injuries that have occurred due to the design flaw. <p>"Our commitment to promoting safety and to reminding everyone to buckle up properly on every trip led us to this decision," said Robert Lange, executive director of structure and safety integration. <p>The recall affects the Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab, Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche; the Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT; the GMC Sierra Crew Cab, Yukon and Yukon XL; and the Hummer H2 from the 2003, 2004 and 2005 model years. <p>The move comes less than a week after the federal government announced a probe that could lead to the recall of 3.1 million pickups to repair tail gate cables. GM recalled 4.1 millions pickups last year to repair a similar problem. <p>This year, GM has recalled 3.4 million vehicles worldwide, including 2.9 million in the United States. In the first four months of 2004, GM recalled 9.1 million worldwide, including 8.5 million in America. <p>GM announced five other recalls Monday: <p> The Chevrolet Suburban and Yukon XL from 2000 and 2001 for possible overheating of fuel pump wires that could lead to stalling, failure to start, fuel leaks or inaccurate fuel level readings. The recall covers 332,202 vehicles. <p> The 1500 series of the Chevy Silverado between 1999-2002 and GMC Sierra pickups, the 2500 and 3500 series, between 2001-04, to repair the parking brake. The recall only affects trucks with manual transmissions, a total of 142,585 vehicles. Friction can lead to parking brake failures, which could allow unattended vehicles to move, GM said. <p> A brake problem with 69,037 2005 Buick Lacrosse and Buick Allure (sold only in Canada) sedans has led to a recall to repair a clip that secures the brake pushrod to the brake pedal arm pin. The clip could bend and come off, causing loss of braking power. <p> The Buick Rendezvous and Pontiac Aztek SUVs are being recalled to repair a faulty ignition relay. Failure could cause intermittent stalling or the inability to start. The campaign affects 38,078 vehicles from the 2004 model year. <p> Rear seat-belt anchors that failed to meet U.S. and Canadian safety standards led to the recall of 22,115 Saturn L Series Wagons from the 2002 through 2004 model years. <p>Last year saw 30.6 million vehicles recalled in the United States, a record. <p>The slew of recalls raises questions about GM's claim that quality is improving. J.D. Power and Associates, which surveys consumers and ranks automakers on initial quality and dependability, said last year that GM manufactured 28 different models that ranked in the top three of their respective segments. <p>"The average initial quality of new cars and trucks has increased significantly over the past several years," said John Tews, spokesman for J.D. Powerand Associates. "General Motors and the other domestic automakers have shown steady improvement in initial quality over that period." <p>Cadillac was second among nameplates in initial quality, behind Lexus. Overall, GM customers reported 120 problems per 100 vehicles in the survey; the industry average was 119. <p>GM's Adler attributed the large number of recalls to greater scrutiny by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, closer monitoring of warranty claims and an active public, which frequently now exchanges information on potential design problems over the Internet. <p>"I think it's greater vigilance across the board," Adler said. <p>GM shares fell 2 cents to close at $26.75 in Monday trading. <p><br>You can reach Jeff Plungis at (202) 906-8204 or jplungis@ detnews.com.<p><br>This should really help their image

knicks125
04-26-2005, 08:01 AM
Good find Dodger <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I am surprised the Lacrosse is already being recalled <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/eek2.gif" BORDER="0">

Dodger
05-11-2005, 05:12 AM
286,000 GM SUVs recalled to fix signals<p><br>Detroit News staff, wire and Bloomberg News reports<p><br>DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. is recalling 286,478 Chevrolet TrailBlazers and other sport-utility vehicles to fix a turn-signal defect. The turn signals may flash on both sides, similar to a hazard warning, instead of just in the direction the driver intends, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The action involves 2003 and 2004 models of the TrailBlazer as well as the Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender and Oldsmobile Bravada. <p><br>Come on guys, this isn't the way to get back in the game <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

knicks125
05-15-2005, 10:52 AM
<B>Ford recalls police cars, taxis for fire risk</B><p>Detroit News, Reuters, AP and Bloomberg News reports<p>DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. said on Friday it is recalling 155,700 Crown Victoria sedans used as police cars or taxi cabs because of a fire risk. A sound insulator under the dash of the 2003-2005 model year Crown Victorias could slip out of position and overheat, Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said. "It could overheat and smoke or char the components. There have been very few reports of fire, although we've had one or two," she said. The automaker has had no reports of any accidents or injuries resulting from the problem, she added. The bulk of the vehicles affected by the voluntary recall are in the United States and Canada, she said.<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0505/14/1auto-180959.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/2005/au...9.htm</A>

knicks125
05-18-2005, 09:46 AM
<B>Toyota recalling 790,000 trucks </B><p>May 18, 2005<p>BY ALAN OHNSMAN<br>BLOOMBERG<p>Toyota Motor Corp., the world's second-largest automaker, in one of its largest safety recalls ever, is recalling 790,000 pickups and SUVs to fix a flawed ball joint that can make the trucks difficult to steer and cause drivers to lose control.<p>The recall covers 2001 through 2002 model 4Runner SUVs, 2001 through 2004 Tacoma pickups and 2002 through 2004 Tundra pickups and Sequoia SUVs, said Ming-Jou Chen, a spokeswoman for the automaker's Torrance, Calif.-based U.S. sales unit. Toyota filed details of the recall Monday with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.<p>The problem involves a defective ball joint that connects to the trucks' front suspension that, with wear, may produce looseness in the joint, making steering difficult, Chen said. Toyota has confirmed the flaw in at least six vehicles and is aware of two "minor" accidents that have resulted, she said. Neither accident involved injuries, Chen said.<p>The U.S. recall is among the largest ever for the Toyota City, Japan-based automaker, which expanded U.S. sales 14 percent in the first four months of 2005, in part because of a reputation for producing relatively defect-free, durable cars and trucks. Toyota's Chen couldn't confirm whether the recall was the largest ever for the company in the United States.<p>Owners will be notified of the problem beginning in June. Details of the recall weren't available on NHTSA's Web site.<p><A HREF="http://www.freep.com/money/autonews/recall18e_20050518.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com/money/aut...8.htm</A>

RikfromBelgium
05-22-2005, 11:09 AM
<b>New ML already being called back</b><p>Make / Models : Model/Build Years: <br> MERCEDES BENZ / M-CLASS 2006<br> <br>Manufacturer : MERCEDES-BENZ USA, LLC. <br> <br>NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V224000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005 <br>Component: STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM <br>Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7191 <br>Summary: <br> ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A HOSE CLAMP THAT SECURES THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLING HOSE TO THE POWER STEERING FLUID COOLER MAY NOT PROVIDE SUFFICIENT CLAMPING FORCE FOR THIS CONNECTION. <br>Consequence: <br> A LOSS OF POWER STEERING FLUID CAN DAMAGE THE POWER STEERING PUMP AND MAY RESULT IN DIMINISHED POWER ASSIST FOR STEERING WHICH COULD LEAD TO A CRASH. <br>Remedy: <br> DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE POWER STEERING HOSE CLAMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MAY 23, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MERCEDES-BENZ AT 1-800-367-6372. <br>Notes: <br> MERCEDES BENZ RECALL NO. 2005 050004. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236. <br> <br>theautochannel

Cozz
05-24-2005, 05:00 AM
<b> All New 2005 Avalon already being called back</b><br>Make / Models : Model/Build Years: <br><b>TOYOTA / AVALON 2005</b><br> <p><br>Manufacturer : <p><b>TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.</b><br> <p><br> <p>NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 05V227000 Recall Date : MAY 13, 2005 <br>Component: STEERING:COLUMN <br>Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4855 <p>Summary: <br> ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE STEERING YOKE WAS NOT WELDED TO THE STEERING SHAFT. IF THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE YOKE MAY COME OFF FROM THE SHAFT, AND COULD RESULT IN A LOSS OF VEHICLE STEERING CONTROL. <br>Consequence: <br> LOSS OF CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE COULD RESULT IN A CRASH. <br>Remedy: <br> DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING YOKE AND SHAFT WELD CONDITION, AND REPLACE THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. <br>Notes: <br> CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236. <p>

RikfromBelgium
05-27-2005, 08:58 AM
<b>Smart Fortwo Called back</b>, MB must be really up the wall by now<p>The cars from '98 to '00, about 58,000 in germany and a total of 100,000 worldwide.<p>FRANKFURT, May 27, 2005; Reuters reported that DaimlerChrysler is recalling 58,000 of its Smart ForTwo microcars in Germany built between 1998 and 2000 due to a possible defect on its front axle, the company said on Friday.<p>A Smart spokesman said cars in other countries could also experience the same problem caused by rusting of supporting joints on the axle, but he could not immediately say how many were affected in total.<p>"It can involve cars produced between October 1998 and December 2000, and naturally they were also sold in other countries," the Smart spokesman said, adding 202,000 ForTwos made at that time were sold around the world.<p>The most important markets at the time were Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, the Benelux countries, Japan and Austria, he said. Customers there would also be notified.<p>Of the 100,000 cars in Germany on the road, 58 percent were being recalled. The others had already been checked in garages after customers began complaining of the problem, he said.<p>Smart, a unit of Daimler's Mercedes Car Group, will cost the group up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.51 billion) in restructuring costs in 2005 as the loss-making unit tries to break even in 2007.<p>Daimler's flagship Mercedes-Benz brand has also struggled with quality problems, prompting the carmaker to recall 1.3 million vehicles earlier this year, the marque's biggest ever.<p>theautochannel and AMS

62Lincoln
06-01-2005, 09:45 AM
Prius Investigated by NHTSA: <A HREF="http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story.asp?guid=%7BD87F4F9A-70F1-418E-95A8-51E842B89294%7D&siteid=google" TARGET="_blank">http://www.marketwatch.com/new...oogle</A>

knicks125
06-13-2005, 09:17 AM
<A HREF="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8203875" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8203875</A><p><B>Ford recalls nearly 260,000 trucks, SUVs, vans</B><p><B>Stalling diesel engines, fuel line problems cited may suddenly stall</B><p>Reuters<br>Updated: 11:28 a.m. ET June 13, 2005<p>DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 260,000 vehicles, most of them large pickup trucks, to fix safety defects that include sudden stalling of diesel engines, U.S. federal safety regulators said on Monday.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the stalling problem affects F-Series Super Duty pickups from the 2004-2005 model years as well as the 2004-2005 Ford Excursion full-size sport utility vehicle and E350 and E450 vans.<p>All 180,104 of those vehicles are equipped with 6.0 liter diesel engines and the recall stems from a potentially faulty fuel injection control module, NHTSA said.<p>An additional 18,000 vehicles are also being recalled in Canada and Mexico, Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley told Reuters on Monday.<p>Two reports of minor injuries have been linked to the problem, Kinley said.<p>She said Ford was also investigating 2003 model-year F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks equipped with the 6.0 liter diesel engines due to various engine performance issues.<p>Separately, NHTSA said Ford was recalling 78,675 Super Duty pickups and chassis cab vehicles from the 2005 model year because their fuel line may separate from the main fuel bundle.<p>Fuel line separation can cause engine stalling or leakage, possibly resulting in a fire, NHTSA said.<p>It identified the trucks affected by the recall as F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty pickups and said they were equipped with 5.4 or 6.8 liter gasoline engines.<p>No accidents or injuries have been linked to the fuel line problem, Kinley said.<p> Reuters 2005. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by caching, framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuters sphere logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world.<br> 2005 MSNBC.com

megadethmartyr
06-23-2005, 04:45 AM
I will find the fax and post it, but nonetheless, Subaru is having all dealers test their Tribeca's in stock for faulty motor mounts. Apparently union workers have been torquing the bolts too tight which translates into unusual amounts of cabin vibration and unsteady steering. If enough vehicles are found to be defective, UP coud be forced to buy back all defective Tribeca's (via big lawsuit) because apparently this enough to cause major accidents and Subaru doesn't want to be held liabel.

Sagaris
07-03-2005, 03:15 PM
<B>Honda recalls 1.14 million vehicles</B> <p>Honda Motor Co. is widening a recall of vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to 1.14 million units, among its largest, covering Accord and Acura cars that have the same transmission fault that triggered a light-truck recall this year.<br>Japans third-largest automaker is voluntarily recalling 536,950 vehicles, with V-6 engines and 5-speed automatic transmissions, in addition to those already announced in April. The company is also recalling 79,531 units in Japan to fix faulty transmissions and fuel tanks, starting tomorrow.<p>The inspections and repairs will cost Honda about $63 million, in addition to the $153 million being spent on the light- truck portion of the recall, spokesman Andy Boyd said. In Japan, Honda is spending about $8.5 million on its recall.<p>Honda was runner-up to Toyota Motor Co.p. in an annual reliability study of three-year-old cars and trucks by J.D. Power & Associates in the U.S. Honda, Toyota and Nissan Motor Co., benefited from consumer perceptions that they build better vehicles to increase their U.S. market share to 24.1 percent last year from 22.2 percent, according to Autodata Corp.<p>Hondas North American recall includes 2003- and 2004-model Accords, 2000- through early 2004-model Acura TL sedans, and 2001- through 2003-model Acura CLs, Boyd said. In April, the company recalled 600,000 U.S. and Canadian Odyssey minivans, and Pilot and Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles with the same transmission.<p>Shares of Honda, which ranks fifth in U.S. sales, fell 0.6 percent to 5,260 yen in Tokyo.<p>Japanese Recall<p>The Japanese recall covers 68,000 vehicles with gearbox defects, including Odyssey and Lagreat minivans. The Tokyo-based carmaker will also take back 11,531 Inspire sedans with faulty fuel pumps, spokesman Kazuhiro Suda said. There have been no accidents reported in Japan, the company said in a statement.<p>The problem results from insufficient lubrication of a transmission shaft that can overheat, potentially damaging gear teeth or causing the gears to break, Honda said in a statement.<p>The U.S. unit of Tokyo-based Honda has had only one reported incident of a transmission failing in the car models recalled and no reported accidents or injuries, Boyd said.<p>We are acting out of an abundance of caution to ensure that this doesnt become an issue for our customers, Tom Elliot, Hondas U.S. executive vice president, said in a statement. Customers will be notified by letter starting mid-July.<p>In most cases, the gears will be inspected and the flow of transmission fluid will be modified, Honda said. If damage from insufficient lubrication is found, the transmission will be replaced, the company said. Recall repairs typically are paid for out of reserves set aside for that purpose.<p>The Accord is Hondas best-selling model, with annual sales in the U.S. and Canada exceeding 400,000.

knicks125
07-07-2005, 07:36 PM
<A HREF="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050707/ap_on_re_us/auto_recalls" TARGET="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200...calls</A><p><B>Volkswagens, Fords, Toyotas Recalled</B> - Yahoo/AP<p>Thu Jul 7, 5:03 PM ET<br> <br>DETROIT - Volkswagen AG is recalling nearly 40,000 Jetta sedans in the United States because fuel could leak and start a fire, federal safety regulators said Thursday. <p>ADVERTISEMENT<br> <br>Jettas from the 2005 model year are involved in the recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said a fuel supply line clamp may not be properly positioned, which could lead to a leak.<p>Volkswagen said it knows of no deaths or injuries related to the defect, which was reported to the company by a small number of owners.<p>"We don't know of any fires whatsoever because of this, but we think it is important to act quickly and reassure new Jetta owners about our commitment to their safety and satisfaction," Len Hunt, Volkswagen's executive vice president, said in a statement.<p>NHTSA also announced two additional recalls Thursday.<p>Ford Motor Co. is recalling the 2006 Ford Expedition and 2006 Lincoln Navigator because the left-side tires may have tread damage caused by a sharp piece of steel they may have encountered during manufacturing. There are 10,061 vehicles involved in that recall, NHTSA said.<p>Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 11,592 Tacoma pickup trucks from the 2005 model year that have bench seats. NHTSA said the seat-belt buckle sensor may not function as designed, which could cause the air bag to deploy improperly in a crash.<p>Owners will be notified of the recalls this month. Dealers will repair the defective parts for free.<p>___<p>On the Net:<p>National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, <A HREF="http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov</A>

RikfromBelgium
07-19-2005, 12:42 PM
Mercedes recalls 10,000 CDI's because of probles with the oil-pump<br>4cyl diesel in C and E vito and Viano<br>5cyl in E and S<p>AMS

knicks125
07-19-2005, 06:11 PM
<A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=106450" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...06450</A><p>Edmunds/Inside Line<p><B>2006 Eclipse Gets Second Recall Since Introduction</B><p>Date Posted 07-13-2005 <p>LOS ANGELES, Calif.  Mitsubishi has recalled the 2006 Eclipse for the second time since the model's May 19 introduction. <p>The company has already notified all 3,760 Eclipse owners.<p>The recall involves a potential brake failure that could be caused by the improper installation of a seal inside the master brake cylinder. This defect requires drivers to use more force when braking, increasing the braking distances of the vehicle. <p>Although a Mitsubishi spokesman noted to Automotive News that the Eclipse still meets federal braking regulations despite this problem, the company is bringing the vehicles back to dealerships to ensure there are no serious problems. <p>The previous recall, issued on May 24, was due to issues with the vacuum-brake booster. Mitsubishi claims the first recall has nothing in common with the current recall.<p>This recall covers all 2006 Eclipse models manufactured between March 30 and June 10.<p>What this means to you: Even though the 2006 Eclipse is a fine-looking vehicle, it seems the quality problems that nearly brought Mitsubishi to its knees have yet to be fully resolved.

drugmirko
08-07-2005, 12:02 PM
American Honda is recalling owners of 85.154 Odyssey minivan's, produced this year to visit the service, because of possible front airbag malfunction. their sensors appere to have a faulty "sealing rubber", so if they get wet, they might malfunction...<p>dont know much more, cause it is just banner news on my neighbouring country car portal (www.vidiauto.hr) ... hence a "sealing rubber" translation <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
08-30-2005, 05:29 PM
GM recalls 804,000 pickups, SUVs<br>Anti-lock brakes may function improperly. Also, Hyundai recalls Sonatas, Ford recalls Land Rovers<p>DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. is recalling 804,000 full-size pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles because of potential brake problems, federal safety regulators said Tuesday. <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said unwanted application of the antilock brake system in some vehicles can cause increased stopping distances during low-speed braking and may result in a crash. <p>Vehicles affected by the recall include the Chevrolet Avalanche and Silverado pickups and the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe SUVs. The GMC Sierra pickup and Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs are also affected. All 804,000 vehicles trucks are from the 1999-2002 model years, NHTSA said. <p>GM, the world's largest automaker, had more vehicle recalls than any other manufacturer in the United States last year. <p>Separately, NHTSA said Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd. was recalling 36,000 of its Sonata cars from the 2006 model year because their front seat belts may interfere with the manual seat back recliner knob. <p>The seat belt may cause unexpected release of the front seat back recliner, potentially resulting in an injury to passengers, NHTSA said. <p>In a more limited safety action, the agency said Ford Motor Co.'s Land Rover unit was recalling 17,263 Land Rover LR3 SUVs to replace potentially defective fuel tanks. The vehicles are from the 2005 model year. <p>Source: <A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2005/08/30/Autos/bc.autos.gm.recall.reut/" TARGET="_blank">CNN/Reuters</A>

knicks125
09-07-2005, 12:16 PM
<A HREF="http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/09/07/ford_recall/index.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2005/AUTOS/....html</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Ford recalls nearly 4 mln SUVs, trucks</B><br>Wed Sep 7, 2005 2:23 PM ET<p>By Poornima Gupta<p>DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. &lt;F.N&gt; on Wednesday said it was recalling nearly 4 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles in the United States because a speed control deactivation switch can overheat and cause underhood fires.<p>The estimated 3.8 million vehicles affected by the recall are from the 1994-2002 model years and include the Ford F-150 pickup as well as the Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Bronco SUVs, the second-largest U.S. automaker said.<p>Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said the recall is the fourth-largest in Ford's history.<p>Ford said the brake fluid in the recalled vehicles may leak through the speed control deactivation switch into the speed control system electrical components, potentially corroding them.<p>In some cases, the corrosion in the electrical components can lead to increasing resistance and higher electrical current flow through the system and may lead to a fire at the switch, according to Ford.<p>The automaker said it will install a fused wiring harness between the switch and the speed control mechanism of the affected vehicles to act as a circuit breaker, eliminating the electrical current to the switch.<p>The recall came the same day consumer activist and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader wrote a letter to Ford Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr. urging him to recall the affected vehicles.<p>"How much longer will you allow this $20 part to imperil the public?" he asked in his letter to Bill Ford.<p>The second-largest U.S. automaker in January recalled about 792,000 pickup trucks and SUVs for a similar problem involving the speed control switch.<p>The recall involved some of Ford's biggest money-makers from 2000 model-year F-150 pickup trucks, Expedition and Navigator SUVs and 2001 model-year F-Series Supercrew pickup trucks equipped with cruise control.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been investigating the recalled Ford vehicles since early this year after the safety agency received about 68 complaints of fires from customers.<p>Numerous lawsuits have been filed across the country against the automaker saying that its vehicles were responsible for fires that in some cases destroyed homes.<p>But Kinley said so far Ford has found no evidence linking such fires to its recalled vehicles.<p>Separately, Toyota Motor Corp. &lt;7203.T&gt; on Wednesday said it was recalling 978,000 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles sold on the U.S. market because a steering relay rod on the vehicles may fracture, causing a loss of control.<p>Vehicles affected by the recall, from the 1989-1996 model years, include power-steering equipped 4Runner sport utility vehicles and compact pickups and T-100 pickups, Toyota said.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
09-29-2005, 07:56 AM
Saab to recall nearly 300,000 cars worldwide; ignition problems on 2000-2002 9-3 & 9-5, detected by NHTSA<p><A HREF="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050929/ap_on_bi_ge/sweden_saab_recall;_ylt=AjHCJAwQSOr7Z7kaLSuG3Ais0N UE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3ODdxdHBhBHNlYwM5NjQ" TARGET="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200...M5NjQ</A>-

RikfromBelgium
10-10-2005, 09:58 AM
Chrysler is recalling 583,000 cars in the US because of problems with the gearbox, no more parking with the automatic gearbox.<br>Models affected are 2005 Jeep Wrangler, Dodge magnum dakota and durange, Chrysler 300C.<p>Nice to see they're working on the quality problem at DC

Petrol Head
10-11-2005, 07:36 AM
More than 450,000 vehicles in the United States are being recalled by Chrysler, General Motors, Hyundai and Kia for a range of defects, Reuters reported, citing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).<p>The Chrysler recall involves some 2005 model year vehicles  including the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Magnum, Dodge Dakota/Mitsubishi Raider pickups and Dodge Durango  equipped with some six-cylinder engines and automatic transmissions. NHTSA said the problem in question may cause the vehicles to move while their transmission is in the "Park" position.<p>General Motors is recalling 123,592 vehicles  including the Buick Rainier, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy and Yukon, Hummer H2, Isuzu Ascender, Chevrolet Express and Savana vans from the 2006 model year  as well as the Chevrolet Corvette, Silverado and GMC Sierra models from the 2005 model year, because of potential power steering problems that could lead to engine fires. NHTSA said the vehicles' power steering hose, under extreme steering maneuvers, may break and leak fluid. This could result in increased braking effort and if the power steering fluid spray were to spray onto hot engine parts, a fire could occur.<p>Also, Kia is recalling 74,276 Sedona minivans from 2002 to 2004 model years equipped with power seats because a problem with the wiring under the front seats could cause a fire.<p>Kia's affiliate, Hyundai, is recalling 12,000 Santa Fe SUVs from the 2005 model year because of a problem with the front passenger seat occupant classification system, which may mistakenly identify a child as an adult and result in improper airbag deployment in the event of a crash, NHTSA said.<p>Source; Cand D<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/sleep.gif" BORDER="0">

T.B.
10-14-2005, 05:19 AM
<I>AFX News Limited <p><B>Toyota recalls 160,000 Prius hybrids due to software glitch </B><p>10.14.2005, 12:28 AM <p>TOKYO (AFX) - Toyota Motor Corp said it is recalling about 160,000 Prius cars sold mainly in the US and Japan because of a potential software glitch that may cause the vehicle to stall. <p>A Toyota spokesman said there are no safety concerns, but that the company has decided to offer repairs free of charge. <p>The problem may cause the gasoline engine to stall, but it does not affect the electrically-powered brake and steering functions, he said. <p>The voluntary recall follows an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the US into complaints about problems with the Prius stalling. <p>The administration said in June that it had received 33 reports of engine stalling in 2004 and 2005 Prius vehicles. Over 85 pct of these incidents occurred when the car was being driven at speeds of 56-104 kph. <p>Of the affected vehicles, about 75,000 were sold in the US, 70,000 in Japan and 15,000 elsewhere. </I><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.forbes.com/home/feeds/afx/2005/10/13/afx2276901.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/home/fee....html</A>

RikfromBelgium
10-14-2005, 07:39 AM
yet another recall from Toyota. They seem to be slipping once they start using new technology.

StevenZoz
10-14-2005, 10:29 PM
<A HREF="http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=30&article_id=10194" TARGET="_blank">http://www.caranddriver.com/ar...10194</A>

CosworthKid
10-15-2005, 06:34 AM
Have u ever seen a toyota not star?...lol <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icon11.gif" BORDER="0">

mzoltarp
10-15-2005, 07:50 AM
Hybrid technology is bound to have teething problems. The Corolla remains a superior choice to the Prius when you look at driving 100,000 miles without trouble and with low cost.

tjts1
10-15-2005, 08:24 AM
Prius is a midsize car so you can't compare it to a Corolla. The only fair comparison is a Camry. <br> GM, Nissan and just about every other car manufacturer up to a few months a go was making the exact same flawed argument. You can't justify the cost of a hybrid system with the money you save on gas. But they missed the whole point while honda and toyota raked in the sales. Nobody buys a new car to save money. The decision to buy a hybrid is just like any other performance feature that people pay extra for. Most consumers don't really need a 300hp V8, 12 inches of ground clearance or 3 rows of seats. But when push comes to shove they are willing to pay extra even if they will never use the full potential of their vehicle. I think now the rest of the industry finally realizes that you can charge a fat premium for hybrids or at least they don't have to discount. But most will be very very late to the game. <br>Sometimes you really have to wonder why these execs get the big bucks. <p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by tjts1 at 8:38 AM 10/15/2005</i>

knicks125
10-18-2005, 05:42 PM
<A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/18/news/international/toyota.reut" TARGET="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/2005/10/1....reut</A>/<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota recalls 1.41 million cars<br>But auto manufacturer says headlight problem not expensive, doesn't expect earnings to take a hit.<p>October 18, 2005: 7:53 AM EDT<p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp., Japan's biggest auto manufacturer, said Tuesday it will recall about 1.41 million cars globally -- its biggest recall ever -- including the Corolla and 15 other models due to trouble with their headlight switching systems. <p>The recall, filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, was the biggest for a Japanese auto manufacturer and beat Toyota's previous record recall of 797,707 vehicles in 1999, a spokesman said. <p>Toyota played down the recall's impact on its earnings, while declining to disclose the specific recall cost. <p>"The part to be replaced, the headlight switch, is not that expensive," the spokesman said. "So we don't expect any major impact on our earnings." <p>Toyota (Research) has said it will try in the year to March 2006 to match last year's record net profit of 1.17 trillion. <p>Toyota said it will recall about 1.27 million vehicles in Japan in addition to another roughly 140,000 vehicles exported overseas, including about 70,000 cars in Australia, 19,000 cars in Singapore and 17,000 cars in Thailand. <p>Toyota said the vehicles to be recalled were manufactured between May 2000 and August 2002.</TD></TR></TABLE>

RikfromBelgium
10-19-2005, 05:32 AM
slipping....

Nodnarb
10-19-2005, 03:07 PM
Here's 71,000 more.<p><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/051019/toyota_recall.html?.v=1" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/051019...?.v=1</A>

knicks125
10-29-2005, 06:09 AM
How many time has this platform been recalled?<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=ousiv&storyID=2005-10-28T141712Z_01_ROB851258_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-AUTOS-GM-RECALL-DC.XML" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/busin...C.XML</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>GM recalls nearly 106,000 SUVs</B><p>Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:17 AM ET<p>DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. said on Friday that it was recalling nearly 106,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States and Canada to fix a rear door latch that may not close properly due to corrosion.<p>Alan Adler, a spokesman for the world's largest automaker, said the 105,893 vehicles affected by the potential safety defect included Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs from the 2002-2003 model years.<p>He said one alleged injury had been caused by the faulty door latch.<p>A small number of 2003 model Isuzu Ascender SUVs are also affected, Adler said. GM builds the Ascender for Isuzu Motors Ltd..<p>A total of about 98,000 of the recalled vehicles were registered or sold in Northeast and Midwest U.S. states, where corrosion can occur due to winter road salt.<p>An estimated 7,893 vehicles sold in eastern Canada are also affected, Adler said.</TD></TR></TABLE>

FordRules
11-01-2005, 06:32 PM
My dad got a recall letter saying that his truck has the crusie control thingy.<p>Holy Crap 1000 Posts!<br>

boston
11-08-2005, 01:12 PM
Mass vehicle recall hurts Toyota<br>Toyota is recalling nearly 250,000 vehicles in Japan over concerns about engine parts, not long after it had to take a million cars off the road.<p>The latest scare involves Crown sedan and Hiace van models in Japan.<p>Toyota will consider whether it should withdraw more than a million similar models exported to Thailand, Indonesia, India and Australia as well as Europe.<p>The Japanese firm recalled a record 1.41 million vehicles last month to repair a separate electrical defect.<p>Corrosion worry<p>The latest recall came after drivers complained about unusual noise and vibration and vehicles stopping unexpectedly.<p>No accidents have been reported.<p>Toyota said it was investigating possible corrosion of parts within the engines of certain models manufactured between 1998 and 2005.<p>Affected models include the Crown Chaser Cresta and the Hilux and Dyna truck marques.<p>The company did not comment on the likely cost of the recall.<p>Toyota, the world's second largest carmaker, is expected to sell about 8.5 million vehicles this year.<p>Story from BBC NEWS:<br><A HREF="http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/business/4417618.stmmore" TARGET="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr...mmore</A> Toyota reca

knicks125
11-09-2005, 09:28 PM
Feds Investigate 2005 Volvo XC90:<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=107917" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...07917</A><p>I see a dent <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
11-10-2005, 09:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Honda recalls 25,000 Civics over gas pedals <br>Improper installation on some 2006 models may cause crash firm says</B><p>The Associated Press<br>Updated: 11:54 a.m. ET Nov. 10, 2005<p><br>WASHINGTON - Honda Motor Co. recalled about 25,000 Civics on Thursday because the accelerator pedal was improperly installed on some 2006 models, which could cause a crash.<p>If the pedal is improperly installed, it could come loose, cause the throttle to stick and raise the potential for a crash. Honda spokesman Sage Marie said there have been no crashes or injuries linked to the issue in the popular-selling vehicle.<p>The vast majority of the 25,298 vehicles under recall in the United States have not yet been sold, Marie said. A dealer inspecting the vehicles discovered the problem in late September and reported it to the automaker, leading to an internal investigation, he said.<p>Honda redesigned the sedan for the 2006 model year and it continues to post strong sales figures. The Japanese automaker sold 23,911 Civics in October, up 14 percent from last October, according to Autodata Corp.<p>The company sold 257,749 Civics in the first nine months of this year, down 1.2 percent from 262,958 sold last year. Honda did not immediately have a breakdown of how many 2006 models have been sold thus far.<p>The redesign includes a new floor-mounted gas assembly that involves the accelerator. The sedans under recall were manufactured from early June through early October, and countermeasures have been put in place on the assembly line to fix the problem, Marie said.<p>Owners were being notified of the recall this month and told to bring their cars to a dealership. Dealers will either reset the pedal or replace the assembly at no cost to consumers.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Nodnarb
11-11-2005, 05:55 PM
And lets hear it for Toyota. They have now amassed 5 million vehicles since May.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota says may recall 1.05 million exported vehicles <br>Revolution 11/09/05 <br>11/09/05 <p>TOKYO -- Toyota Motor Corp. said on Wednesday it may recall a further 1.05 million vehicles due to trouble with bolts used in their diesel engines. <p>Toyota said it was looking into the ways the vehicles, including the Hiace and 24 other models that were exported to Asia and Europe, were used to see if a recall was necessary. <p>On Tuesday the company notified the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport it would recall 246,592 of the vehicles that had been sold in Japan. <p>We're investigating how the exported cars are used, a spokesman said. If the conditions are the same as those used in Japan, there is a possibility that we may recall all of the 1.05 million cars. <p>Last month Toyota said it would recall about 1.41 million cars globally, its biggest ever such move, including the Corolla and 15 other models due to trouble with their headlight switching systems. <p>Toyota declined to comment on cost of the latest recall. <p>The spokesman said the bolts were not rinsed thoroughly when the vehicles were made between April 1998 and September 2003. In the worst case the bolts may be rusted and broken, disabling the engines.</TD></TR></TABLE>

RikfromBelgium
11-12-2005, 04:29 AM
that's gotta hurt, can't say I'm sad about it though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/ylsuper.gif" BORDER="0">

Bluesman
11-16-2005, 11:13 AM
I think these guys need a forum of their own..... Name it "Ford's monthly recall". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10068776" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10068776</A>/<p>And folks in the U.S. wonder why many of us won't buy a Ford.....

Excellerator
11-16-2005, 02:16 PM
The more I hear of these recalls the more I wish small fire extinguishers come standard with all vehicles, not just Fords. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>At least they caught the problems before they started occurring in the general public. Gotta give the company credit for that. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

FordRules
12-03-2005, 04:51 PM
Ford has taken action immeditely.No body is injured and everyone is safe. No worrys.

DSC-OFF
12-06-2005, 12:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><i>Land Rovers great outdoors cars will be going indoors at dealers after the firm <b>issued two recalls, affecting more than 1.000 vehicles</b>. <p>Its <b>possible the park function on auto versions of the Discovery 3, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are faulty; which could be dangerous if drivers dont apply the handbrake as well. Disco owners are also being advised that jacks issued with coil-sprung models cannot be used</b>.</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/62346/recall_blow_for_disco.html" TARGET="_blank">AutoExpress</A><br> <br>

knicks125
12-13-2005, 06:53 AM
<A HREF="http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103772" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoweek.com/news.cms?newsId=103772</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Mazda recalls Miatas</B><p>Mazda North American Operations is recalling 2001-02 Miatas to fix their emissions control systems. About 32,000 cars are affected, the EPA says.<p>While performing a routine compliance test, the EPA discovered that the cars exceed emissions standards.<p>Mazda will replace each car's central processing unit with one calibrated to reduce pollution when the engine is started cold, the EPA says.<p>The compliance test found excessive emissions of unburned fuel that produces ozone and smog. Mazda told the EPA that the change in calibrations will not affect vehicle performance or fuel economy.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
12-13-2005, 12:53 PM
Government Investigating Ford and Mazda Trucks for Brake Light Defect<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=108477" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...08477</A>

RikfromBelgium
12-21-2005, 03:11 PM
MB could also have used their own forum. AMS announced today that MB had the most recalls of any brand last year in germany: over 350,000 cars<p>and today, a new recall for the C-class<p><A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com/link.html?http://eMercedesBenz.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com/....com/</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
12-21-2005, 04:22 PM
Ford recalling 3,8 milion trucks!<p><br>Ford Motor Co. said replacement parts used in its recall of 3.8 million pickup trucks and SUVs would not be available until February because of production delays.<p>In September, the automaker recalled 1994-2002 model-year vehicles amid complaints of engine fires linked to the cruise control switch system. The recall, the fifth-largest in U.S. history, covered the F-150 pickup, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Bronco.<p>Ford's investigation found that brake fluid could leak through the cruise control's deactivation switch into the system's electrical components, potentially causing corrosion. The corrosion could cause a buildup of electrical current which could cause overheating and a fire.<p>Dealers were told to install a fused wiring harness to act as a circuit breaker. The harness would cut off electrical current to the switch if the current increases.<p>Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in early September that the replacement parts were expected to be available in mid-October. But Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said the supplier and the company ran into delays producing the wiring harnesses.<p>"We're expecting we'll be able to notify customers the first week of February that they'll be able to have the new part put in their vehicles," Kinley said Tuesday.<p>As an interim step, Kinley said owners could have their speed control system disconnected until the part becomes available.<p>Source: Detroit Free Press<br><A HREF="http://www.freep.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Fabia SDI Elegance at 2:14 PM 12/23/2005</i>

Fabia SDI Elegance
12-23-2005, 01:14 PM
GM expands recall of SUVs to additional states<p><br>General Motors Corp. is expanding a recall of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks with possible antilock brake corrosion to include another 553,000 vehicles in six states and the District of Columbia.<p>The recall involves the 1999-2002 model years of the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL.<p>GM said in August that it was recalling about 800,000 of the vehicles in 14 northern states, including Michigan. GM spokesman Alan Adler said Friday the recall will be expanded to include Delaware, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.<p>Road grime can wedge its ways into a plastic piece that covers the ABS sensor near the wheel hub, Adler said, resulting in salt corrosion. The corrosion leads to unwanted activation of the antilock brakes at low speeds, requiring a longer stopping distance.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation in late April of more than 1.2 million GM pickups and SUVs in 20 states because of questions over the antilock brakes.<p>Adler said the company decided to expand the recall based upon incident rates.<p>According to the most recent data available, there were 228 crashes reported through the end of May, including 10 minor injuries.<p>GM recalled about 150,000 pickups in eastern Canada in November 2004 from the same model years because of the condition in the antilock brakes.<p>In afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange, shares of GM were up 18 cents at $18.82.<p>Source: Detroit Free Press<br><A HREF="http://www.freep.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com</A>

Nurburgring
12-25-2005, 04:02 PM
No surprise there/

knicks125
01-03-2006, 08:32 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mazda's '03 Protege on recall list<p>By MARIA D. JAMES<p>Sunday, January 01, 2006<p>The Mazda Motor Corp. has issued a recall of its 2003 Mazda Protege because of potentially loose engine parts. <p>The problem, as indicated in letters mailed recently to Protege owners, is that screws used to mount the intake manifold shutter valve may become loose and fall out. <p>According to the letter, engine vibration, air pulsation and normal action of the valve may loosen the mounting screws. <p>If the screws fall out, drivers may hear a rough idling noise, and/or see the malfunction indicator lamp illumination, or the engine may misfire creating additional exhaust emissions, according to the recall notice. <p>Owners of the 2003 Mazda Protege should contact a Mazda dealer for inspection of the intake manifold shutter valve. If necessary, the company will replace the screws and gaskets with new ones, or replace the entire intake manifold assembly free of charge. <p>The company estimates repair should take about four hours to complete. <p>Steven Morin, a service technician for Advance Auto Parts in Elizabeth City, said the recall isn't a cause for panic. <p>"What happens is the intake, where gas and fuel mix, is loose, and it causes a small gap," explained Morin. He encouraged owners of the 2003 Mazda Protege to schedule appointments with a Mazda dealer as soon as possible. <p>"I wouldn't wait too long to have it checked out. It could potentially damage the engine, but that would take a long time," he said. <p>To locate a Mazda dealer, go to the manufacturer's Web site at <A HREF="http://www.MazdaUSA.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.MazdaUSA.com</A>, or call the customer assistance center at 800-222-5500, option 4.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
01-07-2006, 10:59 PM
<B>Chrysler recalling sedans following reports of engine fires</B><br>Power steering hose may leak in 1999-2000 Status, Breeze and Cirrus models<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">WASHINGTON -- DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group said Friday it would recall about 265,000 sedans after receiving dozens of complaints of engine fires.<p>The recall involves 1999-2000 Dodge Stratus, Plymouth Breeze and Chrysler Cirrus sedans equipped with the 2.4-liter engine. Chrysler has received 168 reports of fires through November 2005, DaimlerChrysler spokesman Max Gates said.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>More: <A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060107/AUTO01/601070328/1148" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb.../1148</A><p>

knicks125
01-11-2006, 12:09 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Porsche recalls 18,600 Carreras worldwide</B><p>Reuters<br>Automotive News / January 11, 2006 - 9:00 am<p>STUTTGART -- Porsche is recalling some 18,600 of its iconic 911 Carrera model line worldwide to fix problems with welding joints in their exhaust systems.<p>The vehicles affected are from its sportier 911 Carrera S and its all-wheel drive 911 Carrera 4S derivatives that were built between April 2004 and October 2005, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.<p>In a worst-case scenario, the defective welding joints can lead to the loss of the tail pipe.<p>A spokesman for Porsche was not available for comment and the company did not provide details about the costs other than to say repairs would last some 25 minutes at no charge to the customer.<p>Porsche last had to recall its products late in December, 2004, when it wanted to check the roof mechanisms on some 18,150 of its 911 Carrera cabriolets at a cost of up to 10 million euros ($12.1 million).</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
01-19-2006, 06:41 AM
Interesting article from yesterday appeared on BW online, especially for Z8 owners:<p><B>BMW's Z8: Structurally Shaky?<br>Speculation that the $160,000 sports car's aluminum undercarriage may be liable to distortion has the company investigating -- and some owners up in arms</B><p>Read more here: <A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/jan2006/bw20060117_121900.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.businessweek.com/au...0.htm</A>

Cozz
01-25-2006, 06:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Interesting article from yesterday appeared on BW online, especially for Z8 owners:<p><B>BMW's Z8: Structurally Shaky?<br>Speculation that the $160,000 sports car's aluminum undercarriage may be liable to distortion has the company investigating -- and some owners up in arms</B><p>Read more here: <A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/autos/content/jan2006/bw20060117_121900.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.businessweek.com/au...0.htm</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I rather have a recall then a $160K chassis that's falling apart. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
01-28-2006, 07:47 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><I>TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 27, 2006 -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., announced today that it will launch a voluntary special service campaign with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The campaign involves approximately 3,900 early 2004 model year Lexus RX 330 vehicles in the U.S.<p>In certain early 2004 Model Year Lexus RX 330 vehicles, there is a possibility that the anchor bolt for the rear, left-side passenger seatbelt buckle (directly behind the driver's seat) does not have sufficient strength. Lexus has received one report of this condition.<p>Lexus will mail owners of the involved vehicles a special service campaign notification via first class mail beginning in late January or early February, 2006. Lexus dealers will replace the anchor bolt at no charge to the vehicle owners. Owners are requested to contact their local Lexus dealer for diagnosis and repair upon receiving their notification.<p>Customers with questions or concerns should contact the Lexus Customer Satisfaction Center at 1-800-255-3987.<p></I> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's a damn recall, not a "service campaign", they like to make it sound nicer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
02-01-2006, 08:17 AM
<A HREF="http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-briefs1.2feb01,1,2761639.story?coll=la-headlines-business" TARGET="_blank">http://www.latimes.com/busines...iness</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>GM, Ford, Honda Vehicles in Safety Probes</B><br>From Bloomberg News<p>February 1, 2006<p>AUTOS<p>The U.S. government is conducting safety investigations of nearly 1 million General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Honda Motor Co. vehicles that may have faulty springs or engine components. <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration upgraded a probe of <B>411,779 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sables</B> from the <B>2000 and 2001 model years after 747 complaints that a rear spring broke</B>. In a new investigation, <B>457,000 of GM's Saturn sedans from the 2000 through 2003 model years are being examined to see whether an engine part is prone to failure that can cause stalling</B>, the agency said.<p>The agency also started a review of about <B>100,000 Honda 2000 and 2001 model year Odyssey minivans after seven complaints of spring failure</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
02-13-2006, 01:14 PM
<B>Ford recalling 211,432 trucks to fix warning lights</B><p>DETROIT, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co. (F.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is recalling 211,432 of its Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to fix a potentially faulty warning light for anti-lock brakes, U.S. safety regulators said.<p>The vehicles are from the 2006 model year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its Web site on Monday.<p>These vehicles were built with a software error in the brake system cluster, the NHTSA said.<p>Separately, the NHTSA said DaimlerChrysler AG (DCXGn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research) was recalling 39,274 2006 model-year Dodge Dakota, Dodge Ram and Mitsubishi Raider pickup trucks.<p>The NHTSA said the rear brakes in some of these vehicles, equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brake systems, could lock up prematurely.<p>DaimlerChrysler had a small stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (7211.T: Quote, Profile, Research), which it sold in late 2005.<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=governmentFilingsNews&storyID=URI:urn:newsml:reuters.com:20060213:MTFH41 542_2006-02-13_16-06-53_N13246369:1" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/inves...369:1</A>

knicks125
02-19-2006, 09:25 AM
Worldwide Recall...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Audi recalls 70,000 A3 cars due to clutch fault</B><p>Reuters <br>Automotive News / February 17, 2006 - 12:00 pm<p>FRANKFURT -- Audi is recalling around 70,000 of its A3 cars worldwide because of possible clutch faults, the company said on Friday.<p>A spokesman for Audi, Volkswagen's premium brand, said the affected vehicles had 2.0-liter diesel engines and were built between June 2003 and the end of 2004. <p>In some cases, the car would make clearly audible sounds and possibly come to a halt.<p>In Germany, around 20,000 vehicles would have to be recalled to Audi workshops for examination, he added. The company said owners of the affected cars should bring them to a workshop and leave them there for a day.<p>Audi said it would compensate the owners for any costs. The spokesman declined to comment on how high the costs could be.<p>Parent company Volkswagen had the same problem last year with some series of its Touareg and Golf models, a VW spokesman said. The faults had largely been rectified and new problems were not anticipated, he said.<p>VW and Audi buy some of their parts jointly.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
03-03-2006, 12:18 PM
<A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articlebusiness.aspx?type=basicIndustries&storyid=nSHA285710&imageid=&cap" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...=&cap</A>=<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>DaimlerChrysler to recall most China Mercedes S-class</B><p>SHANGHAI, March 2 (Reuters) - German luxury car maker DaimlerChrysler A.G. &lt;DCXGn.DE&gt; said on Thursday it planned to recall most of its upscale Mercedes Benz S-Class sedans sold in China due to potential problems with the fuel tanks. <p>Mercedes will recall 23,677 S-Class sedans manufactured from October 1998 to March 2005 and sold in China, a Mercedes spokeswoman said. The recall will affect 95 percent of the upscale models sold in the country. <p>No accidents or personal injuries have yet been linked to the defect, she added. <p>DaimlerChrysler does not plan to issue a recall for similar models sold worldwide, as the defect was only found in sedans sold to China, executives said. <p>The German car maker had sold 15 percent more cars in Northeast Asia last year than in 2004, led by strong gains for its luxury Mercedes brand in China and South Korea. <p>DaimlerChrysler plans to make Mercedes cars and commercial trucks in China, where it has won approval to offer financing.</TD></TR></TABLE>

DSC-OFF
03-06-2006, 10:39 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nissan Motor said on Friday it will <B>recall 466.000 sports utility vehicles around the world to fix a defective fuel pipe at risk of leakage</B>. <br>Japan's second largest automaker said that due to an inappropriate coating, the <B>X-Trail SUV fuel inlet pipe could rust out and leak</B>. <br>Nissan said it has received 49 reports on the defective pipe but had not heard of any injuries.<p><B>Of the 466 000 units, the company will recall 177 000 X-Trails sold in Europe, 142 000 in Japan with the rest in other countries</B>. The recall affects mostly 2000 to 2004 models.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This will most likely affect all of their 2.5L' (some Sentra SE-R owners have experienced the same problems)<p><A HREF="http://motoring.iafrica.com/newsbriefs/919495.htm" TARGET="_blank">Motoring.iAfrica</A><br> <br> <br> <br> <br>About the S-Klasse, the recall was due to a filter susceptible to clogging (due to the bad air quality in China), nothing wrong with the S-Klasse itself

knicks125
03-10-2006, 04:27 PM
Another GM recall, over 900,000 vehicles affected. Better get those checked if you own one:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>GM recalls over 900,000 pickup trucks<br>Cables that support the tailgate have corroded and snapped, causing 84 mostly-minor injuries.</B><br>March 10, 2006; Posted: 1:12 p.m. EST (1812 GMT) <p>By Steve Hargreaves, CNNMoney.com staff writer<p><B>NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - General Motors is recalling over 900,000 pickups worldwide due to instances of tailgate cables corroding and snapping, a GM spokesman said Friday.</B><p>The recall hits Chevrolet's Silvarado and GMC's Sierra pickup lines for model years 1999 and 2000. Most of those affected, 805,368, are in the U.S.<p>The spokesman said the galvanized steel cables were protected with a plastic coating. But water has been found to get in the coating and cause the cable to corrode and snap when the tailgate is down.<p>GM (Research) said there have been 84 injuries, most of them minor scrapes and bumps.<p>Owners will receive letters in April and the tailgate cable will be replaced with a stainless steel cable.<p>Friday's announcement comes after a previous GM recall of 4.1 million model year 2000 to 2004 pick-ups and SUVs for the same reason.</TD></TR></TABLE>

boston
03-10-2006, 07:31 PM
Get ready for a recall on the current Chevrolet Impala. Power outlet circuit unable to handle load resulting in fires. Several reps in a company I know have had vehicles burn up.

DSC-OFF
03-12-2006, 05:23 AM
General Motors probably used low-medium alloyed steels which oxidates faster than other materials under air & moisture (& they probably used the same resources on some other years), hence corrosion, wouldnt be surprised. It makes little sense to me using cables for supporting tailgate loads unless its heavy and/or has a backup..most people are oblivious to the fact that no matter how sturdy a tailgate is, theres still a weight limit to it, & companies are equally oblivious to the fact that buyers think this. It doesnt pay to skimp on the small things..

knicks125
03-14-2006, 07:23 PM
805,000 2005 and 2006 model-year Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans and 358,455 Dodge Durango SUVs from 2004 to 2006 model years and 2005-2006 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks are potentially affected:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Chrysler vehicles face U.S. safety probe<p>DETROIT, March 13 (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating about 1.16 million minivans, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks from DaimlerChrysler AG's &lt;DCXGn.DE&gt; &lt;DCX.N&gt; Chrysler division for possible defects ranging from faulty airbag sensors to loose steering wheel coupling bolts. <p>The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday said it had escalated a preliminary evaluation of the problems to the status of an "engineering analysis," a move that often precedes a safety recall. <p>Vehicles affected by investigation include 805,000 2005 and 2006 model-year Dodge Caravan, Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country minivans. <p>The agency said it had received complaints about the failure of front airbag crash sensors in the minivans, possibly because of corrosion. <p>"A corroded sensor can set a fault code, illuminate the air bag warning lamp, and become disabled," NHTSA said. <p>The agency is also probing a total of 358,455 Dodge Durango SUVs from 2004 to 2006 model years and 2005-2006 Dodge Dakota pickup trucks after receiving complaints about loose steering wheel and shaft coupling bolts.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
03-21-2006, 08:43 AM
<B>Chrysler recalls 268,800 vehicles to fix wipers<br>2005-2006 models include Durango, Caravan, Town & Country</B><p><A HREF="http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11924868" TARGET="_blank">http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11924868</A>/<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Chrysler recalls 268,800 vehicles to fix wipers<br>2005-2006 models include Durango, Caravan, Town & Country<p>Updated: 3:14 p.m. ET March 20, 2006<br>DETROIT - Chrysler said on Monday it was recalling almost 269,000 vehicles to replace a faulty windshield wiper motor part.<p>The DaimlerChrysler AG division said it had notified the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the voluntary recall covering the 2005 and 2006 model years for one of its sport utility vehicles and three minivan models.<p>The vehicles covered by the recall are the Dodge Durango, the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, and the Chrysler Town & Country, Chrysler said.<p>No accidents have been reported because of the failure of a faulty metal armature on the wiper motor, it said.<p>Chrysler will notify owners when parts are available and replace faulty wiper motors without charge, it said.<p>Chrysler, which found the defect and traced it back to a faulty batch of parts, expects only a third or so of the wiper motors will need to be replaced but is recommending that all of them be inspected for safety, said company spokesman Max Gates.<p>Separately, U.S. safety regulators said last week they were investigating about 1.16 million Chrysler minivans, SUVs and pickup trucks for possible defects ranging from faulty air bag sensors to loose steering wheel coupling bolts.<p>The Dodge Durango SUV as well as the Dodge Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country from 2005 and 2006 were part of that engineering analysis by the NHTSA.<p>NHTSA said it had received complaints about the failure of front air bag crash sensors in the minivans, possibly because of corrosion.<p>Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters.</TD></TR></TABLE>

boston
04-03-2006, 07:26 PM
News: Toyota recalls first-generation Prius hybrids<br>03 Apr 06 16:20<br>Toyota Prius<br>Toyota Prius<br>Toyota in the UK has recalled all first-generation Prius hybrids after it was discovered the hybrid battery pack can leak.<p>The leakage, which Toyota says does not pose a safety threat, can affect all models sold in the period of 2000-03 and affects 1,239 petrol/electric hybrids in the UK.<p>According to a Toyota spokesman, letters have been sent to all Prius Mk1 owners on its dealer database warning them that 'a small amount of electrolyte leakage could develop around one of the hybrid battery terminals' and asking that they book the car into their dealer so the battery can be resealed.<p>Electrolyte is the liquid conductor at the heart of the battery that provides back-up power to the 1.5-litre engine. However, unlike with standard lead-acid batteries, the electrolyte used in the Prius's nickel metal hydride battery pack is alkaline and therefore less corrosive.<p>Toyota isn't classifying the work as a recall, but instead a 'customer satisfaction campaign'. That means the company have judged the problem isn't serious enough to be logged as a 'safety campaign' with the government's vehicle safety agency, VOSA (Vehicle and Operator Services Agency), but it also means Toyota isn't allowed access to DVLA records to track down owners.<p>The campaign comes on the heels of a global recall last year of the current Prius to cure a stalling problem identified by US owners. Some drivers had been left stranded after the computer shut down the petrol engine without warning and cut the power available from the electric motor. That affected 160,000 cars made between 2003 and 2004 and was fixed with a software patch.<p>Toyota has instructed dealers to give affected Prius Mk1 owners a bottle of champagne, and to return their car valeted and with a tank of fuel.<br>

DSC-OFF
04-06-2006, 08:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Nissan North American Inc. said Tuesday that it was recalling about 44,000 Frontier pickup trucks because the fuel cap could come off and allow fuel to spill if the vehicle were involved in a severe side crash</B>. The recall af<B>fects 2005 and 2006 models of the Frontier King Cab pickup</B>. There have been no crashes, injuries or fires linked to the potential problem, the automaker said.<p>About 2,000 of the recalled vehicles are located in Canada and Mexico, the automaker said.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said <B>in a severe side-impact crash, the fuel filler cap tether could be stretched and lead to the cap unscrewing. Without the cap, fuel could spill and potentially lead to a fire</B>.<p>The fuel filler cap became unscrewed during a government crash test on Jan. 20, according to a letter from Nissan to NHTSA. The automaker investigated the issue before deciding to conduct the recall.<p>The recall is <B>expected to begin in mid-April</B>. Nissan said it would notify owners and ask them to bring the vehicles to a Nissan dealer for repair.<p>Dealers will replace the fuel cap tether and pin assembly at no cost to the owner.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2006/112_news27/" TARGET="_blank">MotorTrend</A><br> <br>

DSC-OFF
04-12-2006, 08:36 AM
2003-04 Ford Mustang Cobras recalled for carpeting reasons<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The <B>Mustang Cobra from the 2003-04 model years will be recalled for a problem with carpeting</B>. Carpeting? Ford says the <B>material can slide under the accelerator pedal of the affected vehicles, leading to a loss of control and potentially, an accident. Almost 100 complaints, two accidents, and one injury have been linked to the problem, which affects 19,140 Cobras</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think whats going on here is the carpets tendancy to get caught into the gas pedal when its floored, which happens a lot in a Cobra. The same carpet is found in the 2005 & on Mustangs so it will affect those as well<p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto_News/Daily_Edition/Daily_Edition_Apr_12_2006.S173.A10271.html" TARGET="_blank">TCC</A><br> <br>

DSC-OFF
04-13-2006, 10:30 PM
Ford recalls 134,365 SUVs to adjust crash pads<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Ford Motor Co. is recalling 134,365 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUVs to adjust the padding on the drivers side to prevent injuries during a crash</B>, according to US safety regulators.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autonews.com" TARGET="_blank">AutomotiveNews</A><br>

knicks125
04-14-2006, 01:45 PM
<B>Lexus</B>:<p><B>Lexus recalls 57,000 cars worldwide - 2006 Lexus IS & GS</B><p><A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2006/04/13/Autos/toyota_lexus.reut/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/2006/04/1...x.htm</A><p><B>GM</B>:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GM will recall nearly <B>13,000 2006 Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS</B> models for a possible faulty power steering hose.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><B>Mazda</B>: <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Mazda's <B>2006 MX-5</B> joins the recall parade because the steering wheel air bag may turn parts of the wheel assembly into projectiles if it's deployed in very cold temperatures. <B>About 2,600 roadsters</B> are covered by the recall.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
04-16-2006, 02:42 PM
<B>Mercedes</B><p><B>9,500 R Class (2006MY)</B> are being recalled for <B>two</B> separate issues.<p><A HREF="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls04/2006/mercedes.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.consumeraffairs.com....html</A><p>Recalls <B>Mazda MX-5</B> and <B>Buick Lucerne </B> (per above post) are also linked.

DSC-OFF
04-17-2006, 06:49 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">..GM will recall nearly 13,000 2006 Buick Lucerne and Cadillac DTS models for a possible faulty power steering hose..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A tier II supplier used incorrect resources to construct a module in the tier I supplier hose, most cars were confined before they even left the plant when the contractor contacted them of the problem. Some got out obviously

DSC-OFF
04-22-2006, 07:49 AM
Toyota recalls over 76.000 vans in Japan<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Automaker Toyota Motor Corp. will <B>recall over 73,000 minivans across nine models and over 3,000 ambulances due to defective front propeller shafts or brake boosters</B>.<p>The 73,081 minivans for recall, including the minivans <B>Granvia, Grand Hiace, and Hiace Regius</B> models, were manufactured between September 1995 and October 2005, Toyota said in a statement.<p><B>Insufficient heatproofing of the front propeller shaft meant the vehicles could be damaged at high speeds</B>, Toyota said.<p>The company will also <B>recall 3,167 ambulances over possible brake problems</B>, according to the statement.<p><B>It wasn't immediately clear whether the recalls affected vehicles sold outside Japan</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://mdn.mainichi-msn.co.jp/business/news/20060405p2g00m0bu005000c.html" TARGET="_blank">MSN-Mainichi</A><br> <br>

DSC-OFF
04-26-2006, 07:28 AM
2007 Camry recalled for lose 2nd & 6th gear automatic transmission operation <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>The newest edition of the Toyota Camry is being recalled for a problem with the transmission</B>. The problem, Toyota says, <B>involved only a half-percent of Camrys built thus far for the 2007 model year</B>. The <B>new six-speed automatic transmission could lose second and sixth gear during operation</B>. Toyota told Reuters <B>the vehicle still will operate even if the gears are lost, and that the problem usually happens within the first 500 miles of use</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.thecarconnection.com/Auto_News/Daily_Edition/Daily_Edition_Apr_26_2006.S173.A10341.html" TARGET="_blank">TCC</A><br> <br>

DSC-OFF
04-26-2006, 02:17 PM
23.000 Cadillac SRX' recalled for incorrectly welded suspensions; 11.000 2001 Saab 9-3' for faulty fuel lines<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thousands of luxury cars and SUV's are on the recall list Tuesday. <p>Bill Gephardt tells us what the problems are. <p><B>Twenty-three-thousand 2005 Cadillac SRX and STS sedans and another 11-thousand 2001 Saab 9-3 passenger cars are recalled for some pretty serious safety problems</B>. <p>The <B>Cadillac's are in trouble because the rear suspension might not work</B>. <p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the vehicle's <B>toe links aren't welded correctly potentially causing a crash</B>. <p><B>With the Saab it's the fuel pump giving owners headaches</B>. <p>NHTSA says these cars have <B>faulty fuel lines and fittings damaged when the cars were made</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://kutv.com/consumer/local_story_115174740.html" TARGET="_blank">KUTV</A>

knicks125
05-01-2006, 02:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>GM to recall 400,000 pickup trucks<br>Defective brake lights suspected on Chevrolet, GMC, Isuzu models</B><p>Updated: 10:38 a.m. ET May 1, 2006<br>DETROIT - General Motors Corp. is recalling about 400,000 pickup trucks due to defective brake lights.<p>The affected vehicles are the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon from the 2004-2006 model years and the 2006 Isuzu i-280 and i-350.<p>GM said some vehicles may permanently lose brake lamp function or have brake lamps that are always on. On vehicles with cruise control, that function also becomes inoperative.<p>GM spokesman Alan Adler said the company was not aware of any crashes resulting from the problem.<p>Dealers will replace the brake lamp switch assembly in the affected vehicles at no charge.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contacted GM to inquire about the issue after receiving three complaints, and the company issued the recall in response, Adler said.<p>GM notified NHTSA of the recall in a letter dated Friday.<p>Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</TD></TR></TABLE>

Mil
05-01-2006, 02:16 PM
It just keeps getting worse for GM....

DSC-OFF
05-03-2006, 09:53 AM
Taillamps & cruise control are from a Japanese supplier, just for the record

knicks125
05-06-2006, 07:31 AM
DCX recalls 44,000 2006MY 300/Charger/Magnum (brake problem); 7,000 2006MY Jeep Wranglers (clutch issue). Read more here:<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=ousiv&storyID=2006-05-05T230442Z_01_N05447236_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-AUTOS-CHRYSLER-RECALL-DC.XML" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/busin...C.XML</A>

DSC-OFF
05-06-2006, 04:04 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The DaimlerChrysler AG said it was recalling some 2006 versions of its 300 and Charger sedans and the Magnum wagon because the hydraulic brake tubes in the cars are prone to rub against a tube in the exhaust system.<p>The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that could cause the brake tubes to wear and leak brake fluid.<p>Versions of the vehicles equipped with 2.7-liter engines are affected by the recall, the company said.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Why is Reuters saying the Charger is included in the recall? Its not even available with the 2.7L

Fabia SDI Elegance
05-07-2006, 07:51 PM
Charger SE provides a 2.7L dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve Sequential Multipoint Fuel Injection (SMPI) V6 engine with 190 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque.<br>

DSC-OFF
05-09-2006, 08:35 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Fabia SDI Elegance</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Charger SE provides a 2.7L dual overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve Sequential Multipoint Fuel Injection (SMPI) V6 engine with 190 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Aah..fleets<p>EDIT: Just looked at the Dodge website, 2.7L SE is new for 2006.5<p><A HREF="http://www-5.dodge.com/vehsuite/dispatch.do" TARGET="_blank">http://www-5.dodge.com/vehsuite/dispatch.do</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by DSC-OFF at 11:41 AM 5/9/2006</i>

knicks125
05-13-2006, 07:07 AM
Volvo recalls over 250,000 cars:<p>217,000 XC90 (2003 to 2006MY); 34,300 S40 & V50 (2004 to 2006MY)<p><A HREF="http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=95917" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bangkokpost.com/bre...95917</A>

Cozz
05-17-2006, 04:52 AM
Source: theautochannel<p><b>Toyota recalls Land Cruiser Prado cars</b><p>TOKYO May 17, 2006; Japan Today reported that Toyota Motor Corp told the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport on Tuesday it will recall 107,767 Land Cruiser Prado sport utility vehicles due to problems with the joints of the rear wheels and axle, the Japanese ministry said.<p>The Land Cruiser Prado cars subject to the recalled were manufactured between April 1996 and January 1999.<br>

knicks125
05-17-2006, 06:37 AM
Add another 100K or so for other markets - totalling about 210K for the Land Cruiser Prado recall<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060516/UPDATE/605160428/1148/AUTO01" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb...UTO01</A>

DSC-OFF
05-26-2006, 09:17 PM
Volkswagen recalls 362.000 New Beetles for taillamp malfunction; GM recalls Corvette for faulty targa top<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Volkswagen AG is recalling 362,000 cars in the United States because a brake light switch may malfunction</B>, according to U.S. safety regulators.<p>The mod<B>els involved include the Jetta sedan from 1999-2002 model years, Jetta III from 1999-2000 model years and the New Beetle from 1998-2002 model years</B>, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on its Web site on Friday.<p>NHTSA said the <B>brake lights could become inoperative, or remain on if installed incorrectly during a previous recall</B>.<p>Separately, NHTSA said <B>General Motors Corp. is recalling 30,793 Chevrolet Corvette cars from the 2005-2006 model years as the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate and the roofs could fly off</B>.<p>"<B>If there is a complete separation, the roof panel may detach from the vehicle and it could strike another vehicle and cause injury and property damage</B>," NHTSA said.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You heard it here first: A recall of a recall<p><A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2006/05/26/Autos/volkswagen_recall.reut/" TARGET="_blank">CNN</A><br> <br>

enit
05-30-2006, 09:01 AM
<A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/business/newsArticle.aspx?type=basicIndustries&storyID=nT174775" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/busin...74775</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><B>Toyota recalls about 1 million cars globally</B><p>TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. (7203.T: Quote, Profile, Research), the world's second-largest auto maker, said on Tuesday it would recall a total of about 1 million vehicles globally to replace faulty intermediate shafts and sliding yokes. <p>In a filing with Japan's Transport Ministry, the company said it would recall a total of 565,756 vehicles in Japan, including Wish, Isis, Prius and other cars built between September 2002 and November 2005. <p>A Toyota spokesman said the recall would also cover about 400,000 units overseas. <p>The company said it had received no reports of accidents from the defects. <p>Toyota as a matter of policy does not disclose the cost of recalls. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>

anonms
05-30-2006, 04:03 PM
Damnit! My car is within the time bracket! :(

DSC-OFF
05-30-2006, 07:19 PM
Toyota is suffering from workers who dont have adequate skills, & workers in general. Those & severe production growth is to blame (in 2005 Toyotas production units went up by 600k, that figure alone is about the same as the total production of Fuji Industries as a whole). Its like an army with diminishing logistics while engaging in a war..

DSC-OFF
06-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Honda JDM recalling seven models due to faulty key interlocks; VW Japan recalling five models for faulty engine systems<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Honda in Japan says it will repair the Fit subcompact, the Stream minivan and seven other models, produced between April 2001 and March 2002, because of key interlock problems</B>.<p>Honda said <B>423,344 automatic vehicles are subject to the repairs</B>. Their <B>ignition keys can be removed even when the shift lever is not in the park position</B>.<p>The seven <B>other models involved are the Step WGN, the Civic, the Civic Ferio, the Civic Hybrid, the CR-V, the Mobilio and the Integra</B>.<p>Meanwhile, <B>Volkswagen Group Japan said the same day that its New Beetle and four other models may still have problems with their engine control systems</B>.<p>Volkswagen said it will carry out a second <B>recall of the models as not all the problems were fixed after a first recall in July 2004</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A second recall of a recall for VW<p><A HREF="http://www.smh.com.au/news/Business/Honda-to-fix-420000-vehicles/2006/06/01/1148956458593.html" TARGET="_blank">SMH</A><br> <br>

knicks125
06-03-2006, 07:35 AM
<A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/stocks/QuoteCompanyNewsArticle.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-06-02T191048Z_01_N02338513_RTRIDST_0_AUTOS-NISSAN-SAFETY.XML&rpc=66" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/stock...pc=66</A><p>Nissan asked dealers to halt sales of certain Nissan models (2006 Altimas and Sentras) - read on...

Superfresa
06-03-2006, 08:11 AM
It seems to be only Toyota, Nissan and Honda lately.... I know this isn't the case but It seems like they lost the only thing that they did amazingly in my book - making reliable cars...

DSC-OFF
06-13-2006, 09:21 AM
111.000 Jeep Grand Cherokees recalled for faulty seat heaters<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">DaimlerChrysler AG said Monday that it was <B>recalling about 111,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees after receiving reports of overheating and fires in heated seats</B>.<p>The automaker said it had received <B>32 complaints of the front seat electric heater element overheating or leading to a fire</B>. DaimlerChrysler spokesman Max Gates said the automaker knew of a few cases of injuries but did not have an exact number.<p>DaimlerChrysler does not know of any crashes resulting from the defect, Gates said.<p>The <B>recall involves the 2003-2004 model years of the Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle with heated seats</B>.<p><B>Owners are expected to receive letters about the recall in July</B>.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This gives a whole new meaning to the term "Pain in the ass"<p><A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8I6MU180.htm?sub=apn_home_down&chan=db" TARGET="_blank">BusinessWeek</A><br> <br>

knicks125
06-15-2006, 04:26 PM
Nissan recalls:<p>144,298 Elgrand minivans<p>11,154 March minicar<p><A HREF="http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2006/06/13/afx2811364.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.forbes.com/business....html</A>

knicks125
06-18-2006, 08:37 AM
Continuing DSC-OFF's "recall of a recall" theme, here is one for Audi:<p>specifically, 1998-2000 model years Audi A6:<p><A HREF="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls04/2006/audi_a6.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.consumeraffairs.com....html</A>

knicks125
06-29-2006, 05:11 PM
VW Passat:<p><B>Volkswagen recalling 34,000 Passats</B><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Volkswagen recalled 34,000 units of its Passat worldwide due to a potential problem with the clutch. <p>Passats built between April and May 2005 equipped with 2.0-litre TDI engines and six-gear manual transmissions were affected by the recall. <p>Volkswagen declined to comment on the financial costs of potentially having to replace the parts, but said that VW was negotiating with suppliers over compensation for damages. <p>The Golf, Golf Plus, Jetta and Touran were also affected by the same problem in a previous recall.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.channel4.com/4car/news/news-story.jsp?news_id=14776" TARGET="_blank">http://www.channel4.com/4car/n...14776</A>

knicks125
07-10-2006, 08:51 AM
160,000 2003-2006 Toyota Tundra<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota Motor Corp. will spend millions to deactivate front-seat passenger air bag cut-off switches in nearly 160,000 Tundra pickups to avoid having to install a costlier child safety seat anchoring system.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060710/AUTO01/607100330/1148" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb.../1148</A>

The General
07-12-2006, 06:56 PM
By Alan Ohnsman<br>Bloomberg News<br>Published July 12, 2006, 3:38 PM CDT<p>Toyota Motor Corp., the world's second-largest automaker, is recalling 367,600 U.S. Highlander and Lexus RX sport-utility vehicles to fix faulty clips that may cause a console panel to fall onto the accelerator.<p>Toyota's U.S. unit will begin notifying owners of 2004 and 2005 Highlanders and RX 330s and 2006 Highlander Hybrid and RX 400h models later this month, spokesman Bill Kwong said today. Dealers will install stronger versions of two clips that hold a four-inch panel to the right of the gas pedal, he said.<p> <A HREF="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-060712toyoa-recall-story,1,7948550.story?coll=chi-business-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/...=true</A>

knicks125
07-12-2006, 08:26 PM
US safety regulators probe Scion (tC) moonroof failures<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=governmentFilingsNews&storyID=2006-07-11T201357Z_01_N11186888_RTRIDST_0_AUTOS-TOYOTA-SCION.XML" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/inves...N.XML</A>

Verdegrrl
07-16-2006, 01:53 PM
for rear suspension bushings that can fail and cause loss of control.<p> <A HREF="http://www.rte.ie/business/2006/0714/bmw.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.rte.ie/business/2006/0714/bmw.html</A>

Naga Royal Guard
07-16-2006, 08:25 PM
lol isnt that cozz' job to post BMW Recall info

Cozz
07-17-2006, 03:56 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lol isnt that cozz' job to post BMW Recall info </TD></TR></TABLE><p>This one cought me off guard. Hold on, I'm working on a recall kit for half the price LOL. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
07-18-2006, 09:46 AM
<B>Toyota will recall 418,600 cars</B><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota will recall 418,600 cars<p>Bloomberg News<br>Published July 18, 2006, 9:09 AM CDT<p><br>Toyota Motor Corp., Japan's biggest automaker, said it will recall about 418,600 vehicles globally to fix faulty engine sensors.<p>The recall, which starts tomorrow, affects 268,570 cars in Japan, which were built between January 2001 and November 2001, Toyota said in a filing to the country's transport ministry today. The vehicles are spread over 12 models including the Vitz, bB and Corolla compact cars. The company also plans to recall about 150,000 vehicles exported to North America, Europe and other overseas markets.<p>Toyota recalled over 2 million vehicles last year and in May recalled nearly 1 million vehicles to fix defective steering shafts. The Toyota City, Japan-based company has been using the same parts in different models to cut costs. The strategy is leading to a greater number of affected vehicles when the company uses faulty parts.<p>Recall repairs are done at no charge to consumers, and typically are paid for by automakers from reserves set aside for that purpose.<p>Improperly shaped plastic parts may leak oil to sensors and stall engines, Toyota said. No accidents were linked to the defect, the company said.<p>Toyota in October 2005 filed Japan's biggest one-time recall to fix headlights and brakes. It took back 1.27 million vehicles affecting 16 models such as Corollas and RAV4 sport- utility vehicles.<p>Separately, Hino Motors Ltd., 50 percent owned by Toyota, said it will recall 1,913 vehicles in Japan to fix defects. The recall affects the five models including Dutro trucks and Toyota Toyoace trucks, Hino said. <p>Copyright  2006, Chicago Tribune</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/newsroom/chi-060718toyota-recall,1,4008360.story?coll=chi-news-hed" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/...s-hed</A>

Naga Royal Guard
07-19-2006, 05:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This one cought me off guard. Hold on, I'm working on a recall kit for half the price LOL. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>i cant wait to see it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
07-21-2006, 11:04 PM
Most Recalled Cars of 06 (so far):<p><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/weekend/mostrecall_1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/weekend/mostrecall_1.html</A>

knicks125
07-25-2006, 04:33 PM
Another recall from Toyota:<p>206,388 Corolla Versos - produced between January 2004 and May 2006 and sold in Europe, Africa and other regions.<p><A HREF="http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?siteid=mktw&guid=%7B7640DD0B%2D5FAE%2D45BC%2DBC4A%2D741C81CAAF C7%7D" TARGET="_blank">http://www.marketwatch.com/New...C7%7D</A>

knicks125
07-30-2006, 07:53 PM
Toyota recall: FJ Cruiser<br><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=116333" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...16333</A><p>DaimlerChrysler recall: Jeep Grand Cherokee<br><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2006/07/29/jeep-grand-cherokee-on-the-hot-seat-recall-wise" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2006/0...-wise</A>/<br><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=116333" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...16333</A><br>

knicks125
08-01-2006, 01:26 PM
Honda Recalls 35,000 Fits<p><A HREF="http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2006/112_news65" TARGET="_blank">http://www.motortrend.com/feat...ews65</A>/<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:47 PM 8/1/2006</i>

knicks125
08-01-2006, 05:50 PM
Jeep recalls 832,000 2002-2006 Liberty SUV - potential loss of steering control<p><A HREF="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060801/ap_on_go_ot/jeep_recall" TARGET="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200...ecall</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
08-03-2006, 10:13 AM
Ford Recalls 1.2 Million Vehicles<p><A HREF="http://www.wwj.com/pages/64310.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.wwj.com/pages/64310.php</A>?

knicks125
08-08-2006, 04:46 PM
Toyota Sienna & Tundra being probed:<p>Sienna - <A HREF="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060807/NEWS99/60807011" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs...07011</A><p>Tundra - <A HREF="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601101&sid=anY3lVr30M4I&refer=japan" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...japan</A>

knicks125
08-09-2006, 04:15 PM
38,439 GM SUVs/Pickups being recalled (fire hazard issue):<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GM is recalling the 2004 Chevrolet Avalanche, 2004-2006 Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, 2006 Chevrolet Kodiak, 2004-2006 Chevrolet Silverado, 2004-2005 Chevrolet Suburban, 2006 Chevrolet Suburban 1500, 2004-2006 GMC Sierra, 2006 GMC Topkick 6500, and 2004-2006 GMC Yukon XL.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.consumeraffairs.com/recalls04/2006/gm_fire_hazard.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.consumeraffairs.com....html</A>

knicks125
08-21-2006, 10:55 AM
<A HREF="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601086&sid=aBheDNuSC8TM&refer=latin_america" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...erica</A><p><B>Volkswagen Recalls 40,800 Brazil Cars on Fuel Injector Defect</B><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">5,800 Fox, 8,600 CrossFox, 11,800 Polo cars, 2,200 Golfs, 8,000 Kombi vans and 4,400 SpaceFox cars.</TD></TR></TABLE>

SHEPO
08-23-2006, 03:54 PM
Uh-oh...<p><A HREF="http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/08/23/mazda-to-recall-nearly-all-rx-8s" TARGET="_blank">http://www.leftlanenews.com/20...rx-8s</A>/

Comrade
08-25-2006, 11:53 AM
Ouch! snap, crackle and poop!<p>That's going to be expensive.

knicks125
08-26-2006, 09:20 PM
Toyota Crown for the Chinese market built between 2/21/05-9/20/05. Over 20K have been recalled.<p><A HREF="http://www.marketwatch.com/News/Story/Story.aspx?dist=newsfinder&siteid=google&guid=%7BEEC38BD9-1414-4704-9D52-2682A28A7219%7D&keyword" TARGET="_blank">http://www.marketwatch.com/New...yword</A>=

knicks125
09-07-2006, 08:37 AM
Chrysler to recall more than 180,000 vehicles:<p>145,000+ Dodge Ram<br>35,000+ Dodge Durango<p><A HREF="http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=13409413&src=rss/businessNews" TARGET="_blank">http://go.reuters.com/newsArti...sNews</A>

Cozz
10-06-2006, 05:16 AM
Honda recalls 240,000 units in 3 models. Life, Odyssey and Civic. Very little info on it.<p> <A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/10/05/024154.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com/....html</A>

knicks125
10-06-2006, 06:10 AM
Mazda is recalling 12,235 vehicles over faulty airbage - Premacy, Ixiom (aka Mazda5 and Ixiom is branded as Ford in Japan) + Atenza (aka Mazda6).<p><A HREF="http://www.trend.az/?mod=shownews&news=29088&lang=en" TARGET="_blank">http://www.trend.az/?mod=shown...ng=en</A><br>

knicks125
10-06-2006, 04:01 PM
NHTSA: recall modification required by Toyota, on its Tundra model, totalling around 157,000 units. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Federal safety officials have forced Toyota Motor Corp. to modify a recall of 157,000 Tundra pickups over a violation of child safety standards, after officials told the automaker that its original plan to remove manual air bag shutoff switches was insufficient.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061006/BUSINESS01/610060443/1014" TARGET="_blank">http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.../1014</A><br>

DoMiNo
10-10-2006, 11:42 PM
Ford Recalls nearly 150,000 Five Hundreds, Montegos, Freestars, and Escapes.<p><A HREF="http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/10/10/bc.autos.ford.recall.reut/index.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/....html</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
10-25-2006, 05:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota Announces Recall<p><br>WASHINGTON (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it was recalling about 30,000 Scion tC sports coupes over concerns that the side air bags could inadvertently deploy if the door is slammed forcefully.<br> The recall affects about 20 percent of the tCs produced during the 2005 and 2006 model years, Toyota said. The vehicle is only sold in the United States.<br> The automaker said seat-mounted side air bags and side curtain air bags could deploy if the door on that side of the vehicle is closed forcefully while the ignition is on or within 90 seconds of the driver turning the ignition off.<br> Toyota said it has received reports of 17 incidents in which the air bag deployed. No accidents, deaths or injuries have been reported.<br> Scion, Toyota's youth-oriented brand, will send recall notices to owners next month. Dealers will replace the side air bag sensors at no charge.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.wwj.com/pages/113246.php?contentType=4&contentId=229104" TARGET="_blank">WWJ</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
11-16-2006, 09:40 PM
Chrysler recall:<p>The Chrysler Group is voluntarily recalling 268,000 vehicles from the 2005 and 2006 model years to replace a faulty front windshield wiper motor. Part of the wiper motor can break, causing the wipers to fail. No accidents or injuries are tied to the problem, which affects the Dodge Durango, Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan, and Chrysler Town and Country.<p>Source: <A HREF="http://www.wwj.com/pages/16741.php?" TARGET="_blank">WWJ</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
11-16-2006, 09:42 PM
Toyota recall:<p>Tokyo (AP) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Tuesday it was recalling 418,570 vehicles globally, including some Echo and Prius models sold in the U.S., over a faulty engine part.<br> The faulty part is the latest in a string of problems requiring recalls by Toyota, raising doubts over whether the automaker can maintain quality standards amid booming sales.<br> The recall affects 268,570 vehicles sold in Japan across 12 models manufactured in 2001, including Corollas, the compact cars Vitz and Platz and the hybrid Prius, the company said in a statement submitted to Japan's Transport Ministry.<br> The recall also affects about 150,000 cars sold overseas, mainly in the United States and Canada, Toyota spokeswoman Shiori Hashimoto said. These autos were also manufactured in 2001.<br> In the United States, 24,490 cars sold under the name Echo and Yaris, as well as 8,476 Prius vehicles are affected by the recall, she said.<br> The faulty part could lead to an oil leak within the engine and cause it to stop completely, the statement said. There have been no accidents due to the fault, according to Toyota.<br> The company will fix an additional 3,232 Toyota and Hino vans manufactured in 2004-2005 whose engines may have a faulty turbine blade, though the fault isn't serious enough to meet Japan's recall standards, the company said.<br> The recall comes after police investigated three Toyota officials on suspicion of professional negligence in allegedly shirking recalls for eight years and not fixing a defect that may have caused an accident.<br> Five people were injured in a crash in 2004 in southern Japan when steering failed in a 1993 Toyota Hilux Surf sport utility vehicle, causing it to swing out of control. Toyota had received five reports of problems with the steering by 1996, but no recall was made until 2004, the company said.<br> The investigation was another embarrassment for Toyota, whose once impeccable image has been tarnished by a number of recalls.<br> Earlier this month, the company recalled 367,500 Toyota and Lexus sport utility vehicles in the U.S. because a piece in the front console area could come loose and interfere with the gas pedal.<br> Toyota has been reporting booming sales in recent years and is growing so rapidly some analysts expect it to overtake struggling General Motors Corp. of the U.S. as the world's biggest automaker in coming years.<p><br>Source: <A HREF="http://www.wwj.com/pages/57950.php?" TARGET="_blank">WWJ</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
11-16-2006, 09:44 PM
Ford recall:<p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that it was recalling nearly 20,000 Mustang Cobra sports cars after receiving complaints that the back of the accelerator pedal could become caught in the floor carpeting and lead to a crash.<br> Ford told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in late January that it had received about 100 complaints and allegations of two crashes and one injury. The recall affects 19,140 Mustang Cobras from the 2003 and 2004 model years.<br> Ford said in a letter to NHTSA that the rear surface of the pedal could interfere with the carpeting during heavy throttling and make it difficult for the pedal to return to an idle position. The problem could be found in vehicles where the floor carpeting does not fit flush with the sheet metal. Dealers are expected to install a bracket over the cutout in the carpet behind the pedal. Owners are expected to be notified of the recall in late April and will not be charged for the repair.<br> Last July, NHTSA opened an investigation into accelerator pedal interference in the 2003 and 2004 Mustang, and the 2003 model year of the Mustang convertible and Mustang GT. Ford spokeswoman Kristen Kinley said the automaker's investigation only found the issue in the Cobras because the high-performance model has a different pedal configuration than the other Mustang versions.<p><A HREF="http://www.wwj.com/pages/24064.php?" TARGET="_blank">WWJ</A>

knicks125
11-23-2006, 02:31 PM
Recalls:<p>Volvo - 1999-2002 C70, C70 convertible, S60, S70, S80, V70, V70XC and XC70 - totaling 170,099<p>Chrysler - 127,928 Pacifica (2005-2006); 2,258 Sebring (2007)<p>Ford: 422 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis (2007) <p>Jeep: 18,245 Compass (2007)<p>Read more info about each here: <A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/061122/auto_recalls.html?.v=2" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/061122...?.v=2</A><p><B><I>Edit</I></B> on the Volvo information:<p>Based on the Reuters article, the recall affects around 360,000 cars and SUVs - <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The recall applies to Volvo C70 and V70 models built between 1999 <br>and 2002, S60 models built between 2001 and 2002, and S70 and V70X models built between 1999 and 2000.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Find out more here <A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=&storyid=2006-11-24T162203Z_01_N24165882_RTRUKOC_0_US-AUTOS-VOLVO-RECALL.xml&src=nl_usbusinessclose" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...close</A> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 7:09 PM 11/25/2006</i>

knicks125
12-08-2006, 10:58 AM
VOLKSWAGEN RECALLS PASSAT VEHICLES (2006/2007 - 62,000)<p>Affected Items: Windshield Wiper Motor and Brake Vacuum Line<p><A HREF="http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=10011" TARGET="_blank">http://media.vw.com/article_di...10011</A>

knicks125
12-15-2006, 02:52 PM
2007 Camry Solara Coupes recall:<p><A HREF="http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006121486047" TARGET="_blank">http://pressroom.toyota.com/Re...86047</A>

Nurburgring
12-15-2006, 03:30 PM
Wow, the words Toyota and recall never used to go together but I guess not. 160 is nothing to get excited but this just adds to the crippling reputation of Toyota's recall history. When was the last time Hyundai or Kia had recalls? This whole page seems to be filled up with Toyota recalls. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

Fabia SDI Elegance
12-15-2006, 10:06 PM
Recalls are good things because the manufacatures fixes their mistakes for free. Can you remember when Alfa Romeo had last recall? Or, why VW didn't recall TDI engines to fix airflow meter, or window mounts?<br>Why didn't they have recalls, now I have to spend $400 for the Airflow meter and $300 for the window mounts.<br>Another thing too, instead of selling just those small plastic parts that hold the window, they sell the complete system, to make more money.

Nurburgring
12-16-2006, 05:25 AM
But isn't Toyota well known for having the least mistakes as possible? Toyota lately has been on a roll in recalls. No company nor consumers favour recalls. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">

knicks125
12-26-2006, 10:10 AM
DaimlerChrysler - over 68,000 new cars (2007MY):<p>Dodge Nitro, Jeep Compass, Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2006-12-22T203458Z_01_N22327000_RTRIDST_0_CHRYSLER-RECALL-UPDATE-1.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...=qcna</A><p>And,<p>Chery: <A HREF="http://www.autoindustry.co.uk/news/22-12-06_3" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoindustry.co.uk/news/22-12-06_3</A>

knicks125
01-02-2007, 07:04 AM
DaimlerChrysler: Mercedes recalls 130,000 vehicles<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A spokesman said Mercedes models of the A and B-Class as well as estate cars of the C-Class made between May 2005 and May 2006 were affected.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articlebusiness.aspx?type=basicIndustries&storyID=nL02852697&from=business" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...iness</A>

knicks125
01-18-2007, 05:44 PM
81,000 Honda Accords recalled (2004-2005):<p><A HREF="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16674614/?GT1=8921" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16674614/?GT1=8921</A>

knicks125
01-18-2007, 08:19 PM
Toyota to recall 533,000 trucks: 2004 to 2007 model year Sequoias and 2004 to 2006 model year Tundras<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/news/articleinvesting.aspx?view=CN&storyID=2007-01-19T020420Z_01_T162466_RTRIDST_0_TOYOTA-RECALL.XML&rpc=66&type=qcna" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/news/...=qcna</A>

Cozz
01-21-2007, 06:30 AM
Theautochannel<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b><FONT SIZE="4">Honda recalls 81,000 Accord sedans</FONT></b><p>DETROIT January 19 2007; Reuters reporteds that Honda Motor Co. is recalling 81,000 Accord sedans in the United States because of faulty wiring in an airbag sensor on the driver's side, U.S. regulators said Friday.<p>A failure of the sensor causes the airbag system to default to the fully deployed position, regardless of the seat position, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on its Web site.<p>Full deployment of the driver's airbag can increase the risk of injury for smaller drivers in a frontal crash, the NHTSA said.<p>The vehicles involved in the recall are from the 2004-2005 model years. The mid-size Accord sedan is the Japanese automaker's top selling model in the U.S. market. The company sold over 350,000 vehicles last year.<p>Larger rival Toyota Motor Corp said earlier Friday it plans to recall about 533,000 Sequoia SUVs and Tundra pickup trucks in the U.S. to repair faulty components that could make the vehicles difficult to steer.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>

Comrade
01-22-2007, 06:42 PM
<B>Toyota recalling 533,000 Sequoia, Tundra models</B><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Toyota recalling Sequoia, Tundra models<br>10:05 AM CST on Friday, January 19, 2007<br>Associated Press<br>WASHINGTON - Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it was recalling 533,000 Tundra pickup trucks and Sequoia sport utility vehicles because of potential steering problems.<p>Toyota said the recall involved 2004-2006 Tundra trucks and 2004-2007 Sequoia full-size SUVs. The automaker has received reports of 11 accidents and six injuries connected to the recall, said Toyota spokesman Bill Kwong.<p>The automaker said there was a possibility of excessive wear to a front suspension lower ball joint that could make it difficult to steer the vehicle and stay in the center of the lane. Drivers may also notice more noise coming from the front suspension, Kwong said.<p>Toyota recalled about 775,000 pickups and SUVs in May 2005  one of its largest recalls ever  because of similar problems with the front suspension. The recall included 2002-2004 model years of the Tundra and Sequoia.<p>Kwong said the company received additional complaints involving newer models of the Tundra and Sequoia, prompting them to issue the recall.<p>Toyota, which is challenging General Motors Corp. to become the world's largest automaker, has aggressively touted its redesigned Tundra pickup as a strong competitor in the lucrative truck segment dominated by GM and Ford Motor Co.<p>The first Tundras built at Toyota's San Antonio plant are expected in showrooms next month. The automaker recently unveiled its Tundra CrewMax full-size pickup truck at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The large pickup will arrive in showrooms in March.<p>With its expansion, the automaker has struggled with some quality issues. Toyota had 2.2 million vehicle recalls in 2005, but showed improvements last year when its recalls fell to 766,000 vehicles. Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe has repeatedly vowed to enhance quality controls.<p>Owners will be notified in mid-February of the Sequoia and Tundra recall and dealers will replace the left and right front suspension lower ball joint at no charge to the vehicle's owners. Consumers can contact Toyota at (888) 270-9371 or (800) 331-4331.</TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
01-27-2007, 09:02 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">NHTSA Recalls Chevrolet Cobalt<p>Model/Build Years: 2005-2006<p>Potential Number Of Units Affected : 98707</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2007/01/25/035077.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com/....html</A>

knicks125
02-03-2007, 01:11 PM
GM:<p>Pontiac Grand Prix (1999-2002 GTP) investigated for engine fires<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Corp.'s Pontiac Grand Prix cars are being investigated by a U.S. safety agency for engine fires that ignite after the car is turned off.<p>The study covers 1999-2002 models of the Grand Prix GTP equipped with supercharged V6 engines, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said today on its Web site.<p>Of the 21 consumer complaints, 16 involve fires that began five to 15 minutes after ``the vehicle was parked and the ignition switched off,'' the safety agency said.<p>NHTSA's study is a preliminary investigation, the first step in the agency's safety-review process. Three of four preliminary evaluations are closed without further action. The rest get further review that can lead to a recall.<p>Alan Adler, a spokesman for Detroit-based GM, said the company will cooperate with NHTSA.<p>The agency estimated that 71,483 vehicles could be affected by the problem. Adler said GM, the biggest U.S. automaker, is checking the number of vehicles that might be affected.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a3lY6pyhhTZg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...hhTZg</A>

knicks125
02-11-2007, 11:03 AM
Honda:<p>Civic Hybrid sedans: 2005-2006 <br>45,335 units<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">voltage converter defect that could stop the car's engine</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Elysion minivans: 2004-2006<br>72,597 units<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">defective sliding door locks</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8N5VEFO1.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.businessweek.com/ap...1.htm</A>

FRDesign
02-11-2007, 12:00 PM
Toyota:<br>3.5 MILLION Cars:<br>Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to compensate owners of Lexus and Toyota vehicles that suffered engine damage due to a buildup of thickened oil, or sludge, in a settlement approved this week by a Louisiana state court.<p>The agreement covers 3.5 million 1997-2002 model-year vehicles, although it is not known how many were damaged by sludge.

knicks125
02-18-2007, 02:05 PM
2006 Dodge Rams - 86,333 units<br>wheel bearings<p><A HREF="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-070216chrysler-recall-story,0,6306776.story?coll=chi-bizfront-hed" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/...t-hed</A>

knicks125
02-25-2007, 07:39 AM
GM:<p>2007 Saturn Outlook / GMC Acadia - all units delivered<br>faulty airbag sensor<p><A HREF="http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/0223gm-suv23-ON.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.azcentral.com/busin....html</A><br>

IcedG35
02-26-2007, 03:39 PM
800,000 VW's<br><A HREF="http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2007/02/26/volkswagen-recall.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/sto....html</A>

knicks125
03-10-2007, 09:21 AM
<B>Ford</B>:<p>155K Units - 2003 versions of the F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 Super Duty truck, the Ford Excursion SUV and the Lincoln Blackwood pickup<p>Cruise Control Switch<p><A HREF="http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-03-05-ford-recall_N.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.usatoday.com/money/...N.htm</A><p><b>Ford</b>:<br>109,664 2003-05 Crown Victoria Incerpetors<br>Possible wheel cracks<p><A HREF="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17501420" TARGET="_blank">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17501420</A>/<p><b>Chrysler</b>:<p>328,424 2004-06 Dodge Durango<br>10,994 2008 Dodge Avenger<br>149,605 2006-07 Jeep Liberty<p><A HREF="http://www.reuters.com/article/ousiv/idUSN0929281820070309" TARGET="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article...70309</A><br>

knicks125
03-16-2007, 05:39 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Honda Recalls 528,406 China-Made Cars<br>Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:04 PM BST<p>SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co. &lt;7267.T&gt; will recall 528,406 Chinese-made cars, a record for China's fledgling auto industry, to fix faulty oil pipes and pumps, the carmaker's venture in south China said on Friday.<p>Price wars in the world's second-largest auto market have taken a toll on the quality of vehicles, with more than 350,000 units recalled last year, according to calculations from recalls announced last year.<p>Many foreign players operating in the country were involved in last year's recalls, including PSA Peugeot Citroen &lt;PEUP.PA&gt;, Toyota Motor Corp. &lt;7203.T&gt;, DaimlerChrysler A.G.'s &lt;DCXGn.DE&gt; Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen's &lt;VOWG.DE&gt; premium brand Audi &lt;NSUG.DE&gt;.<p>Honda Odyssey, Accord and Fit models produced between January 2003 and February 2007 will be recalled from March 19, Guangzhou Honda said in a statement.<p>No accidents or personal injuries had been linked to the defect, it said.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Source: Reuters.co.uk<p>More details:<p>1) 419,613 Accord sedans produced between January 7, 2003 and December 21, 2006; <p>2) 68,993 Odysseys produced between February 22, 2005 and Valentine's Day this year for faulty bolts on the cars' power-steering pumps; and <p>3) 39,800 Accords, Odysseys and Fits made between August 1, 2005 and September 30, 2005 because glue may have leaked into their fuel-pump relays.

knicks125
03-19-2007, 07:01 PM
This looks to be similar to the previous post above but for the US market. Affected vehicles include: the 2005 Acura RL, TL and TSX, the entire 2005 Honda Accord lineup (include the Accord Hybrid), 2005 Honda Odyssey and 2006 Honda Ridgeline.<p>In total, there are at least 693K potentials units being affected and recalled, possibly and likely more.<p><A HREF="http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070319/UPDATE/703190412/1148/AUTO01" TARGET="_blank">http://detnews.com/apps/pbcs.d...UTO01</A>

knicks125
03-21-2007, 06:24 PM
Ford halts sales of 2008 Super Duty; 37,400 being recalled after reports received regarding flames fires out of the pipe:<p><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070321/ford_stop_sale.html?.v=1" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070321...?.v=1</A>

knicks125
03-22-2007, 05:53 PM
Another one of the latest Honda recalls, see two posts above the Ford recalls (2nd and 3rd preceding posts):<p><A HREF="http://www.reuters.com/article/tnBasicIndustries-SP/idUST16138320070322" TARGET="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article...70322</A><p>Honda to recall over 390,000 vehicles in Japan <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co. (7267.T: Quote, Profile, Research), Japan's second-biggest auto maker, said on Thursday it would recall more than 390,000 vehicles in Japan due to faulty components in the fuel pump and oil feed pipe. Honda said it would also fix the hydraulic pump in more than 290,000 Odyssey and Elysion models, boosting the total cost of repair to about 5 billion yen ($43 million).<p>Honda said the defect in the fuel pump could cause the engine to stop and fail to restart, although no accidents stemming from the trouble have been reported. The 13 models subject to the recall of 298,231 units include Accord, Civic, Civic hybrid, Odyssey, Life and Fit manufactured between April and October 2005.<p>The company has already announced the recall of more than 200,000 vehicles in overseas markets due to the same fuel pump defect.<p>In another case, Honda will recall 96,061 units of Vamos and Vamos Hobio models made between January 2000 and March 2007 because of a faulty oil feed pipe that could start a fire and burn engine components.<p>Two cases of fire have been reported due to the defect. </TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
03-27-2007, 11:10 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ford halts sales of 2008 Super Duty; 37,400 being recalled after reports received regarding flames fires out of the pipe:<p><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070321/ford_stop_sale.html?.v=1" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070321...?.v=1</A></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Remember this, from about a week ago? Here is the video illustration:<p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/03/27/video-ford-super-duty-diesel-throwing-flames" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/0...lames</A>/

knicks125
04-02-2007, 03:55 PM
Nissan Recalls 1 Million Cube, March Cars in Japan<p>defective fuel tanks<p><A HREF="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a5gYjPhnkCOg&refer=home" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/...=home</A>

knicks125
04-10-2007, 10:04 PM
Ford:<p><A HREF="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/sns-ap-ford-recall,0,6818190.story?coll=chi-bizfront-hed" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/...t-hed</A><p>engine fires linked to corrosion on antilock brake connectors<p>448,00 2001-2004 Escape (US); 75,000 (presumably from the same model years) Escape (Canada, Mexico, Europe) - excluding hybrid model.

knicks125
05-01-2007, 08:47 AM
2005-2006 Pontiac G6: under investigation for power steering loss<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070430/UPDATE/704300398/1148/AUTO01" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb...UTO01</A><p>2001-2004 Pontiac Aztek and Buick Rendezvous: under investigation for fuel leak<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070423/UPDATE/704230398/1148/rss25" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb...rss25</A>

DSC-OFF
05-01-2007, 08:49 AM
According to that article it only affects G6 Sedans..youd think Coupes & CCs would be the same from the firewall forward

knicks125
05-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Chrysler recalls 270,958 minivans built from April 24, 2003, to Feb. 2, 2005<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">to fix air bags that may fail to deploy because of corroded sensors</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070511/UPDATE/705110451/1148/AUTO01" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb...UTO01</A>

DSC-OFF
05-12-2007, 05:54 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">..DaimlerChrysler will notify owners in each state and replace the brass bushings with steel ones to prevent the sensor from failing in the future..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Theyre replacing brass with steel to fix corrosion issues? What?

iamalittlepepper
05-14-2007, 06:43 AM
Perhaps because Steel - steel won't have corrosion issues. Not to mention brass is rather soft?<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>DSC-OFF</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Theyre replacing brass with steel to fix corrosion issues? What?</TD></TR></TABLE>

DSC-OFF
05-31-2007, 04:28 PM
Mazdas biggest domestic recall: 280.000+ Demios & Verisas affected<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Mazda Motor Corp. said Thursday it is recalling more than 280,000 cars in Japan due to defects, the automaker's biggest vehicle recall on record in Japan</B>.<p>Mazda <B>will recall 287,987 Demio and Verisa compact models, produced between June 2002 and July 2006</B>. The <B>defects affect the clutch systems and coil springs in suspensions</B>, Mazda spokeswoman Aya Takahashi said.<p>No injuries or damage have been reported, she said.<p>The automaker will make the repairs for free, but did not provide the cost of the latest recalls.<p>Some <B>25,559 Demios -- known as the Mazda2 overseas -- were also exported during that period</B>, she said. These cars are not part of the domestic recall, and Mazda will handle the defects of exported models in line with local regulations, Takahashi said.<p><B>Of those exported, some 20,850 were shipped to Australia, 1,166 vehicles to New Zealand, 1,147 to Singapore and 262 units to Hong Kong</B>.<p>It is Mazda's largest recall in Japan since the Hiroshima-based automaker began taking recall data in 1994, she said. The company's previous record recall was for 162,405 vehicles in March 2004.<p><B>One of the problems is related to the coil springs, whose coating can be removed easily because of the inappropriate installation of the parts</B>, Takahashi said. The coil may rust and may break eventually in the worst case.<p>The other problem is that the <B>material to cap the hydraulic oil used in the clutch system could leak, causing the clutch to not work appropriately</B>.<p>Recalls have been increasing recently among Japanese automakers. Once a defective products is found in a certain model, its affects other models as same parts are often used for multiple models among automakers.<p>In March, Honda Motor Co. announced recalls of more than 290,000 vehicles across 13 models to repair a manufacturing defect that could stop the cars' engines.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070531/UPDATE/705310455/1148/AUTO01" TARGET="_blank">DETNews</A><br> <br>

knicks125
07-03-2007, 06:44 PM
Do not let FR see this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-07-03-chryslerrecall_N.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.usatoday.com/money/...N.htm</A><p>Chrysler recalls 80,894 Dodge Nitros and Jeep Wranglers

knicks125
07-09-2007, 01:53 PM
Nissan recalls 140,582 2007MY Altimas because air filter may ignite<p><A HREF="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-070709nissan-recall-story,0,7175922.story?coll=chi-bizfront-hed" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagotribune.com/...t-hed</A><p>And photo illustration of an actual incident:<p><IMG SRC="http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/2335/photo0043jv8.jpg" BORDER="0">

cyberpunk3
07-10-2007, 02:57 AM
Oh wow, pretty serious on that recall...

knicks125
07-28-2007, 02:23 PM
42,211 2005MY Volvo XC90s sold in the US market being recalled:<p><A HREF="http://www.reuters.com/article/companyNewsAndPR/idUSL2677361420070726" TARGET="_blank">http://www.reuters.com/article...70726</A>

FRDesign
08-18-2007, 01:41 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do not let FR see this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2007-07-03-chryslerrecall_N.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.usatoday.com/money/...N.htm</A><p>Chrysler recalls 80,894 Dodge Nitros and Jeep Wranglers</TD></TR></TABLE>lol, My Moms Jeep randomley stalls!

knicks125
09-15-2007, 02:21 PM
182,756 2006-2007 Honda Civic being recalled; wheels could fall off...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 07V399000<p>Mfr's Report Date : AUG 30, 2007<p>Component: WHEELS<p>Potential Number Of Units Affected : 182756<p>Summary:<br>ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE WHEEL SPEED SENSOR HOUSING USES AN O-RING SEAL TO PREVENT LEAKAGE TO OR FROM THE WHEEL BEARING. IF ASSEMBLED IMPROPERLY, THE O-RING MAY NOT SEAL PROPERLY ALLOWING WATER TO ENTER THE WHEEL BEARING AND EVENTUALLY CAUSE DAMAGE TO THE BEARING, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE USE OF ROAD SALT IS PREVALENT. IF THE DRIVER CONTINUES TO DRIVE WITH THIS CONDITION IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE WHEEL BEARING TO BECOME LOOSE, WHICH COULD CAUSE THE BEARING TO FAIL.<p>Consequence:<br>THIS COULD CAUSE A WHEEL TO FALL OFF OF THE VEHICLE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A CRASH.<p>Remedy:<br>DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR ABS SENSORS AND WHEEL BEARINGS FOR DAMAGED PARTS AND REPLACE THEM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.<p>Notes:<br>HONDA RECALL NO. Q56. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONS VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF="HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV." TARGET="_blank">HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.</A></TD></TR></TABLE>

knicks125
09-24-2007, 08:56 AM
28,755 Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee from 2007 & 2008 model year being recalled for the failing of front brake parts.<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070921/UPDATE/709210422/1148/rss25" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb...rss25</A>

knicks125
10-03-2007, 05:56 PM
77,233 2007 & 2008 model year Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Dodge Avenger being recalled:<p>- door latch problem<br>- faulty fuel tank retention straps<p><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=DrillDown&type=VEHICLE&year=2007&make=CHRYSLER&model=SEBRING&component_id=289&TYPENUM=1&SUBMIT=Retrieve%20Recalls&summary=true&prod_id=221504&PrintVersion=YES" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...n=YES</A><br><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=DrillDown&type=VEHICLE&year=2007&make=CHRYSLER&model=SEBRING&component_id=289&TYPENUM=1&SUBMIT=Retrieve%20Recalls&summary=true&prod_id=221504&PrintVersion=YES" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...n=YES</A><br><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsummary.cfm?rcl_campaign_id=07V426000&prod_id=222012&moduletype=VEHICLE&make=DODGE&model=AVENGER&veh_model_year=2008&searchtype=DrillDown" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...lDown</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/03/chrysler-recalls-77-233-sebring-convertibles-avengers" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...ngers</A>/<p>340,000 VW <p>- headlamp defect<p><A HREF="http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=43971&vf=26" TARGET="_blank">http://www.drive.com.au/Editor...vf=26</A><p>And, in other VW news, NHTSA continues looking into the 2002 & 2003 model year Passat engine fire issue, possibly caused by a failure in the coil pack. As much as 345,000 02-03 model year Passat are deemed to be affected by such issue:<p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/02/nhtsa-digging-deeper-into-volkswagen-passat-engine-fires" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...fires</A>/

knicks125
10-05-2007, 04:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">77,233 2007 & 2008 model year Chrysler Sebring Convertible and Dodge Avenger being recalled:<p>- door latch problem<br>- faulty fuel tank retention straps<p><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=DrillDown&type=VEHICLE&year=2007&make=CHRYSLER&model=SEBRING&component_id=289&TYPENUM=1&SUBMIT=Retrieve%20Recalls&summary=true&prod_id=221504&PrintVersion=YES" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...n=YES</A><br><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=DrillDown&type=VEHICLE&year=2007&make=CHRYSLER&model=SEBRING&component_id=289&TYPENUM=1&SUBMIT=Retrieve%20Recalls&summary=true&prod_id=221504&PrintVersion=YES" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...n=YES</A><br><A HREF="http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/recalls/recallsummary.cfm?rcl_campaign_id=07V426000&prod_id=222012&moduletype=VEHICLE&make=DODGE&model=AVENGER&veh_model_year=2008&searchtype=DrillDown" TARGET="_blank">http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/c...lDown</A><p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/03/chrysler-recalls-77-233-sebring-convertibles-avengers" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...ngers</A>/<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Another recall for the Sebring/Avenger, the fan motor could result in catching fire so owners should watch out.<p>102,042 2007-2008 Chrysler Sebring / Dodge Avenger<p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/05/chrysler-recalling-sebring-and-avenger-yet-again" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...again</A>/<p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071005/UPDATE/710050431/1148/rss25" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb...rss25</A>

knicks125
10-07-2007, 09:25 AM
1997-2001 Nissan Pathfinder / Infiniti QX4 - faulty fuel filler tube assembly (fire risk)<p>372,250 units being recalled:<p><A HREF="http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=122937" TARGET="_blank">http://www.edmunds.com/insidel...22937</A>

boston
10-09-2007, 05:16 PM
Toyota may have a problem with the FJ cruiser suffering from body fatigue and cracking.<p><A HREF="http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/problems-dealer-service/33440-engine-bay-body-rips.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.fjcruiserforums.com....html</A>

knicks125
10-17-2007, 05:27 PM
Toyota: 470,000+<p>277,074 passenger cars - built September 1999 and October 2004 - fuel control system and pipes, which may cause fuel leaks.<p>120,406 cars of various models - malfunction of fuel pumps.<p>74,347 cars - defective parts in the steering system.<p><A HREF="http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071017/bs_afp/japanautocompanyrecalltoyota_071017095017;_ylt=Aux 0j6D69OPfLbM6kTkhzv7lyREB" TARGET="_blank">http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20...lyREB</A>

knicks125
10-24-2007, 02:24 PM
up to 600K from 2004-06MY Toyota Siennas<p><A HREF="http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=678203" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=678203</A>

boston
10-25-2007, 01:36 AM
German automaker BMW is recalling 29,250 vehicles -- including X5 sports activity vehicles, 5 Series sedans and 6 Series sedans -- because of a static electricity problem that can cause the V-8 engine to stall in certain conditions.<p>The recall, announced Monday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, affects 5 Series and 6 Series sedans assembled in 2006 and 2007, as well as X5s built in 2007 at the BMW Manufacturing Co. plant near Greer.<p>All X5s are assembled in the South Carolina plant, with about 60 percent of the production exported.<p>Vehicles with a V-8 engine could experience problems with stalling in conditions of below-freezing temperatures with low humidity. The NHTSA said that electrostatic discharge could occur at pipes that deliver fuel to the engine's injectors. If this were to occur, the engine electronic control unit could be affected, causing the engine to stall.<p>The agency said that if the engine stalls, the driver could not maintain vehicle speed or accelerate and the power steering could fail, all increasing the risk of a crash.<p>The recall is expected to begin this month. Owners may contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.<p>Dealers will attach two ground cables in the engine compartment, free of charge<br>

knicks125
11-20-2007, 08:10 PM
More than 89,000 GM brand vehicles being recalled, including:<p>57,100 Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent SUVs from the 2007 model year<p>11,974 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks and 20,514 Saturn L-Series cars from the 2001 model year<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GM will install extra foam in the windshield pillars of the Equinox and Torrent SUVs that aren't equipped with roof air bags or a sunroof, to lessen the risk of head injury during a crash, according to Washington-based NHTSA.<p><br>In 2.2-liter, four-cylinder versions of the Saturn cars, Detroit-based GM will replace the engine's timing chain, which could separate while the motor is running and boost the chance of a crash. For 8.1-liter, eight-cylinder versions of the Silverado and Sierra, GM will replace the crankshaft position sensor, which can fail and stall the engine.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Read more here: <A HREF="http://www.mcall.com/business/local/all-gmrecall.6147256nov20,0,4810689.story" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mcall.com/business/...story</A>

knicks125
11-21-2007, 02:07 PM
This issue has happened previously, IIRC:<p>Nissan recalling 650,000 Altimas and Sentras<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nissan has issued a recall for over 650,000 MY 2002 and 2005-06 Altimas and Sentras sold with the company's 2.5L four-cylinder engine, which may suddenly stop running. Automotive News reports that the problem lies with the crankshaft position sensor, which can overheat and stop sending signals to the car's computer brain. If the signal break is too quick for the ECU to diagnose the problem, it stops the engine, which obviously could be extremely inconvenient depending on what the driver's doing at the time. All it takes to fix the problem, however, is for Nissan dealers to reprogram the ECU, which they'll do free of charge, of course. If you've got an affected vehicle, expect a notification from Nissan around December 10th.<p>Source: Automotive News, sub. req'd</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/21/nissan-recalling-650-000-altimas-and-sentras" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/1...ntras</A>/

knicks125
11-28-2007, 06:32 PM
Some 250,000 Toyota vehicles are being recalled:<p>34,400 Lexus models in the U.S., due to potential cracks in the fuel pipes<p>The latest recall covers certain 2006 Lexus GS 300, IS 250 and IS 350 models in the U.S.<p>In Japan, a total of 215,020 cars, including Crown, Mark X and several Lexus models, built between December 2003 and December 2005 will also be called back for the fix.<p><A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200711281310DOWJONESDJONLINE000815_FORTUNE5.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://money.cnn.com/news/news...5.htm</A>

Fabia SDI Elegance
11-29-2007, 08:14 AM
Camry V6 and Tundra V8 AWD below average?<br>Too bad!

knicks125
12-06-2007, 03:01 AM
Porsche recalls 128 of its 911 GT3 sports cars

Reuters Tuesday December 4 2007

FRANKFURT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Porsche is recalling 128 of its 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS sports cars to repair switches that control traction and adjust suspensions, the company said on Tuesday.

It said the problem could lead to the two functions' failure, although it was unaware of any cases in which this had happened.
The recall covers models made between Sept. 28 and Nov. 9 of this year, it said in a statement.

The GT3 sells for around 112,500 euros ($165,900) including tax in Germany, while the RS version costs around 135,000 euros. (Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by David Cowell)[/quote]

knicks125
12-06-2007, 08:49 PM
Ford:

1997-2003 Ford F-Super Duty pickups, Excursion SUV and E-series vans with 7.3 liter diesel engine - 1.2 million units being recalled for faulty engine censor with possibly casue of sudden motor stall.

Read more here:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071206/UPDATE/712060463/1148/AUTO01

silver-arrow
12-06-2007, 11:26 PM
They discovered the problem JUST 10 years after the beginning of production of these trucks:P ...interesting..

knicks125
12-09-2007, 04:30 PM
Chrysler: 575,417 2001-2002MY Dodge Dakota, Durango, and Ram van models; 2002MY Ram pickup trucks

DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler LLC said on Friday it would recall 575,417 vehicles as long-term wear on the gear shift assembly could cause them to shift out of park without the key in the ignition.

The recall involves 2001 to 2002 model-year Dodge Dakota pickup trucks, Durango sports utility vehicles and Ram van models and 2002 model-year Ram pickup trucks.


"In a limited number of cases, long-term wear on the shift assembly can erode the height of the shift blocker, creating the potential that the vehicle could shift out of park without the key in the ignition," Chrysler said in a statement


The company said nine incidents involving injuries have been identified in connection with this issue but no fatalities have been reported.


Owners will be notified, beginning in January, according to the company.

http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSN0734134820071207

knicks125
12-15-2007, 12:52 AM
Another recall for Toyota (Tundra):

Some 15,600 Tundras are being recalled for transmission shaft issues - http://www.autoblog.com/2007/12/14/aw-snap-toyota-recalling-15-600-tundras-for-transmission-shaft/

FRDesign
12-15-2007, 07:35 AM
Another recall for Toyota (Tundra):


Man, will it ever stop!

thats like the 12th problem for the new Tundra.

knicks125
12-19-2007, 03:59 AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Report: Honda recalls 43,000 Acura RL sedans

Detroit News Wire Services

Honda Motor Co. is recalling 43,200 Acura RL sedans to fix a power steering hose that may crack and leak fluid onto a hot catalytic converter, leading to a fire, Bloomberg News reported today.
The recall by Tokyo-based Honda affects 2005-2008 model sedans, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which posted the information on its Web site.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071218/UPDATE/712180424/1148/rss25

knicks125
12-22-2007, 01:16 AM
The Associated Press December 21, 2007, 11:33AM ET
GM announces recall

By KEN THOMAS


General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling about 313,000 passenger cars and crossover vehicles to fix a fluid leak that could lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle.


The recall involves 275,936 vehicles in the United States, including the 2005-2007 Cadillac CTS and STS sedans, 2005-2007 Cadillac SRX crossovers, and 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice and the 2007 Saturn Sky convertibles. About 38,000 additional vehicles are under recall in Mexico, Canada, the Middle East and Asia, GM said.


GM said the seal on the rear axle pinion, which provides power to the wheels, does not meet all specifications and could leak fluid. GM spokeswoman Carolyn Markey said the leak could lead to the drivewheel jamming up and locking while the vehicle is being driven, possibly causing the driver to lose control.


There has been one crash reported in which the rear wheels locked because of the leak and hit another car. In a separate incident, a driver reported an injury after moving around in the car as the vehicle lost control.


Markey said there have been "a higher than normal" number of warranty claims because of the problem.


The recall is expected to begin in February 2008 and dealers will replace the pinion seal free of charge. Owners may contact Cadillac at (800) 982-2339, Pontiac at (800) 620-7668 and Saturn at (800) 972-8876.



http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8TLUN281.htm

knicks125
01-08-2008, 07:41 PM
Holden recalls 86,000 units of the VE Commodore and WM Commodore (also known as Chevrolet Lumina and Chevrolet Caprice in other markets)

MELBOURNE</LOCATION> (AP)--Australian automaker GM Holden Ltd. has recalled 86,000 cars sold in <LOCATION>Australia</LOCATION>, the <LOCATION>Middle East</LOCATION>, <LOCATION>New Zealand</LOCATION> and <LOCATION>Brazil</LOCATION> because of a risk that an engine bay fuel leak could cause a fire, a company spokesman said Tuesday.


The cars made by the <ORG>General Motors Corp.<ORGID value="NYSE:GM" /></ORG> (GM) subsidiary in 2006 and 2007 are known in <LOCATION>Australia</LOCATION> and <LOCATION>New Zealand</LOCATION> as VE Commodore and WM Commodore, as Chevrolet Lumina and Chevrolet Caprice in the <LOCATION>Middle East</LOCATION> and in <LOCATION>Brazil</LOCATION>, Chevrolet Omega, spokesman
John Lindsay</PERSON> said.</P>
A variation sold in the U.S. as the Pontiac G8 wasn't recalled because its layout under the hood was different, he said.

Lindsay said the recall was a precaution to prevent a potential fuel leak under the hood caused by a fuel line rubbing against a clip on an adjacent hose.

"The chances of this happening are very low, but obviously we are erring on the side of caution," he said.

The company will cover repair costs but has refused to put a figure on it.

The recall includes 53,000 cars sold in <LOCATION>Australia</LOCATION>, 27,000 in the <LOCATION>Middle East</LOCATION>, 5,000 in <LOCATION>New Zealand</LOCATION> and 784 in <LOCATION>Brazil</LOCATION>.

http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/200801080135DOWJONESDJONLINE000090_FORTUNE5.htm

knicks125
01-20-2008, 06:08 PM
Honda USA recalls 34,300 2007-2008 Fit models with senor issue:

http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2008/01/honda-usa-recalling-34300-my-2007-2008.html


Mercedes-Benz USA recalls 9,004 units of diesel models with crankshaft problems:


http://www.autoblog.com/2008/01/19/mercedes-benz-usa-recalling-9000-diesel-models/

silver-arrow
01-25-2008, 09:14 PM
Automotorundsport presents a "Quality catalog" with the number of cars recalled by each manufacturer during 2007:


Peugeot 86.900
Opel 68.680
Fiat/Alfa/Lancia 63.107
Suzuki 32.243
Toyota/Lexus 28.440
Hyundai 21.500
Audi 21.000
VW 19.200
Volvo 17.900
Ford 17.298
Mazda 17.028
Citron 13.646
Nissa 12.121
BMW/Mini 7.400
Mitsubishi 3.669
Honda 2.797
Jaguar 2.496
Daihatsu 2.000
Chevrolet 1.531
Renault 1.464
Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep 1.200
Mini 1.000
Kia 500
Mercedes 243
Porsche 128
Bentley 61

knicks125
02-05-2008, 03:15 AM
Saab 9-3 sedan being probed for loss of braking power:

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080204/BIZ/802040436/1148/rss25

Volvo recalls 82,000 cars
Volvo's S40 and V50 models recalled because of rust risk that could stall engines.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/02/02/news/companies/bc.apfn.eu.fin.com.sweden.volvo.recall.ap/index.htm?cnn=yes

Fabia SDI Elegance
02-28-2008, 12:12 AM
Ford is recalling 470,000 Mustangs between 2005 and 2008 vintage to recalibrate the airbag deployment force.

http://jalopnik.com/361523/ford-recalling-470000-mustangs-+-muscle-car-wars-show-softer-side

CosworthKid
04-07-2008, 11:34 AM
Massive Volkswagen Passat recall in NA

Volkswagen (http://www.leftlanenews.com/volkswagen.htm) has announced the recall of every gasoline-powered Passat sold in the U.S. from 1999 to 2005 — some 410,000 vehicles. Moreover, the recall isn't just for one issue. Some Passats recalled to VW dealerships will have three potential defects checked.

For Volkswagen Passats equipped with an automatic transmission, dealers will inspect the car's firewall. VW said that there is the possibility that some cars' firewalls could be damaged near the catalytic converter, in which case the dealer would add more shielding.
Passats equipped with VW's 1.8L turbo-four will be checked for a faulty fuel line.
Lastly, VW dealers will also be checking all-wheel drive Passats damaged fuel tank ventilation valves.
Despite the plethora of potential defects, no injuries or accidents have been linked to the recall issues.


http://www.leftlanenews.com/vw-recalls-410000-passats.html#more-7006

Fabia SDI Elegance
04-12-2008, 03:21 PM
Pontiac Recall:

General Motors Corp. is recalling 122,593 Pontiac Vibe passenger cars in the United States to fix bolts in the power window system that can become loose and lead to the window shattering.

Details of the recall were released Thursday. It's similar to a recall of more than 500,000 2003-2004 model year Toyota Corolla and Matrix vehicles announced Wednesday.

The vehicles share a common platform and are built in a GM-Toyota joint venture in Fremont, Calif.

GM says it received 107 complaints of glass breaking and 11 reports of minor injuries. There have been no crashes reported.

The GM recall involves 2003-2004 model year Vibe vehicles with power windows. The automaker will notify owners of the recall by early May. Dealers will replace the bolts at no charge to owners.




Source: WWJ (http://www.wwj.com/pages/1981117.php)

Cozz
04-19-2008, 02:34 AM
Pontiac Recall:

Quote:
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset ;"> General Motors Corp. is recalling 122,593 Pontiac Vibe passenger cars in the United States to fix bolts in the power window system that can become loose and lead to the window shattering.

Details of the recall were released Thursday. It's similar to a recall of more than 500,000 2003-2004 model year Toyota Corolla and Matrix vehicles announced Wednesday.

The vehicles share a common platform and are built in a GM-Toyota joint venture in Fremont, Calif.

GM says it received 107 complaints of glass breaking and 11 reports of minor injuries. There have been no crashes reported.

The GM recall involves 2003-2004 model year Vibe vehicles with power windows. The automaker will notify owners of the recall by early May. Dealers will replace the bolts at no charge to owners. </td> </tr> </tbody></table>


Funny this was posted. My friend is a mechanic and has been fixing the window issues found on Toyota's. He has fixed a lot of Corolla's. The issue seems to be different then what's mentioned here. He sees that the bolt that holds the regulator strips off the sheet metal of the door. There simply isn't enough surface area for the bolt to hold on to thus the sheet metal rips apart from the bolt then the bolt becomes loose. He's been fixing it by replacing the bolt and adding a large washer in between so the the bolt has a better hold onto the door metal. The door metal is paper thin.

boston
05-09-2008, 09:13 PM
Toyota is recalling around 90,000 Highlander Sport Utility Vehicles because of defective safety belts that can interfere with the proper operation of rear facing child safety seats. This is the latest quality issue to beset Toyota, which faces at least one lawsuit involving another type of seatbelt, as well as a whistleblower lawsuit charging the company covered up safety issues.

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this latest recall involves 90,000 model year 2008 Highlander and Highlander hybrid sport utility vehicles. The NHTSA discovered during compliance testing that the locking mechanism on the Highlander seat belts cannot secure properly when certain rear-facing child safety seats are used, which could cause the child seats to move. However, the NHTSA said the belt would still lock securely during an accident.

Toyota said it will notify owners of the vehicles by letter of the recall in early June, he said. The component will be replaced without charge.

This is not the first time a Toyota vehicle has been cited for a defective seatbelt. Last November, a civil trial opened in California in the case of a man who was killed when the seatbelt of his 2002 Toyota Corolla jammed, leaving him trapped in a burning car. Raminder Singh, a 60-year-old security guard, and his 19-year-old son were driving to a shoe shop when their Toyota Corolla was struck by another vehicle and veered off the road and smashed into a tree. The son was able to free himself from his seatbelt, but the elder Singhs seatbelt jammed. By the time the son crawled out of the car to seek help, the cars engine had caught fire, and he could do nothing but watch as his father burned to death inside the wreckage.

The Toyota Corolla involved in Singhs death was manufactured at the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) facility in California. Toyota and General Motors embarked on the NUMMI joint venture in 1984, and the California plant produces the Corolla subcompact, Tacoma pickup truck and the Pontiac vibe wagon.

The NUMMI plant is at the center of a second California lawsuit, in which a certified auditor at the plant accuses her superiors of deleting or downgrading defect reports from her vehicle reports. Those problems included defective parts like broken seat belts and bad headlights, as well as poor braking systems and steering wheel alignment problems. The Toyota and General Motors whistleblower lawsuit also claims that managers retaliated against the employee when she objected. According to the complaint against General Motors and Toyota, the plaintiff has been receiving medical treatment for stress, depression, fatigue, insomnia and panic attacks as a result of the poor treatment she was subjected to at NUMMI.

Fabia SDI Elegance
08-12-2008, 09:49 PM
Ford Recall:

Ford announced Thursday a recall for 2008 F-Series trucks because the front driver's seat does not conform with federal standards.

Ford says the weld connecting a bracket and the driver's front seat back could crack on a small number of vehicles. As a result, the vehicles do not comply with federal rules for seat back strength.

The recall covers about 100,000 F-250 through F-550 Super Duty trucks. More than 87,000 of the trucks are in the United States and 14,000 are in Canada.

Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood said Thursday that no injuries have been reported. Ford discovered the issue after receiving reports of the weld cracking.

Owners will be notified of the recall later in March. For more information, owners can call Ford at (800) 392-3673.




Source: WWJ (http://www.wwj.com/pages/1778895.php?)

Fabia SDI Elegance
08-12-2008, 09:51 PM
VW Recall:

Volkswagen is recalling over 400,000 cars because of potential problems with the underbody heat shield. The recall is for the Passat models from 1999 through 2005.

Owners will be notified beginning May 30. But ,if there's a fuel smell, owners are encouraged take the vehicle to the dealership immediately.

Some Passat vehicles with an automatic transmission may have an underbody heat shield that could be subject to damage. A damaged heat shield, in contact with the vehicle exhaust system, could create risk. These heat shields will be inspected, and an additional heat shield will be installed.

Additionally, some vehicles equipped with 1.8T engines have a fuel line that requires inspection and potential replacement. A small number of vehicles equipped with 4Motion all-wheel-drive will be inspected for potential damage to a fuel tank ventilation valve.

No accidents or injuries have been recorded.




Source: WWJ (http://www.wwj.com/pages/1948405.php?)

Smart22186
08-29-2008, 02:56 PM
Jaguar is about to recall the XF!

The recall is due to a potentially defective rear safety belt assembly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Fabia SDI Elegance
08-30-2008, 10:48 AM
GM Recall:

General Motors Corp. is recalling 944,000 vehicles because of a problem with the windshield wiper fluid system that could lead to a fire.

The recall involves more than 850,000 sport utility vehicles, trucks and passenger cars in the U.S. and nearly 100,000 vehicles in Canada, Mexico and the Middle East.

It involves the 2008 Buick Enclave, 2006-2008 Buick Lucerne, 2006-2008 Cadillac DTS, versions of the 2007-2008 Cadillac Escalade, 2007-2008 Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban, 2007-2008 GMC Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and Yukon XL, 2006-2008 Hummer H2 and 2007-2008 Saturn Outlook.

The recall involves vehicles with a heated washer fluid system. A short circuit in the system could cause electrical features to malfunction. There have been nine reports of fires, but no accidents or injuries.




Source: WWJ (http://www.wwj.com/GM-Recalls-Vehicles-Due-to-Faulty-Wiper-System/2876571)

Fabia SDI Elegance
11-23-2008, 04:05 PM
BMW Recall:

http://www.inautonews.com/bmw-recall-2500-2008-2009-m3%e2%80%99s


Source: InAutoNews