A recent internal investigation at BMW will have the automobile manufacturer recalling certain 2002 and 2003 BMW wagon, coupe, and convertable vehicles as part of the massive Takata airbag recall announced in the middle of April. (more…)
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating problems of stalling and surging engines on certain Ford and Mercury cars and SUV’s. The investigation will cover Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner SUV’s as well as Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans all from the 2009-2011 model years. (more…)
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), improvements in the automobile recall process is the direct result of better communication between the regulators and manufacturers. He also added that substantial increases in fines for not reporting a recall promptly was also a big factor in encouraging manufacturers to be more pro active with recalls (more…)
The United States has one of the most effective automobile investigation and recall programs in the world. Because of the hard work of the Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance (OVSC) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) team, every day millions of drivers can feel safer on our roadways. (more…)
Toyota will be fined the maximum penalty of $17.4 million for the second time since 2010, for failing to report automobile defects in a timely manner. In June of this year, Toyota announced a recall of over one hundred and fifty thousand 2010 Lexus RX350 and 2010 Lexus RX450H vehicles for problems with floor mats that could interfere with the accelerator pedal. (more…)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened an investigation into certain BMW R-Series motorcycles after receiving almost 30 complaints of fuel leaks. (more…)
South Korean car maker, Hyundai, will be reimbursing 900,000 vehicle owners for inaccurate mileage estimates on certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles sold in the last two years. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began an investigation and discovered the discrepancy after consumer complaints (more…)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is warning car owners to get their vehicle inspected for potential lemon airbags. This includes any airbags bought online, used vehicles where the owner is unsure if the airbags have been replaced, and any owner who has had their airbags replaced by an independent repair shop not connected to a new car dealership. It is estimated that only 1% of U.S. vehicles may be affected by the problem, but that equals to tens of thousands units. (more…)
General Motors (GM) has announced a customer satisfaction campaign affecting approximately four thousand 2013 Chevrolet Volt electric cars. A software glitch in the delayed charging function could cause the vehicle to unexpectedly stall. Drivers will still have steering and brakes, but in order to restart the engine, they must stop the vehicle, turn it off, and wait five minutes before restarting.
According to GM spokeswoman, Michelle Malcho, the glitch only affects the small number of owners that have used the delayed charging option. All drivers are recommended to switch to immediate instead of delayed time charging until the problem can be fixed. GM has already sent letters by Federal Express explaining to customers that the repair requires the vehicle’s control system software to be re-flashed. The repair is expected to take less than an hour.