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August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Wiring Issue Prompts Ford Focus, Escape Recall

Photo of 2014 Ford Focus ST courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recall affects more than 159,000 2013-2014 model-year vehicles.

Tags: Ford Escape, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, Compact Sedans, Hatchbacks, Crossovers, Ford Focus ST

August 15, 2014 - Industry News

Gulf States Toyota Recalls 16K Tundra Trucks

Photo of 2014 Toyota Tundra pickup truck courtesy of Toyota.

To address the risk of wheel separation, dealers need to replace non-OEM lug nuts and torque them to specification.

Tags: Toyota, Pickup Trucks, Toyota Tundra, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, NHTSA

August 14, 2014 - Industry News

Former U.S. Attorney to Monitor Toyota Safety


The appointment, made by the U.S. Department of Justice, is part of Toyota's deferred prosecution agreement reached in March.

Tags: Toyota, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Unintended Acceleration, Recalls, U.S. Department of Justice

August 13, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Land Rover Recalls 40.5K SUVs for Air Bags

Photo of Range Rover Evoque courtesy of Land Rover.

Dealers will remedy the problem by updating the restraint control module software.

Tags: Land Rover, Land Rover LR2, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Luxury SUVs, Compact SUVs, NHTSA

August 11, 2014 - Industry News

Volkswagen Recalls Tiguan, Routan Vehicles

Photo of 2014 Volkswagen Tiguan courtesy of Volkswagen.

The Tiguan recall affects 151,389 SUVs at risk for stalling, while the Routan recall concerns 18,526 minivans that may have faulty ignition switches.

Tags: Volkswagen, 2009-MY, Recalls, Volkswagen Routan, 2014-MY, Volkswagen Tiguan, NHTSA, Compact SUVs, Minivans

August 8, 2014 - Industry News

GM Recalls 269K More Vehicles

Photo of 2015 Chevrolet Impala courtesy of General Motors.

New recalls cover such models as the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Encore, Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Spark, Pontiac G3 and Chevrolet Aveo.

Tags: Chevrolet Impala, Recalls, 2013-MY, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Spark, Cadillac ATS, General Motors, Buick Encore, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Saturn VUE, Pontiac G3

August 7, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Fines Hyundai $17M for Genesis Recall Delays

Photo of 2012 Hyundai Genesis courtesy of Hyundai.

The recall, ultimately issued in October 2013, involved 43,500 2009-2012 model-year Genesis sedans.

Tags: Hyundai, 2009-MY, Vehicle Safety Regulations, 2012-MY, Recalls, Hyundai Genesis, NHTSA

August 6, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Sienna Minivans for Gear Shift Problem

Photo of Toyota Sienna courtesy of Toyota.

The recall affects 263 vehicles built during a one-week period in June.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Sienna, Recalls, 2014-MY, NHTSA, Minivans

August 4, 2014 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Veracruz for Stalling Risk

Photo of 2012 Hyundai Veracruz courtesy of Hyundai Motor Co.

The safety recall, due to begin in September, affects 61,122 crossover SUVs.

Tags: Hyundai, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2007-MY, Hyundai Veracruz, NHTSA, Crossovers

August 4, 2014 - Industry News

Additional Modified Work Trucks Recalled for Fire Risk

Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Terex South Dakota and Monroe Truck Equipment will install new pressure switch kits to eliminate a fire risk associated with the placement of certain Muncie Power Products PTO assemblies.

Tags: 2009-MY, Terex, Work Trucks, 2013-MY, Monroe Truck Equipment, Upfitters, NHTSA, Recalls, Muncie Power Products Inc., Ford Super Duty, Ford F-250, Ford F-450, Ford F-350, Ford F-550

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Recalls Fiat 500L to Replace Knee Air Bags

Photo of 2014 Fiat 500L courtesy of Chrysler Group.

The action involves 25,500 vehicles in the U.S. and 4,000 in Canada.

Tags: Seat Belts, Small Cars, Fiat, Chrysler, Recalls, Fiat 500L, 2014-MY, Air Bags, 2015-MY

July 30, 2014 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls Sonata for Transmission Problem

Photo of 2014 Hyundai Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.

The recall covers 883,000 mid-size sedans in the 2011 to 2014 model years.

Tags: Hyundai, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Hyundai Sonata, Mid-Size Sedans, NHTSA

July 24, 2014 - Industry News

Volkswagen Recalls Golf Sedans for Steering Problem

Photo of 2015 Volkswagen Golf courtesy of Volkswagen.

The recall covers Golf and Golf GTI cars built from Jan. 27-May 12 of this year.

Tags: Volkswagen, Small Cars, Volkswagen Golf, Recalls, 2015-MY, NHTSA, Hatchbacks

July 23, 2014 - Industry News

GM Recalls 718K More Vehicles

Photo of 2015 Sierra HD truck courtesy of General Motors.

The automaker announces six new recalls involving such models as the Chevrolet Silverado LD and HD, GMC Sierra LD and HD, Buick Regal, and Chevrolet Caprice PPV. The two largest of the six recalls involve seats.

Tags: Chevrolet Equinox, 2010-MY, 2011-MY, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Caprice, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, GMC Sierra, Cadillac ATS, General Motors, Buick Encore, Buick Regal, 2014-MY, GMC Terrain, Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Camaro, 2015-MY, Chevrolet Caprice PPV

July 23, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Recalls 21K Vehicles Globally for Shocks, Struts

2014 Ram 1500 photo courtesy of Chrysler Group.

The recall involves Ram 1500 pickups, Jeep Cherokee SUVs and Chrysler 200 sedans assembled within a 16-day period earlier this year.

Tags: Chrysler, Recalls, Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler 200, Ram 1500, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Pickup Trucks, Mid-Size SUVs, Mid-Size Sedans, Full-Size Pickups

July 23, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Chrysler Recalling Older Jeep SUVs for Ignition Switch

The worldwide recall, expected to get under way by mid-September, involves 2006-2007 model-year Jeep Commanders and 2005-2007 MY Grand Cherokees.

Tags: Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler, Recalls, 2007-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Jeep Commander

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

More Upfitters Recall Work Trucks for Fire Risk

Ford Super Duty truck photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech and Iowa Mold Tooling are issuing recalls to address a fire risk arising from oil leaks associated with PTO assemblies.

Tags: Work Trucks, 2012-MY, Ford F-550, Recalls, Ford F-450, Ford F-350, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Upfitters, NHTSA, Ford Super Duty, Manning Equipment, Dual-Tech, Muncie Power Products Inc.

July 20, 2014 - Industry News

Terex Recalls 42 Utility Truck Aerial Devices

In these trucks, cracks might form in the truck frame or at the first cross brace behind the cab.

Tags: Terex, Work Trucks, Recalls, Utility Fleets, Aerial Devices, NHTSA

July 18, 2014 - Industry News

Kia Recalls Soul Hatchback for Steering Issue

Photo of 2014 Kia Soul courtesy of Kia Motors.

The recall affects 51,641 cars manufactured from July 21, 2013, through Jan. 17, 2014.

Tags: Small Cars, Kia Motors, Recalls, 2014-MY, Kia Soul, NHTSA, Hatchbacks

July 18, 2014 - Industry News

Video: GM CEO Defends Chief Counsel in Senate Testimony

GM CEO Mary Barra testifies during a Senate subcommittee hearing on Thursday, July 17. Photo by Fred Watkins for General Motors.

GM CEO Mary Barra testifies during a Senate subcommittee hearing about the automaker's actions since the ignition switch recall.

Tags: Recalls, General Motors, Chevrolet Cobalt, U.S. Congress, C-Suite

July 16, 2014 - Industry News

BMW Recalls 1.6M Sedans for Potential Air Bag Defect

Photo courtesy of BMW.

BMW recently recalled 1.6 million 3 Series sedans manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006 due to potential problems with air bags.

Tags: BMW, BMW 3 Series, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, 2000-MY, 2006-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, Luxury Sedan

July 15, 2014 - Industry News

Hyundai Recalls 2015 Sonata for Power Steering

Photo of 2015 Sonata courtesy of Hyundai.

Hyundai has recalled its 2015 Sonata mid-size sedan for a poor connection within the vehicle's wiring harness that may result in a reduction of steering assist or the inability to move the shifter out of the Park position.

Tags: Hyundai, Recalls, Hyundai Sonata, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, Steering System

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

Work Truck Upfitters Issue Recalls for Fire Risk

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

In certain modified Ford work trucks, oil might leak from the PTO pressure switch onto a thermal blanket covering the exhaust.

Tags: Upfitting, Work Trucks, Ford F-550, Recalls, Ford F-350, NHTSA, Muncie Power Products Inc., Tactical Vehicle Outfitters, STAHL, Utility Truck Equipment Co., Somerset Welding & Steel, Ford F-450

July 14, 2014 - Industry News

ROUSH CleanTech Recalling Propane Conversion Kits

The recalled propane conversion kits are designed for installation on Ford E-Series vehicles. E-Series photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recall, involving 845 propane conversion kits, will address potential fuel leaks that pose a fire risk.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Recalls, Propane Autogas, ROUSH CleanTech, Ford E-350, Ford E-150, Ford E-250, Ford E-450, Ford E-Series, NHTSA

July 11, 2014 - Industry News

Fire Risk Prompts Durango, Grand Cherokee Recall

Photo of 2014 Dodge Durango courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Set to begin next month, this Chrysler recall in the U.S. affects 651,130 vehicles in the 2011-2014 model years.

Tags: 2011-MY, 2012-MY, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Dodge, Dodge Durango, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Recalls

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