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November 19, 2014 - Industry News

Video: Federal Agency Calls for Nationwide Air Bag Recalls

If Takata and automakers don’t quickly agree to expand recalls on a nationwide scale, NHTSA vows to use its statutory powers to ensure the defective air bag inflators are replaced.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Takata, Air Bags, NHTSA, Ford, Honda, Chrysler, Mazda, BMW

November 18, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Faulty Tire Monitoring Triggers Land Rover Recall

Photo of Range Rovers courtesy of Land Rover.

The recall, expected to begin Dec. 1, will cover more than 28,000 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and LR4 SUVs.

Tags: Land Rover, Recalls, 2013-MY, Range Rover, 2014-MY, Luxury SUVs, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA, Land Rover LR4

November 18, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

MINI Coopers Recalled for Spare Tire Risk

Photo of MINI Cooper Hardtop cars courtesy of BMW.

Because of a faulty bolt, the spare tire stored underneath the car may eventually detach.

Tags: BMW, MINI Cooper, Recalls, Entry Luxury Cars, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2014-MY

November 15, 2014 - Industry News

Senate Hearing to Examine Air Bag Recalls

Screen capture image by Nightly Business Report/CNBC via YouTube.

Representatives from automakers, Takata and NHTSA are expected to testify.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Recalls, Takata, U.S. Senate, Air Bags, NHTSA

November 14, 2014 - Industry News

Volkswagen Recalls Passat, Jetta Sedans for Seats

Photo of 2015 Volkswagen Jetta courtesy of Volkswagen.

The recall affects 2015-MY cars that might have faulty seatback recliners that don’t lock into place properly.

Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Recalls, Volkswagen Passat, 2015-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, NHTSA

November 12, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Recalls C300/C400 Sedans for Steering

Photo of 2015 C Class courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The recall, already under way, affects 2015-MY C300 4Matic and C400 4Matic vehicles.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Recalls, 2015-MY, Luxury Sedan, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, NHTSA

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Report: GM Ordered Ignition Switches Before NHTSA Recall

A technician replaces a faulty ignition switch on a Chevrolet Cobalt back in April. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

In response to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the automaker stresses its safety recall reforms implemented in the past year.

Tags: Lawsuits, Recalls, Delphi Automotive, General Motors, NHTSA

November 10, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Expands Air Bag Recall

Photo of 2003 Pathfinder courtesy of Nissan.

Dealers will replace passenger-side frontal air bag inflators at risk for exploding.

Tags: Nissan, Infiniti, Recalls, 2003-MY, 2006-MY, 2005-MY, Takata, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Pathfinder, 2004-MY, Air Bags, NHTSA

November 9, 2014 - Industry News

Honda Recalls More Cars for Air Bags

Photo of 2002 Honda Civic courtesy of Honda.

The latest action covers older Honda Accord, Civic, CR-V, Element, Odyssey, Pilot, Ridgeline, Acura MDX and Acura RL vehicles in states and regions with high absolute humidity.  

Tags: Acura, Honda Civic, Honda Odyssey, Vehicle Safety Regulations, Honda Accord, Recalls, 2001-MY, 2006-MY, Honda CR-V, Honda Pilot, Takata, Honda Element, Honda Ridgeline, Air Bags, NHTSA, Acura MDX, Acura RL

November 5, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Camry, Avalon for Steering

Toyota Camry photo courtesy of Toyota.

To fix the problem in these 2014 vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the left front lower suspension arm with a new one.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Avalon, Recalls, Toyota Camry, Toyota Camry Hybrid, 2014-MY, Toyota Avalon Hybrid, Mid-Size Sedans, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Full-Size Sedans

November 5, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Infiniti Hybrids Recalled for Unintended Acceleration

Photo of 2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport courtesy of Nissan.

The recall affects 2013-2014 model-year Infiniti M35, 2014-MY Infiniti Q50 and 2014-2015-MY Infiniti Q70 hybrid vehicles.

Tags: Nissan, NHTSA, Recalls, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Infiniti, Luxury Sedan, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Unintended Acceleration

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 7 Models Including 2014 F-150

Photo of 2014 F-150 courtesy of Ford.

The automaker issues five separate recalls affecting more than 202,000 vehicles in North America.

Tags: Ford F-150, Lincoln, Ford Transit Connect, 2011-MY, Recalls, Ford Crown Victoria, Ford, Ford Transit, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, Lincoln Town Car

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Mazda6 Recalled for Tire Monitoring

Mazda6 photo courtesy of Mazda.

The recall covers an estimated 100,000 vehicles built from Oct. 25, 2012, through October of this year.

Tags: Mazda, Recalls, 2013-MY, 2014-MY, Mazda 6

October 30, 2014 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Recalls Outlanders for Brake Light Switch

Photo by OSX via Wikimedia Commons.

The recall covers 37,145 vehicles in the 2007-2009 model years.

Tags: Mitsubishi, 2009-MY, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mid-Size SUVs, NHTSA

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Edge SUVs for Fire Risk

Photo of Ford Edge by resedabear via Wikimedia Commons.

Ford is recalling 204,448 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX SUVs in North American states that use road salt for snow and ice removal. Potential fuel leaks can arise from corrosion.

Tags: Lincoln, Corrosion, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2007-MY, Ford, Ford Edge, Mid-Size SUVs

October 29, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Recalls Ram Pickups, Dodge and Jeep SUVs

Photo of Ram 2500 courtesy of Chrysler Group.

Two separate global recalls will address problems in such popular fleet vehicles as Ram pickups and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2010-MY, Chrysler, Recalls, Dodge Durango, 2014-MY, Mid-Size SUVs, Ram 2500, Ram Truck

October 23, 2014 - Industry News

Audi Recalls A4 Models for Air Bag Software

Photo of Audi A4 sedan courtesy of Audi.

The global recall, unrelated to the Takata air bag issue, includes about 102,000 sedans in the U.S.

Tags: Audi, Recalls, Audi A4, Air Bags, Luxury Sedan, Station Wagons

October 22, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Urges Immediate Repairs for Takata Air Bags

Photo of 2008 Dodge RAM 1500 by NHTSA via Wikimedia Commons.

Defective air bag inflators pose a safety hazard in more than 7 million vehicles in the 2000-2008 model years, the federal agency warns.

Tags: Toyota, BMW, Subaru, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Recalls, Takata, Ford, General Motors, Air Bags, NHTSA

October 19, 2014 - Industry News

Volkswagen Recalls Jettas, Beetles Over Rear Suspension

Photo of 2013 Beetle Convertible courtesy of Volkswagen.

In these vehicles, damage to the rear suspension trailing arms may go undetected following a rear or side-rear collision.

Tags: Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Recalls, Volkswagen Beetle, NHTSA, Compact Cars, 2013-MY

October 17, 2014 - Industry News

Mazda Recalls Tribute Hybrid SUVs

Photo of 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid courtesy of Mazda.

The recall, due to start Nov. 3, will address a defective hybrid system coolant pump in 423 2008-MY compact SUVs.

Tags: Mazda, Recalls, 2008-MY, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids, Compact SUVs

October 16, 2014 - Industry News

Dodge Charger Recalled for Faulty Alternator

Photo of 2014 Dodge Charger courtesy of Chrysler.

Chrysler is recalling 435,581 2011-2014 model-year vehicles including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Tags: Jeep, Dodge, Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2011-MY, Chrysler, 2012-MY, Recalls, Dodge Durango, Dodge Challenger, 2013-MY, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, 2014-MY, NHTSA

October 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Toyota Recalls Multiple Lexus Models for Fuel Leaks

Photo of Lexus LS courtesy of Toyota.

The U.S. recall covers approximately 423,000 2006-2011 model-year Lexus vehicles, including the LS sedan.

Tags: Toyota, Lexus, 2011-MY, Recalls, Lexus GS, 2006-MY, Lexus IS

October 14, 2014 - Industry News

Chrysler Recalls SUVs for Restraint Control Module

Photo of 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee courtesy of Chrysler.

The global recall covers an estimated 184,215 2014 model-year Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles that may have internal electrical short-circuits.

Tags: Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler, Recalls, Dodge Durango, 2014-MY, Mid-Size SUVs

October 10, 2014 - Industry News

Mitsubishi Recalls Cars, SUVs for Possible Stalling

Photo of 2011 Lancer courtesy of Mitsubishi.

The recall, which includes 2008-2011-MY Lancer compact cars, will address a problem linked to worn drive belts and pulleys.

Tags: Mitsubishi, 2009-MY, 2011-MY, Recalls, 2008-MY, Mitsubishi Outlander, NHTSA, Mitsubishi Lancer, Compact Cars

October 10, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Altimas for Hood Latch

Photo of 2013 Nissan Altima courtesy of Nissan.

In 2013 models, the hood is at risk for unexpectedly opening while the car is being driven.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Altima, 2013-MY, Mid-Size Sedans, NHTSA

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