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September 17, 2014 - Industry News

NHTSA Sharply Criticized By Congress

Screenshot via U.S. Senate.

The safety agency found itself on the defensive during a congressional hearing on a day of mounting criticism over its handling of General Motors' ignition switch recall.

Tags: Congress, Vehicle Safety Regulations, NHTSA, Elected Leaders, Recalls

September 15, 2014 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Older Hybrid Models for Overheating, Stalling

The recall affects 70,209 2005-2008 model-year Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicles and 2006-2008-MY Mercury Mariner hybrid electric vehicles.

Tags: Ford Escape, Mercury, Mercury Mariner, Recalls, 2008-MY, 2005-MY, Ford, NHTSA, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

September 15, 2014 - Executive Fleet News

Mercedes-Benz Recalls 376 Vehicles, Mostly SUVs

Photo of 2013 GLK350 courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.

The manufacturer is issuing two separate recalls because of faulty parking lamps and tire pressure monitoring systems.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, Luxury SUVs, NHTSA

September 12, 2014 - Industry News

Ford's Escape, Focus ST Recall to Begin Sept. 29

Photo of 2014 Ford Escape courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recall, first reported last month, affects 133,227 2013-2014 model-year Escape and Focus ST vehicles in the U.S.

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

September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Toyota Recalls Tundra Pickups for Air Bag Problem

Toyota Tundra photo courtesy of Toyota.

The recall affects 130,000 2014 model-year Tundra CrewMax Cab and Double Cab trucks.

Tags: Toyota, Toyota Tundra, Full-Size Pickups, Recalls, 2014-MY

September 10, 2014 - Industry News

Altec Recalls Digger Derrick Trucks for Winch Drum

The recall, set to begin this month, affects 67 2010-2012 model-year D2000 and D3000 boom tip winch digger derrick trucks.

Tags: Recalls, Utility Fleets, Altec Industries, Digger Derricks, NHTSA

September 4, 2014 - Industry News

Supplier Recalling Axle Seals in GM Vans, Trucks, SUVs

The recalled axle seals are installed on 1999-2013 Chevrolet and GMC full-size vans, pickup trucks and SUVs. Photo courtesy of General Motors.

The recall affects 82,509 SKF axle seals that may allow differential gear oil to leak onto rear brakes.

Tags: Chevrolet, 2011-MY, 2012-MY, Recalls, 2013-MY, General Motors, GMC, SKF, NHTSA, Suppliers

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls Frontier Crew Cab Trucks

Nissan Frontier photo courtesy of Nissan.

A manufacturing glitch affecting rear seat belts prompts a recall covering 1,319 2014 model-year trucks.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Nissan, Recalls, Nissan Frontier, 2014-MY, NHTSA

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Suzuki Recalls Kizashi Sedans for Fire Risk

Photo of Suzuki Kizashi courtesy of Suzuki.

The problem occurs if a spider crawls into the evaporative canister vent hose and weaves a web that blocks the hose.

Tags: Suzuki, Recalls, NHTSA, Suzuki Kizashi, Mid-Size Sedans, 2013-MY, 2010-MY

September 1, 2014 - Industry News

Nissan Recalls 594 NV Vans for Seat Belt Problem

Photo by Vince Taroc.

The seat belt retractor bolts on the second-, third- and fourth-row removable seats may not be torqued to proper specification, or the bolts may be missing entirely, NHTSA said.

Tags: Nissan, Recalls, Nissan NV, NHTSA, 2014-MY, Full-Size Vans

August 23, 2014 - Industry News

Steering Gear Issue Triggers Ford Focus, C-MAX Hybrid Recall

Photo of Ford C-MAX Hybrid courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

The recall affects 616 Ford vehicles manufactured earlier this month in Detroit.

Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY, Ford C-MAX Hybrid, Gasoline-Electric Hybrids

August 20, 2014 - Industry News

Feds Offer Online Recall Search Tool

Vehicle owners can quickly learn whether a specific vehicle has an open recall by searching by VIN.

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Online Tool

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

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