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Hyundai and Mazda Issue Recalls for Santa Fe, Sonata and Tribute

Hyundai and Mazda have issued separate recalls for the Santa Fe, Sonata and Tribute for separate problems related to the airbag systems and gas pedal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 199,118 Santa Fe SUVs from the 2007 through 2009 model years have a faulty front passenger airbag sensor system. Passengers who don’t weigh enough may not set the front passenger seat sensor off, which allows the front airbag to deploy in an accident. Reuters reports ... continue reading»

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Ford Recalls 423,634 Escape SUVs for Faulty Throttle

Ford is recalling 423,634 Escape SUVs in the U.S. from the 2001 to 2004 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these SUVs, which have a 3.0-liter V6 engine and cruise control, are at risk of their gas pedals becoming stuck. NHTSA says the recalled Escape SUVs don’t have enough space between the engine cover and cruise control cable connector. The Associated Press, who has received more information from Ford, explains, “On the ... continue reading»

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Mazda CX-7 to be Discontinued After 2012

With the introduction of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 this spring, Mazda is discontinuing its other small SUVs, the CX-7 and the Tribute. The new CX-5 is about the same size as the CX-7 on the inside, and it gets better fuel economy than both the CX-7 and the Tribute, so Mazda representatives say that the CX-5 should fill the gap left by the outgoing models. The CX-5 and CX-7 are very similar in size and powertrain, but Mazda plans for ... continue reading»

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Mazda Recalls Tribute SUVs for Brake Problem

Mazda is recalling 52,390 Tribute SUVs from the 2001 and 2002 model years for a problem with their brakes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, part of the Tribute’s brake system could leak brake fluid. If the brake fluid leaks, it’s possible that the fluid can come in contact with wires that control the anti-lock brake system. “Corrosion may develop in the electrical connector leading melting, smoking or possible fire,” NHTSA reports. NHTSA says that ... continue reading»

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