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GM Recalls 250,000 SUVs for Fire Risk

General Motors has announced a recall of 249,260 SUVs because a faulty electrical system in the driver’s door could cause a fire. The recall includes the 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer and GMC Envoy, and some models of the Buick Rainier, Saab 9-7X and Isuzu Ascender from the same model years. Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL models from the 2006 model year are also included. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “a short in the circuit ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, Saab 9 7X, Model News, General Motors

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recalled for Possible Sticking Gas Pedal

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 8,675 M-Class SUVs from model years 2012 and 2013 due to an all-season floor mat that may not fit properly. In some cases, this could cause the gas pedal to stick and could make the SUV accelerate unintentionally. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t said whether any injuries have been reported. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem was identified in a Mercedes-Benz facility by an employee. These floor mats are a ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, NHTSA, Mercedes Benz M Class, Model News

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»

Tags: NHTSA, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda Tribute, Model News, Hyundai Recall, Mazda Recall

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»

Tags: Recalls, NHTSA, Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Model News, Ford recall, Office of Defects Investigation

Mitsubishi i Electric Car Receives Four-Star Government Safety Rating

The all-electric 2012 Mitsubishi i earned a four-star overall safety rating from the federal government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The subcompact car also received four out of five stars in front crash tests and rollover tests, and a lower three-star rating in side crash tests. NHTSA gives the 2013 i the same safety scores. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has not tested the Mitsubishi i yet. The 2012 Mitsubishi i has standard safety features that include six ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, NHTSA, Mitsubishi i MiEV, Model News, Mitsubishi i

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