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Honda Recalls 344,000 Odyssey Minivans for Brake Issues

Honda Odyssey Honda is recalling 344,000 Odysseys from the 2007 and 2008 model years because of a problem with the stability control system (which Honda calls Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)) that can cause sudden, hard braking, without the driver pressing on the brake pedal. The brake lights will not illuminate during this event, increasing the risk of a rear-end crash. In a press release, Honda says the solution to the problem is a new sensor, which the company will install for ... continue reading»

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Spiders Force Toyota to Recall More Than 800,000 Cars

2013 Toyota Camry 2014 Toyota Camry Toyota announced on Thursday that it will recall about 803,000 U.S. cars due to a potential short-circuit hazard. Model year 2012-2013 Camry, Camry Hybrid, Avalon, Avalon Hybrid and Venza models are affected. The problem is caused by a chain reaction that starts with the air conditioner condenser, which produces water condensation during normal operation. Typically, this water is collected in the air conditioner housing and drained by a tube. However, according to a document Toyota filed with the ... continue reading»

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More Than 650,000 Chrysler Vehicles Recalled

In two separate press releases on Wednesday, Chrysler Group announced that they will be recalling more than 650,000 vehicles in the U.S. Chrysler Group says one recall affects about 442,000 of the following U.S. models: 2011-2013 Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 200, Dodge Avenger, Jeep Liberty and 2011-2012 Dodge Nitro. The problem, according to Chrysler, is possible “faulty microcontrollers” that could negatively impact the performance of active head restraints during a crash. Active head restraints are designed to ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Has Limited Time to Respond to NHTSA Recall Request

The 2007 Jeep Liberty. (Chrysler Group Chrysler Group LLC has just a few more days to formally respond to a request from the government's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall 2.7 million Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty SUVs. On June 3, NHTSA asked Chrysler Group to voluntarily recall the vehicles. On June 4, Chrysler Group said it would not participate in a recall. NHTSA gave the automaker until June 18 to formally respond and explain why it would not comply with the ... continue reading»

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Ford Recalling 154,604 Fiestas

A potential airbag problem is causing Ford to recall more than 150,000 Fiesta subcompacts from the 2011 to 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "The passenger side curtain air bag will not deploy in the event of a side impact collision when the front passenger seat is empty." What's interesting about this recall, reports Autoblog, is that, "These side curtain airbags were actually designed not to deploy in a scenario where the front ... continue reading»

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