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Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans

Toyota Sienna Toyota is recalling approximately 615,000 Sienna minivans in the United States to fix an issue with the gearshift selector that could allow the vehicle to roll away. The company says that the affected vehicles, from model years 2004-2005 and 2007-2009, have a defect which could allow someone to move the gearshift selector out of the “Park” position without pressing the brake pedal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, “If the shift lever is moved out of the Park ... continue reading»

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Honda Recalls 2003 Acura MDX, 2003-04 Honda Odyssey

Honda has announced that it will recall 56,000 Acura MDX SUVs and 318,000 Honda Odyssey minivans in the U.S. because an electrical interference could cause the air bag system to malfunction. The recall affects the 2003 Acura MDX, as well as Honda Odysseys from the 2003 and 2004 model years. While no crashes have been reported, Honda says it “has received a small but increasing number of complaints in recent months” that the air bags in these ... continue reading»

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Suzuki Recalling 193,936 Vehicles

Suzuki is recalling 193,936 vehicles in the United States over concerns that the front passenger seat air bag sensor mat may malfunction. The recall affects 2006-2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara models and 2007-2011 Suzuki SX4 models. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that repeated flexing of the Occupant Classification System (OCS) sensor mat in the front passenger seat may cause the sensor to fail. If this sensor fails, the air bag will deploy in the event of a crash ... continue reading»

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Toyota Issues Voluntary Recall

Toyota is issuing two voluntary recalls on roughly 235,000 Lexus and Toyota models in the United States. The first recall pertains to about 133,000 Highlander Hybrid models from the 2006 to 2010 model year and Lexus RX 400h models from the 2006 to 2008 model year. Toyota says in a press release that “transistors within the hybrid system's inverter assembly can experience heat damage due to variations in characteristics of the transistors built in parallel circuits.” This ... continue reading»

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Hyundai Recalls 260,000 Vehicles

Hyundai is recalling nearly 260,000 vehicles in two separate recall actions. The first recall affects 239,000 Hyundai Sonata sedans from the 2006 to 2010 model years and Hyundai Azera sedans from the 2006 to 2011 model years in cold weather states. The affected vehicles were manufactured between Sept. 27, 2005 and Nov. 22, 2010. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of ... continue reading»

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