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BMW, General Motors and Toyota Issue Recalls

BMW 3-Series E46 BMW is recalling 42,080 3-Series models for a potential issue with the front airbag on the passenger side. The recall affects 2002-03 3-Series convertibles, coupes, sedans and wagons, as well as M3 coupes and convertibles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the airbag “may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the airbag.” In the event of a collision, metal fragments from the inflator could strike vehicle occupants, increasing the risk of ... continue reading»

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3 Million Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota Models Recalled Worldwide

Toyota recall, Toyota Corolla Faulty airbag inflation mechanisms have prompted four major automakers to issue a worldwide recall of approximately 1 million vehicles in the United States and about 3 million vehicles worldwide. Kicking Tires reports that the affected vehicles include Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda models from model years 2001 through 2004. These models are equipped with airbag inflators that may be faulty. Were the airbag to deploy, it could do so with too much force, causing injuries. Affected models include: Toyota Corolla ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Recalls 215k Vehicles

Dodge, Challenger, Chrysler Recall Chrysler Group has issued six different recalls across its four major brands, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep, for various issues. The total number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. is approximately 215,000. The largest recall affects about 119,497 vehicles, according to NHTSA. Affected models include 2011-2012 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 models built between April 11, 2011 and Dec. 14, 2011. A component of the model’s air bag wiring harness may be improperly sized, and ... continue reading»

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2005 to 2009 Subaru Outback and Legacy Recalled

Subaru is recalling roughly 200,000 Legacy and Outback models because the brake lines could be susceptible to corrosion. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the recall affects 2005 to 2009 model year vehicles that are “currently, or formerly, registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.” NHTSA says that a gap in the ... continue reading»

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Dodge Challenger Recalled for Fire Risk

Chrysler Group has issued a recall for 4,459 2013 Challenger sports cars from its Dodge brand. In a statement, Chrysler Group says the wiring harness in the cars could short circuit. "This condition could cause a wire harness to overheat and possibly lead to fire. Chrysler Group is aware of seven such incidents. None caused injury." The New York Times reports that the recall affects roughly 2,500 Dodge Challengers with V6 engines. "About 1,900 other Challengers are ... continue reading»

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