Cars Recalled Due to Exploding Airbags

(CNN) — Officials are trying to spread the word about dangerous airbags in recalled cars. Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor want car owners with airbags that might explode to bring them in. Almost eight million cars have the problem airbags, which were manufactured by Japanese parts maker Takata. The Orlando Sentinel reports police are … Continue reading »

Chrysler Recalling 230k Vehicles

(CNN) — Chrysler is recalling more than 230,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty fuel pump that could cause engines to stall. The automaker says the recall affects certain 2011 Dodge Durangos and Jeep Grand Cherokees. Chrysler says the problem stems from electronic circuitry that also helps to control the cars’ airbags and other functions. … Continue reading »

Graco Recalls Harness Buckles

Graco Children’s Products, Inc. says it is recalling some of its infant, toddler convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says ¬†the following models are affected: APRICA A30, SNUGRIDE, SNUGRIDE 30, SNUGRIDE 35, SNUGRIDE CLASSIC CONNECT, SNUGRIDE CLICK CONNECT 40. It says¬†Graco is recalling certain rear-facing child restraints manufactured … Continue reading »

GM Issues Yet Another Recall

Detroit, Mich. (CNN) — General Motors is recalling more vehicles, the company announced Monday. The automaker says it’s recalling more than 3 million vehicles over an ignition switch issue linked to 8 crashes and 6 injuries. A GM spokesman said the issue in this newest recall relates to a different ignition switch problem from the … Continue reading »

GM Fires 15 Employees in Wake of Recalls

WARREN, Mich. (CNN) — The CEO of General Motors said Thursday that 15 people have been dismissed over the car company’s handling of faulty ignition switches. GM has admitted it discovered the ignition switch problem as early as 2004, but there was no recall until this year. Thirteen deaths have been linked to the problem. … Continue reading »

Toyota Recalls More than 300K Vehicles

(CNN) — Toyota has issued two recalls affecting more than 380,000 vehicles. The first involves Sienna minivans from model years year 2004-2011. The company says salt water can corrode parts under the vehicle, causing the spare tire to fall off. Toyota is also recalling more than 10,000 2013 model Lexus GS 350 sedans. The automaker … Continue reading »

Honda Recalls Odyssey Minivans

EUGENE, Ore. — A massive recall from Honda, Sunday. The automaker has recalled nearly 900,000 Odyssey minivans in the United States. Honda says there’s a fire risk due to a fuel leak in vehicles from the 2005-2010 model years. The automaker says replacement parts will not be available until the summer, but it can provide … Continue reading »

Coburg Residents React to Recall Results

COBURG, Ore. — Residents hope things will settle down in Coburg after a recall effort to oust the mayor and two councilors failed. At least 65 percent of votes in all three races were in favor of keeping the leaders in office. A Coburg resident started the recall campaign, accusing two city council members of … Continue reading »

Ford Recalls 456K Vehicles for Fuel Leak

(CNN) — Ford Motor is recalling 465,000 2013 vehicles because a fuel leak could lead to a fire. The models included in the recall are the Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Interceptor Utility and Interceptor Sedan, and the Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ. Ford says it got 600 complaints from customers about the problem. The … Continue reading »

Millions of Cars Recalled

(CNN) — Japanese auto makers Honda, Nissan, Toyota and Mazda, are recalling about 3.4 million cars around the world because of airbag defects that could potentially injure passengers. The faulty airbags are found mostly in 2001, 2002 and 2003 models. It can pose a threat if the passenger airbag deploys with too much pressure, causing … Continue reading »

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