Honda is recalling 183,500 vehicles in the United States, and 250,000 vehicles globally, to fix problems with the braking systems in the Odyssey minivan, Acura RL sedan, Acura MDX crossover SUV and Honda Pilot SUV, manufactured between 2004 and 2005.
The stability assist system in the vehicles may malfunction and the brake could operate even when the driver is not pressing the pedal, said a Honda spokeswoman. The vehicles may also brake more strongly than intended when the system malfunctions.Honda states that no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of these problems.
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760,000 RAV-4s, and 18,000 Lexus HS250Hs, to be more precise. Toyota recalled the affected RAV-4 and Lexus vehicles on August 1, 2012, due to a suspension problem that is caused by improper tightening of suspension nuts that are adjusted during routine alignment. An automobile recall is a request to return to the manufacturer a defective product or part due to the discovery of safety issues.
The Toyota RAV-4 is a very popular vehicle in many respects. Since its introduction in 1996, the RAV-4 has gained more and more popularity with consumers for its quick acceleration and commendable... Continue reading »
It is often said that aside from the purchase of a home, an automobile purchase is the single largest purchase most consumers will make. While purchasing a vehicle brand new often provides the best consumer protection should the vehicle prove defective, this is not always economically feasible and Texas consumers may choose to buy a used vehicle instead. The purchase of a used vehicle in Texas is fraught with pitfalls for the unwary consumer especially if the vehicle is being purchased "as is" (without a written warranty). Below are some tips to help protect Texas Consumers from purchasing a... Continue reading »
On June 22, 2012, General Motors announced it is recalling just about every Chevy Cruze sold in the United States, Canada and Israel to prevent the risk of engine fires. The recall affects 475,148 Cruzes, a vehicle that up until the recall had seemingly been praised by auto critics. The fires are caused when fluid drips onto a hot plastic shield below the engine. GM identified about 30 fires that could possibly be related to the issue. The recall was issued after NHTSA announced that it would be investigating the cause of fires which destroyed two 2011 Cruzes. GM has instructed Chevrolet... Continue reading »
Owners of 2007 and 2008 model-year Acura TL sedans will soon receive a letter asking them to bring their car in for repairs to a defective steering hose. It has been found that over time, the hoses can deteriorate, which can cause the cars to leak fluid or even start a fire. In 2008, Honda recalled 273,000 Acura TLs for a similar problem.
If you are having issues with the power steering on an Acura TL or experiencing any other problems with the vehicle, please visit Krohn & Moss, Ltd. at yourlemonlawrights.com or call them toll free at 1-800-US Lemon (800-875-3666). A consumer attorney... Continue reading »
Chrysler Group is recalling some 127,350 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 vehicles in the United States and Canada due to potential problems in electrical stability control and anti-lock braking systems, the company and U.S. safety regulators said.
Chrysler, majority owned by Fiat SpA, said it was not aware of any crashes, injuries or fires due to the issue.
The recall affects cars from the 2011-2012 model years and produced through Dec. 20, 2011, according to a company filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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