Archive for the 'Safety' Category

Honda has announced that it will be recalling 167,225 Acura TSX models from the 2004 to 2008 model years. The company is recalling the cars because a power steering hose in the Acura TSX could crack and cause a fire under the hood of the car. Honda says that extended periods of high temperatures under […]

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Toyota has established a group to investigate claims of unintended acceleration as soon as possible after the incident occurs. The Swift Market Analysis Response Team will be dispatched to analyze vehicles whenever an incident occurs, checking to see if the incident was the result of a defect in the vehicle or driver error.  Toyota says […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating whether or not there will be a GM truck recall that will include 6.2 million trucks. The NHTSA has received complaints claiming that corrosion can cause the brake lines on 1999-2003 GM pickups and SUVs to rupture, resulting in a loss of stopping power, according to The […]

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Nissan will be recalling 4,038 Pathfinder and Xterra models from the 2010 model year due to a problem with the fasteners that secure the front passenger airbag and a bracket in the steering shaft. The fasteners were not torqued to the correct specifications, which means that in the event of a crash, the passenger side […]

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Owners of 2010 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 2500 and 3500 models should park their vans away from buildings and other vehicles and disconnect the battery because of a serious risk of fire. GM announced today that the alternators used in the heavy duty vans can cause a fire in the vans and a recall […]

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Toyota and Lexus have both been bumped from their top spots in ALG’s quarterly Perceived Quality Score. The score rates consumer opinions of car brands. Last fall, Toyota and Lexus were each rated number one by consumers in their respective categories. In the latest report, Toyota has fallen to sixth place and Lexus to third. […]

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Toyota has announced that it will expand the recall announced last year for a rust problem with 2000 – 2003 Toyota Tundra models. Undercarriage rust on first generation Tundras could cause the spare tire to detach from the truck. Toyota has already recalled trucks in northern states, and is now expanding the recall to all […]

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Mazda has announced that starting soon, all of the company’s new cars will be equipped with brake override systems. The brake override system gives the brake pedal priority over the gas if they are ever both pressed at the same time. Nissan already uses a brake override system and Toyota has also announced plans for […]

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Things can’t get much worse for Toyota. The latest in a long line of problems with the once reliable brand’s cars may be a steering problem caused by the computer on 2009 and 2010 Corollas. According to USA Today, Corolla owners are complaining that their cars suddenly become hard to control at high speeds, pulling […]

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Toyota vehicles, even those not affected by the unintended acceleration problem, will likely lose some of their famously high resale value thanks to Toyota’s recent quality problems. According to USA Today, both Kelley Blue Book and ALG agree that Toyota vehicles will depreciate four to five percent more thanks to the unintended acceleration recall. Toyota […]

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