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Ignition Flaw Leads to Chrysler’s Recall Of Jeep SUVs

By Brian Chase on July 25, 2014 - No comments

Chrysler RecallAutomaker Chrysler is recalling hundreds of thousands of older-model Jeep SUVs to fix an ignition-related stalling problem similar to the deadly flaw that has plagued General Motors vehicles this year that resulted in at least 16 fatalities.

According to a report in The New York Times, the recall could potentially cover 792,300 Jeep Commanders and Grand Cherokees worldwide, all manufactured between 2005 and 2007.

Chrysler said it is acting Read the rest »


Chrysler Says It Will Fix Recalled Jeeps Sooner

By Brian Chase on July 18, 2014 - No comments

Chrysler RecallChrysler Group LLC has told government safety regulators that it could add trailer hitches to recalled Jeep SUVs by March, much sooner than the several years estimated by federal regulators who had urged the automaker to quicken its pace for repairing the affected vehicles.

According to a Reuters news report, Chrysler made the statement that it would fix the recalled vehicles sooner in a filing with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), two weeks after the agency asked for an explanation on why it would take the automaker until Read the rest »


BMW Recalls 1.6 Million 3-Series Cars For Airbag Defects

By Brian Chase on July 17, 2014 - No comments

BMW RecallGerman automaker BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular vehicle models for potential airbag defects.

According to an Associated Press news report, the automaker is recalling 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 globally including 574,000 in the United States.

BMW is issuing this recall as a precaution because other automakers using similar airbag systems have reported problems.

Problem Linked to Japanese Supplier

Airbag inflators in systems made by Takata Corp. can rupture Read the rest »


Harley Davidson Recalls 66000 Motorcycles For Brake Defects

By Brian Chase on July 14, 2014 - No comments

Harley Davidson RecallHarley-Davidson is recalling 66,421 motorcycles for potential brake defects.

According to Fortune.com, the Milwaukee-based company is recalling 2014 Touring and CVO Touring motorcycles that were manufactured between July 1, 2013 and May 7, 2014.

The front wheels of the bikes can lock up without notice when the front brake line is caught between the vehicle’s fuel tank and frame.

The pinched line can cause a build-up of brake fluid pressure that locks the front wheel.

This defect has led to Read the rest »


Ford Issues Six Recalls Over Vehicle Safety Defects

By Brian Chase on July 10, 2014 - No comments

ford recallFord Motor Company has announced a recall of about 101,000 vehicles over safety defects in six new recall campaigns bringing the total recalls so far this year by the automaker to nearly 3 million vehicles in the United States.

According to a report in The Detroit News, the biggest recall covers 92,000 vehicles in North America including 2013-2014 models of the Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Ford Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT; 2012-2014 Ford Edge; and 2014 Lincoln MKX.

Recall Involves Several Auto Defects

All vehicles have potential issues with the Read the rest »


Four Injured in Six Flags Magic Mountain Roller Coaster Derailment

By Brian Chase on July 9, 2014 - No comments

Six Flags Roller Coaster AccidentA fallen tree branch caused the Ninja roller coaster to derail at the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park in Valencia to derail, injuring four and stranding several riders for nearly three hours before they were rescued.

According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred on July 7, 2014 when the coaster struck a branch that was lying on the track, derailing the first car.

The Ninja ride will remain closed as inspectors survey the track and surrounding area.

Videos of the incident show that the coaster Read the rest »


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Ignition Flaw Leads to Chrysler’s Recall Of Jeep SUVs

Automaker Chrysler is recalling hundreds of thousands of older-model Jeep SUVs to fix an ignition-related stalling problem similar to the deadly flaw that has plagued General Motors vehicles this year

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Chrysler Says It Will Fix Recalled Jeeps Sooner

Chrysler is telling government safety regulators that they may be able to add trailer hitches to fix an issue that led to the recall of over 1.5 million Jeep SUVs.

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BMW Recalls 1.6 Million 3-Series Cars For Airbag Defects

BMW is recalling 1.6 million 3-Series cars due to airbag defects as a precaution based on problems other automakers using the same airbag systems are reporting.

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