Nearly 102,000 Suzuki Forenza and Reno sedans are being recalled by American Suzuki Motor Corp. The small cars have wiring issues that may cause the headlamps to work only intermittently, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Sudden loss of illumination reduces driver visibility and increases the risk of collision, warns the safety agency.
Nearly a quarter-million 2006-2007 sport-utility vehicles from General Motors and Isuzu are being recalled, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The problem: Corrosive water may leak into the vehicle doors, short-circuit the door locks and power window electronics, possibly causing a fire in the doors.
Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall warning for more than 8,500 of its M-Class SUVs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2012-2013 versions of the Mercedes-Benz ML350, ML550, and ML63 may have accessory all-season floor mats that may trap the accelerator pedals. These mats do not properly "conform to the contour of the vehicle's floor."
Mitsubishi Motors North America has issued recall for its 2012 i-MiEV electric vehicles. According to safety officials in both the U.S. and Canada, the Mitsubishi electric cars have front and side airbags that might not deploy during a collision due to errors in the related sensors and software.
Toyota announced yesterday a safety recall of 778,000 vehicles—2006 to 2011 RAV4 sport-utility vehicles and 2010 Lexus 250h sedans—in the United States due to potential for loose nuts on the vehicles' rear suspension arms. The improperly tightened nuts will cause "excessive play" in the suspension arms and premature wear, which may lead to separation, warns Toyota.
American Honda is recalling more than 172,200 of its small-size 2012 Honda CR-V SUVs and 2013 Acura ILX sedans due to issues with the vehicles front door locks. According to the company, the vehicles' front doors may not properly latch closed and increase the risk of injuries from doors that open unexpectedly while the vehicles are in motion.
Ford Motor Company has issued an immediate safety recall of 2013 Escape sport-utility vehicles. Approximately 11,500 Ford Escape SUVs equipped with the base 1.6-liter engine may leak gasoline from the engine's fuel line and possibly catch fire. Dealerships have been told to stop giving test drives and to hold off on selling affected models. About 4,800 models have been delivered to customers, including Consumer Reports.
Volkswagen is recalling a small number of its 2012 Beetle sedans that are equipped with inappropriate summer tires. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the improper tires may become overloaded or under-inflated for the vehicle and increase the risk of collisions.
Nissan North America is recalling nearly 12,000 Nissan Juke small sport-utility vehicles in the United States and Canada. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), certain models of the Juke SUV have rear seat back latches that may fail during a frontal collision, increasing the risk of injury to rear passengers.
Volvo Cars of North America is recall a small number of 2011-13 model year S80 sedans, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to the safety agency, certain models of the sedans with automatic transmissions may be unable to downshift from higher gears, possibly resulting in an unexpected engine stall and thereby increasing the risk of a collision.
Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for its 2013 Escape sport-utility vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Improperly positioned carpet padding may interfere with the Ford SUV's pedals, increasing stopping distances and risking collision.
Zero Motorcycles is recalling 254 of its 2012 all-electric motorcycles due to "insufficient weatherproofing" of the battery-powered bikes, according to a recall posted by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
BMW of North America is recalling about 2,642 of its X5 and X6 sport-utility vehicles says the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Certain models of 2012 BMW X5 SUVs equipped with a diesel engine and 2013 X5 and X6 SUVs may leak power steering fluid. If the flammable liquid sprays onto hot engine exhaust parts, an engine compartment fire may occur.
Mercedes-Benz USA is recalling 2007-2009 E350 4MATIC wagons warns the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. About 3,600 of the E350 sedans have a load leveling rear suspension system that may fail, reducing a driver's control and increase the risk of a crash, says NHTSA.
American Honda Motors is recalling its new 2012 Honda Civic sedans, warned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). More than 50,000 of the Honda cars have improperly installed driveshafts, which may separate and cause the Civics to fail to shift into any gear. Further, a parked Civic may roll away if the car's manual parking brake is not engaged, says NHTSA.
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