Automotive giant Ford has issued a recall of over 432,000 2015 model Escape, C-MAX and Focus units in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico after learning that a software bug may cause the engine not to turn-off even after switching the ignition off and removing the ignition key, UPI reported on July 3.
Vehicles affected are particular 2015 Focus cars manufactured at the Michigan Assembly Plant between June 17, 2014 and June 12, 2015, certain 2015 Escape cars manufactured at Louisville Assembly Plant between April 1, 2014 and June 12, 2015, and some 2015 C-MAX vehicles manufactured at Michigan Assembly Plant between April 22, 2014 and June 12, 2015.
The company said it will contact the affected customers for a free software update at dealerships.
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Takata has issued what is believed to be the largest recall in U.S. history to fix defective airbags installed in 33.8 million U.S. cars, according to a report by RT.com on May 20.
The U.S. Department of Transportation stated that the Japanese airbag manufacturer has acknowledged the airbags’ risk of violent combustion, which may cause injuries and deaths to drivers and front-seat passengers. The agency also confirmed that the recent recall includes all the affected vehicles nationwide, not just those in region with higher humidity, as Takata previously determined.
The recall, which involves different car manufacturers, including Toyota Motor Corp., General Motor Co., Daimler AG, and Honda Motor Co., covers close to 14% of all vehicles in the country.
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Newer models of Mitsubishi Outlander and Lancer manufactured from 2009 to 2011 are being recalled by the car company after reports about two issues that may compromise visibility on the road, a report by Nasdaq stated on May 9.
At least 130,000 vehicles are affected by the recall, 76,958 units of which are being recalled due to a defective blower motor that may cause the windshield defroster to fail. Another 53,396 vehicles are being recalled due to windshield wipers, tail lights and head lights that may not work because of a defective electric control unit.
The company promised to notify the customers about the recall schedule. Mitsubishi plans to replace all the defective components with new ones free of charge.
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German automaker Volkswagen is starting its year with two recalls due to headlight and fuel leak issues that may cause injurious accidents, the Examiner reported on December 31.
On January 15, Volkswagen will start recalling more than 25,007 Jetta units manufactured between July and November in 2014 due to a software malfunction that turns the low beam headlights off whenever the high beam headlights are turned on. The issue compromises illumination, and may increase the risk of accident.
The company also said it is voluntary recalling 2014-2015 model years of Passat, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Jetta vehicles, as well as the 2015 Golf and GTI cars after learning about a cap sealing at the fuel rail that may fail to seal, increasing the risk of fire if the fuel leaks into the engine compartment.
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Automaker giant Chrysler said it is globally recalling 288,000 older Ram 1500 pick-up trucks, about 257,000 of which are in the U.S., after learning about a faulty rear axle pinion nut that may cause the axle to lock up or the driving shaft to detach, an online report by the Associated Press stated on December 19.
In an investigation initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in June, the agency found 15 complaints about the issue, seven of which involved wheel lock-ups at speeds of 50 mph or greater. One driver reported that he was driving on an interstate when the rear axle locked up, causing his vehicle to spin out of control at high speed.
The recalled pick-up trucks were manufactured from January 28 to August 23, 2005. Chrysler said repairs will start this February.
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In a press conference held in Washington D.C. on June 30, compensation expert for General Motors (GM) Kenneth Feinberg announced the company’s plan to provide at least a million dollars for each death associated with GM’s defective ignition switch, the International Business Times reported.
On top of the $1 million is a summation of the victim’s economic worth, an additional $300,000 for a surviving spouse, and another $300,000 for every living dependent. Although the company could have opted to use the bankruptcy it filed for in 2009 to avoid addressing all previous product liability claims, it has chosen not to do this. However, claims in which airbags were deployed will most likely be rejected.
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