Recall Alert: 16,655 Baby Trend Car Seats

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Car Seats Affected: Approximately 16,655 Baby Trend Trendz Fastback 3-in-1 child-safety seats, models FB60070 (Granite) and FB60408 (Jellybean), which were manufactured between October 2011 and July 2013

The Problem: When this combination car seat is used with its five-point harness, it can become difficult to unlatch the harness buckle. The buckle can become stuck, so it cannot be opened by depressing its release button. If this occurs, it could be difficult to remove the child from the car seat, increasing the risk of injury in an emergency.

The Fix: Baby Trend will provide registered owners with replacement buckles once they’re available.

What Owners Should Do: The car-seat manufacturer will contact registered car-seat owners, but it hasn't provided the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with notification or buckle availability schedules. For more info, owners may call NHTSA's safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

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By Jennifer Newman | April 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Infiniti QX80

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Vehicles Affected: About 468 model-year 2014 Infiniti QX80 SUVs manufactured between Dec. 2, 2013, and Jan. 27, 2014, and equipped with 20-inch wheels.

The Problem: The certification label incorrectly lists the gross axle weight rating as 4,497 pounds when it should be 4,343 pounds. This could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Infiniti parent company, Nissan, will notify owners starting this month and mail corrected certification labels to owners for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Infiniti at 800-662-6200 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov, for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris, 2008-2010 Scion xD

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 158,000 model-year 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks, 250,500 model-year 2007-2010 Toyota Yaris sedans and 64,000 model-year 2008-2010 Scion xD hatchbacks.

The Problem: The seat rails for the driver in all models as well as the seat rails for the front passenger in three-door models have springs that could break. If this happens the seat may not lock into position, and in a crash, it could lead to injury. Toyota says cars with seats that are adjusted with greater frequency are more likely to experience a problem.

The Fix: Toyota has not yet determined a fix for this issue or a timetable for when owners will be contacted. Until the vehicles are repaired, owners should check to make sure seats are properly locked into position before driving.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners by mail, but no date has been given for when the notices will begin. Concerned owners can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By David Thomas | April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander, 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4, 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 1.3 million Toyota vehicles including model-year 2009-2010 Corolla, 2009-2010 Matrix, 2009-2010 Tacoma, 2008-2010 Highlander, 2006-2008 RAV4 and 2006-2010 Yaris

The Problem: Electrical connections to a spiral cable assembly can be damaged when the steering wheel is turned. This could lead to the driver's airbag being deactivated, failing to deploy in a crash. If this damage occurs, an airbag warning light will illuminate in the instrument cluster.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly with an upgraded version.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota will notify owners by mail, but no date has been given for when the notices will be sent. Concerned owners can contact Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By David Thomas | April 9, 2014 | Comments (7)

Toyota Recalls 1.8 Million Vehicles in U.S.

Update: Links to both U.S.-related recalls are listed below.

Original Post: Toyota is recalling 1.8 million cars, trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and 6.39 million globally over two separate issues.

The larger recall includes popular models like the Toyota Corolla, Highlander and RAV4 over a cable assembly that connects to the driver's airbag. If it fails the airbag might not deploy. This recall also involves the Pontiac Vibe, built alongside the Toyota Matrix, but is unrelated to GM's recent ignition switch recall.

A separate recall involves the Toyota Yaris and Scion xD and could lead to a driver's seat not staying in place during an accident.

You can read more about the recalls at USA Today and get full details on the U.S. models recalled at the links below.

Recall Alert: 2009-2010 Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander, 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4, 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris

Recall Alert: 2006-2010 Toyota Yaris, 2008-2010 Scion xD

By David Thomas | April 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013 Jaguar XF, XJ

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Vehicles Affected: Three model-year 2013 Jaguar XF and XJ luxury sedans manufactured between March 26, 2013, and April 10, 2013.

The Problem: The certification label — which specifies the required gross vehicle weight rating, gross axle weight rating front and rear, manufacture date and country of manufacture — is missing. If the certification label does not specify all of the necessary info or the vehicle weight range, the vehicle could be overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Jaguar will notify owners starting April 24, and dealers will reacquire the vehicles and provide a replacement vehicle, or a full refund of the purchase, for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Jaguar at 855-524-8278, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 8, 2014 | Comments (3)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Ford Fusion, Escape, C-Max, Lincoln MKZ

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Vehicles Affected: About 42,972 model-year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans, and Ford Escape SUVs and C-Max Energi and Hybrid vehicles

The Problem:The vehicles' seatback frames do not comply with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards, according to the Detroit News. Certain driver and front passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with substandard welds joining the seatback recliner mechanism to the seatback frame. This could increase the risk of injury in a collision, the newspaper reported. No crashes or injuries have been reported as a result of the faulty frames.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the seatback frames for free. Ford has not yet listed an owner notification schedule.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2001-2004 Ford Escape

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Vehicles Affected: Around 349,000 model-year 2001-2004 versions of the Escape compact SUV sold in states where salt is used to melt ice on the roads.

The Problem: The Detroit News is reporting that rust could cause problems with the vehicle's subframe, impacting the driver's ability to steer. This could cause a crash; Ford is aware of one related crash but no injuries were reported.

The Fix: Dealers will install a reinforcement cross brace for free.

What Owners Should Do: Ford has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | April 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 1.3 Million Evenflo Car Seats

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Car Seats Affected: More than 1.3 million Evenflo convertible and combination child-safety seats are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer. The affected seats were built between 2011 and 2014. They are select Evenflo Momentum, Chase, Maestro, Symphony, Titan 65, SureRide, SecureKid, Snugli All-in-One and Snugli Booster models.

The Problem: The car seats’ harness buckle could become difficult to unlatch if food or drink gets into it, causing a safety hazard during an emergency exit of a car. This is the same problem that affected 4.2 million Graco car seats, which were recalled in February and March.

The Fix: A replacement buckle kit is available to affected owners who have registered their car seats, but the car-seat manufacturer says that the recalled car seats are crashworthy and can be used while waiting for the replacement kit — as long as the car seat’s original buckle is able to unlatch. Parents also can clean the buckle by submerging the unlatched buckle into a cup of warm water and agitating it; don’t use any soap or cleaning solutions to clean it. Be sure to depress the buckle’s red button several times when it is submerged. Parents should not get the buckle’s harness straps wet when cleaning the buckle. After cleaning the buckle, shake out excess water and allow it to air dry.

What Owners Should Do: To find out if your car seat is affected by the recall and order the replacement buckle kit, go to www.buckle.evenflo.com or call 800-490-7591.

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By Jennifer Newman | April 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Mazda6

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Vehicles Affected: About 42,000 model-year 2010-2012 Mazda6 midsize sedans manufactured between Sept. 14, 2009, and May 2, 2011, and equipped with a 2.5-liter engine.

The Problem: Spiders may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent hose, blocking it and causing an excessive amount of negative pressure in the fuel tank. That could cause the fuel tank to crack, resulting in a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire. The same spider problem also led to a recall announced in March 2011 affecting 52,000 model-year 2009-2010 Mazda6 sedans.

The Fix: Mazda will notify owners starting this month, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module and clean the canister vent line. If a web is found in the line, the fuel tank and check valve on the canister vent line will be replaced. Dealers will make the repairs for free.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Mazda at 800-222-5500, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | April 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

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