Recall Alert: 2006-2012 Land Rover Range Rover

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Vehicles Affected: Nearly 75,000 model-year 2006-12 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured between April 15, 2005, and Sept. 4, 2012

The Problem: One or both of the flexible front brake hoses in the affected vehicles may rupture and cause a loss of brake fluid. If this happens, the SUV would need a longer distance to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover dealers will replace the left and right front brake hoses free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin March 13. For more info, owners can call Land Rover at 800-637-6837 and reference recall number P054, or they can call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hotline at 888-327-4236.

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By Jennifer Newman | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2013-2014 Land Rover Range Rover, 2014 Range Rover Sport

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 24,600 model-year 2013-14 Land Rover Range Rover SUVs manufactured between Aug. 16, 2012, and Jan. 8, 2014, and 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SUVs manufactured between May 7, 2013, and Jan. 8, 2014

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the brake vacuum hose may have been incorrectly routed; this could cause a hole to be worn into the hose. A hole in the brake vacuum hose could cause complete loss of braking assistance, lengthening the distance required to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Land Rover will notify owners beginning March 13, and dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose and correctly route it or replace damaged hoses free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can contact Land Rover at 800-637-6837 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.

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By Jen Burklow | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2012-2015 Jaguar XK

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 4,700 model-year 2012-15 XK sports cars manufactured March 4, 2011, to March 20, 2014

The Problem: In these vehicles, the front parking lights may turn off after approximately 5 minutes. This decreases visibility and increases the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the software that controls the lights for free.

What Owners Should Do: Jaguar will begin notifying owners on March 13. Owners can call Jaguar at 800-452-4827 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 9, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Jeep Cherokee

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 168,092 model-year 2014-15 Jeep Cherokee SUVs

The Problem: In the affected vehicles,the side curtain and seat-mounted airbags could inadvertently deploy, increasing the risk of a crash. FCA said it is aware of a "small number of inadvertent deployments involving drivers who executed extreme maneuvers." The automaker is unaware of any related accidents or injuries.

The Fix: Dealers will upgrade and recalibrate the related software for free.

What Owners Should Do: FCA has not yet announced an owner notification schedule. Owners can call FCA at 800-853-1403 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | February 2, 2015 | Comments (1)

Government Forces New Airbag Recall For 2.12 Million Vehicles

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling more than 2 million vehicles to fix a defect it says was not properly remedied under a previous recall. Airbags can inadvertently deploy in 2.12 million Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac and Toyota vehicles, increasing the risk of an injury.

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NHTSA says this campaign will provide owners with a new remedy after the manufacturers' original attempts to fix the defects proved ineffective.

By Jennifer Geiger | February 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Volkswagen Sedans and Hatchbacks

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,660 model-year 2014-15 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between March 28 and Nov. 24, 2014; model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured between April 7 and Nov. 18, 2014; model-year 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks manufactured between July 1 and Nov. 20, 2014; and model-year 2014-2015 Beetle hatchbacks and convertibles manufactured between March 31 and Nov. 27, 2014. This is an expansion of an earlier Volkswagen recall.

The Problem: A sealing cap at the fueling rail may fail and allow fuel to leak into the engine compartment; in the presence of an ignition source this increases the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Volkswagen will be notifying owners in early February, and dealers will replace the fuel rails free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Volkswagen at 800-822-8987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jen Burklow | February 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

What Were the Largest Recalls in 2014?

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Any way you slice it, 2014 was a record year for recalls. It took less than half the year for the industry to crack the full-year record en route to more than 62 million recalls for the year, by The New York Times' estimate.

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What were the largest recalls in 2014? Assessing totals is murky science at best, given the numbers are often amended later and recalls are sometimes expanded. We searched the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's records for every recall issued in 2014, with the caveat that some numbers could change. Not surprisingly, the two biggest recall headlines — ignitions and airbags — accounted for plenty of the top 10.

By Kelsey Mays | February 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2011-2012 Toyota Avalon

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 52,000 model-year 2011-12 Toyota Avalon sedans

The Problem: Toyota is reporting that if items in the trunk come into contact with one of the audio system's subwoofer wires, it could be dislocated and a short circuit might occur. This increases the risk of a fire. The automaker is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this recall.

The Fix: Toyota has not announced details of the fix but has said that in the interim, dealers will disconnect the rear subwoofer.

What Owners Should Do: Toyota has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or visit www.toyota.com/recall for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 29, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: Certain 2013-2014 Nissan and Infiniti Crossovers

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 170,665 model-year 2013-14 versions of the Nissan Pathfinder crossovers manufactured between June 20, 2012, and Nov. 18, 2013; model-year 2014 Pathfinder Hybrids manufactured between July 18 and Nov. 18, 2013; model-year 2013 Infiniti JX35 crossovers manufactured between Nov. 29, 2011, and June 14, 2013; model-year 2014 Infiniti QX60 crossovers manufactured between May 16 and Nov. 18, 2013; and model-year 2014 QX60 Hybrids manufactured between July 18 and Nov. 18, 2013.

The Problem: In these vehicles, the hood release cable assembly may have been installed incorrectly, so the hood may not latch properly. This could cause the hood to open while the vehicle is being driven, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will modify the angle of the hood release mechanism to provide additional length to the release cable for free.

What Owners Should Do: Nissan has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Nissan at 800-647-7261 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Transit Connect

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Vehicles Affected: About 16,000 model-year 2014 Ford Transit Connect vans built from Nov. 6, 2013, to Sept, 20, 2014.

The Problem: The seat belt fasteners might not have been properly tightened and could loosen over time, increasing the risk of injury in a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace and tighten the seat belt fasteners and cargo area’s cargo tie-downs. Both fixes will be done for free.

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

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By Jennifer Newman | January 28, 2015 | Comments (0)

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