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Honda recalls Acura TL sedans for potential steering problems

Honda, the international car manufacturing corporation, has issued a recall after discovering potential problems with the power steering systems in 2007-2008 luxury Acura TL sedans. In the U.S. alone, the recall will affect nearly 53,000 vehicles. Despite no reported accidents or injuries, in time Acura believes that “prolonged, high under-hood temperatures” could significantly weaken the vehicle’s power steering system, thus creating a fluid leak. This fluid leak would not only lead to loss of the power steering capability, but if it leaks onto a catalytic converter, it could result in smoke and in certain cases, a fire. Acura’s recent statement ... Read More

BMW recalls 1.3 million cars worldwide for battery cable problem that could lead to fire

BMW has announced a recall of about 1.3 million cars worldwide for a problem with a battery cable cover in the trunk, which may have been improperly installed. The recall affects 5-series and 6-series BMWs in the United States, which includes about 367,000 vehicles. BMW says the faulty cable cover may chafe the battery cable, which could lead to electrical problems and possibly result in fire. ... Read More

E-Z-GO golf carts, off-road vehicles recalled due to crash hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, of Augusta, Ga., has announced a voluntary recall of certain models of golf carts, shuttles and off-road utility vehicles. The threaded end of the rack rod ball joint can break and the ball joint can become displaced, causing the driver to lose steering control. This can result in a crash. ... Read More

Ford to recall Fusion, Mercury Milan vehicles for wheel separation risk

Ford Motor Company will recall 128,616 2010 and 2011 model-year Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan sedans over a flaw that could cause the wheels to fall of the vehicles while in motion, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Thursday. The sedans affected by the recall come with a 17-inch steel wheel design that may create excessive force on the studs that fasten the wheels to the vehicle, causing them to break over time. ... Read More

Subaru cars, Honda motorcycles recalled for brake problems

Two automakers recently issued vehicle recalls for problems with vehicle brakes. The latest recall involves motorcycles as well as cars. Subaru of America is recalling nearly 32,000 Legacy, Outback and Impreza models from the 2010 model year. The recall does not involve the WRX/STI models of the Impreza. Honda Motor Co. is recalling 126,000 GL-1800 motorcycles from the 2001-2012 model years. ... Read More