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Chrysler recalls over 180,000 Jeep Wrangler vehicles due to possible loss of Transmission Function

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Chrysler Group LLC (Chrysler) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Jeep Wrangler vehicles equipped with a 3.6L engine and an automatic transmission and manufactured January 23rd, 2011, through February 23rd, 2013.

The power steering line may contact and wear a hole in the transmission oil cooler line resulting in a loss of transmission fluid.

2012 Jeep Wrangler

2012 Jeep Wrangler

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Kia recalls over 600,000 vehicles due to stop lights failing to illuminate, inability to disengage cruise control

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles.

The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction.

2011 Kia Sorento is one of the vehicles being recalled.

2011 Kia Sorento is one of the vehicles being recalled.

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Honda recalls nearly 200,000 vehicles due to possible Inadvertent Application of Brakes

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Honda is recalling certain model year 2005 Pilot vehicles manufactured July 29th, 2004, through August 29th, 2005; model year 2005-2006 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured September 16th, 2004, through September 22nd, 2005; and model year 2005 Acura RL vehicles manufactured March 1st, 2004, through June 29th, 2005.

An electrical capacitor may have been damaged during the manufacturing of the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) control module causing intermittent, automatic, minor brake application.

2005 Acura MDX

2005 Acura MDX

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Clarksville Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Tennessee Highway Patrol to conduct DUI checkpoints in Clarksville-Montgomery County

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department wants to make the public aware the Governor Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Clarksville Police Department, and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a team effort in Clarksville-Montgomery County conducting  DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, partially funded by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, on March 15th and 16th.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be doing sobriety checkpoints in the area March 15th and 16th, 2013. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, and the Clarksville Police Department will be doing sobriety checkpoints in the area March 15th and 16th, 2013. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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BMW recalls over 500,000 vehicles due to possible loss of electrical power

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – BMW is recalling certain model year 2008-2012 1-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured December 2007 through July 2011; and 2007-2011 3-Series coupes and convertibles manufactured March 2007 through July 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sedans manufactured March 2007 through October 2011; 2007-2011 3-Series sports wagons manufactured March 2007 through June 2011; and 2009-2011 Z4 vehicles manufactured March 2009 through June 2011.

2012 BMW 128I is one of the models being recalled.

2012 BMW 128I is one of the models being recalled.

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Toyota recalls over 800,000 vehicles due to possible inadvertent airbag deployment

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Toyota is recalling certain model year 2003-2004 Corolla and Corolla Matrix vehicles and 2003-2004 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The supplemental restraint system (SRS) circuits are susceptible to internal shorting.

The electrical short may create an abnormal current flow and increased heat which can damage the circuits. This could result in an inadvertent deployment of the front airbags and/or seat belt pretensioners.

2004 Toyota Corolla

2004 Toyota Corolla

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Honda recalls over 700,000 vehicles due to possible missing rivet on Driver’s side Airbag Module

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from March 13th, 2008, through December 21st, 2012.

One or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.

2013 Honda Pilot is one of the recalled models.

2013 Honda Pilot is one of the recalled models.

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Subaru recalls over 600,000 vehicles for exterior lighting problem that can cause smoke or fire

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Subaru is recalling certain model year 2010 and 2011 Legacy and Outback vehicles, certain model year 2006 through 2012 Tribeca vehicles sold before January 2012, and certain model year 2009 through 2012 Forester vehicles sold before January 2012.

Up to 53,999 of these vehicles may have been equipped with accessory puddle lights that, when illuminated, brighten the area under the doors of the vehicle. A short circuit can develop when either the puddle light or connector are exposed to an electrolytic moisture source (such as road spray that has road salt in it) and it penetrates the circuit board of the puddle light or the pins of the puddle light connector(s).

2012 Subaru Tribeca is just one of the models in this recall

2012 Subaru Tribeca is just one of the models in this recall

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Honda recalls over 800,000 vehicles for ignition switch problem

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Honda is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2004 Pilot and Odyssey and 2003 through 2006 Acura MDX passenger vehicles manufactured from November 26th, 2001, through August 30th, 2006.

The interlock lever of the ignition switch may deform, which can allow the interlock function of a vehicle with an automatic transmission to be defeated.

2006 Acura - MDX is one of the models being recalled.

2006 Acura – MDX is one of the models being recalled.

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Toyota recalls over 350,000 Prius and FCHV-adv vehicles

 

National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationWashington, D.C. Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2009 Prius vehicles manufactured August 6th, 2003, through March 30th, 2009 and FCHV-adv vehicles manufactured December 12th, 2008, through September 13th, 2011.

During manufacturing, a scratch may have occurred inside of the electrically driven water pump at the coil wire. The coil wire may corrode at the scratched portion. The corrode wire could cause a short circuit causing the system to stall while being driven posing a risk of vehicle crash.

2004 Toyota Prius

2004 Toyota Prius

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