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Kia recalls over 200,000 vehicles because ABS Module May Short Circuit

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Sedona and 2007-2009 Sorento vehicles. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.

2010 Kia Sedona is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Kia Sedona is one of the models being recalled.

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Ford recalls over 600,000 Pickups because ABS Valve May Remain Open after ABS Event increasing risk of Crash

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2016-2010 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles because the ABS valve may remain open after an ABS event.

If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Certain 2016-2010 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles are being recalled by Ford because the ABS valve may remain open after an ABS event requiring more braking to stop the vehicle thus increasing risk of a crash.

Certain 2016-2010 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles are being recalled by Ford because the ABS valve may remain open after an ABS event requiring more braking to stop the vehicle thus increasing risk of a crash.

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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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Forty Percent of Drivers Increasing Safety Risk by Delaying Automotive Maintenance

 

Drivers favor independent shops over dealers or national chains for repairs

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Cash-strapped consumers are delaying automotive maintenance at the potential cost of their safety. Forty percent of respondents to a recent Consumer Reports poll who are involved in repair decisions stated that they are postponing car maintenance or repairs on their primary vehicle.

This delay in servicing items such as brakes, tires, light bulbs, or other internal mechanical parts has consumers running the risk of larger, more costly problems down the road. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tune-Up Truths: What to Know Before Getting a Summer Road Trip ‘Tune-Up’

 

AutoMD.com expert mechanics help car owners ditch the old notion of the engine tune-up and focus on preventative maintenance and diagnostics

AutoMDCarson, CA – As that midsummer road trip approaches, it is time for the annual summer engine tune-up… or is it? Typically, car owners visit their local repair shop for a tune-up before hitting the road, but the traditional definition of a tune-up has changed.

It may have made sense for our parents and grandparents to tune-up every 15,000 or 30,000 miles, but, today, the demand for fewer emissions and technological advancements have reduced the need. In fact, the ‘tune-up’ is becoming an outdated term with no real definition. «Read the rest of this article»

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AAA Recommends Car Care Checklist to Prepare for Upcoming Winter Driving

 

In recognition of October as AAA Car Care Month, the nation’s largest motor club reminds drivers seasonal checkups are essential for worry-free driving as weather changes

AAAOrlando, FL – With the change of seasons most people examine their wardrobes. Last season’s coat is inspected for wear, and boots, sweaters and wool slacks come out of the closet for scrutiny. AAA reminds motorists that cars also need seasonal checkups.

AAA recommends that motorists use a simple checklist to determine their car’s fall and winter maintenance needs. Most of the items on the checklist can be inspected by car owners in less than an hour, but several others should be performed by a certified technician. «Read the rest of this article»

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Making the Back-To-School car safe

 

AutoMD.com Helps Parents Make Sure Their Son’s or Daughter’s Back-to-School Car is Safe and Ready to Drive

AutoMDCarson, CA — Whether your back-to-school kid is driving to college or high school, it is important that his/her vehicle is in tip-top shape and, above all, safe to drive. Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens1, and neglected vehicle maintenance leads to 2,600 deaths annually and nearly 100,000 disabling injuries.2

With this sobering data in mind, AutoMD.com’s team of expert mechanics has released its Top Five DIY Checklist for the Back-to-School Car, along with some practical advice to help parents ensure their kid’s safety on the road — and their peace of mind at home.

Encourage vigilance about vehicle maintenance with your son/daughter.

Encourage vigilance about vehicle maintenance with your son/daughter.

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