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GM in Hot Water over Ignition Woes

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

It’s a tough time to be General Motors.  The recently free-from-government-debt automaker is under the proverbial microscope after 31 accidents in its vehicles killed 13 people.  The problem?  Faulty ignition lock cylinders, which lead to a loss of control of the car.  Continue reading for details, a list of affected vehicles, and the NHTSA’s press release on the recall.

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Ford Recalls 465,000 2013 Models over Fire Concerns

2013 Ford FusionSeveral of Ford’s 2013 model year vehicles have been recalled.  A total of 465,000 vehicles are being recalled, 389,000 of them in the US, while the remainder are in Mexico and Canada.  There are three recalls in all, so click past the jump to see the breakdowns and more details.

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BMW Recalls almost 505,000 Cars for Stalling Issue

2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series

In one of its largest recalls to date, BMW is recalling 504,545 of its cars because of stalling concerns.  The recall affects 1-Series, 3-Series and Z4 automobiles, including model years from 2007 to 2011.  The cause for the stall is a faulty connection between the battery’s positive cable and the car’s fuse panel.  Continue reading for more details and a table of affected vehicles.

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Ford Announces Recall of 89,000 Vehicles Due to Engine Fire Risk

2013 Ford Escape

It’s been a rough start for the 2013 Ford Escape and Fusion models.  Both are complete redesigns that focus on technology, fuel economy, styling and safety, but it’s that last part that’s wreaked havoc on both.  The fourth recall for the Escape, and the first on the Fusion.  Read on for more details regarding this recall.

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Toyota Recalls 2.5 Million Vehicles over Window Switches

2009 Toyota Camry SE

In the single largest automotive recall since 1996, Toyota will be recalling a grand total of 7.4 million vehicles worldwide, including roughly 2.5 million here in the US.  While the “unintended acceleration” recalls totaled 10 million vehicles, they were issued separately, which is how this is the largest we’ve seen since the 90’s.  The issue stems from faulty driver’s-side window switches, which have a “sticky” or “notchy” feeling, according to Toyota.  Read on for more details and a breakdown of which years and models are being recalled.

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16,000 Ford F-Series Pickups Recalled over Transmission Concern

Even the best-selling pickup truck in America can have a bad day, and this is the F-Series’ day.  Ford is recalling a bit more than 16,000 F-150, F-250, F-350, F-450 and F-550 trucks.  The issue is the switch that prevents a driver from shifting from Park into Neutral or Drive.  Normally, it stops drivers from shifting out of Park unless the brake is pressed, but apparently some faulty switches were installed into the affected vehicles.

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