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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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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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Welcome to 2011: Toyota announces recall of 245,000 Lexus vehicles

2006 Lexus IS 350

How’s this to ring in the new year?  245,000 Lexus vehicles in the US are being recalled, due to faulty installation of the fuel pressure sensor.  The recall includes a mix of 2006-2009 IS and GS models, detailed after the jump.  No mention of fires, which usually accompany a recall of this sort, but fuel leakage is no laughing matter regardless of whether or not it leads to a fire.

Click past the jump for a better description of the problem, a table of recalled vehicles, Toyota’s press release and Customer FAQ.

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2008 Jeep Liberty Recalled over Windshield Wipers

If you’ve got a 2008 Jeep Liberty, chances are it’s being recalled.  It turns out that there is excessive adhesive inside the windshield wiper motor, which somehow lets water in.  This can lead to intermittent operation of the wipers, and eventually the motor simply shorts out, leaving the driver with no windshield wiper movement.  Obviously, this is a safety hazard, so Chrysler is sending out letters to 16,229 affected owners this month, and will be replacing the windshield wiper motors free of charge.

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Toyota Releases fix for 1998-2006 Sienna Minivans

Since Toyota announced their recall of some 600,000 Sienna minivans, I’ve gotten a ton of feedback on this issue from readers, so I’ve been calling Toyota regularly looking for the resolution to this issue.

Well, today I’ve got some good news for you!  Click past the jump for all the details!

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BMW announces Recall of 198,000 V8 and V12-powered Cars

2005 BMW 750Li

If you own a late-model 5,6, or 7-series BMW or a Rolls-Royce Phantom, your car may be part of a recall being initiated by BMW this week.  The recall affects 198,000 cars from model years 2002 to 2010.  In the recalled cars, a leak can develop in the power braking system, leading to lessened braking assistance.  While this would not cause a full loss of braking ability, the driver of an affected vehicle will have to use more pressure on the brake pedal to bring their car to a full and complete stop.  Read on for the press release and complete list of affected vehicles.

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