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Subaru Hit with Three Recalls in September 2011

Take note of this if you drive a Subaru: in September 2011 Suburu pronounced over half a million Subaru vehicles subjects of vehicle recalls for loose moon roof glass that can fly off, windshield wiper motors that can catch fire and corroded control arms that can cause a loss of control. The models recalled for defective control arms are the Impreza, Forester and Saab 9-2X, all manufactured from September 5, 2000 to November 26, 2007. According to aboutlawsuits.com, the cars affected by the recall are in states that use heavy road salt in the winter. The salt can corrode the lower control arms and cause the driver to lose control of the car. The Subaru Outback and Legacy models have wiper motors that can overheat and start a fire, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The same models have glass moon roofs that can come loose while the car…
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When is a Vehicle Recall Necessary?

When is a vehicle recall necessary? When a motor vehicle or item of motor vehicle equipment (including tires) does not comply with a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; or When there is a safety-related defect in the vehicle or equipment. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) set minimum performance requirements for those parts of the vehicle that most affect its safe operation (brakes, tires, lighting) or that protect drivers and passengers from death or serious injury in the event of a crash (air bags, safety belts, child restraints, energy absorbing steering columns, motorcycle helmets). These Federal Standards are applicable to all vehicles and vehicle-related equipment manufactured or imported for sale in the United States (including U.S. territories) and certified for use on public roads and highways. What are safety-related defects? Steering components that break causing the vehicle to lose control Accelerator controls that break or stick Wheels that crack or…
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Honda Pilots Have Defective Seatbelts

The front seat belts in over 300,000 Honda Pilots are prone to disconnection in a crash. As a result, Honda Motor Company announced a vehicle recall for Pilots sold between 2009 and 2011. In a Los Angeles Times report, Honda said the stitching in the seat belt that connects the belt to the anchor is poor. Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries or deaths from the poorly manufactured seat belt. This latest automobile recall comes on the heels of Honda issuing a recall of about 80,000 CR-V SUVs from the 2006 model year, and about 5,626 CR-Z hybrids from the 2011 model year. The CR-V had a defective power window master switch, and the CR-Z could roll backward unexpectedly. In a 2010 New York Times report, Honda ranked third among automakers in vehicle recalls with 15 in 2010. Toyota had 17 recalls in 2010, and General Motors had…
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