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Mercedes-Benz Engines Can Catch Fire; Daimler AG Recalls One Million Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz Engines Can Catch Fire; Daimler AG Recalls One Million Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz, owned by Daimler AG, has announced the recall of around one million of their vehicles worldwide over a potential fire hazard. The German automaker told U.S. Authorities that they have received 30 reports of their engines catching fire in the U.S. leading to the recall of 354,434 vehicles. Around 650,000 additional vehicles were recalled internationally after 21 fires were reported outside of the U.S. The fires have been linked to a transmission error that prevents the engine from turning over properly. The automaker said that the motor can overheat when the driver repeatedly tries to turn on the engine, which can then allegedly cause a fire in the motor. No injuries were reported at the time of the recall.

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Defective Transmission Installation Leads Isuzu to Recall 21,000 Diesel Trucks

Defective Transmission Installation Leads Isuzu to Recall 21,000 Diesel Trucks

Last month Isuzu, one of the largest diesel engine manufacturers in the world, announced the recall of approximately 21,000 vehicles because of improper assembly. In addition to their own trucks, the Japanese based company provides their diesel engines to other major automakers like GM, Ford, and Renault-Nissan. Isuzu Technical Center of America Inc. communicated to […]

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Subaru Recalling 47,419 Vehicles After Reports Of Self-Starting Engines

Subaru Recalling 47,419 Vehicles After Reports Of Self-Starting Engines

In recent months, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported on recalls by automobile manufacturers involving vehicles that have experienced sudden movement. In most of these cases, the cars began moving unexpectedly because of issues with malfunctioning parking brakes or parking gears that didn’t completely set. Either way, drivers, passengers and pedestrians were all in danger of accidents caused by rollaway vehicles.

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BMW Recall: 35,000 X5 SUVs Over Power Steering Defects

BMW Recall: 35,000 X5 SUVs Over Power Steering Defects

On the national level, the BMW X5 luxury sports utility vehicle is hardly considered a top-seller. With approximately 38,000 vehicles sold to date, the X5 isn’t even one-third of the way to the successful sales numbers of last year’s top-selling SUV, the Ford Escape, which sold more than 140,000 vehicles.

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Potential Engine Seizure, Lawsuits Lead to Chrysler Recall

Potential Engine Seizure, Lawsuits Lead to Chrysler Recall

A recent Consumer Reports notice explained that “Chrysler is recalling 667 model-year 2012 vehicles because debris inside the engine block could cause connecting rod bearing failure, which can lead to engine seizure and thereby increase the risk of a crash.” According to this recall report, every vehicle involved in this recall comes with a 3.6L engine.

The vehicle models included in this recall are the following:

Chrysler 200

Chrysler Town and Country

Dodge Charger

Dodge Durango

Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Journey

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Yamaha Recall Issued for Possible Engine Failure, Injury Lawsuits

Yamaha Recall Issued for Possible Engine Failure, Injury Lawsuits

Consumer Reports recently announced that Yamaha has issued a recall of more than 2,300 VMX17 (V-MAX) motorcycles due to a possibly serious engine issue. The recall addresses the possible failure of the motorcycle’s oil pump due to abnormally high oil pressures.

If the pump were to malfunction and stop pumping oil to the engine, “severe engine damage can occur, causing the engine to stall and not restart again, increasing the risk of a crash,” Consumer Reports explained. In 2008 alone, there were 5,312 deaths attributed to motorcycle accidents.

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GMC Recalls Savana, Chevy Express Vans Over Possible Engine Fires

GMC Recalls Savana, Chevy Express Vans Over Possible Engine Fires

General Motors Co. was forced to issue a recall last Friday over concerns of engine fires in their 2010 model year Chevy Express and GMC Savana passenger and cargo vans. The recall affects roughly 5,000 vans that were produced and sold during February and March. The problem in the vans is centered on a faulty alternator which can cause engine fires. As a result of the recall, GM has halted production of the affected vehicles until they can be certain that the design flaw has been resolved.

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