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Newsome Melton Auto Recall Round Up

Newsome Melton Auto Recall Round Up

Defective Seatbelts; Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonatas

            Seatbelts found in nearly one-million Hyundai vehicles can allegedly unfasten in a crash leading to a massive recall. The announcement affects the Hyundai Sonata sold under model years 2011 to 2014 and the Sonata hybrid from model years 2011 to 2015. Hyundai told authorities that during assembly the seatbelt anchor was not properly fastened and could detach in an accident. Only one injury has been reported at the time of the recall. Hyundai said that they will begin reaching out to affected owners in early April. (more…)

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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Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altimas; Doors Can Fly Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altimas; Doors Can Fly Open Unexpectedly

Nissan Recalls 341,005 Altima Models; Rear Doors May Open Unexpectedly When backseat passengers open their windows in certain Nissan Altimas, the doors may unexpectedly open as well.  Nissan reportedly received word of such an incident back in August 2016, but claims to have initially thought the problem was a one-off event. Nissan Motor Co. further claims […]

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Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler

Alleged Valve Stem Defect Leads to Class Action Lawsuit Against Fiat Chrysler Seven consumers from four states (NY, NJ, OH, MI) have collectively filed a putative class action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) over an alleged defect in some of their vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). The suit, filed in the United States […]

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Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

Trek Recalls Bicycles & Wheel Sets After Consumer’s Back is Broken

Trek Bicycles & Wheel Sets Recalled After a Rider’s Back is Broken Less than three months after recalling thousands of “Fat Bikes” because the front wheel could come flying off, similar concerns have led the Trek Bicycle Corporation to announce a new recall of more than 900 high performance bicycles and 300 wheel sets. According […]

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EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Emissions; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations

EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Diesel Emissions; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations

EPA Investigates Fiat Chrysler; Claims of Clean Air Act Violations In the last days of the Obama administration the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DoJ) are working overtime to conclude their investigations into the world’s largest automakers and their suppliers. Just one day after the federal government charged six Volkswagen executives […]

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VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted

VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted

VW Emissions Scandal Update; $4.3 Billion Settlement, Six Executives Indicted The second week of January was not kind to Volkswagen (VW). The German automaker has agreed to plead guilty to charges brought by U.S. Authorities, including conspiracy to commit wire fraud, deceiving U.S. consumers, and violating the Clean Air Act. The guilty plea came with […]

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Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk, Could Leak Gas

Polaris Recalls Continue; 9,900 ATVs Pose Fire Risk With two days left in 2016 Polaris Industries, a publicly traded U.S. manufacturer announced the recall of 9,900 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) over concerns that they can potentially leak fuel and go up in flames. Persistent fire safety concerns have forced Polaris, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer […]

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Honda Recalls 690K Odyssey Minivans; Seats Deemed Unstable

Honda Recalls 690K Odyssey Minivans; Seats Deemed Unstable

Minivan Seats Deemed Unstable; Honda Recalls 690K Vehicles At the end of December Honda recalled 686,463 Odyssey minivans in North America over concerns that the second-row seats can come loose in an accident. Some consumers have even reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that they have experienced their seats shifting while simply […]

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Ford Brakes May Fail; U.S. Authorities Probe 475,000 Vehicles

Ford Brakes May Fail; U.S. Authorities Probe 475,000 Vehicles

Ford Brakes May Fail; U.S. Authorities Probe 475,000 Vehicles Before the start of 2017 the National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation over concerns that some Ford brakes could suddenly stop working. At the time of the announcement consumers had filed 141 complaints that their brake pedals went “soft,” allowing them to push the […]

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