Toyota recalls crossovers and hybrid sedans again for revised repair procedure

Following up from a previous Toyota recall from November (itself the result of an investigation from June 2012), the Japanese automakers is issuing another recall for the same vehicles. To recap, about 780,000 2006-2011 RAV4 crossovers and the Lexus HS250h hybrid sedan (which was discontinued last year) are being recalled for a rear tie-rod revised adjustment. The June…

Honda recalls Pilots and Odysseys for engine issue

Honda is recalling their popular Pilot sport utility vehicle, as well as their Odyssey minivan, for an engine issue. With the Pilot, both the 2WD and 4WD versions are affected. In all, only 270 2013 model year vehicles are involved. The recall is a result of manufacturing process of the engine piston. During the process, the heat…

Volvo recalls new sedans and crossovers for software issue

Volvo is recalling several of their sedans and crossovers that are equipped with keyless ignition, for a software issue. In all, 7,767 S60 and S80 sedans, as well as the 2014 XC60 and XC70 crossovers are affected. Volvo did not state how many of the models specifically are going to be recalled. The issue concerns the…

Dual Toyota recalls for a number of issues

Toyota has announced today that they will be recalling several of their vehicles, including those from their luxury division, Lexus. In all, over 369,000 vehicles worldwide are affected by the recall, and of those, nearly 235,000 are in the United States. The larger Toyota recall of the two involves the 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid SUVs, as well as the…

Ford recalls C-Max hybrids for roof issue

Ford is recalling their C-Max MPV hybrid in a recent announcement. In all, the 33,021 vehicles that were produced from Jan. 19, 2012, and June 25, 2013 were not equipped with the panoramic glass roof (an option on the SE and SEL trims). Ironically, if you go to Ford’s “Build and Price” page on their main site,…

BMW recalls X5 xDrive35d SAVs for fuel filter heater issue

BMW North America is recalling their 2009-2010 X5 xDrive35d Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV), in an announcement made earlier today. For those that may not be familiar with BMW’s relatively new naming strategy, the xDrive indicates that the vehicles are equipped with “xDrive”, BMW-speak for all-wheel drive. The 35d indicates that the engine in the X5 is…

GM recalls Chevrolet Cruzes for brake assist issue

General Motors (GM) has announced a recall for their 2011-2012 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedans today. In all, nearly 300,000 vehicles that are equipped with the 1.4 liter turbocharged engine and automatic transmission combination will be affected. The issue concerns the brake assist system, which could malfunction inadvertently without warning. This could cause drivers to have to apply additional…

Jaguar recalls XF sedan for possible stalling issue

In the second Jaguar recall this week, the Indian-owned (Tata) British automaker is recalling their entry-level luxury sedan, the 2013 XF. Approximately 940 vehicles will be involved in the recall, which were produced from July 2012 through May 2013. The vehicles affected come equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 four-cylinder engine, which is new to the mid-sized…

Jaguar recalls certain XK convertibles for console switch issue

Jaguar, part of Jaguar Land Rover North America LLC, is recalling certain 2011-2014 XK convertibles that were produced from October 1, 2010, to August 1, 2013. The Tata-owned British automaker stated that 1,989 convertibles will be affected by the campaign. The issue concerns the overhead console switch, which also powers the windows, whenever the convertible roof…

Two separate Hyundai recalls for rear suspension and axle shaft issues

Hyundai is recalling three of their vehicles in two separate campaigns, for two different issues. Over 239,000 Sonata and Azera sedans are being recalled for a rear suspension issue, and over 23,000 Santa Fe SUVs for an axle shaft issue. The 2006-2010 Sonata mid-sized sedan and the 2006-2011 Azera full-sized sedan are being recalled because road salt can corrode…