Ford issue a recall on 850,000 vehicles in America
September 26, 2014

In some of the latest vehicle recall news today, Ford are the centre of attention with the recent news that has been revealed regarding their C Max, Fusion,Lincoln MKZ and Escape models being recalled in America. A total of 850,050 vehicles built between 2013 and 2014 have been recalled due to problems regarding the restraints control module on thee vehicles. The problem consists of a short circuit which can cause the airbag warning system in these cars to light up and can affect the pre tensioners,side curtains and the airbag itself in the result of crash. Warning indicators can be affected by this short circuit to by in the way same as the air bag warning light, blinking constantly. As of this writing, no accidents or incidents have been reported by drivers of these vehicles and the cars will be called in and have their restrains control module completely replaced at no extra cost for the customer.

 

Chrysler recall 350,000 vehicles

Another American manufacturer being affected today by vehicle recalls is the Chrysler company who earlier this week have recalled a grand total of 350,000 vehicle due to faulty ignition switches. The vehicles affected by this recall are the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Dodge Charger, the Magnum,Commander and the Chrysler 300. All of these vehicles that were produced in the year of 2008 have been recalled and affect three regions of the world which include the United States,North America,Mexico and Canada. The issue is that the ignition key may get stuck in the actual ignition which in some cases could cause the affected vehicle to randomly stop and have no use of the air bags whatsoever. The main problem that consists due to this fault though is that the key will not return to the on position when set to the start position which will then freeze the windscreen wipers and defrosting mechanism. One minor crash has been reported by a customer but no accidents or serious injuries have been reported due to the fault.

 

General motors recalling vehicles once again

General motors are another car manufacturer that are in the spotlight once again with vehicle recalls as earlier in the week 221,558 models were officially recalled due to an issue with the parking brake in the models which could potentially cause a fire. The vehicles from GM that are affected by this recall include the Cadillac XTS and the Chevrolet Impala. Model years from 2013 to 2015 for the Cadillac XTS are affected and from 2014 to 2015 for the Impala vehicle. The official problem for these models which has been reported is that brake indicator light would fail to light up when the brake was not fully retracted which caused the brake pads on these vehicles to remain engaged with the motors in use which could then generate heat and potentially cause a fire. Around 45 recalls in 2014 already have affected General motors and millions of cars world wide have been affected by this. No accidents or injuries have been reported due to the latest issue with the General motors recall as of yet.   

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