Honda is recalling about 1.5 million vehicles to make a software change to reduce the chance of automatic transmissions being damaged, the automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
In a letter dated Wednesday, Honda told the safety agency that the affected vehicles were the 2005-10 Accord equipped with the 4-cylinder engine, the 2007–10 CR-V and the 2005–8 Element.
With vehicle safety on the forefront of everyone’s minds seemingly more now than ever, no small batch of vehicles with potentially faulty safety components go unchecked – especially when the potential issue involves airbags.
The vehicles in question were built between February 2, 2010 and April 29, 2011. The problem: the crossovers in the recall will not deploy right-side roof-rail airbags if sensors determine the front passenger seat to be unoccupied.
Volkswagen has officially announced a recall of 168,275 Jetta TDI and Golf TDI models as well as certain Audi A3 TDI vehicles after a recent stop sale. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from the fuel line that feeds injector number two. Over time, the resonance from the injector could cause the line to fail, potentially leading to an engine fire. Volkswagen will replace the line with an improved piece and fit each injector with a vibration damper to prevent the failure from occurring in the future free of charge.
The recall covers certain 2010-2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI and Audi A3 TDI models as well as certain 2009-2012 Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Jetta Sporwagen TDI models. Volkswagen will notify owners affected by the issue and work is expected to begin in November. Hit the jump for a look at the recall notice.
2010 Lexus HS 250h