Nissan Sentra Vehicle Recall – Electrical System Repair Needed

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(Best Syndication News) - Around 33,803 Nissan Sentra vehicles have been recalled because the zinc coating of the terminal stud bolt for the battery was thicker than specification. This problem could cause a voltage drop and could lead to damage to the engine control module (ECM). Additionally, the engine could stall while in motion, which could increase the risk for crashing.

The recalled 2010-2011 Nissan Sentra vehicles have the MR20 engine and were manufactured between May 11, 2010 and May 22, 2010; July 8 2010 to October 25, 2010.

Nissan will be notifying car owners of the recall on or before January 23, 2012. Car owners will get a free repair to replace the positive battery terminal and cover. Owners may also contact Nissan at 1-800-647-7261.

Golf Cart and Utility Vehicle Recall includes TXT, Cushmann Shuttle, and Bad Boy Brands

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(Best Syndication News) - The TXT, Cushmann shuttle, and Bad Boy brand golf cars and utility vehicles are involved in a voluntary recall because the carts have a rack rod ball joint that could brake causing the steering to malfunction. This could cause the vehicle to crash.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that the E-Z-GO company who manufacturers the product received 71 reports of the ball joint breaking. Out of these, thirteen had the ball joint displace, which could have affected the steering control. No injuries were reported.

The electric and gas powered motorized vehicles were sold at E-Z-GO and Bad Boy dealers nationwide between February 2011 and July 2011 at a price range of $6,650 and $10,650. See recall list below.

Hyundai Recall announced for certain Veracruz and Santa Fe Models to Repair Driver Side Airbag System

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the recall of certain model years of the Hyundai Veracruz (2007-2008) and Santa Fe vehicles (2007-2008). The driver side airbag could fail to deploy because of a problem with the clock-spring contact assembly that could become damaged over time from repeated use.

The recalled Veracruz vehicles were manufactured between December 26, 2006 through March 21, 2008, while the Santa Fe vehicles were manufactured between April 16, 2006 through March 20, 2008. There are around 205,233 vehicles involved in this recall.

Hyundai dealers will be replacing the driver’s side air bag clock spring contact assembly at no cost to the vehicle owner. Recall notification for vehicle owners will start in September 2011. Customers of the recalled vehicles can call Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151.

Ford and Toyota to collaborate on Hybrid Solution for SUVs and Trucks

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(Best Syndication News) - Ford Motor Company (NASDAQ: F) and Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM) announced an equal collaboration to develop an advanced hybrid solution for light truck and SUV vehicles. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the project. The companies expect to have a formal agreement for the project sometime next year.

The two companies will work on a new hybrid powertrain system that will offer better fuel efficiency. They have both been working independently on the rear-wheel drive hybrid systems, but have now agreed to collaborate equally on a new solution for light trucks and SUV vehicles.

Chevrolet Impala Recall announced for potential Fire Hazard

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(Best Syndication News) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced a recall for some of GM’s 2012 Chevrolet Impala vehicles due to a misplaced power steering hose that could potentially catch the car’s engine on fire.

There are around 10,344 vehicles involved in this recall. Involved in this recall, is the 2012 model year Chevrolet Impala cars that were manufactured between April 19, 2011 and July 29, 2011.

The upper power steering hose may have been routed wrongly and could be too close to the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter can be hot and could possibly melt the hose. If the hose melts, it could allow power steering fluid to leak onto the catalytic converter and this could start an engine fire.

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