Three automakers have issued recalls for recent models of some cars, SUVs, and trucks, reports the Associated Press for MSNBC. The most serious of these applies to 2010 and 2011 Jeep Wranglers sold by Chrysler Group LLC, says the AP, and around 22,000 vehicles may be affected. According to the recall notice, these SUVs may have loose fasteners on the front or rear axles, which may negatively affect steering. In a worst case scenario, the article explains, the driver may lose control of the car and crash.
The recalled models were manufactured between July and September 2010, says MSNBC. The recall instructs owners to contact Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 if they have questions about the recall, which is expected to begin in the middle of this month. The Wranglers will need to be brought back to the dealer in order to tighten the fasteners.
Similarly, as of last Monday, the Honda Motor Company has recalled 35,000 Civic hybrids sold in the United States, reports MSNBC. These cars, of model years 2006 and 2007, may have a faulty electrical system, explains the report. If the voltage converter that sends power to the car’s electrical mechanisms from the motor assist system fails, says Thomas, the headlights could turn off or the car could stall during operation.
So far, according to the article, seven reports of stalling have been sent to Honda, along with 82 other related warranty claims. MSNBC explains that owners of these Civic hybrids should contact the company at 1-800-999-1009 and press four. Honda dealers will replace the voltage converter for free, the article says.
Finally, the Toyota Motor Corporation has issued a recall for some models of their 2008 to 2011 FJ Cruisers, Land Cruisers, Sequoias, Tacomas, and Tundras, reports Thomas. In these trucks and SUVs, says MSNBC, the mechanism that monitors the tire pressure may be giving inaccurate readings. According to the recall notice put out by Toyota, the dashboard indicator for low tire pressure may not turn on until the tires are below the federal safety standard for air pressure.
This recall is not yet active, MSNBC explains, but owners will be notified in the near future. Meanwhile, owners can contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 for the name of a dealer who will recalibrate the tire pressure monitoring system, says the article.
Thomas, Ken. (March 7, 2011). “Honda, Toyota, and Chrysler issue recalls.” Retrieved March 10, 2011 from MSNBC.