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    Official: Fisker Karma involved in new $55m battery replacement program from A123 *UPDATE

    The Fisker Karma was recalled late last year because of improper alignment of the batteries' hose clamps, but that was quickly resolved. Today, A123 Systems – the company that makes the Karma pack – announced a replacement program for "battery modules and packs that may contain ...

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    Recalls: Hyundai to petition NHTSA over 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid seatbelt recall

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a safety recall of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, but this campaign comes with a twist. NHTSA announced on its website that Sonata Hybrid models produced between December 2, 2010 and March 7, 2012 are being recalled due to a seatbelt ...

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    Report: NHTSA sued over unintended acceleration probe of 2003 Toyota Prius

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was sued by an auto-safety firm over the federal regulator's probe into the possible case of unintended acceleration in a 2003 Toyota Prius, the New York Times said, citing legal documents filed by the firm. Massachusetts-based Safety ...

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    Report: Fisker Karma gets recalled again to fix software malfunction

    Even if you can add fuel to your electric car to go for hundreds of miles, they're not fun if you don't have a good soundtrack. Fisker has enacted its second recall on its Karma in less than a month, this time for a software issue that causes the extended-range plug-in hybrid's entertainment and ...

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    Roush recalling 286 propane-fueled Ford E-Series over injector issue

    Only 286 Model Year 2007 to 2011 units are thought to be affected by a recall issued by the NHTSA, but when the vehicles in question are the converted-by-Roush, propane-fueled Ford E-Series vans, 286 units turns out to be quite a lot. Roush has announced it's recalling some of its converted ...

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    2011 Honda CR-Z recalled for rollaway concerns

    Honda is recalling 2011 CR-Z hybrids with manual transmissions to update software that controls the hatchbacks electric motor. This recall is part of a global campaign that involves nearly 960,000 vehicles, including the not-for-U.S.-consumption Honda Fit Hybrid, for problems with its window ...

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    Recalls: BMW to recall 120,000 diesel 1 and 5 Series over particulate filter defect

    BMW has reportedly issued a worldwide recall of approximately 120,000 diesel vehicles, including oil-burning versions of its 1 and 5 Series. Here's what this recall involves: BMW says there exists a possibility that a particulate filter defect could lead to a dangerous situation because the ...

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    BMW recalls 2011 X5 diesel for steering belt tensioner problem

    BMW has initiated a recall for some diesel-powered 2011 X5 sports activity vehicles. The German automaker says that faulty welds in the power steering belt tensioner could have "incipient cracks" that could lead to a malfunction over time. If that occurs, the vehicle could lose its power-assisted ...

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    Confirmed: Toyota recalls 52,000 Prius hybrids for steering defect

    Toyota is recalling 106,000 Prius models built between 2001 and 2003. A total of 52,000 of those units were sold in the States. Toyota says that if the steering wheel is strongly turned to the full lock position over and over again, the electric power steering pinion shaft nuts may become loose. ...

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    Zero recalls some 2009-2010 S, DS electric motorcycles

    Zero Motorcycles has announced the recall of some model year 2009 and 2010 Zero S and Zero DS motorcycles. The recall is to replace the front brake caliper bracket, which may be subject to deformation under heavy braking. If deformed, then brake pad misalignment and reduced front brake ...

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    Honda recalls 36,656 Civic Hybrids over potential engine stalling *UPDATE

    2006 Honda Civic Hybrid
    A problem with the DC-to-DC converter in some 2006-2007 Honda Civic Hybrids means that the Japanese automaker will recall 36,656 of these vehicles. Honda will replace the converter – part of the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid control system – in these ...

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    Think recalls City over gearshift linkage issue

    Think City – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Electric vehicle startup Think is issuing its third recall for the battery-powered City in less than a month. This time around, concerns that the vehicle's gearshift selector linkage may be improperly adjusted has forced Think to ...

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    2011 Think City recalled for two safety issues

    Think City – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The battery-powered 2011 Think City has been recalled for two safety-related issues, one for improper positioning of the passenger seatbelt involving 16 Citys, the other for poor defroster performance affecting 23 vehicles. The ...

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    Tesla recalls 439 Roadsters over auxiliary cable problems

    Tesla Roadster 2.5 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Tesla is recalling some 439 Roadsters after discovering a redundant 12v auxiliary cable rubbing against a carbon fiber panel on a customer car. The cable, which helps power a variety of auxiliary electrical systems if the primary ...

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    Local police agree, runaway Prius in NY caused by driver error

    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported its initial findings on the runaway Prius case in New York. The NHTSA disclosed information regarding its belief that the 2005 Prius involved in the suspected ...

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    Report: Toyota considering Prius recall over brake problems

    2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2006, Toyota recalled around 320,000 Prius models over a steering problem. That was a big deal, but it might be a footnote compared to a recall being considered for the latest Prius models over a problem with the brakes. ...

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    Volkswagen recalls 13,500 DSG equipped cars over sensor problem

    Anybody who bought a Volkswagen in North America in the past year with a DSG gearbox will want to keep an eye on their mailbox in the coming weeks for a note from the home office in Herndon, Virginia. It seems there is an issue with a temperature sensor in the dual clutch transmission. ...

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    Swedish heatwave prompts recall of thousands of flex fuel Volvos

    After receiving hundreds of complaints from Swedish drivers who have been left stranded by the side of the road, Volvo has recalled 8,500 of its V70 and S80 Flexifuel vehicles. Apparently the rigorous environmental testing the car maker employs does not extend to heatwaves like the one Sweden ...

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    Ethanol leads to recall of some Lexus models

    Click on the image above for a high-res gallery of the LS460
    Ethanol fuel with low moisture content has the potential to corrode the inside of the fuel delivery pipes in some Lexus vehicles, including GS300/350, IS250/350, and LS460/460L models from 2006, 2007 and 2008 model years. The problem, ...

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    GM provides clarification on Cobasys battery recall story

    While we haven't heard back yet from Cobasys regarding the minor kerfluffle over the battery recall that hit GM's mild hybrids vehicles recently, GM spokesperson Tom Wilkinson called AutoblogGreen to give us a bit more information on what happened. As we already knew, GM was having problems with ...


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