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    Two Wheels: Zero Motorcycles dealing with yet another safety recall

    Zero Motorcycles is recalling 315 of its 2012 model year S and DS electric motorcycles to fix a problem that can cause their electronic motors to suddenly lose power. Affected bikes have motor encoder position signals that may drift, or change, over time, Zero Motorcycles stated in a document ...

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    Official: Coda, NHTSA issue recall for faulty side curtain airbags in 78 Sedans

    Los Angeles-based electric-vehicle maker Coda Automotive is recalling 78 of its Sedan models for what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says may have been improper installation of side-curtain airbags. NHTSA said that the Sedan's side-curtain airbags may not deploy in an ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled in Canada for air bag safety issue *UPDATE (now in U.S., too)

    A minor but important problem with the sensors in the self-diagnostic software used by the Safety Restraint System (SRS) system in some Mitsubishi i-MiEV models in Canada has led to a recall notice from Transport Canada. The recall only affects 49 vehicles and is important because the ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 778,000 RAV4, HS 250h units for loose suspension fasteners

    Toyota has announced that it will recall a total of 778,000 units that may have been manufactured with improperly-tightened nuts on the rear suspension. The manufacturer says around 760,000 2006-2011 Toyota RAV4 models and 18,000 2010 Lexus HS 250h hybrid units may have fasteners that were not ...

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    Recalls: BMW 1 Series ActiveE recalled over power steering woes

    BMW and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced that the 1 Series ActiveE is being recalled. We don't imagine many of those reading this are owners of the recalled machine since the first ActiveE was just delivered to a paying customer in January of this year and the ...

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    Report: BMW recalling 24,000 vehicles over emissions problem

    BMW wants to take another look at over 24,000 diesel vehicles it's sold in the U.S. No, this isn't just to check out how they're holding up in the real world, it's to make sure the smoke coming out of the tailpipe is clean enough. BMW is recalling a total of 24,340 vehicles from the 2009-2011 ...

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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

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    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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