Category Archives: Safety & Recalls

Big changes coming for daily news at ConsumerReports.org

Starting later this week, you’ll notice a few things different about the daily content we produce at ConsumerReports.org: The news.consumerreports.org subdomain will go away. All of the content we produce, including daily news items, product reviews and Ratings, the Consumer… Continue reading

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150,000 Toyota Tacoma pickup trucks recalled due to rust risk

Toyota is recalling its popular Tacoma pickup truck, sold in certain parts of the country. At issue is the carriers that hold the emergency spare tire underneath the truck may not be adequately protected from the chemical road de-icers used… Continue reading

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2013 Cadillac XTS sedans recalled due to rear head restraints

General Motors has announced the recall of its 2013 Cadillac XTS sedan today. Nearly 13,000 of the new luxury cars have rear head rests that fail to meet federal safety standards and could increase the risk of neck injuries if… Continue reading

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Toyota Prius and other vehicles recalled due to water pump and steering issues

Toyota Motors announced today that more than 2.8 million vehicles, including the popular Prius hybrid, are being recalled globally due to two different problems with the vehicles’ water pumps and crankshaft assemblies. According to Toyota, certain 2004 to 2009 model… Continue reading

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2012 Buick Verano, Chevy Cruze and Sonic cars recalled due to air bags

General Motors has issued a recall for 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze and Sonic cars today. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a defect may inadvertently prevent the cars’ front air bags from deploying during collisions. NHTSA’s safety… Continue reading

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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Liberty SUVs recalled due to air bag problems

Nearly 745,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty sport-utility vehicles are being recalled due to an issue with the cars’ supplemental restraint systems. A component within the system could fail and cause a sudden, inadvertent deployment of safety systems such… Continue reading

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Nissan recalls 2012-2013 Altima due to incorrectly torqued bolts

Nissan has recalled 13,919 of its 2012-2013 Altima sedans because they may have been equipped with transverse link bolts and power steering rack bolts that were not torqued to proper specification. The affected bolts could become loose and fall out,… Continue reading

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Ford recalls 2011-13 Fiesta cars due to side air bags failure

Ford Motor Co. has announced a recall of more than 154,000 Ford Fiesta subcompact cars which fail to deploy the vehicles’ side air bags during a collision when there is no front passenger, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…. Continue reading

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe probed for steering loss problems

Investigators with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have opened a preliminary evaluation into 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe sport-utility vehicles after receiving reports that the steering column may come apart, resulting in a complete loss of steering capability. NHTSA’s Office… Continue reading

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2005 Honda Pilot SUVs investigated for brake concerns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a safety investigation into the 2005 Honda Pilot sport-utility vehicle after a consumer complained the SUV would suddenly stop without touching the brake pedal. Safety engineers with the Office of Defect Investigations… Continue reading

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