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How to Check If Your Car Has Recalls
Although automobile manufacturers take many precautions to ensure the safety of the vehicles they sell, defects do sometimes escape initial notice. Whether these defects arise as the result of insufficient testing of new technology...
How to Know If Your Car Has Been Recalled
Car recalls can be annoying. They require you to take time off of work, get in line at the dealership, and sit around while your car is getting fixed. And if the...
Top 10 Car Recalls in History
Car recalls are issued by manufacturers as a preventative and safety measure. Toyota's sticking gas pedals has led to the biggest recall in history.
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Why You Should Always Check For Recalls on Your Car
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Each week we compile the best announcements and developments from the world of cars. Here are the topics you can’t miss from July 20 to 26. Regulators Abandon 54.5 MPG Target ...
The 10 Most Recalled Car Brands
In recent years, recalls have become a common occurrence across most car manufacturers. Not only are there more features and technological advances used in cars that can cause potential problems, but...
What to Do if Your Car is Recalled
If you’ve received mail from your vehicle’s manufacturer, you probably wondered why at first. After opening it, it’s incredibly likely that it was a recall notice because there’s very little they would...
How to Know If Your Car Has Been Recalled
Car recalls happen when parts fail and the manufacturers replace them. If your car is recalled the manufacturer will contact you with instructions.
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4 Essential Things to Know About Car Recalls
There are tens of thousands of lives lost on the roadways in the United States every year, and some of these deaths and other debilitating injuries due to accidents are preventable. One of the critical ways that defective...

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My power steering pressure hose is leaking a little bit from the top
You could possibly be covered under recall 12V222000 for the leaking power steering line leaking on to the exhaust. The leak can be a fire hazard and covered vehicles will have the leaking pressure line replaced. You should call your...
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Check Engine codes. Need warranty for mechanic service work, any examples to ask for?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2001 Saab 9-3. These codes can come up if the engine needs a tune up, if it has bad coils, or even if you have dirty fuel injectors. Due to the age...
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How to decide best vehicle to buy with least recalls
If you purchase a vehicle from any dealer, they are not supposed to sell any vehicle with open recalls. Almost all vehicles have a recall or technical repair bulletins that require service in one way or another. The best thing...
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I unhook the positive cable to the battery to stop the engine from running did it affect any of the electrical components or anyth
You may have caused electrical voltage spikes in the system. If you could not get the vehicle to go in park, then you may have a transmission or computer system failure and can be covered under one of the recalls...
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I have replaced a failed alternator once a month for the last four months, any suggestions?
Your vehicle has a recall for the alternator cable shorting on the power steering line after the insulation gets rubbed through. The recall is for inspecting and replacing the alternator and alternator wiring. The recommendation I have is to contact...
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Car won't go in reverse - 2006 Chrysler Pacifica
Hi there, thanks for writing in. This is a known problem, and Chrysler has a recall (06V432000) to correct it. Contact your Chrysler dealer as soon as possible to have this problem corrected.
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cycling humming/buzing noise on highways 65-80 mph
Hey there. There may be a recall on your vehicle to reprogram the transmission control module on the vehicle. The noise may be from the transmission CVT. Have the dealer check for any recalls on the CVT or any other...
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Camshaft position sensor on my Lexus
Hi there. A bad camshaft sensor can cause it to run similar to having bad fuel. As for the recall, the dealer does not need to do a recall if that part was already worked on by another, non-dealer mechanic....
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Can a cracked evaporative canister affect my air filters?
The cabin air filter should be replaced every time you have an oil change. This keeps the air in the cab clean at all times and keeps the AC and heater working in good condition. The filters are not a...
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Auto recall notices to get car checked but never did can I stil?
If you have a recall that was never completed, you can always go back and get it done at any time. It is preferred to get it done as soon as possible however it can always be done at any...
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Recommendation of Subaru Forester
Hello. There is a big concern with the air bags on this car. If the car is, or even "was", equipped with a Takata airbag, I wouldn't consider purchasing it due to the Subaru Recall. Even if the airbag was...
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Steering column was replaced because of a recall, but it is not working again!!
There are different recalls that may pertain to this vehicle. There are recalls for steering sensors and shafts. You may want to call another local GM dealer and have them run your VIN number to check for open recalls for...
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How to fix the hard power steering issue 2011 Ford Fusion
Hello - you are correct. This problem should be fixed by Ford under Recall #15V340000. This is a significant safety issue, and replacement of the steering gear is required. If you are not getting a satisfactory response from your Ford...
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Car wont maintain consistant speeds. Try doing 30km, 50km or anything.
This vehicle may be having issues with the throttle position sensor on the throttle pedal binding. This may cause the throttle to not react the way you would want it to. There is a recall that may apply to this...
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How can I tell if a car with a recall was fixed? Can a mechanic tell?
The manufacture should be able to tell you. To my knowledge the US Department of Transportation will have that information available to you. You should be able to access that information on their website dedicated to making the roads safer:...
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It has a squeezing noise inthe engine area on the passenger side. When I drive, it gets louder. Any suggestions?
Hi there. As you may know, this is most likely related to the power steering in your system, which is electric unlike earlier generations of cars that were hydraulic. This is also a known issue with the 2010 Chevy Malibu...
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Power steering assist fault - 2013 Ford Explorer
Hi there. There is a Ford Recall (#14V286000) regarding your electrically-assisted power steering. This is directly related to the problems you are experiencing, and can also cause momentary loss of power assist. I would check with Ford to have this...
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Power steering failure 2005 Pontiac G6
Hello - this steering behavior does resemble the symptoms from that Recall (14V153000). The specific component that failed for your model was the "steering torque sensor" and should have been replaced as part of the Recall (Bulletin 14116 ). I...
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Air bag deploying
There have been many cases of defective airbags or systems causing a fault code to be stored in the system computer. If there is a fault code stored, the air bag will not deploy because the system has been shut...
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Recall completed?
If the recall was performed then you would know if the ignition key has to be pushed in to rotate it to the off position. If the recall was performed you should have a sticker put next to the key...

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