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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
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Why You Should Always Check For Recalls on Your Car
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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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I got a recall on my Sonata : http://www.autoblog.com/2016/10/20/hyundai-sonatas-flying-sunroof-recall/.
Hi there. If you have received a recall notice from the dealership or manufacture, it is probably for a safety reason. Recalls are performed by the dealership as no cost to the owner of the vehicle. If your vehicle has...
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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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B2278 code for 2008 Ford Escape
Hello - You are correct that the torque sensor, or rather a bad torque sensor signal, is the cause of this problem. There is, however, a Ford Recall (Recall 14V284000) for this problem, so you don't have to do anything...
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This vehicle had 10 recalls. Is it a wise investment to buy used?
If the recalls have not been addressed, it's an easy decision. Don't bother or offer $1,000 at most because you are going to have to go through the hassle of addressing each of the recalls that have not been taken...
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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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Car turns over but won't crank.
It may be possible that a recall is not cause of no start. A recall will not cover your diagnosis and you will need to contact a local dealer to have the recall done first and then if it does...
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Hello, I was curious to know how much would a transmission fluid change cost for a 2013 Scion XB? What type of fluid do they use?
Hi there. The transmission fluid that your vehicle calls for is Genuine Toyota ATF T-IV Transmission Fluid. If you have letters to have your vehicle brought to the dealership for a recall, there is no charge to you to fix...
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Bad ignition switch or main relay?
Many of the 1998 Accords were recalled by Honda for ignition switch and interlock defects. In your circumstance, the first thing to do is confirm whether applicable recalls affecting your vehicle were in fact completed, by you or any prior...
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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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A garbage truck backed up on the hood of my 2016 kia optima my hood is crunched up to the wind shield. My airbags did not deploy.
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, there was a major recall of your make, model, and year for an air bag front end crash malfunction. You need to look up your VIN and verify that your vehicle was...
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What if I'm not the first time owner? 2010 Nissan Armada
Hello - Recalls, or a potential recall scenario, apply to any owner of a vehicle, regardless whether you are the original purchaser, or the 5th owner. Check with your Nissan dealer or the NHTSA website (www.nhtsa.gov), which keeps recall repair...
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A car I just purchased is having issues. The power steering when out and came back. Now all the gauges on the dash board are flick
Many 2007 Cobalts were recalled to repair faults in the power steering system. To determine if you vehicle was included in the power steering recall, please use NHTSA’s VIN lookup tool. You may have to visit a dealer or call...
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Im looking to buying a car but it starts good but wont move at all, what is the issue
The 2002 Civic model is subject to the Takata air bag recall campaign. Be sure to input the vehicle's VIN number into the NHTSA database to see if the vehicle has been recalled. If the vehicle is subject to recall,...
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Second & third row seat belts are shredding. Have you heard from anyone else with a similar problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several different recalls for your make and model that revolve around the seat belts. The easiest way to look them up for your exact vehicle is online using your VIN. Most of...
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Brake light comes on while driving uphill, especially with strong acceleration.
The warning light is activated by either low fluid level in the master cylinder or engagement of the E-brake. If the fluid level is not low and the E-brake is not engaged, there is a fault in the sensor or...
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My car was recalled last year for power steering failure and it was fixed.
This is a vehicle safety issue. You can contact Ford Motor Company, at their main customer service number, and also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov. You...
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Air bag right is on
Some of the 2007 Suburban's are included in the Takata air bag recall campaign. You can find out if your car is affected by the Takata recall by inputting your VIN number at the NHTSA website. If the air bag...
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Is a front cross member a part of my car's subframe?
Your vehicle is constructed as a "unibody". Unibodies in general will have bolt on members, typically in the front and rear, that are referred to as cross-members or subframes. A sub frame structurally includes "cross-members" but a cross member itself...
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Recall 2006 Mercury Milan
Hi there - if your car is covered under a Recall, repairs are usually at the expense of the manufacturer, and performed by a local Mercury dealer. Call your local Mercury dealer service center to discuss an appointment, and if...
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I have a 09 VW Jetta....I have received a recall 2009 Volkswagon Jetta
Hello - this Recall (#16V913000) relates to a software upgrade to the ABS control module. Since this is a highly safety-related component of the vehicle, I can't imagine VW is going to haggle over this. Call Volkswagon Customer Service (800...

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