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Recalls
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Car revved & lurched over curb while foot was on brake
Hey there, hopefully everyone was safe after this experience. My suggestion would be to have the vehicle towed to the nearest dealer to have the vehicle checked. There has been many possible complaints for this problem with other owners and...
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Car not going in reverse
I see several technical service bulletins (TSB) regarding your transmission. However, the only transmission related recall is for the torque converter, not the transmission itself. The initial symptoms of a faulty torque converter would not be the ones you are...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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