Chrysler is recalling about 25,000 of its 2007 Dodge Caliber and Jeep Compass models because the accelerator pedal could stick.
The automaker told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it did not believe there is a safety issue because the vehicles had “Smart Brake” technology, which signals the engine to reduce power, allowing the vehicle to be stopped, if there is a disagreement between the brake and the gas pedal.
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Lamborghini is recalling 428 of its 2007–8 Murciélago and Murciélago Roadsters because welds holding the fuel pump inside the gas tank may fail as the result of a poor weld and owners driving aggressively.
If owners simply motored sedately the problem might not occur, according to a report the automaker filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Lamborghini said “stress generated by the back and forth movement of gasoline inside the fuel tank during lateral and longitudinal accelerations, accompanied by vertical vibration” could cause a spot weld to fail.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into broken rear axles on 1999–2003 Ford Windstars.
The agency says it has 234 complaints, including two reports of accidents, although no injuries. The agency estimates that Ford sold 900,000 of the minivans.
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At least 200 owners of 1999 through 2003 Ford Windstar minivans have filed complaints about rear axles breaking, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has never opened a safety investigation.
“When driving my 2002 Ford Windstar minivan on the highway we noticed a loud slamming noise from the rear, causing the vehicle to lose control, swerving to the right shoulder and stalling with the tail still in the middle of the two-lane highway,” wrote one consumer. “The tractor-trailer behind us, who was very alert, nearly missed a rear-end collision with our vehicle.”
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Acura is recalling about 1,850 of its 2010 ZDXs because the passenger-side air bag might not deploy properly in a crash.
Acura told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the dashboard cover “may not have been properly laser scored” and would not allow the air bag to inflate properly.
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