Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Honda Issues Recall on SUV's and Minivans

Honda has issued a recall on over 500,000 cars that need a faulty engine part replaced. The models affected include Odyssey minivans, CRV SUVs, and Step Wagon minivans, which were produced between 1994 and 1997. Over 78,000 of these vehicles were exported to nations including the U.S. and Canada. According to Honda, repeated use of weak parts against heat could cause the vehicle engine to suddenly stop. There have been five cases of minor burns reported after the solder in the defective parts melted and made contact with the driver's feet.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Grand Jeep Cherokees Recalled after Seat Fires

111,000 2003-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokees have been recalled by DaimlerChrysler AG after reports of overheating and fires in heated seats. According to a spokesperson, DaimlerChrysler has received 32 complaints of the electric heater element overheating or leading to a fire in the front seat, although the company does not have a precise number for how many injuries or crashes have been caused by the defect.