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Volvo Recalls 82,000 cars

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 11th, 2008 9:41pm

Volvo, a part of the Ford Motor Company, recalled 82,000 cars worldwide due to a fuel pump electronic module problem. These modules, which monitor the fuel pump, could corrode from water or salt due to rain and (trying to melt) snow. The problem could occur in the S40 and V50 models from 2004-2006. Volvo representatives stated that the recall was only for corrosive markets where there’s a lot of rain or salt ...

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Evenflo Recalls One Million Discovery Infant Car Seats

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Mar 4th, 2008 9:30pm

Evenflo, a car safety seat manufacturer, issued a voluntary safety recall of one million Discovery Infant Car Seats after tests by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Evenflo. The tests showed that the car seat had the potential to separate from its base in high impact side collisions. To prevent potential problems, Evenflo will provide current owners a free supplemental dual-hook fastener that ...

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653,000 Nissan Altima and Sentras Recalled

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Dec 6th, 2007 5:08am

On certain Nissan passenger vehicles, the crankshaft position sensor can overheat causing a brief interruption in the signal output from the sensor. This recall affects approximately 653,000 Altimas and Sentras from model year 2002, 2005, and 2006, equipped with a 2.5-liter engine. If the interruption in the signal from the crankshaft position sensor is so brief that the electronic control module (ECM) logic does ...

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Risky Chinese Imports Endanger American Lives

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 18th, 2007 6:17pm

According to a recent article by Andrew Martin in the New York Times, Federal officials are requiring a small New Jersey importer to recall 450,000 radial tires, because they are missing the safety gum strip that prevents the tread from separating. Apparently, the tires were originally manufactured in China by Hangzhou Zhongce Rubber for a variety of pickup trucks, sport/utility vehicles, and vans. These defective tires ...

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Automotive Industry Forum Discusses Ask Patty

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2006 11:04pm

Women’s Site Has Content and a Sense of Humor In May 2006 I had the pleasure of eating lunch with Jody DeVere, President of . Jody might not recall our talk at the AAISP event, but it is has stuck to my mind for the past several months because it was not your typical convention talk about how her company and my company could work together to create the next silver bullet. Jody and I got ...

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