March 21, 2011

Honda recalling new Civics due to fuel leakage

Honda Motor Co. is “recalling new models of the Honda Civic to prevent fuel from leaking from the car's fuel tank.” (Washington AP, 3/17). The recall targets approximately 18,000 2011 Model year.

Honda says the issue surrounds “a plastic case that covers a valve in the fuel pump module could break or crack.” This can potentially lead to a fuel leak in a roll-over crash, which could cause a fire. .

As a Chicago personal injury lawyer, I encourage all consumers to stay up to date on recalls and to act quickly when their vehicles are affected. This recall is expected to begin in April. Affected consumers should take their vehicles to Honda dealers who will inspect the fuel pump module and replace it if necessary at no cost.

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March 14, 2011

VW to recall minivans for stalling problem

Volkswagen is “recalling 12,600 minivans because the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to shut off.” (Detroit AP, 3/10).

The recalls, which are scheduled to begin in April, follow a similar Chrysler recall, the company that makes the vans for Volkswagen. The Chrysler recall was in response to 32 customer complaints and at least two accidents.

VW says “the ignition key in Routan minivans from the 2010 model year can move from the run to accessory position on its own, turning off the engine. VW estimates that 378 of the vans have defective ignition switches.”

As a Chicago car and truck accident lawyer, I always encourage consumers to maintain awareness about vehicle recalls and safety issues, and to make sure their vehicles are fixed quickly.

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March 4, 2011

Chrysler recalling vehicles over engine stall

Chrysler is recalling “about 250,000 vehicles to fix potential engine stalling.” (Washington, AP, 3/3). The auto manufacturer says the recall affects 2010 Dodge Grand Caravans, Chrysler Town & Country Minivans, and 2010 Dodge Journey Crossovers.

The recall is in response to reports that “the ignition key could move while driving and cause the engine to shut off.” Chrysler says this defect increases the risk of a crash. To date, the government has received 32 complaints, two of which resulted in crashed.
Although the recall is expected to begin in April, owners can contact Chrysler at (800) 853-1403.

As a Chicago area car and truck accident attorney, I urge all consumers to stay up to date on vehicle recalls and to have their vehicles repaired promptly.

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