DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling nearly 55,000 pickup trucks, SUVs and vans because they can roll away unexpectedly.
The recall affects certain 2013 models of the Chevrolet Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Avalanche and Express. Also included are the GMC Sierra, Savana and Yukon as well as the Cadillac Escalade.
GM says the vehicles may have been built with faulty park lock cables or malformed steering column lock gears. The vehicles can be shifted out of park even if the ignition key is in the off position or removed. GM says about one in 1,000 of the vehicles has the problem and most haven't been sold yet.
The company says it knows of no crashes or injuries caused by the problem.
Dealers will replace the steering column free of charge if necessary.
Source: The Associated Press.
DETROIT (AP) — Honda says it is recalling more than 820,000 Civic compact cars and Pilot SUVs because the headlights can fail.
The recall affects Civics from the 2002 and 2003 model years and Pilots from 2004 and 2005.
The company says wires connecting a switch that controls the headlights and turn signals can overheat and melt, knocking out the low-beam headlights.
No crashes or injuries have been reported from the problem.
Honda says it will fix the wiring for free. The company began sending notices to owners in late September.
The Civics and Pilots were added to a similar recall announced in March. That recall affected more than 550,000 CR-V small SUVs from the 2002 through 2004 model years and Pilots from 2003.
Source: The Associated Press
The U.S. Consumer Producer Safety Commission and Harbor Freight Tools of Camarillo, Calif., are recalling cordless drills. It is advised that consumers stop using the drills immediately as there is risk of fire.
The recall affects approximately 108,000 drills. They were sold at Harbor Freight stores nationwide from April, 2009 through May, 2012.
Source: Click On Detroit
TOKYO (AP) Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 7.43 million vehicles worldwide because of a faulty power-window switch.
The recall affects more than a dozen models produced from 2005 through 2010. Toyota says the power-window switch on the driver's side didn't have grease applied evenly during production, causing friction in the switch and sometimes smoke.
No crashes or injuries have been reported related to the problem. But more than 200 problems have been reported in U.S., and a fewer number of problems were reported elsewhere, including 39 cases in Japan.
In North America, Toyota is recalling the Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Camry, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sequoia and Scion models xB and xD.
Other models also are being recalled in Japan and Europe.