ARTICLES RELATING TO RECALL

GM engineers 'on leave' in recall case

2014-04-10 14:56

GM has reportedly placed two of its engineers on paid leave while a lawyer has been hired to determine why the automaker was so slow in recalling 1.6-million cars in the US that have been tied to 13 deaths.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 14:27

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 08:32

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Porsche to swop all '14 GT3 engines

2014-03-20 15:29

Porsche will replace the engines of all 2014 911 GT3 units to avoid more engine fires. Owners had been told 'Don't drive your cars!'

SA in Chrysler's 25 000 SUV recall

2014-03-11 12:00

Chrysler Group spent much of 2013 recalling millions of cars. Now there's its first gremlin for 2014, a brakes issue involving 25 250 SUV's... some of them in South Africa.

Huge recall for Aston Martin

2014-02-06 09:01

Aston Martin recalled 17 590 of its sports cars after a Chinese sub-supplier that moulds its throttle pedals was alleged to have used counterfeit plastic.

VW Amarok, Tiguan in huge recall

2013-11-15 11:20

Potential fuel leaks, gearbox issues, blown fuses… Volkswagen has announced that it is to recall more than 15 000 Amarok and 4270 Tiguan models from across South Africa. Wheels24 identifies the issues and asks VW for solutions...

Harley SA responds to world recall

2013-10-17 10:06

Harley-Davidson is recalling more than 29 000 of its current touring motorcycles worldwide because of a dangerous problem with their hydraulic clutch - and SA is involved.

Jag, Landy to recall 11 852 cars

2013-08-14 08:03

Jaguar Land Rover will recall 11 852 vehicles in China to correct possible engine and oil leakage problems, China's quality watchdog said.

Toyota recalls 185 000 cars

2013-07-03 10:50

Toyota has recalled 185 000 vehicles globally, including its Yaris, due to a glitch in the power steering system.

Jeep now OK with 2.7m recall

2013-06-19 08:30

Chrysler has now agreed to recall 2.7-million Jeep Liberty and Grand Cherokee units because of a fire risk that alleged caused dozens of deaths. Will SA models be affected?

Fresh recall hits 435 000 Jeeps

2013-06-06 15:08

Chrysler has agreed to recall nearly 435 000 SUVs due to air bag and fluid leaks, just days after it refused a 2.7-million vehicle fuel tank fix.

Japan's top four in 3.4m recall

2013-04-11 12:54

Japan's top four automakers are recalling a combined 3.4 million vehicles globally due to defective air bags.

VW to recall over 300 000 models

2013-03-20 08:49

Volkswagen will recall 384 181 vehicles in China over gearbox defects following televised criticism of the automaker's Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG).

Fire risk: Huge Subaru recall

2013-01-04 11:16

Japanese automaker Subaru is recalling more than a half-million vehicles because of a fire risk. The automaker has been dealing with the issue since 2007...

Jaguar XF recall - SA affected

2012-11-09 15:16

Jaguar will recall over 4000 models of its XF sedan in the US to fix a potential fuel leak. What's more, South African customers are affected too.

Nissan recall: SA affected

2012-09-14 14:45

Nissan is recalling 51 000 cars globally to investigate a reported steering wheel problem. A potential 500 customers in South Africa will be affected.

Japan McDonald's recalls flawed glasses

2012-08-09 11:51

McDonald's in Japan has said it was recalling giveaway glass tumblers after 78 people reported being injured by the Olympic-themed freebies.

Engine trouble hits Honda owners

2011-07-25 08:50

Honda will recall 200 000 passenger cars due to defective engine parts.

Global Toyota recall affects SA

2011-01-27 06:41

Toyota will recall more than 1.3m vehicles worldwide and some SA car owners will also get the call.

Toyota to pay extra fines over recalls

2010-12-21 07:14

Toyota has agreed to pay $32.4m in fines over its handling of two auto recalls, bringing total penalties levied on the firm to $48.8m this year.

Is your cot safe?

2009-12-08 12:52

Following a major cot recall, Parent24 gathers some useful tips for cot safety.

 

Angry families want GM prosecuted

2014-04-08 08:19

Families of those killed in General Motors' cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after those responsible but, legally, it's unlikely anybody will be charged.

GM sued over fatal teen crash

2014-03-25 11:45

General Motors has been hit with what is believed to be its first wrongful death lawsuit over ignition problems since it recalled 1.6-million vehicles in February. Two girls were killed and another severely injured during a crash in 2006 involving one of the vehicles GM recalled!

Porsche to scrap faulty GT3 engines

2014-03-24 10:05

Porsche will replace the engine blocks of all 2014 911 GT3 units to avoid more engine fires.

Porsche to scrap faulty GT3 engines

2014-03-20 09:41

Porsche will replace the engine blocks of all 2014 911 GT3 units to avoid more engine fires. Nearly 800 owners had been told 'Don't drive your cars!' - now they'll get, in effect, new engines.

SA in Chrysler's 25 000 SUV recall

2014-03-11 10:06

Chrysler Group spent much of 2013 recalling millions of cars. Now there's its first gremlin for 2014, a brakes issue involving 25 250 SUV's... some of them in South Africa.

50 000 BMW's recalled - but not in SA

2014-01-09 13:38

BMW has recalled 50 200 motorcycles in the US because of fuel leaks that have apparently caused fires. The problem, it seems, also exists in South Africa... but so far there is no recall.

VW Amarok, Tiguan in huge recall

2013-11-14 13:27

Potential fuel leaks, gearbox issues, blown fuses… Volkswagen has announced that it is to recall more than 15 000 Amarok and 4270 Tiguan models from across South Africa. Wheels24 identifies the issues and asks VW for solutions...

Second Jag recall in one week

2013-08-16 11:26

Jaguar is recalling 2929 cars in the US for possible vehicle stalling and pinching power-windows, right after another recall earlier in the week.

Jeep safety probe continues

2013-07-19 14:24

The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there is no estimated time period for when it will complete its ongoing investigation into the Chrysler Group.

Honda SA recalls Jazz...again

2013-07-02 07:58

Honda will recall over 20 000 Jazz models in South Africa to replace a power window switch in order to prevent a potential fire risk.

Huge Jeep recall hits SA

2013-06-07 07:43

Chrysler's 435 000 SUV recall reported yesterday by Wheels24 will affect South African owners of 4260 Jeep Patriot and Compass units.

BMW SA recalls 6 000 3 Series

2013-05-07 12:53

BMW SA is recalling about 6 000 of its E46 3 Series in South Africa because of an airbag problem that's also affecting five other automakers.

Hyundai, Kia recall 1.9m cars

2013-04-04 12:41

Hyundai and Kia have recalled 1.9-million vehicles in the US to fix brake lights and air bags. While no local incidents have been reported, Kia SA might to do a voluntary recall.

Subaru recalls self-starting cars

2013-03-08 10:44

Self-starting cars are pretty cool but not when you're unaware of it. Subaru has recalled thousands of cars due to fob malfunctions in America.

Toyota recall hits SA

2012-11-14 11:29

Toyota will recall 2.77-million vehicles worldwide due to a steering defect and water pump issues and South African Prius owners are affected.

Honda to recall 268 000 cars in US

2012-10-07 11:58

Honda will recall some 268 000 CR-V sport utility vehicles in the US due to the risk of power window switches catching fire in case of water penetration, says a report.

Nissan recall: SA affected

2012-09-14 09:28

Nissan is recalling 51 000 cars globally to investigate a reported steering wheel problem. A potential 500 customers in South Africa will be affected.

Jettas, Audis recalled in US

2011-10-06 16:59

Volkswagen is recalling more than 168 000 cars which have diesel engines with fuel injector defects.

Mazdas recalled after spider web

2011-03-03 21:19

More than 50 000 Mazda cars have been recalled after a spider web was found in one engine.

US Congress approves food safety bill

2010-12-22 07:38

The US Congress has given final approval to a sweeping food safety bill in the wake of mass recalls affecting items from tainted eggs to peanut butter, pistachios, spinach and milk.

Honda in another car recall

2010-12-17 13:25

Honda says it is to recall one of its subcompact cars to fix a defect, its second recall since August.

 
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