Regional Recalls

G.M. to Expand Last Year’s Limited Recall of S.U.V.’s

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration persuaded General Motors to recall almost 194,000 more 2005-7 sport utility vehicles for an electrical problem that could cause fires. A similar recall affecting about 278,000 vehicles was issued last year, but only in certain states.

G.M. had resisted both recalls, wanting instead to provide some owners with an extended warranty, according to two documents – one from 2012 and another posted over the weekend on N.H.T.S.A.’s Web site.

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Ford Recalling 575,000 Windstar Minivans for Rear Axle Problem

Ford will announce on Friday that it is issuing a voluntary recall of 575,000 1998-2003 Windstar minivans because of rear axles rusting, said Said Deep, a Ford spokesman.

In May, the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration opened a preliminary evaluation into broken rear axles on 1999–2003 Windstars. At the time, the agency said it had received 234 complaints, including two reports of accidents (and no injuries).

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Geographic Recalls Listed by Manufacturer


AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

NHTSA Recall No. 05V-385/Acura Recall No. P92
Vehicles:  2001-02 Acura MDX made from August 2000 through December 2001.
Population: 22,861 sport utility vehicles sold or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and District of Columbia.

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