By Christopher Jensen Consumer advocates from three groups say Subaru should be recalling models with a stalling problem instead of providing owners with an extended warranty on a troublesome continuously variable transmission. Stalling cars create “potentially dangerous situations for drivers,” said Jason Levine, the executive director of The Center for …Read More »
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Spurred by a complaint from an owner in Massachusetts, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into whether almost 88,000 Honda Pilots from the 2005 model year may have a defect in which the brakes are applied without warning.
The announcement of the investigation (PDF) was posted early on Friday on the agency’s Web site.
The safety agency began looking into the issue as the result of a defect petition (PDF) filed by Carrie Carvalho of Arlington, Mass.
An analysis of consumer claims submitted to auto manufacturers in recent years shows that speed-control issues — like those that have led to the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles — account for a small percentage of the possible problems brought to the attention of carmakers.Read More »
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