Tag: recalls

Mazda recalls 2.2 million cars

5th September 2016 | 0 Comments

Japanese carmaker Mazda has said it is recalling 2.2 million cars worldwide because of a defect in their tailgates. The recall affects about 400,000 cars in Japan and 1.8 million sold on export markets.

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Dangerous delays to recall rectification, says report

15th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The vast majority of vehicles subject to recall have not yet gone in for repair, which means there are millions of potentially dangerous cars on the road.

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SMMT launches online car recall tool

12th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Motor Codes, has launched a Vehicle Safety Recall search tool, which operates using the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The idea is that car owners and buyers can check if their vehicle is subject to an outstanding safety recall.

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UK automotive sector launches online vehicle recall search tool

UK automotive sector launches online vehicle recall search tool

11th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The UK automotive sector, led by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Motor Codes, has launched a new consumer-facing web portal to enable motorists to identify if their vehicle is on a safety recall list. Customers will also be directed to their nearest dealer so that any necessary remedial work can be carried out as quickly as possible.

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Recalls of ‘serious risk’ motor vehicles at five year high

Recalls of ‘serious risk’ motor vehicles at five year high

28th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Recalls of motor vehicles models posing a serious safety risk are at their highest since 2010, according to an analysis by international law firm Pinsent Masons. Research conducted by the firm found that in 2014, 195 recalls for motor vehicle models were issued, more than at any point in the last five years.

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Alliance recalls certain 396 tyres

16th March 2015 | 0 Comments

Alliance Tire Group’s Alliance Tire Americas division is recalling certain Alliance 396 agricultural equipment tyres due to a deflation risk. The tyres in question, which are size 445/65 R22.5, were manufactured between 22 April 2013 to 23 November 2014. Some other 600/50 R22.5 products, which were manufactured between 27 May 2013 and 2 November 2014 […]

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Curing issue leads to US Continental recall

2nd December 2014 | 0 Comments

Continental Tire the Americas has recalled close to 6,000 ProContact GX SSR MOE tyres, size 225/45R18 95H XL that were manufactured between 22 June and 28 July 2014. The tyres, which were supplied to Daimler as an original equipment fitment on 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles in North America, may have been deformed during the curing process, and this could cause the tyre tread to appear distorted when inflated. Continental notes that tyres that were deformed during the curing process may suddenly fail during use, increasing the risk of a crash.

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Large-scale Toyo & Nitto tyre recall begins

26th November 2014 | 0 Comments

It is believed that up to 175,000 Toyo and Nitto brand tyres are subject to a recall notice issued in the USA. The recalls, respectively announced by Nitto Tire USA and Toyo Tire USA on 25 and 26 November, cover particular tyre models produced at Toyo’s Sendai and Kuwana factories in Japan. The tyre are being recalled as “production variances in the belt package” have been detected in a small number of tyres, and this has the potential to lead to a separation of the tread and belt and/or a loss of inflation pressure.

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TPMS learn issue leads to Chrysler recall in the US

5th November 2014 | 0 Comments

Crysler Group LLC is recalling 21,042 2014-model year Ram ProMaster vehicles in the US due to a Tyre Press Monitoring System (TPMS) fault. The problem is that in the affected vehicles, the TPMS may fail to learn the locations of the individual sensors while the vehicle is being driven. As a result, the low tyre pressure warning light will light-up irrespective of the tyre pressure.

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Continental initiates voluntary motorcycle tyre exchange

12th August 2014 | 1 Comment

Approximately 170,000 Continental brand motorcycle tyres are covered by a voluntary tyre exchange programme that Continental has introduced after receiving market feedback about a number of size 120/70 ZR 17 and 120/70 R 17 tyres; these tyres, explains Continental, have exhibited a condition in the tread and/or belt which may lead to separation and possible air loss. The tyre maker says only a very small number of incidents have been reported and it has not received any reports of accidents or injuries in connection with this condition. It adds that the exchange programme is being initiated to avoid any potential risk to road-users.

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Savatech recalls Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres

Savatech recalls Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres

1st August 2014 | 0 Comments

Slovenian tyre producer Savatech has recalled its Sport Force radial motorcycle tyres. The tyres, which were sold to customers mostly in Europe, may develop a bulge in the tread during sustained high speed riding. This could cause vibration and, in the most extreme of cases, some of the tread may become detached. Savatech clarified that the problem has only been simulated in controlled and the most severe of conditions. The Sport Force recall is pre-emptive.

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Bridgestone sales, profit up – ¥57 dividend per share announced

18th February 2014 | 0 Comments

The latest annual results from Bridgestone Corporation show a rise in sales, operating income and net income, although the latter was pared back by fines linked to antitrust cases and the cost of product recalls during the year, including the 1.2 million tyre recall announced in Japan in November 2013. The company also anticipates that sales and operating income will further increase in 2014.

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Michelin recalling 1.3 million tyres in US

16th December 2013 | 0 Comments

Michelin North America will soon begin recalling around 1.3 million light commercial vehicle tyres. The tyre maker says the recall of certain Michelin LTX M/S fitments was decided upon as due to the increasing number of tread loss and/or rapid air loss incidents reports it has received. The recall is expected to begin on 6 January 2014.

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Bridgestone recall extended to the Americas

11th November 2013 | 0 Comments

The 1.2 million tyre recall Bridgestone announced in Japan also affects some markets in the Americas, albeit on a much smaller scale. On 8 November Bridgestone Americas announced a voluntary recall of approximately 2,600 Tochigi-produced truck and bus tyres that were sold in Guam, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America. The tyre maker says it has received no “field complaints of adjustments” regarding the defect in the Americas, nor has there been any report of property damage, accidents, injuries, or deaths.

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Bridgestone instigates 1.2m tyre recall

Bridgestone instigates 1.2m tyre recall

8th November 2013 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone Corporation has published a notice on its Japanese website regarding the company’s largest tyre recall since tyres first became subject to product recalling in Japan almost ten years ago. The recall covers 1,204,707 truck and bus tyres produced at Bridgestone’s Tochigi plant between January 2012 and August 2013.

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