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Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Toyota gets grilled with negative press and exposure, yet other manufacturers have Recalls in “Truck Loads” that abound and go virtually unannounced!free_report

For example, Where’s the Press on this one?  Hyundai Motor Co. on Wednesday announced a voluntary recall of its new Sonata sedan in South Korea and the U.S. to fix faulty latches on the vehicle’s front doors. According to the Wall Street Journal, the action – which affects 46,000 cars in South Korea and 1,300 in the U.S. – came after customers in the U.S. complained that, in certain circumstances, the latch gets stuck after the door is opened and then can’t be closed. There have been no accidents or injuries reported to the company in connection with the problem. Hyundai’s U.S. executives received complaints about the door on Monday and decided on Tuesday U.S. time to stop selling the car. Hyundai has about 4,000 units of the new Sonata at its approximately 780 dealers in the U.S. and has sold about 1,300 since the car became available there in January. New latches for the doors will reach Hyundai’s approximately 780 U.S. dealers on Wednesday U.S. time and sales of the car will likely resume later this week. But, Where Is the Media Outrage! 

How about this Honda Recall February 10, 2010, Honda announced it is expanding a previously announced recall to replace an airbag inflator in an additional 438,000 vehicles worldwide, including 379,000 in the United States. The expanded recall includes 2001 and 2002 Accord, Civic, Odyssey, CR-V, and selected 2002 Acura TL vehicles, the statement said. Honda said there have been 12 incidents related to the airbag inflator problem. The recall now affects a total of 952,118 vehicles, with more than 826,000 in the United States.

Did you hear about this Ford Recall just a few months ago? Ford issued the largest single recall in its history Tuesday as drivers of an additional 4.5 million vehicles were alerted about a fire hazard from a faulty switch.

At  about the same time a few months ago Nissan announced this Recall,  Nissan is recalling 2009-2010 Altima and Maxima in the United States after discovering that a suspension glitch could increase the risk of a crash and have serious consequences over the passengers’ safety. In a notification posted on the official website of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Nissan explains that the recall concerns 26,398 units manufactured in 2009 and 2010

Of Course Government Motors has got a “Boat Load” of Recalls, Example from 2009,  The possibility of Engine Fires has prompted General Motors to recall nearly 1.5 million passenger sedans manufactured between 1997 and 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced Monday. The recall covers certain mid- and full-size passenger sedans under GM’s  Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac brands.

March 2, 2010, General Motors is recalling 1.3 million compact cars in North America to address a power steering problem that has been linked to 14 crashes and one injury, the company said on Tuesday.
The recall covers the 2005-2010 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and 2007-2010 Pontiac G5 in the United States

Folks, These are all Recent and Current Recall Issues  (And Just A Sampling)…How Many Of You Ever Heard of Them?