Honda, Toyota and Chrysler recalling 80,000 vehicles over safety issues

Article by Christian A., on March 9, 2011

As stated in documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Chrysler Group LLC are recalling almost 80,000 vehicles over safety issues. U.S. regulators said Toyota is recalling about 22,000 SUVs and pickups due to tire-deflation monitoring systems that could fail.

NHTSA said in a report that the Toyota FJ Cruiser, Sequoia, Tundra and Tacoma vehicles from the 2008 through 2011 model years may have tire deflation monitoring systems that fail to warn drivers, upping the chances of a crash.

The NHTSA report said the affected vehicles were shipped from assembly plants with working monitoring systems; however, when accessory wheels were added, the systems were not recalibrated and now lights to warn drivers of low tire pressure may fail.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc., Toyota’s U.S. sales branch, told NHTSA that affected vehicles will be repaired at Toyota dealerships for free.

Meanwhile, Honda has recalled 36,656 Civic hybrids from the 2006 and 2007 model years after complaints that a faulty voltage converter could disrupt electrical signals to the engine and headlights.

An NHTSA report said the issue could cause the vehicles to stall and fail to restart. Owners of such vehicles can have the voltage converter replaced for free at dealerships. The recall notice is set to go out on March 18, 2011. [via autonews - sub. required]

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