Recall on 2014 Kia Soul – Car Pro News

23 Jul

Vehicles Affected: More than 51,600 model-year 2014 Kia Soul cars manufactured between July 21, 2013, and Jan. 17, 2014.
The Problem: The plug that secures the pinion gear to the steering gear assembly may loosen due to an improper application of thread-locking adhesive during the assembly process. This could cause the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly, causing a loss of steering and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Kia will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will replace the pinion plug with a new one that has properly applied adhesive, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Kia at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to, for more info.… Read more

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BMW 3-Series Recall on 2000-2006 Models – Car Pro News

Vehicles Affected: About 574,000 model-year 2000-06 BMW 3 Series luxury cars manufactured between May 1999 and August 2006.
The Problem: This is a voluntary expansion of a May 2013 recall of 42,000 3 Series cars to replace the passenger-side front airbag; the airbag inflator may deploy the device with too much pressure, causing a rupture and, possibly, serious injury to occupants. The problem is related to the massive recall involving several other automakers whose vehicles are equipped with airbags manufactured by Japan’s Takata Corp., a worldwide supplier of airbags. BMW said this recall, which excludes the models recalled in the 2013 campaign, is precautionary.… Read more

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Recall on 2015 Hyundai Sonata – Car Pro News

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,100 model-year 2015 Sonata sedans manufactured from May 2 through May 23, 2014
The Problem: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is reporting that a wiring harness problem could interfere with the power-steering system, increasing effort needed to steer the car and the risk of a crash. Drivers may also have trouble moving the shifter from the Park position. Hyundai said there have been no crashes or injuries related to this issue.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.
What Owners Should Do: In June, Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Sonata vehicles and began contacting owners.… Read more

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Cadillac Issues Stop Sell on Used CTS and SRX Models – Car Pro News

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General Motors ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some versions of the CTS because the automaker does not have a fix yet for cars recalled in late June over an issue where engines can be shut off if the driver’s knee bumps the ignition key, the company said.
Details of incidents leading up to the June 30 recall, including three occasions where GM employees bumped the keys and shut off the engines in 2012 CTS models, were made public by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
GM, in the notice, told dealers not to sell 2003-13 models of the CTS and 2004-06 models of the Cadillac SRX from their used-car inventories.… Read more

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2015 Mustang Powertrain Details – Car Pro News

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The 2015 Ford Mustang is still a couple of months away from showrooms, but Ford answered the biggest question surrounding it: How much power does it have?
There are actually three answers, one for each engine.
The big dog 5.0-liter Coyote V8 in the Mustang GT is rated at 435-horses and 400 lb-ft of torque, up 15-horses and 10 lb-ft, while the base car’s 3.7-liter V6 loses 5-horses, for a 300-horse/290 lb-ft rating.
It’s the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, Mustang’s first since 1986, that’s been the most tantalizing, and it doesn’t disappoint with 310-horses and 320 lb-ft on tap.
Just as important to pony car fans, while there were rumors that the all-new Mustang was going to weigh hundreds of pounds more than the current car, the gains are much more modest across the board, ranging from 12-87 pounds, depending on the model.… Read more

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