Mar 152011
 

Owning a car is one of the things imposed by society today. The mobility and advantages of having your own car is truly attractive to anyone. However, dealing with car problems can also be particularly hard. One of the biggest car owner’s nightmare are the car battery problems. Having a defective car battery can be a total mishap to car owners. Hence, let us prevent the problem before it even starts to bug your lives. Here are some helpful but simple tips to avoid the annoying car battery problems.

Ways to Prevent a Car battery malady :

Take time to read the car’s manual – Often, people are so excited to ride a new car that they toss these instruction manuals aside. Saying that you know how to handle the car because you have handled a lot of other cars is not acceptable. Who knows, your vehicle may have some special features that need extra attention.

Regular maintenance – The importance or regular check-ups and maintenance efforts on a vehicle cannot be understated. This thoughtful action will lengthen the lifespan of your working car parts and save you on a lot of money.

Fix problems as soon as possible – Do not let simple slip offs pass by without fixing them right away. If you let these problems pass for a long time, you may discover that the small problem have turned into a big and complicated one. Fix problems as soon as you see them so that they do not become worse. Early action can save many of your car parts from damage or further damage. Letting this time pass will result in more and bigger problems for you, car owners.

Be aware of the products you use on your car – Care in the use of products on your car and your car battery is also essential. If you use low quality products, you may find that your car battery’s condition is becoming worse than ever. This means that your car care products must also be considered well before buying them.

These are only some of the ways to spare you from car battery problems. Heed these simple tips and spare your car from many problems in the battery and other parts as well.

Having Car Battery Problems can leave you out in the cold if you do not take care of them.

Dec 212010
 

DETROIT (Reuters) – General Motors Co. is recalling about 111,000 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain and Cadillac SRX 2011 small SUV models because the anchor to the seatbelt buckle may fail, which could lead to injury in a crash.

The 2011 model-year vehicles were delivered in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Dealers will start notifying owners of the vehicles involved in January, GM said. GM will pay for the work done by dealers.

The buckles were supplied by Autoliv Inc. Hyojin of Korea made the buckles and supplied them to Autoliv, GM said.

GM spokesman Alan Adler said there are no replacement parts involved in the repair to be performed by dealers. The issue came in the assembly of the parts, he said.

Of the 111,136 vehicles recalled, GM said, 67,805 are Equinox models, 29,926 are Terrain models, and 13,405 are SRX models.

In November, GM recalled nearly 200,000 compact pickup trucks due to missing child seat anchors. The two recalls are not related, Adler said.

Apr 142009
 

WASHINGTON – General Motors Corp. is recalling 1.5 million vehicles because of potential engine fires.

GM says there have been no reports of any fires or injuries.

Some of the recalled vehicles are no longer in production. The recall includes the 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue, the 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1997-2003 Buick Regal, and the 1998-2003 Chevrolet Lumina, Monte Carlo and Impala.

It involves vehicles with a 3.8-liter V6 engine. The government says drops of oil could fall into the exhaust system and cause a fire in the engine.

GM spokesman Kerry Christopher says it was a precautionary measure for consumers.

Oct 022008
 

Don’t be left behind on this issue. If you have had your lower intake manifold replaced before may of 2008 there is still time for you to get your money back. You must file before Oct. 27th 2008. Full Article.  Fill out the forms and send them in and get up to $800.00 back for the repairs that have already been made. This applies to most all GM v6 engines in cars from 1995- 2003 so don’t hesitate to get your money. The courts have decided that you should get your money, so go get it! Find Forms Here

Aug 192008
 

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Recall Date:     APR 03, 2006

Recall ID # 06V096000 – AIR BAGS

Potential Units Affected: 133

Summary:

ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, DUE TO IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OF THE AIR BAG INFLATOR, WHICH IS USED IN THE SIDE AIR BAG, THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIR BAG, AND THE KNEE AIR BAG ASSEMBLY, SOME INFLATORS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF THE HEATING AGENTS NECESSARY FOR PROPER AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXPANSION FORCE OF THE GAS MAY BE INSUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY INFLATE THE AIR BAG WHEN THE SRS SYSTEM IS ACTIVATED DURING A CRASH.

Consequence:

THIS MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT IN THE INVOLVED SEATING POSITION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPECIFIC SRS AIR BAG. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 6, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371, SCION AT 1-866-548-1851, OR LEXUS AT 1-800-255-3987.

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC. 60B 6LB

Jul 032008
 

If you smell gas don’t hesitate as it may catch fire. This is a safety issue and has been recalled for repair for the 2004 Olds Alero.

Recall Date

MAR 12, 2007

Model Affected

2004 OLDSMOBILE ALERO

Description

CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, P/NOS. FP10020-11B1, FP10026-11B1, AND FP10027-11B1, SOLD AFTER JANUARY 9, 2007, AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE UNIVERSAL PRESSURE REGULATORS (UPR) WERE PRODUCED WITHOUT AN O’RING AND RETAINER.

Consequence

FUEL MAY LEAK, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Remedy

DELPHI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE UPR FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MARCH 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DELPHI AT 877-411-8770.

Potential Units Affected

742

Notes

DELPHI

Jun 252008
 

Recall ID # 06V341000 – POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Recall Date:SEP 07, 2006

Model Affected:2007 JEEP LIBERTY

Summary:

ON CERTAIN PASSENGER AND SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS, THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMED INTO THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE CAN CAUSE A MOMENTARY LOCK UP OF THE DRIVE WHEELS IF THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING OVER 40 MPH AND THE OPERATOR SHIFTS FROM DRIVE TO NEUTRAL AND BACK TO DRIVE.

Consequence:

IF THE DRIVE WHEELS LOCKED UP, LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL COULD OCCUR INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 2, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DAIMLERCHRYSLER AT 1-800-853-1403.

Potential Units Affected:2333

Notes:DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION F43

May 142008
 

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If you own a 2005 or 2006 Ford F-150 Truck with a 5.4 liter 3-valve engine this is about your truck so listen up!

 Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 655,000 Ford F-150 and Lincoln Mark LT pickup trucks to fix a hose that could affect the vehicles’ braking power. The automaker is issuing the recall of 2005-2006 versions of the trucks with 5.4 liter 3-valve engines. That’s according to a posting Wednesday on the Web site of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Ford spokesman Wes Sherwood says more than 600,000 of the trucks are in the United States and about 50,000 are in Canada. About 1,500 are in other countries around the world.

Ford says there have been 11 minor accidents and no injuries tied to the issue.

Dealers will replace the hose at no charge to consumers. Owners are expected to be notified in late June, and the recall is expected to begin in July.

For more information, owners can contact Ford at (800) 392-3673.

Apr 102008
 

 – Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors Corp are recalling more than 662,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to defects in power windows, the two companies said on Wednesday.

Toyota will recall 539,500 Corolla and Matrix vehicles for the 2003 and 2004 model years, it said in a statement.

GM said it would recall 122,598 Pontiac Vibe hatchbacks, which share the same platform with Toyota’s Matrix and are built by GM in a joint venture with the Japanese automaker. Continue reading »

Apr 092008
 

By now I am sure you have heard about the Dex-cool issue involving the need to replace the intake manifold gaskets of GM cars from 1995 to 2004. And you are also aware that GM lost a class action settlement ( http://autorepairarticles.com/category/recalls/ ) . If you had this repair done, you have until Oct 27, of this year to get your money from GM. Follow the link posted above to get the required form and read the entire issue.

What causes the issue in the first place?

The Dex-cool turns acidic after a couple years and creates havoc on you engine gaskets. it actually eats away at them like cancer. Now you might want to know do you have to use Dex-cool. The answer is No. But in order to use the old green coolant you must flush the coolant system completely as you can NOT mix green and orange coolant or it will gum up your coolant system.

How do I avoid problems on my new gaskets ?

Have your coolant changed every 2 to 3 years as age is important for this and not so much mileage.