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4 years 3 months ago

Honda to recall 1.5 million vehicles

WASHINGTON (AP) - Honda Motor Co. says it plans to recall an undetermined number of vehicles because of brake fluid leaks that could lead to weaker braking power, the same issue that led Toyota Motor Corp. to recall 1.5 million vehicles. Honda says the recall affects certain 2005-2007 model...

4 years 10 months ago

Honda recalls minivans and crossovers

Honda has recalled more than 400,000 vehicles because of a braking problem. The recall includes 2007 and 2008 Odyssey mini-vans and Element small trucks. Honda says their brakes could become soft and must be pressed closer to the floor to stop the vehicles. A spokesperson said if...

4 years 11 months ago

Toyota probing Corolla power-steering problems

Toyota is thinking about issuing another recall, this time it's the hot-selling Corolla subcompact. There have been complaints about problems with the power steering. The world's largest automaker already is reeling from a string of recalls for safety problems. A Toyota exec says details of what may be wrong...

4 years 11 months ago

Toyota studies electronics again, trip undecided

Toyota says it still hasn't decided whether its president will appear before the U.S. Congress. But it's promising to again look into possible electronic problems with its vehicles. Toyota has been criticized as being slow in responding to reports of problems with gas pedals, floor mats and brakes. The unfolding...

4 years 11 months ago

Brake repair starting for Toyota's Prius

Brake repair work is starting in Japan on the recalled Toyota Prius hybrid, but this fix has nothing to do with wrenches and screwdrivers. Mechanics are using a small laptop-like device that rewrites computer programming for the brakes. The car's faulty programming - which can cause a slight delay in...

4 years 11 months ago

US government investigating Prius brakes

The Transportation Department has opened an investigation into brake problems in the 2010 model year Toyota Prius after the Japanese automaker acknowledged design problems with the brakes in its prized gas-electric hybrid. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it has received 124 reports from consumers, including four reports...

4 years 11 months ago

Complaints over Toyota Prius brakes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received about 100 complaints involving the brakes of the Prius new model. Two involved crashes resulting in injuries. The Japanese government has also received 14 complaints in Japan about brake problems with Toyota's popular Prius hybrid. Toyota's sales are being battered...

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