TRUCKS RECALLS * USA: Toyota's / Fiat-Chryler's
* DC - Toyota to recall 690,000 Tacoma Pickup Trucks. Concerns over rear suspension in 2005-11 models
Washington,DC,USA -The Wall Street Journal, by JEFF BENNETT -Sept. 29, 2014: -- Toyota Motor Co. will recall 690,000 pickup trucks while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a formal review into a complaint charging that 4.9 million sport-utility vehicles, trucks and vans produced by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are susceptible to engine stalling and air bag failures... Auto makers are remaining vigilant about initiating recalls in the wake of General Motors Co, who mishandling of its faulty ignition switch. A total of 23 deaths have now been connected to the issue in which a jarring of the key can cause the switch to slip into "accessory" mode cutting power to the air bags... Toyota said it would recall Tacoma pickup trucks for model years 2005 through 2011 over rear suspension concerns. Springs could fracture due to corrosion which could lead to a puncturing of the fuel tank... Separately, NHTSA notified Chrysler it will conduct a probe of a complain filed by the Center for Auto Safety charging that the auto maker's Totally Integrated Power Modules—installed on most vehicles after 2007—can cause engine stalling and disable air bags when they fail. The petition includes 70 complaints...
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