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Toyota Supra

The Toyota Supra, along with some models by BMW and Rolls-Royce, have a problem with their back-up cameras—if users set the brightness and contrast to their lowest setting, the rearview image will no longer be visible. And the setting does not reset even when the vehicle is shut off and …

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BMW is recalling seven units of the all-new Toyota Supra after it has determined that the said units have a driver’s safety belt guide loop mount “that may not have been welded to specifications.” Filed by BMW of North America with the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) …

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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has announced a new recall for over 14,000 of its vehicle models to replace the front passenger airbag inflators. The affected units, the model years, and the breakdown of the vehicle number by models are: Model Model Year Number of Affected Units Accord 2003 290 …

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Swedish carmaker Volvo is recalling a total of 507,000 vehicles worldwide because of a plastic component in the engine that may melt and deform under intense heat, a spokesman from the company said. The company, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., said that under extreme conditions, …

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Mazda is recalling 2019 Mazda 3s because the wheels have the potential to fall off while driving. The recall affects cars built both at Mazda’s Japan and Mexico manufacturing plants. Sources say that a total of 25,003 units of the model are being recalled. Mazda explains the reason for the recall: …

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Lexus LS 500

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is recalling the Lexus LS 500h and Lexus LS 500 for a defect that has been found on its run-flat tires. According to TMP, a defect was found on the sidewall reinforcement layer of the run-flat tires equipped on the aforementioned models that, due to improper …

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Plenty of car manufacturers ordered the recall of some of their models in the past year, including BMW, Nissan, Toyota, and Subaru. Were you aware of these recalls? Do you own an affected model? If so, did you take your car to the dealership immediately for evaluation, or did you …

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BMW 3 Series

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the authorized distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, is recalling the BMW 3 Series models manufactured between 2004 to 2011 for an issue with its blower wiring harness. According to the German carmaker, it has determined that, over time, the plug connection from the …

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Nissan

Nissan is joining its fellow Japanese car manufacturers in re-urging customers to bring in their vehicles and have their Takata airbag replaced. Launched in 2015, the service campaign aims to prevent possible mishaps that the potentially defective airbags could induce. Both Toyota and Honda made similar calls to their customers …

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Mazda BT-50

Bermaz Auto Philippines Inc. (BAP), the distributor of Mazda vehicles in the Philippines since January 2013, is recalling an unspecified number of current-generation Mazda BT-50 pickup trucks for an issue with its door latch. According to BAP, the affected units bear the following vehicle identification numbers (VIN)—MM7 UP*** **110091-45150–and were …

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The issue about the defective Takata airbags has been one of the biggest blows in many automotive manufacturers. In fact, the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said that the Takata airbag issue is the “largest and most complex safety recall in U.S. history.” Globally, NHTSA states there …

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Lexus LS 500

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is recalling 31 units of the Lexus LS 500 full-size luxury sedan that were manufactured between December 19, 2017, and June 28, 2018, due to a problem with its engine stop-start system. The V6 twin-turbo engine of the LS 500 has a stop-start system that automatically …

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Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is recalling a number of Toyota Prius units for an issue with its power management engine control unit (ECU). The affected vehicle are 65 units of the Toyota Prius produced between April 16, 2009, and April 3, 2013. According to the Japanese carmaker, when the vehicle …

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Subaru XV

Subaru Corp. announced that it will recall more vehicles after uncovering new cases of inspection cheating. The announcement follows two worldwide recalls due to possibly defective valve springs and multi-information displays. Subaru’s rising recall costs could potentially rob the car manufacturer of about a quarter of its annual profit forecast. …

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Toyota announced Thursday, November 1, that the company is recalling over 1 million vehicles worldwide due to airbags that could inflate without warning or fail to do so in the event of a crash. Affected vehicles cover those manufactured from July 2002 to June 2015 and includes the Isis, Avensis, …

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