Yamaha Road Star Motorcycle Transmission Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation is recalling certain 2001, 2002 and 2003 Road Star, Road Star Limited Edition, Midnight Star and Road Star Silverado motorcycles due to a defect in the transmission.  This defect may lead to abnormal wear in the transmission which could cause the circlip to break. If the circlip breaks, it would cause the…

Mitsubishi Montero Limited (2001) Consumer Reports Test

“Not acceptable!” because of two-wheel lift-off in accident avoidance maneuver by Consumer Reports. The consumer watchdog recently put a variety of 2001 sport utility vehicles through it’s accident avoidance course. The only vehicle to have two-wheel lift was the 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Limited. The tip-up was so violent in one instance, that the vehicle touched the…

Toyota 4Runner Handling Recall

Toyota is recalling 273,743 4Runner sport utility vehicles because of handling problems.  The recall, announced by the Federal Auto Safety Regulators, covers the 1996 -1998 model year. “The problem is that the vehicles can be difficult to control if they are overloaded and the driver makes a hard turn,” said a Toyota spokesman.  The problem…

Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors

The Arizona Attorney General has recently called upon Ford and NHTSA to recall late model Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors.  We would like to hear from anyone who has – or who has had a rear end collision or case involving any Ford Panther Platform vehicle (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis or Lincoln Town Car)…

Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles

Volkswagen Brake Light and Turn Signal Recalls Affect More than 1,000,000 Vehicles In 2006, Volkswagen recalled roughly 362,000 Jettas and New Beetle sedans due to incorrectly installed exterior lights. According to media reports, Volkswagen initiated the recall because of the obvious dangers associated with malfunctioning brake and turn signals, including an increased risk of unanticipated collision due to…

GM recalling 1.5 million cars over fire fears

The possibility of engine fires has prompted General Motors to recall nearly 1.5 million passenger sedans manufactured between 1997 and 2003, the National Highway Traffic Safety Admission (NHTSA) announced Monday, April 13. The vehicles involved are: 1997-2003 Buick Regals 1998-2003 Chevrolet Luminas, Monte Carlos and Impalas 1998-1999 Oldsmobile Intrigues 1997-2003 Pontiac Grand Prix Equipped with…

Risk of Operating Room Fire Grows with Use of Electrosurgical Tools and Alcohol based Preps

Late last year Chloraprep manufacturer, Carefusion, changed the labeling on the surgical skin prep product to explicitly state “do not use with electrocautery procedures.” Chloraprep is 70% isopropyl alcohol and is administered as an antibacterial on the skin prior to any incisions during surgery.  A strong push by manufacturers has resulted in ChloraPrep being the…