Category: defect

Toyota’s assertions of driver error suggest that BLACK BOXES are more reliable than previously attested

NATIONAL – According the the Los Angeles Times (7/29, Bensinger, Vartabedian) reports that Toyota has often dismissed the data collected by its event data recorders as “unreliable” and collected by “unproven technology. … Now, facing continued claims that its vehicles are defective, Toyota appears to have done an about-face” and “has been citing data from black…

MEDTRONIC warns of defects with 37,000 PACEMAKERS Ι 1.7 MILLION have been implanted Ι PACEMAKER MALFUNCTION Ι Kappa Ι Sigma

“Medtronic is warning doctors that 37,000 of its pacemakers may have wiring defects that can cause them to malfunction.” The company said the defect affects a subset of its Kappa and Sigma pacemakers, causing them not to respond or [to] run out of battery power. About 1.7 million of the pacemakers have been implanted since…

GM – Recalls 277,000 vehicles

GM recalled about 277,000 vehicles on Friday because of a potential defect in the shift lever that could cause a vehicle to roll away.GM said the recall involves 2009 model year versions of the Buick Enclave; Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR, Malibu and Traverse; GMC Acadia; Pontiac G5 and G6; and the Saturn Aura and Outlook. GM…