Archive for the ‘Driver Safety’ Category

Baja Mini-Bike Recall

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Baja Motorsports is recalling 23,000 MB200 gas-powered “mini-bikes” because the front fork can become disconnected from the wheel causing danger of fall and crashing to riders. The mini-bike may also be called the WR96 or WR200. The company has received 13 documented reports of this malfunction. Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles and contact Baja Motorsports for a free repair.

Baja Motorsports can be reached at (888) 863-2252 from 8am to 5pm weekdays, or online at www.bajamotorsports.com

KIA Sedona Minivan Recall

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Kia is recalling almost 80,000 Sedona minivans produced between 2006 and 2012 for steering problems. In Kia’s published report, the company stated that exposure to road salt can cause corrosion to the front lower control arms of the suspension.  A broken control arm can leave the driver unable to maintain control of the vehicle.

Sedona models sold or registered are only being recalled in: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, West Virginia, Vermont and Wisconsin.

Vehicle owners will be notified by express mail in December. The vehicles will either be outfitted with rustproof parts free of charge or replaced entirely by Kia dealers.

Hyundai is also issuing recall for 15,000 Entourage minivans in states with cold weather for similar problems with suspension control arms. Toyota, Ford, and GM are recalling select vehicles for problems not life-threatening. Owners can expect notification by mail in December.