A spat of fires involving Tesla's Model S last year marred the company's otherwise many successes. Though the fires all resulted from incidents of some sort, calls for a safety inquiry were made, and a short while later another fire happened, this one to a garage containing one of the cars. On Friday, it was announced owners will be receiving new charger connectors to protect from overheating.
Canon has issued a minor recall for certain versions of its PowerShot SX50 HS digital camera over improper construction of its rubber viewfinder eye piece. In some models, an oopsie that took place during construction of the rubber covers could result in an allergic reaction to one's skin in the form of irritation and a rash. Those affected can have their camera tested and serviced for free.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published a report announcing a recall of 19,000 2014 Acura MDX SUVs in the United States. The reason deals with the SUVs' powertrain, with Acura saying that a few bolts that keep that propeller shaft in place could loosen. In addition to Acura, both Suzuki and Harley-Davidson are also issuing recalls for their own models.
The HP Chromebook 11 that was officially announced in October but suddenly pulled from shelves in November has begun slipping back into our field of vision. A replacement charger for its overheating-prone battery charger has appeared in the Google Play store. This could signal an imminent return of the machine as a whole.
Chrysler is the latest auto maker to issue a recall of select models, this one concerning a hefty 1.2 million trucks that could suffer from a loss of steering. The models are compromised of mostly 2003 - 2008 Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 trucks, with the rest being composed of nearer 2008 through 2012 2500/3500/4500/5500 models and Ram 1500 4x4 Mega Cab 2008 models.
In recent model years, many automotive manufacturers have begun including technology in their vehicles that help drivers avoid accidents. Some of that technology includes brake systems that can activate the vehicle brakes with no driver intervention to help avoid an accident. Honda has announced that it's recalling 344,000 of its Odyssey minivans in the US over a brake issue.
Earlier this year, Chrysler agreed to recall over a million Jeeps due to a fire hazard that has, to date, claimed a few dozen lives. Such a recall came after the auto maker originally rejected a recall proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, having stated at that time that the pegged vehicles were "safe and not defective." For reasons unknown, the recall has not taken place despite several months having passed.
Following yesterday's Hyundai Genesis recall, another auto maker has recalled some of its vehicles over braking problems, this time around being Nissan. About 153,000 of the maker's SUVs are being recalled, according to the NHTSA, with many of them being the new 2013 and 2014 Pathfinders. Suzuki has also recalled about 210,000 motorcycles over braking issues.
Yesterday, Hyundai revealed that it had recalled about 27,500 of its Genesis sedans, something related to a brake problem it had already been working to fix. The NHTSA had opened a preliminary investigation into the matter following several reports of brake problems and crashes, something that ultimately prompted the recall of the rest of the cars.