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BMW Mini recall hits 235,000 vehicles

BMW Mini recall hits 235,000 vehicles

All the way over in Frankfurt there's been an announcement that BMW has recalled some 235,000 vehicles in their Mini brand across the world, citing an electric water pump malfunction as the reason why. What happens with this water pumps is that when it's supposed to be cooling the turbo charger, it can malfunction and cause the connected electronic circuit board to overheat. This malfunction can then cause the circuit board to smolder or outright catch fire. Mini drivers that this recall might affect should expect communication starting next month.

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Ford issues recall on over 400k Freestar, Monterey, and Escape vehicles

Ford issues recall on over 400k Freestar, Monterey, and Escape vehicles

Ford has issued a recall and a huge number of vehicles in order to fix defects on the cars that can lead to power loss of fire. The recall covers 205,896 Ford Freestar and Mercury clone Monterey vans. The recall also covers 244,530 Ford Escape SUVs along with an additional 40,000 Escape SUVs sold outside the US. The recalls are being handled in coordination with the NHTSA and were confirmed by a Ford spokesman.

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Sony forced to recall 1.6M Bravia TVs in Japan over fire risk

Sony forced to recall 1.6M Bravia TVs in Japan over fire risk

Sony has been making TVs and other things for a very long time. The Sony Bravia line of HD and 3D TVs are some of the most popular around the world including in Sony's home country of Japan. Sony has made an announcement today that isn’t good for the hoards of Japanese HDTV owners that purchased the Bravia brand. Sony has been asked by the Japanese trade ministry to recall 1.6 million Bravia TVs that are on the Japanese market.

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54 Chinese bullet trains recalled for safety reasons

54 Chinese bullet trains recalled for safety reasons

It hasn't been long since China saw one of the worst rail disasters in the history of the super fast bullet trains that crisscross the country. Two of the hi-speed trains collided killing about 40 people. The tragedy triggered what some say is an unusual wave of critical coverage in the media and public fury. The accident also resulted in a freeze of new approvals for rail projects in China.

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MSI Responds To Intel Sandy Bridge Recall

MSI Responds To Intel Sandy Bridge Recall

MSI is now on the same recall train as Acer, Toshiba, HP, and Samsung in the aftermath of the Intel Sandy Bridge chipset design flaw discovery. MSI has just released an official announcement to assure its customers that they are working quickly with their retailers, distributors and other channel partners to take care of the problem. They encourage their customers who wish to return their MSI Intel P67 and H67 motherboards or affected gaming notebooks to contact the original place of purchase for more details. They also offer an alternative for customers to register via their website by April 30, 2011 to ensure eligibility for return/replacement options. See the full details and press release after the cut.

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Acer Group Will Fully Support Customers with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Problem

Acer Group Will Fully Support Customers with Intel’s Sandy Bridge Problem

Earlier this week, Intel announced a design flaw in its new chipsets, affecting its whole line of Sandy Bridge processors and setting off a slew of recalls and delays with Toshiba recalling select notebooks and HP and NEC both announcing delays in product launches and Samsung offering refunds on certain affected machines. Now Acer Group has joined the bunch with an official announcement that it will fully support its customers and end users in the aftermath of the Intel problem.

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