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Toyota Recalls Hybrids for Fuse Issues

Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing is recalling 39,915 2012-15 Prius Plug-in Hybrid vehicles. The hybrid battery contains a fuse that may fracture after repeated high-load driving conditions such as climbing long hills.Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EV fuse, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin Jan. 8. Toyota's number for this recall is H0R.

Honda Recalls More Than 800,000 Minivans

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 806,936 2011-17 Honda Odyssey vehicles. The second row outboard seats can slide sideways to one of two positions. If a seat is placed between either of the two positions when attaching the seat to the vehicle floor, the seat will not latch properly to the seat striker, allowing the seat to tip forward unexpectedly during braking.The remedy for this recall is still under development. Honda will notify owners of the safety risk in an interim notification and provide detailed instructions for installing/positioning the second row outer seats and confirming that they are securely latched. Once a final remedy is determined and the necessary parts are available, Honda will send a second letter to owners to have them visit a dealer to have the condition remedied, free of charge. The interim notification is expected to begin Dec. 18. Honda's number for this recall is S0G.

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Ford Recalls Transits for Tow Issues

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 65,206 2015-17 Ford Transit vehicles equipped with a trailer tow module. Water can enter the tow modules and corrode the wiring causing issues such as rapidly flashing turn signals, loss of instrument panel display, an electrical short and possibly the deployment of seatbelt pretensioner.Ford will notify owners, and dealers will add a drainage hole in the driver's door stepwell and incorporate a fuse into the vehicle's wiring harness, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk and an interim repair are expected to be mailed in November. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Ford's number for this recall is 17S34.

Mitsubishi Recalls Mirages


Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. (MMNA) is recalling 83,555 2014-2018 Mirage vehicles. The internal acceleration sensor in the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) can misinterpret vibrations such as those from poor road conditions or a flat tire to be a sensor error thereby disabling the air bags from deploying in a crash.
MMNA will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the SRS-ECU software, free of charge. The recall was expected to begin in November. 
MMNA's number for this recall is SR-17-006.

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FTC Settles with Dealer for Spanish-Language Ads

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