Toyota Recalling Nearly 40,000 Prius Hybrids [Video]
Toyota is recalling almost 40,000 of its popular plug-in Prius Hybrids from model years 2012 to 2015 due to a design issue.
The defect in question stems from the potential for the car’s hybrid battery, to overheat if placed under significant stress.
This might include driving with heavy loads or up steep hills for a long time.
If this happens, warning lights could turn on in the instrument panel, or in more severe conditions, the car may experience loss of power or total shutdown of the hybrid system.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified of the recall in mid-January, and can bring them to local Toyota dealers to replace old fuses with new and improved products…
Mercedes-Benz recalls vehicles for power steering problem [Video]
Mercedes-Benz USA recently issued a recall for 72 vehicles from the 2017 model year, including E 300 sedans, S 65 AMG coupes, and Maybach S 600s.
All vehicles in the recall were produced between July 29, 2016 and February 14, 2017.
They all have defects related to brackets on the power steering columns, which could break due to vibration and temperature fluctuation.
If that happens, the power steering assist could become disabled during operation, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Mercedes-Benz is asking drivers with affected vehicles to return the vehicles to their dealers for complementary repairs. Owners will be notified of the recall in January 2018…