This Week In Auto Recalls and Investigations

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun investigating 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazers for complaints about driver door power window switches that melt and/or burn. Engineers are investigating the situation to determine whether a recall will be needed. Check NHTSA’s website for more information at www.safercar.gov.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun investigating complaints about door fires in 2007 Toyota Camry and RAV4 vehicles. Engineers are investigating the situation to determine whether a recall will be needed. Check NHTSA’s website for more information at www.safercar.gov.

Ford Motor Company is recalling certain 2012 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs for rear head restraints that fail to meet federal safety standards for protecting passengers in a collison. Ford expects to begin notifying affected owners on February 20, 2012. Check NHTSA’s website for more information at www.safercar.gov.

Nissan North America, Inc., is recalling 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles for transmission shifting issues. These vehicles that are equipped with an automatic transmission can be shifted out of park and into gear without requiring the driver to step on the vehicle’s brake pedal – a violation of federal safety standards. Check NHTSA’s website for more information at www.safercar.gov.

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Debbie Horowitz

Deborah L. Horowitz, an attorney who has been licensed in California to practice law for over 15 years, has dedicated her entire legal career to protecting consumer rights. She has settled over 8,000 lemon law cases and achieved excellent results for her clients.