Monday, February 20, 2012

RAV4s reviewed Toyota Camry, of house fires

CNBC's Phil LeBeau has the details on regulators opened a probe of 840 K Toyota Camry and Rav 4 s.

DETROIT - U.S. safety regulators have a preliminary investigation of consumer complaints the driver side door fires in 2007 model year Toyota Camry sedan and RAV4 crossover SUV opened.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that an estimated 830,000 vehicles could be affected. This checkpoint is less than a recall but one can lead to.

Six consumers complained, NHTSA said in a filing that shows that the investigation was opened this week.

"On the basis of the information available, it seems that the fire from the window master switch is originating are on the side of the driver's door," the submission says.

Toyota said that it expects more information from the NHTSA before answering the authority.

"Toyota received the preliminary assessment opening resume for 2007 RAV4 and Camry on 7 February." However, we have received no request for information from the NHTSA. Toyota to investigate these claims will cooperate fully with the Agency in their efforts, ", said the company in an e-Mail statement.

In another callback news
Nissan is almost 37,000 conversely small cars with transmissions in the United States reminds, because she potentially could be shifted from Park, without the brake pedal, depressing filed for documents with NHTSA.

NHTSA said that 36.608 Versas model year 2012 may experience interference between the gear lever bar and shift knob with automatic transmission. That cause that without reinforcement panels on the brake pedal, the driver to shift the vehicle inadvertently increases the risk of an accident according to NHTSA documents.

Nissan said in November 2011 during a vehicle inspection, dealer the problem notify owners and replace the shifter button or lever Assembly as necessary, said NHTSA. The recall is expected to begin on 20 February.

A Nissan official said that no accidents or injuries on this issue signed.

Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters.

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