Daimler Chrysler group announced that it will recall over 68,000 of its new vehicles due to a problem with the braking system as well as a problem with the windshield defroster. Among these vehicles, they will include the new Dodge Nitro, the Jeep Compass, Chrysler Sebring, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty.
A problem with the brake system could lead to cause drivers to lose control of the car. Among some 62,000 vehicles from the 2007 models affected, only 11 models were reported. However, a notice to all registered owners will be sent out in January. Luckily, no accidents or injuries have been reported so far.
The new Toyota Auris has received 5-Star ratings from the European new car reassessment program for European vehicles. The hatchback proved that there was minimal intrusion in the cabin thanks to its 9 airbags and received 4-star performance in child occupant protection ratings. As a result, the new Auris is Toyota’s fifth vehicle to receive a 5-star rating. The Auris was also rated 3 out of 4 stars in pedestrian protection. The Auris scored a total of 35 points out of a possible 37. Yay.