• More Vehicle Recalls Headed Your Way in 2014

    Published 10 years ago — by Lisa Federico

    Now Hear This! More Vehicle Recalls Heading Your Way in 2014

    Now Hear This! More Vehicle Recalls Heading Your Way in 2014
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    When you flip on the morning news or scan your favorite online news site, it surely seems like there are more vehicles being recalled these days. And unfortunately, this trend is continuing.

    According to the Centre of Automotive Management (CAM), and reported by The New Zealand Herald, more than 20.5 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. last year (BMW was the fourth highest manufacturer of vehicles on the list), which is five million more than in 2012. Most of these recalls were due to electronic malfunctions and safety glitches.

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  • Can I Get Reimbursed For a Recalled Lexus Part I Just Replaced?

    Published 11 years ago — by Lisa Federico

    Please pay here, vehicle manufacturer

    Your vehicle's manufacturer should pay for that recalled part you just replaced.
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    So you replaced that expensive Lexus part in your Lexus a few months ago, only to find out that it has recently been recalled. Should you be reimbursed by the manufacturer for the Lexus part you just had repaired?

    In short, yes. Your vehicle’s manufacturer will cover the replacement of the recalled part, as long as you went to a qualified mechanic who used original equipment factory (OEM) parts for the repair.

    According to this article, “Federal regulations state that automakers are required to reimburse for costs to fix a defect as long as receipts for the repairs are submitted.”

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