CAR manufacturer Toyota is recalling more than 35,000 UK cars after it discovered faults that could deactivate airbags, cause seats to move while driving and break steering columns
29 -- India's largest manufacturer of passenger vehicle Maruti Suzuki has issued a recall for 1,492 units of its Ertiga, Swift, DZire and A-Star to rectify a possible problem with their steering columns
The new steering columns
for these vehicles have already been despatched to dealer workshops.
The bolts connecting the steering wheels and steering columns
in the two models may not have been screwed on properly and could lead to a loss of control, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, which received a report about the recall.
Bosses at Nissan, which has its main UK plant in Sunderland, say while there is "no risk of sudden failure", the issue could lead to damage to the vehicles' steering columns
The firm is supplying steering columns
, sliders and suspension joints for the three prototypes, which has been designed by KADDB - an independent government entity within the Jordan armed forces.
a supplier of advanced steering and driveline technology, has been using magnesium in its automotive steering columns
for two decades, but never so much as in its latest project for the 2009 Ford F-150.
When ZF STEERING SYSTEMS NACAM UK LIMITED won the contract to supply adjustable steering columns
for the new Renault Modus it had to solve a new quality assurance problem.
Because this safety system combines the steering column
, knee bolster, and pedals into an integrated safety system," says Dan Crishon, Business Line Executive for Steering Columns
and Intermediate Shafts, "it cuts across the functional silos around which most OEM purchasing departments are organized.
The vandals smashed windows and steering columns
and tried to hot-wire some of the cars.
While BSM has the capability to supply nearly any size manufacturer -- it can produce 150,000 steering columns
a year in its facility just south of the Twin Cities -- it has focused primarily on meeting the needs of the smaller manufacturers, according to John Lind, president of the 21-year-old company
NSK said it also decided to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Guangdong Province, southeastern China, to manufacture and sell steering columns
and joints for automakers in a bid to strengthen its global steering business.