Volkswagen, Toyota and Ford announced recalls of several vehicles from the 2005 and 2006 model years. No related injuries were reported, other than bruised egos and soon-to-be-dented corporate wallets.
Vehicles affected include the following:
· 2005 Volkswagen Jettas, on which a misaligned fuel supply line clamp could cause leaks;
· 2006 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators, which may have tire-tread damage caused during manufacturing;
· 2005 Toyota Tacoma pickups with bench seats, on which a possible faulty seat-belt buckle sensor could affect air-bag deployment during a crash.
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