WASHINGTON (Nov. 28)—Several automotive-related companies have issued recalls, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. Federal-Mogul Corp. is recalling 299,071 brake hoses manufactured between August 1999 and May 2001. The crimps can fail because of improper machining, causing them to slip off the hoses. This in turn can cause brakes to fail, NHTSA said. Hyundai Motor America is recalling 3,255 Hyundai XG300 automobiles manufactured between April and August 2001. The cars have incorrect tire pressure placards, and Hyundai will give car owners the correct placards and installation instructions. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is recalling 25,711 Dyna Glide motorcycles, model year 2001. The motorcycles, manufactured between July 2000 and July 2001, have fuel hoses that can come off the carburetor, causing fuel spills, according to the federal agency. Winnebago Industries Inc. is recalling 396 Winnebago Rialta motor homes, model year 2002. The wheel covers on these vehicles can rotate on the wheels and shear off the tire valve stems, causing loss of air pressure and tire failure. Ferrari North America is recalling 468 Ferrari 500 Maranello sports cars, model years 1997-99. The wheel bolt inserts on the cars can crack, leading to loss of wheel torque and vehicle handling, NHTSA said.
Five automotive-related firms issue recalls
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