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Sims Honda Service Specials!

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Deals during the holiday season are great, but if you find your vehicle needs some service after all the holiday spending, here at Sims Honda we’re betting you appreciate some post-holiday service deals.

Here’s what you can take advantage of at Sims Honda in Burlington:

  • Oil and Filter Change for $39.95
  • Tire Rotation and Multi-Point Inspection for $14.95
  • All Wheel Alignment (tire rotation, inspection of steering components, tie rods, and ball joints) for $89.95
  • 10% off your brake replacement
  • New battery (select batteries) for $114.95

Stop by Sims Honda for quality and timely service of your vehicle and take advantage of these service deal today!

Toyota Recalls 260,000 Vehicles Over Brake Issue

Toyota announced that it is recalling more than 261,000 vehicles with possible problems with the software of the braking system; this could result in a crash.

The recall affects the 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2012 Toy0ta RAV4, and the 2012 and 2013 Lexus RX 350. According to this article, “According to Toyota, an electrical component within the actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure for each of the brakes of the affected vehicles may experience an increased resistance.

“This would result in the illumination of various warning lights in the dash, including those for the stability and traction control systems as well as the antilock brakes. If this were to occur, Toyota says that the systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance during braking, and thus increasing the risk of a crash.”

Toyota will notify owners if they are affected.

Toyota Recalls 260,000 Vehicles Over Brake Issue

Toyota announced that it is recalling more than 261,000 vehicles with possible problems with the software of the braking system; this could result in a crash.

The recall affects the 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 2012 Toy0ta RAV4, and the 2012 and 2013 Lexus RX 350. According to this article, “According to Toyota, an electrical component within the actuator that adjusts the fluid pressure for each of the brakes of the affected vehicles may experience an increased resistance.

“This would result in the illumination of various warning lights in the dash, including those for the stability and traction control systems as well as the antilock brakes. If this were to occur, Toyota says that the systems could become inoperative, reducing the directional control assistance during braking, and thus increasing the risk of a crash.”

Toyota will notify owners if they are affected.

Honda Recalling 18,000 Acuras, Hondas in United States

2007 Honda S2000

Honda is voluntarily recalling 18,000 Acura RSX compact cars from 2006 and Honda S2000 cars from the 2006 and 2007 model years due to possible issue with the brakes.

According to this article, “Honda says some power brake booster parts weren’t made to specifications. That could cause a decrease in braking power over time and could increase the risk of a crash. But the company says it doesn’t know of any accidents or injuries from the problem.”

Owners will be notified via mail by mid-July. Of course, Honda dealers will repair or replace an problem parts at no charge to customers. Please feel free to contact Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership if you have any questions or concerns.

Toyota Recalls 240,000 Prius, Lexus Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota announced that it is recalling 242,000 Prius and hybrid Lexus vehicles due to problems with the braking system.

According to this article, 233,000 Toyota Prius vehicles made between March and October of 2009 and 9,000 Lexus HS250 models made between June and October of 2009. Only Lexus vehicles sold in Japan have been affected.

All vehicles should be taken in to be inspected.