2003

2003 Honda Accord Coupe recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators
2003 Honda Accord Coupe recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators

Honda has announced a recall of more than 37,000 Honda Accord Coupes from the 2003 model year. The automaker reports that some of those vehicles may be equipped with Takata's fatally flawed airbag inflators, which have been linked to at least 16 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. They're...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Stalling Will Get Factory Fix

Kia has issued a service bulletin to fix Sorento crossovers with a stalling problem. Kia has found that some 2011-2013 Sorento crossovers manufactured during certain dates can, under certain operating conditions, stall when coming to a stop. Typically the engine can be restarted immediately, but it...Read More»

2003 Honda Odyssey
Honda Recalls 807,000 Minivans, SUVs In U.S. For Rollaway Problem

Honda is certain recalling 2003 and 2004 model year Odyssey minivans and Pilot SUVs and Acura MDX SUVs from the 2003 through 2006 model years for an ignition interlock issue that may lead to a vehicle rollaway when the keys are removed. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

2003 Honda Odyssey
NHTSA Investigating 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey, Pilot For Alleged Ignition Interlock Defect

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a preliminary investigation into alleged ignition interlock failures involving 577,100 Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot SUV models from the 2003 and 2004 model years. A report in the Wall Street Journal says the “alleged...Read More»

2003 Honda Accord
Honda Accord Recall Adds 572,000 Vehicles To Tally For Faulty Hoses, Fire Risk

Honda is expanding a May 2012 recall of the Accord V-6 to include an additional 572,000 vehicles. The additional vehicles include some from the 2003 to 2007 model years, equipped with V-6 engines and sold in the United States. The automaker says on its website that over time, the power steering...Read More»

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Are You Ignoring Auto Safety Recalls?

Whether you own a new or used car, crossover, SUV, minivan or pickup truck, if you haven’t taken your vehicle in to comply with an auto safety recall, you’re putting yourself, your passengers and people in other vehicles at potential risk. Safety recalls may be conducted voluntarily by...Read More»

2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Airbags Fire At Random, NHTSA Investigates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ramped up its investigation of the popular Jeep Liberty after dozens of reports of airbags deploying without warning. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the problem affects Liberty SUVs from the 2002 and 2003 model years. In all...Read More»

2003 Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester, Subaru Impreza, Saab 9-2X: Recall Alert

Subaru is conducting a major recall of nearly 300,000 vehicles originally sold or currently registered in Northeast or Midwestern states to replace potentially rusty brackets on the underside of the vehicles. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the...Read More»

2003 Toyota Prius
2001 - 2003 Prius Hybrids Recalled By Toyota

Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2003 Prius models worldwide, including some 52,000 in the United States. At issue are the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts, which can loosen over time if the steering wheel is repeatedly and forcefully turned to the...Read More»

2003 Ford Explorer 4-door 114" WB 4.0L XLT Rear Seats
Car Repair in Russia: Dealer, Independent Or Black Market

Not too long ago the choices in auto repair in Russia were like the choices available in governing when the country under communism - there were none. You could have your car repaired at the dealership and that was it. But a number of conditions as reported by The Moscow Times have changed all...Read More»

2003 Audi RS6
Recall Alert: 2003 Audi RS6

Audi has issued a recall on its 450-horsepower, V-8 powered 2003 Audi RS6. The recall affects up to 5,992 vehicles. Audi issued the recall due to a faulty fuel tank. The recall documentation states that the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with the bending stress from the...Read More»

2002 Infiniti QX4 Luxury
Recall Alert: Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti QX4

Nissan is issuing a recall for nearly 200,000 sport-utility vehicles sold in the U.S. under both its Nissan and Infiniti brands. The vehicles affected include 195,991 copies of the 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder and the 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4. Only vehicles sold or currently registered in...Read More»

2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Buyer Beware Now Includes Renting A Car

Did you know that it’s not illegal in most states for rental car companies to continue to rent vehicles that have not had manufacturer recall issues resolved? This means it’s up to consumer to ask if the vehicle being rented is under a recall notice and, if so, if the recall work has...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Video: Lord Vader, Your New VW Space Chariot Awaits

As the Super Bowl nears, just about every car maker and his barely unionized uncle is in high media oil-froth, gearing up for Super Sunday where media excess means consumerist success. It's one empire against another to the death. Rival companies compete for your wallet-based affections with an...Read More»

2003 Ford Windstar Wagon SE
Rare Buyout Offer Comes with Ford Windstar Recall

Letters are in mailboxes recalling Ford Windstars produced between 1997 and 2003. These minivans have a rear axle that collects road salt and other corrosive contaminants and can fracture as a result of rust. The vehicles affected are in 21 states, Washington D.C. and Canada where road salt is used...Read More»

2000 Ford Econoline Wagon XL
Rollover Alert: Feds Extend Warning About Large Passenger Vans

Just as the school year is underway, and the busy holiday travel season approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reiterated its advisory for drivers and passengers of 15-passenger vans. These vans, which include long versions of the Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana or...Read More»

1999 Ford Windstar Wagon SE
1998-2003 Ford Windstar Minivans Recalled For Rust Issue

Ford is recalling a wide range of its Windstar minivans, from the 1998 through 2003 model years, due to a rust issue that can cause the rear axle to break. The recall follows up on a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation that was opened earlier this spring. Although...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
VW Golf Ad Of The Week: Infidelity, Reliability, Jealousy

Many of my friends and acquaintances know of my ambivalence toward VW cars of all stripes. Their cars run the gamut from practical (Golf, Sharan, Touran, Polo) to very sporty (GTI, Scirocco) to luxurious (Passat, CC, Phaeton) to frivolous (Eos). They cover all their bases, make nice looking...Read More»

2001 Toyota RAV4
Transmission Woes Prompt Warranty Extension On Toyota RAV4 Models

Toyota has announced that it will provide an extended warranty on 2001-2003 model-year Toyota RAV4 models, according to the New York Times Wheels Blog, for an issue with the automatic transmission and electronic control module. The issue, which affects around 235,500 vehicles, can lead to a...Read More»

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