2005

2002-2005 MINI Cooper, Cooper S, And Convertible Models Recalled For Power Steering Loss
2002-2005 MINI Cooper, Cooper S, And Convertible Models Recalled For Power Steering Loss

MINI's parent company, BMW, is recalling MINI Cooper and Cooper S vehicles -- including some convertibles -- from the 2002 to 2005 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles might lose power steering functionality, making...Read More»

2005 Chrysler Crossfire Limited
2005 Chrysler Crossfire May Be Investigated For Loose & Detached Back Windows

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2005 Chrysler Crossfire convertible. According to an agency bulletin (PDF), the rear windows on those vehicles may detach over time. ALSO SEE: Young Men Don’t Get The Most Speeding Tickets: Who Does Will...Read More»

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Honda Adds 1,000,000 California Vehicles To Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Acura MDX, More

Today, Brazil's World Cup team is no doubt feeling down in the dumps. But if you're reading this, guys, take heart: it could be worse. You could work for Takata. Takata's faulty airbags have been responsible for over 11 million vehicle recalls -- and the list is still growing. In fact, it's now...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Hyundai Hit With $240 Million Fine In Wrongful Death Suit, Plans To Appeal

With all the attention-grabbing lawsuits being aimed at General Motors right now, it's easy to forget that every automaker spends a significant amount of time in court, dealing with cases that range from the earnest to the inane. One case that falls into the former camp just wrapped up in Montana...Read More»

2005 Lincoln Aviator
NHTSA Nixes Probe Of Ford Explorer, Mercury Mountaineer, Lincoln Aviator

In August of 2009, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2002-2005 Ford Explorer, the 2003-2005 Lincoln Aviator, and the 2002-2005 Mercury Mountaineer. According to a notice on NHTSA's website, the agency had received numerous reports of those SUVs...Read More»

2005 Honda Pilot EX
2005 Honda Pilot Probed For Braking, Steering Issues

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun a preliminary investigation into certain 2005 model year Honda Pilot SUVs for potential braking and steering issues. An estimated 87,803 Honda Pilots from the 2005 model year may be involved. The Office of Defects Investigation...Read More»

2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2004-2005 Jeep Liberty: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign of certain 2004-2005 model year Jeep Liberty SUVs over concerns about corrosion that could lead to loss of vehicle control. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected...Read More»

2005 Infiniti Q45 - front
2003-2005 Infiniti Q45: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling certain 2003-2005 model year Infiniti Q45 full-size luxury sedans over concerns about a defect in the wiring connector of seat-mounted side airbags. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site indicates that “a wiring connector for the...Read More»

2005 Ford Freestar Cargo Van
2004-2005 Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey Recalled For Crash Risk

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for the Ford Freestar minivan and its twin, the Mercury Monterey. The recall affects 205,896 vehicles from the 2004 and 2005 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the torque converter output shaft in...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
2004-2006 Toyota And Lexus Vehicles: Recall Alert

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2006 model year Toyota and Lexus vehicles over a potentially faulty crankshaft pulley which could result in steering problems. In a press release, Toyota said the safety recall involves approximately 283,000 Toyota and 137,000 Lexus...Read More»

2005 Toyota Camry XLE
Toyota Recalls 420,200 Toyota & Lexus Models From 2004-2006

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for a range of Toyota and Lexus vehicles from the 2004, 2005, and 2006 models years. According to a press release, the recall centers around a faulty crankshaft pulley, which could cause problems with the vehicles' power steering. The flaw affects crankshafts on...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
GM To Help With Gas Gauge Repair Cost On 2005-2007 SUVs

Owners of model year 2005-2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy and Saab 9-7 SUVs who have faulty gas gauges will get some help from General Motors to pay for the repairs. GM has agreed to pay for half the cost to fix malfunctioning fuel sensors in select vehicles. The problem of...Read More»

2005 BMW 3-Series 325i
2002-2005 BMW 3-Series: Recall Alert

In the second BMW recall this week, the automaker is now recalling certain model year 2002-2005 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi vehicles over potential malfunction of the rear lights. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected...Read More»

2005 BMW 3-Series 325i
2002 - 2005 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Electrical Flaw

Hot on the heels of yesterday's recall of the 2009 BMW X5, BMW of North America has issued a second recall alert -- this time for 3-Series vehicles from the 2002 - 2005 model years. At issue is a flaw in the cars' electrical system that can cause the rear lights to stop working, increasing the risk...Read More»

2005 GMC Yukon Denali used by Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Tampa Mayor's Yukon Denali Was Once A Pimpmobile (Allegedly)

When Bob Buckhorn was sworn in as mayor of Tampa, Florida last April, he nobly decided to pick his city vehicle from the police department's forfeiture fleet. Unfortunately, most of the rides on the lot were luxury class, and given the state of the economy, the new mayor wanted to project a more...Read More»

Idaho state senator John McGee
Idaho State Senator John McGee Booked For DUI, Grand Theft

It's been said that booze and politics shouldn't mix. Over the weekend, one state senator from Idaho learned the wisdom of those words the hard way. Things began innocently enough with a round of drinks at a golf club just outside Boise on Saturday night. News reports don't indicate how many rounds...Read More»

Mustang Row
Father's Day Gift Idea: Take Him To A Car Show

Father's Day is a less than a week away. What better way to show your Dad that you care than to bond with him for a few hours over some seriously beautiful examples of automotive art? Best of all, some of them are free or charge a small fee that goes to charity. Here are a random 10 spanning coast...Read More»

2005 MINI Cooper Hardtop
NHTSA Takes A Closer Look At MINI Cooper Steering Problems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced an upgraded investigation into some 60,000 2004 and 2005 MINI Coopers, which may have a steering defect linked to three vehicles fires. The NHTSA has reviewed over 500 complaints related to loss of power steering, which can...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE
Mitsubishi Ends Eclipse Production With 2012 Eclipse SE

The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE will mark the end of a nameplate that first hit the U.S, market some twenty-one years ago. The Mitsubishi Eclipse began production in 1989, as a replacement for Mitsubishi’s angular Starion coupe. When launched as a 1990 model, there was an Eclipse coupe for...Read More»

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