2009

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected
2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard. The problem is rooted in the Sportage's hydraulic...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan
2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Airbag Problem (Not The One You Think)

Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2009 VW Routan to repair its airbag system. Despite Volkswagen's involvement in the massive Takata recall scandal, though, the Routan's troubles have nothing to do with the struggling Japanese supplier. Instead, they're related to a growing problem with...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord
2008-2009 Honda Accord Recalled For Sudden Airbag Deployments

Honda has issued a recall for select 2008 and 2009 Honda Accord sedans affecting more than 300,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software problem that could cause their airbags to go off without...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R, Infiniti EX, FX Recalled For Defective Steering Column

Nissan North America is recalling thousands of Infiniti EX and FX models, as well as the Nissan GT-R. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles may suffer from design flaws that inhibit drivers' ability to steer. ALSO SEE: Six Vehicles With The Most...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Toyota Recalls 615,000 Sienna Minivans For Roll-Away Issue UPDATED

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2004-2005 and 2007 through 2009 Toyota Sienna minivans to fix a problem involving the shift lever assembly. The problem In a statement, Toyota said that “because of the potential for damage to the shift lock solenoid installed in...Read More»

2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d
2009-2010 BMW X5 Diesel SUV Recalled

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2009 and 2010 BMW X5 diesel SUVs to fix a potential problem with the fuel filter heater. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 1,540...Read More»

2009 BMW X5
BMW Recalls 2007-2010 X5 SUVs To Fix Brakes

BMW is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2007 through 2010 X5 SUVs, due to a possible oil leak that could lead to loss of power-assisted braking. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles potentially affected by the...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
2007-2009 Hyundai Santa Fe: Recall Alert

Hyundai is recalling certain 2007 through 2009 model year Santa Fe SUVs to ensure that airbags will deploy in a crash when a small stature person is seated in the passenger seat. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
1.4 Million Toyota Models Now Included In Door-Fire Probe

Yesterday, we told you about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's beefed-up investigation of door fires in General Motors SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. According to the Wall Street Journal, NHTSA has just announced a different probe into a different door-fire problem --...Read More»

2009 Kia Borrego
2009 Kia Borrego: Recall Alert

Kia is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2009 model year Borrego SUVs over concerns about faulty brake pedal mounts on vehicles equipped with non-adjustable brake pedals. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected...Read More»

Ray LaHood
Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, new cars, trucks, and SUVs will soon come with brake-override systems. That's according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the agency has posted to its website (PDF). If you follow the news, you can probably guess the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
2009 Toyota Camry, 2009-2011 Venza: Recall Alert: UPDATED

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall campaign on certain 2009 model year Toyota Camry mid-size sedans and certain 2009 to 2011 model year Toyota Venza mid-size crossovers to replace the stop-lamp switch. The recall involves approximately 70,500 Camry and 116,000 Venza vehicles. According...Read More»

2009 Toyota Tacoma
2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

About 495,000 Toyota Tacoma pickups are being recalled for an issue in the steering-wheel assembly that could lead to airbag deployment failure. The recall covers certain Tacoma models from 2005 to early 2009, and relates to the steering-wheel spiral cable design. Friction between that cable and a...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Recalling Some Camry, Venza Models For Stop-Lamp Switch

Toyota is recalling 186,500 vehicles—including some 2009 Toyota Camry models and some 2009-2011 Toyota Venza models—for an issue with the stop lamp switch that could cause a range of issues. The description of the problem sounds simple: “During installation of the contact-type...Read More»

2009 Honda Odyssey
2008-2009 Honda Odyssey: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2008-2009 model year Odyssey minivans over concerns about a liftgate flaw. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 45,747. Documentation from Honda indicates...Read More»

2009 Honda Odyssey
2008-2009 Honda Odyssey Recalled For Liftgate Problem

Honda has issued a recall for Odyssey minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years. The recall centers around a flaw in the liftgate system that could cause injuries to owners. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas-filled struts which help the...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Lexus, Porsche, Cadillac Top J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Study

The results of J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study have just been released, and there's plenty of good news for auto fans. Power's Dependability Study looks at problems associated with vehicles that are three model-years old (so the 2012 study examined rides from the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Airbag Delay

General Motors is recalling Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In certain circumstances, the airbag systems in those cars can suffer from a slight delay, meaning that the airbags deploy more slowly and offer less protection during crashes. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008-2009 Pontiac G8: Recall Alert

General Motors is voluntarily recalling all 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 models for a front passenger airbag issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected vehicles at 38,444. Documentation from General Motors indicates the...Read More»

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