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2011 Hyundai Sonata recalled for power steering problem: 173,000 vehicles affected
2011 Hyundai Sonata recalled for power steering problem: 173,000 vehicles affected

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling the 2011 Hyundai Sonata due to a problem with the car's power steering system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that roughly 173,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected. The recall stems from an issue with the circuit board of the...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson recalled for lighting glitch

Hyundai is recalling more than 2,200 Tucson crossovers from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with the vehicles' brake lights. The problem is linked to a trailer hitch harness supplied by Mobis Parts America. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "In the affected...Read More»

2016 Subaru Forester
2015-2016 Subaru Forester, WRX recalled for stalling risk

Subaru has issued a recall for more than 18,000 Forester and WRX vehicles from the 2015 and 2016 model years. A bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles may suffer from an engine problem that could cause them to stall in traffic. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Durango recalled to repair brakes

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 15,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2015 and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately eight of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could boost the...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI recalled (not for the reason you think)

Volkswagen has recalled 2012, 2013, and 2014 models of the Volkswagen Passat TDI--but not for the reason you might think. Although those diesel models are equipped software designed to cheat on emissions tests--a problem that's still without a solution--today's recall stems from a very different...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Touareg
2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne recalled for brake flaw: 135,000 vehicles affected

This morning, sibling brands VW and Porsche issued recalls for 2011-2016 models of the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a problem with their brakes that could dramatically affect drivers' ability...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Malibu recalled twice in one week for airbag issues (but now, Takata's to blame)

On Wednesday, General Motors issued a recall for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu to fix a problem with the car's airbags. Today, the Detroit automaker announced a second Malibu recall, and again, it's meant to repair the car's airbag system. The previous airbag problem was rooted in the chemicals that...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
2016 Chevrolet Colorado, Malibu, GMC Canyon recalled for airbag problem

General Motors is recalling more than 1,500 Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Malibu, and GMC Canyon vehicles from the 2016 model year to fix a problem with their airbag systems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those systems may not deploy airbags as intended...Read More»

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2016-2017 Hyundai Santa Fe recalled for seatbelt wiring problem

Hyundai has issued a recall for more than 34,000 Santa Fe crossovers from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could result in serious injuries to occupants during...Read More»

2014 Nissan Rogue
2014 Nissan Rogue recall expands to fix Bosch fuel pump problem

Last summer, Nissan recalled more than 76,000 Nissan Rogue crossovers from the 2014 model year. At the same time, BMW recalled over 18,000 sedans from 2014 and 2015, mostly from the automaker's 3-Series and 4-Series. The link? Both manufacturers had used faulty fuel pumps manufactured by Bosch...Read More»

Matthew Broderick & Ally Sheedy in the 1983 hacking classic WAR GAMES
FBI & NHTSA say car hacking is real, offer tips to keep you safe

Worried about your car being hacked? The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are, too, and they've published some handy tips to keep you and your ride safe. A changing world Not so long ago, hacking cars was an unfeasible endeavor--or at least...Read More»

Honda Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) demo  -  Japan, 11/2012
20 automakers promise to make automatic braking standard by 2022

No one knows for certain when fully autonomous cars will be sold to the public, but as of today, we know when autonomous braking systems will become standard on millions of new vehicles. That's because this morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for...Read More»

2015 Nissan Leaf
2013-2015 Nissan Leaf recalled for braking problem, 46,000 vehicles affected

Nissan is recalling more than 46,000 Nissan Leaf electric vehicles from model years 2013, 2014, and 2015. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a defect that interferes with braking during the colder months. The problem is linked to...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Automakers really, really, really want you to fix your recalled car

So, your car's been recalled. Big deal. You got the notice in the mail, you've pinned it to your bulletin board or tossed it atop your teetering to-do pile. You'll get to it. But automakers aren't feeling quite so nonchalant about recalls. In fact, they really, really want you to take your car to a...Read More»

2016 Dodge Dart
2015-2016 Dodge Dart recalled for unexpected 'torque event'

The Dodge Dart may be headed for the graveyard (again), but it's not going gently into that good night. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 1,200 Darts from the 2015 and 2016 model-years because of a software issue that could result in an unexpected "torque event". The National Highway...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
2012 Hyundai Genesis, 2011-2013 Hyundai Equus recalled to fix wiper problem

Back in October, General Motors recalled nearly 30,000 SUVs to replace a faulty windshield wiper motor cover that could cause motors to overheat and catch fire. Now, the manufacturer of that cover, Valeo, is causing headaches for Hyundai, which is recalling more than 18,000 Genesis and Equus...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013-2014 Ford F-150 investigated for brake failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of 2013 and 2014 models of the Ford F-150 pickup. NHTSA says that it has received 35 reports of problems with the truck's braking system. The agency sent notice of the investigation to Ford, explaining that those...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»

2016 Scion FR-S
2013-2016 Scion FR-S Recalled For Rollaway Risk

Toyota has issued a recall for the 2013 - 2016 Scion FR-S (soon to be the Toyota FR-S). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles might suffer from a technical glitch that could allow them to roll away when owners think they're parked. Like other...Read More»

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