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

2011 Hyundai Tucson
2011 Hyundai Tucson, 2011 Kia Forte Recalled For Transmission Fluid Leak

Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 21,000 crossovers from the 2011 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may be equipped with poorly made transmission fluid cooler hoses, which could cause transmission fluid to leak and potentially...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Colorado
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Recalled To Fix Electrical Glitch

General Motors is recalling nearly 3,000 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups from the 2015 model year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could make them more difficult to steer, increasing the...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 Honda Civic: Stop-Sale Issued, Recall Looms, Engine Issue To Blame

The all-new Honda Civic raced into showrooms last October, but it's already begun to hit speed bumps. According to Bloomberg, Honda is preparing to recall 2016 Civics registered in the U.S. due to engine problems. The Honda Civic is a hugely popular model. According to current stats, it's the fifth...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata Airbag Troubles Continue: 90 Million More Vehicles May Be Recalled

At last count, the long, drawn-out Takata airbag recall affected roughly 29 million vehicles in the U.S. According to a new report, however, that figure could soar to 120 million in the near future. The reason, of course, is the ammonium nitrate that Takata has used in its airbag inflators. Studies...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Touring
2003-2011 Saab 9-3, 2010-2011 Saab 9-5, 2008-2009 Saturn Astra Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

Last month, investigators attributed a tenth death to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. It was the first to occur in a non-Honda vehicle, and it has led to a massive, five-million-vehicle expansion of the already enormous Takata recall. The latest cars to be affected by that expansion aren't even...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Did Dieselgate Woes Force Volkswagen Into Takata Recall?

Volkswagen is having a host of PR problems right now, so you'd expect the company to take every opportunity to improve its image. But in fact, Volkswagen was anything but willing to do something that could buff its brand by showing concern for consumers. Public documents show that the automaker was...Read More»

2015 Volkswagen Touareg
2011-2015 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid Recalled For Soggy Batteries, Fire Risk

Volkswagen has issued a recall for Touareg Hybrid crossovers from model-years 2011 to 2015. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the batteries on some of those vehicles may short out and could cause a fire. ALSO SEE: Kia Soul Vs. Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars...Read More»

Auto mechanics, California (photo by T. Voekler, via Wikimedia)
Study: Nearly 20% Of U.S. Cars Are Under Recall

We've seen an especially high number of auto recalls over the past couple of years. In 2014 alone, 64 million vehicles in the U.S. were recalled -- a new record. Thanks to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco and Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis, dealer service centers will likely be busy for months, if...Read More»

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