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

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype
Google's Autonomous Car Software Determined To Be A 'Driver' In Big Win For Self-Driving Vehicles

There are plenty of obstacles impeding Planet Earth's transition to autonomous cars, but one of the biggest involves resolving the many legal questions associated with self-driving vehicles. In a huge win for fans of autonomous cars, though, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has...Read More»

2014 Subaru Tribeca
2006-2014 Subaru Tribeca Recalled For Hood Latch Problem

Subaru is recalling approximately 77,000 Tribeca crossovers from the 2006-2014 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the hood latches on some of those vehicles may be prone to opening while the car is in motion. The problem has been linked to...Read More»

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat by Hennessey Performance
2011-2016 Dodge Charger Recalled To Keep It From Slipping Off Jacks: 441,000 Affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 441,578 Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2016 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles may be at risk of slipping off their jacks when lifted. READ: Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: New Jersey...Read More»

2015 Audi Q5
2015 Audi Q5, Volkswagen Tiguan Recalled

Some of you may have seen the headline above and thought, "Oh, Volkswagen must've finally figured out how to fix some of its 3.0-liter diesels". But no, those plans were only submitted to the California Air Resources Board on Tuesday, and it'll be a while before they're approved (or possibly...Read More»

2009 Dodge Journey
Airbag Recall: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Journey, Dodge Grand Caravan, Volkswagen Routan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 112,001 Chrysler, Dodge, and Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. to replace defective airbag systems. The good news? The recalls aren't related to the ongoing Takata airbag fiasco. ALSO SEE: Toyota Pulls The Plug On Scion, But Why? The bad news? At least seven...Read More»

2015 Nissan Altima
2013-2015 Nissan Altima Recalled A Third Time To Fix Latches: 846,000 Vehicles Affected

In September 2014, Nissan recalled more than 220,000 Altima vehicles from model-year 2013 to replace faulty hood latches. In March 2015, the recall widened to include 625,000 Altimas from 2013, 2014, and 2015. (In-between, more than 170,000 other Nissan and Infiniti models were recalled for similar...Read More»

2006 Ford Ranger FX4 Off-Rd
2004-2006 Ford Ranger Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags: 391,000 Trucks Affected

Earlier this week, we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had conclusively linked a tenth fatality to Takata's poorly designed airbags. The death occurred in a Ford Ranger pickup, making in the ninth in the U.S. and the first to take place in a vehicle not manufactured...Read More»

2013 Ford Focus
2012-2013 Ford Focus Front & Center In NHTSA Door-Latch Probe

The past 12 months haven't been kind to Ford's door latches. In March of 2015, the automaker recalled about 212,000 Explorer SUVs from 2011-2013 to replace latches that could pop open during collisions. Two months later, 156,000 Ford Fiesta, Fusion, and Lincoln MKZ models from 2012, 2013, and 2014...Read More»

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011-2013 Dodge Durango, Jeep Cherokee Recalled For Fire Risk (Again)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for nearly 389,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an electrical problem in some of those vehicles could start a fire. Sound familiar?...Read More»

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