Recalls

97.5 percent of Volkswagen diesel owners have chosen buyback, not repair
97.5 percent of Volkswagen diesel owners have chosen buyback, not repair

When the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal first began making headlines in September 2015, many diesel owners expressed concern--not that Volkswagen had equipped their cars with illegal defeat devices, but that they might be forced to have their vehicles repaired, and the repairs would ruin their cars'...Read More»

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, Outlander Sport recalled to fix door latch glitch

Mitsubishi Motors North America is recalling nearly 36,000 Outlander and Outlander Sport vehicles from the 2016 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that the doors on some of those crossovers may not properly latch, creating the possibility that they could open while...Read More»

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
Another lawsuit filed over shifter used in Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep models

Good product design is easy to overlook. When a product is truly well crafted, the design becomes invisible because it's so intuitive. We think, "Well, of course it looks like that. How could it look any other way?" On the other hand, bad design--or sometimes, a radical redesign--can often...Read More»

2003 Honda Accord Coupe Factory Package
2003 Honda Accord Coupe recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators

Honda has announced a recall of more than 37,000 Honda Accord Coupes from the 2003 model year. The automaker reports that some of those vehicles may be equipped with Takata's fatally flawed airbag inflators, which have been linked to at least 16 deaths and more than 100 injuries worldwide. They're...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai, Kia recall 1.2 million vehicles to prevent premature engine failure

Hyundai and its South Korean sibling, Kia, are recalling nearly 1.2 million cars and crossovers from the 2011 to 2014 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the engines in some of those vehicles may have an increased likelihood of stalling, which...Read More»

2017 Audi A3 sedan
2017 Audi A3, S3 recalled for overly aggressive airbags

Volkswagen is recalling more than 11,000 Audi A3 and S3 vehicles from the 2017 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of those vehicles may suffer from a software glitch that could cause airbags to deploy with greater force than necessary. The software in...Read More»

2014 Fiat 500L
2014 Fiat 500L recalled over powertrain glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 30,000 Fiat 500L vehicles from the 2014 model year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explains that some of those cars may suffer from a problem that could prevent them from accelerating in certain situations. The problem is rooted in...Read More»

Gary Pittam performs recall service on a Chevrolet Cobalt Thursday, April 17, 2014
Why don't people get their recalled cars fixed?

When you receive a recall notice from your car's manufacturer, do you immediately make plans to take it in for repairs? That question lies at the heart of "Consumer Preferences Regarding Vehicle-Related Safety Recalls", a new paper written by Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle from the University...Read More»

2015 Ford Escape
New Ford recalls affect 442,000 Edge, Escape, Fiesta, Fusion, and other models

This morning, Ford Motor Company published details about four new recalls affecting more than 442,000 vehicles registered in North America. The vast majority were sold in the U.S. RECALL #1:2013-15 Ford Escape, Ford Fiesta ST, Ford Fusion, Ford Transit Connect UNITS AFFECTED: 230,756, including...Read More»

2014 Nissan Murano
2013-2014 Nissan Murano recalled over fire hazard: 57,000 vehicles affected

Nissan has issued a recall for nearly 57,000 Murano crossovers from the 2013 and 2014 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that one of the components supplied for those vehicles may not perform its job as expected. That component is a power steering hose clamp...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Touareg
2007-2010 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for fuel leak, fire risk

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 21,000 Touareg crossovers from the 2007 to 2010 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that some of those vehicles could pose a fire risk. The Touareg's problem is rooted in its fuel filter flange, which was manufactured...Read More»

2014 Hyundai Sonata
2011-2015 Hyundai Sonata, Sonata Hybrid recalled to repair seatbelts: 978,000 cars affected

Hyundai has issued a massive recall of Sonata and Sonata Hybrid vehicles from the 2011-2015 model years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the seatbelts in those vehicles might detach during collisions. ALSO SEE: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to top range, start from...Read More»

2016 Ford Mustang
2017 Ford Mustang recalled to fix door handles: nearly 5,800 vehicles affected

This morning, Ford Motor Company issued a recall of nearly 5,800 Ford Mustang vehicles from the 2017 model year. The automaker says that some of those cars may have problems with their door handles that could increase the risk of injury during collisions. ALSO SEE: Match game: Volkswagen may be...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Nissan Versa recalled to prevent airbags from deploying unexpectedly

Nissan North America has announced a recall of select 2012 Nissan Versa vehicles. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the airbag systems in some of those cars may not have been properly manufactured. The airbags were supplied by Robert Bosch LLC, based...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza
2017 Subaru Impreza recalled to repair backup camera

Subaru is recalling 25,567 Impreza vehicles from the 2017 model year to repair a problem with their backup cameras. The camera was supplied by Harman, and its problem is rooted in a memory error affecting the component's software. As a result, one of two problems can occur: The glitch may result in...Read More»

2014 BMW X5 equipped with M Performance parts
2011-2014 BMW X5, X6 recalled over powertrain failure: 122,000 vehicles affected

This morning, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted information concerning a recall of nearly 122,000 BMW four-wheel-drive utility vehicles from the 2011 to 2014 model years. The recall stems from a problem with the vehicles' powertrain--specifically, the front driveshaft's...Read More»

2017 Porsche Macan GTS
2015-2017 Porsche Macan recalled to fix airbag systems: nearly 18,000 SUVs affected

Porsche is recalling nearly 18,000 Macan SUVs from the 2015, 2016, and 2017 model years. According to a bulletin published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the front passenger airbags in some of those vehicles may not deploy during crashes, increasing the risk of injury to...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Breaking: Honda ramps up efforts to repair "very dangerous" Takata inflators

Last June, Honda issued a very serious warning to owners of certain Honda and Acura vehicles: do not drive them until you've had the Takata airbag inflators in those vehicles replaced. The models in question (full list below) came equipped with Takata's "Alpha" inflator, so called because it was...Read More»

2017 Buick LaCrosse
2017 Buick LaCrosse recalled to fix power steering glitch

General Motors is recalling more than 2,000 Buick LaCrosse vehicles to address a problem with the car's power steering system. Official recall documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the problem is rooted in the electrical connectors associated with the...Read More»

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