Recalls

2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for brake light problem
2013-2014 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for brake light problem

Nissan is recalling select 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder crossovers to fix a problem with the models' brake lights. Nearly 80,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. are affected by the recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Pathfinder's problem is rooted in its...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
GM issues Takata recall: Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban; GMC Sierra; more

Yesterday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration posted recalls affecting nearly 1.5 million U.S. vehicles equipped with Takata's fatally flawed airbags. Soon afterward, Ford added 1.9 million more vehicles to the recall roster. Today, General Motors has issued its own preliminary...Read More»

Ford Sync 3 infotainment system
Software to blame for an increasing portion of vehicle recalls?

Apps freezing or crashing, unexpected sluggishness, and sudden reboots are all, unfortunately, within the normal range of behavior of the software in our smartphones and laptops. While losing that text message you were composing might be a crisis for the moment, it’s nothing compared to the...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
More Takata recalls: Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang, Ranger; Lincoln MKX, MKZ, Zephyr; Mercury Milan

For the people who work at Takata, today is a no-good, very bad day. Just as we finished writing up half a dozen new Takata-related recalls posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Ford Motor Company published a massive new recall of its own. How massive? All told, it affects...Read More»

Inflated airbag
New Takata recalls affect 1.5M Infiniti, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Infiniti, Saab, Subaru vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has posted a slew of new recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. All of these new recalls involve replacement of passenger-side devices. Though information about some of these recalls has already been published by individual automakers...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500e
2013-2016 Fiat 500e recalled for software glitch

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling 2013-2016 models of the Fiat 500e electric car to fix a software glitch. According to the automaker, more than 16,000 vehicles in the U.S. are affected. In a brief press release, FCA says that "A routine component check by FCA US discovered certain vehicles...Read More»

2015 Toyota Yaris
2015 Toyota Yaris recalled for suspension problem

Toyota has issued a recall for roughly 3,100 Toyota Yaris hatchbacks from the 2015 model year. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may suffer from suspension problems that could increase the likelihood of crashes. READ: Study: Drivers growing more afraid of autonomous cars The...Read More»

2006 Honda Gold Wing with Takata airbag
Fiat Chrysler, Honda recall nearly 10 million more Takata airbags

Earlier this month, rumors began circulating that up to 40 million airbag inflators installed on U.S. vehicles would be added to the already-massive Takata recall. Shortly thereafter, Honda issued a recall for 20 million additional devices, while Toyota's roster grew by a more modest but still...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
2013-2014 Ford F-150 recalled to fix brake fluid leak: 271,000 trucks affected

Back in March, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had launched an investigation of the 2013-2014 Ford F-150 pickup. This morning, Ford issued a recall for those vehicles, affecting roughly 271,000 trucks in North America. NHTSA's probe began after some F-150 owners...Read More»

Inflated airbag
Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

2016 GMC Acadia
GM offering gift cards to make up for MPG errors, but do the problems run deeper?

Two weeks ago, General Motors ordered dealers to stop selling the 2016 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia until it could replace EPA stickers that overstated the SUVs' fuel economy. Last week, reports began to emerge that GM was planning to compensate 170,000 or so consumers who'd...Read More»

2016 Fiat 500
2012-2016 Fiat 500 recalled for transmission problems: 80,000 cars affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 80,000 Fiat 500 vehicles from the 2012 to 2016 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, some of those cars may experience serious transmission problems. The recall is limited to models equipped with manual transmissions. FCA reports...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler
2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag problem: 506,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 500,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs from the 2007 to 2016 model year. According to FCA, some of those vehicles may have developed problems with their airbag systems that could prevent the devices from deploying during collisions. ALSO SEE: GM to compensate...Read More»

2015 Chevrolet Sonic
2013-2016 Chevrolet Sonic, Trax, 2013-2015 Chevrolet Spark recalled for software glitch

General Motors has announced a recall of nearly 318,000 Sonic, Spark, and Trax vehicles from the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may have a software glitch that could make them more susceptible to theft. The...Read More»

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for transmission problem, over 37,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling more than 37,000 Jeep Cherokee SUVs from the 2016 model year. The automaker reports that an electrical flaw could affect the vehicle's transmission, which might cause headaches for owners. The flaw is rooted in select wiring harnesses, which may not have been...Read More»

2016 Subaru Outback
Stop-sale & recall issued for 2016-2017 Subaru Legacy due to steering problems

Subaru is recalling and halting the sale of nearly 50,000 Legacy and Outback vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may have serious problems with their steering columns, which could prevent owners from...Read More»

2016 Dodge Journey
2009-2016 Dodge Journey recalled for steering problems

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is recalling nearly 200,000 Dodge Journey vehicles from the 2009 to 2016 model years. According to the automaker, some of those vehicles may experience problems with their power steering fluid lines, which could make the crossovers harder to steer. ALSO SEE: 2017 Honda...Read More»

Honda Logo
Honda gets a jump on Takata, plans to recall more 20 million airbag inflators

Last week, the Takata airbag recall nearly tripled in size in the U.S., as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered the Japanese supplier to recall an additional 35-40 million airbag inflators. Though Takata hasn't yet publicly responded to those demands, Honda isn't waiting...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Takata recall expected to swell by 35 - 40 million, announcement could come today

If you're tired of hearing about Takata's fatally flawed airbags, we have some bad news. Though the Takata recall fiasco has fallen out of the headlines in recent weeks--eclipsed by scandals at Volkswagen and Mitsubishi, no doubt--it's about to return in a very big way. How big? Takata-related...Read More»

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