2003

2003 Honda Accord Coupe recalled to replace Takata airbag inflators
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»

2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade
2002-2003 Jeep Liberty Airbags Fire At Random, NHTSA Investigates

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ramped up its investigation of the popular Jeep Liberty after dozens of reports of airbags deploying without warning. According to a report in the Detroit Free Press, the problem affects Liberty SUVs from the 2002 and 2003 model years. In all...Read More»

2003 Toyota Prius
2001 - 2003 Prius Hybrids Recalled By Toyota

Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2003 Prius models worldwide, including some 52,000 in the United States. At issue are the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts, which can loosen over time if the steering wheel is repeatedly and forcefully turned to the...Read More»

2002 Infiniti QX4 Luxury
Recall Alert: Nissan Pathfinder, Infiniti QX4

Nissan is issuing a recall for nearly 200,000 sport-utility vehicles sold in the U.S. under both its Nissan and Infiniti brands. The vehicles affected include 195,991 copies of the 1996-2004 Nissan Pathfinder and the 1997-2003 Infiniti QX4. Only vehicles sold or currently registered in...Read More»

2000 Ford Econoline Wagon XL
Rollover Alert: Feds Extend Warning About Large Passenger Vans

Just as the school year is underway, and the busy holiday travel season approaches, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reiterated its advisory for drivers and passengers of 15-passenger vans. These vans, which include long versions of the Chevrolet Express, GMC Savana or...Read More»

1999 Ford Windstar Wagon SE
1998-2003 Ford Windstar Minivans Recalled For Rust Issue

Ford is recalling a wide range of its Windstar minivans, from the 1998 through 2003 model years, due to a rust issue that can cause the rear axle to break. The recall follows up on a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation that was opened earlier this spring. Although...Read More»

2001 Toyota RAV4
Transmission Woes Prompt Warranty Extension On Toyota RAV4 Models

Toyota has announced that it will provide an extended warranty on 2001-2003 model-year Toyota RAV4 models, according to the New York Times Wheels Blog, for an issue with the automatic transmission and electronic control module. The issue, which affects around 235,500 vehicles, can lead to a...Read More»

2003 Toyota Sequoia
Recall Alert: 2003 Toyota Sequoia

Another day, another recall for beleaguered Toyota. This time it involves 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia SUVs, due to an issue with the anti-rollover software. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into complaints of unexplained sudden braking or slowing 16...Read More»

2003 Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Recalls Another SUV For Stability Control Issue

Toyota Motor Sales has announced a recall of about 50,000 Sequoia sport-utility vehicles from the 2003 model year for an issue with the electronic stability control system. An issue with the control unit's program logic could cause the stability control to activate at low speed (about 9 mph, Toyota...Read More»

2003 GMC Yukon Denali 4-door AWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six Million Chevy, GMC Trucks And SUVs Being Investigated For Possible Brake Failure

Earlier this week, Vik mentioned General Motors' plan to equip many GM models with brake-override systems, which will slow vehicles in the event of sudden acceleration. This is a preemptive move on GM's part, brought about partly by concerns associated with Toyota's ongoing recall. Unfortunately...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

2003 Acura TL
Honda Adds 378,758 Cars To Its Airbag Recall

In November 2008, around the same time that Big Three automakers were making repeat visits to Washington to request federal support, Honda began having troubles of its own -- specifically, troubles with airbags in the 2001 Honda Accord and Honda Civic. The company immediately issued a recall for...Read More»

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

GM badge, 2006
GM Sheds Mark Of Excellence…Again

It seems that GM might be a little ashamed of being GM right now…or the automaker just wants to keep things on the low down. General Motors now has confirmed that it plans to stop using its corporate logo on its vehicles, so that it can promote its four core brands—Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick...Read More»

2001 Honda Accord Sdn EX
Honda Expands Airbag Recall For Accord, Civic, Acura TL

If you own a Honda Accord—and there are plenty of you out there, it being a longtime mid-size sedan favorite—there’s a small chance that your airbag might detonate with an unpleasant bonus: some shrapnel. In some isolated incidents in specific Hondas and Acuras made earlier this decade...Read More»

2004 Chevrolet Express 3500
Full-Size Vans: What You Need To Know To Arrive Safely

It's that time of the year again when church groups, summer camps, seasonal jobs, and corporate outings bring people not necessarily accustomed to full-size vans into them. While minivans are closely related mechanically to sedans and lower crossover vehicles and typically have top-notch safety...Read More»

2008 Opel Insignia
Opel Insignia "Sport Tourer," Saab 9-X Air for Paris

GM is prepping the ground for its 100th anniversary celebration tomorrow by announcing two more vehicles that will make their debut at the Paris auto show next month. The first is a wagon version of the Opel Insignia sedan, shown this summer at the London auto show. The striking new wagon version...Read More»

2010 Audi RS 5
Spy Shots: 2010 Audi RS 5

TheCarConnection.com's spies have caught Audi engineers working on an RS 5 prototype in the California desert. The 2010 Audi RS 5's aggressively revised front fascia carries all of the menacing design traits of Audi's other RS models, but it looks particularly fetching on the already seductive A5...Read More»

2008 Volkswagen Rabbit
Volkswagen Looking for Cost Cuts on Next Rabbit

Volkswagen's been hammered by the sinking dollar for years--but the German automaker has a plan to spread its currency pain more evenly. Along with building a U.S. factory due to be announced last month, the automaker's trying to slash production costs for its next generation of vehicles, including...Read More»