2004

Honda Adds 127,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, More
Honda Adds 127,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall: Accord, Civic, CR-V, Odyssey, Pilot, More

Earlier this year, much of the auto world's attention was focused on Takata and its fatally flawed airbags. Then in September, Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis took over the headlines, giving Takata a tiny bit of cover. But rest assured, Takata is still in very hot water with regulators, automakers...Read More»

2002-2004 Saturn Vue: Recall Prompted By A Different Ignition-Key Issue post thumbnail
2002-2004 Saturn Vue: Recall Prompted By A Different Ignition-Key Issue

General Motors has initiated a recall for the 2002-2004 Saturn Vue, for yet another ignition-key-related issue—this one potentially an issue when the vehicle is parked. In these models, the ignition key could possibly be removed while it's not in the 'off' position; that could cause a...Read More»

2003-2004 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza Recalled For Faulty Takata Airbags post thumbnail
2003-2004 Subaru Legacy, Outback, Baja, 2004 Subaru Impreza Recalled For Faulty Takata Airbags

More than ten million vehicles around the globe have been recalled due to faulty airbags made by Takata. Today, Subaru is adding about 9,000 more to the list. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Subaru's recall affects 2003-2004 models of the Baja...Read More»

Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, Pontiac Vibe Recalled For Faulty Airbags (Again) post thumbnail
Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra, Lexus SC, Pontiac Vibe Recalled For Faulty Airbags (Again)

Earlier this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of airbags made by the Takata company. Now, Toyota has issued a recall for 844,277 Toyota, Lexus, and Pontiac vehicles from model years 2002-2004 to fix those flawed components. ALSO SEE: Ford Admits To...Read More»

NHTSA Investigates Chrysler Recall Of 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty & 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee post thumbnail
NHTSA Investigates Chrysler Recall Of 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty & 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee

In November 2012, Chrysler recalled nearly 745,000 Jeep vehicles: the 2002-2003 Jeep Liberty and the 2002-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The problem? A glitch in the Occupant Restraint Control module, which was causing airbags to deploy at random, with little or no warning. MUST SEE: How To Kill Your...Read More»

2001-2004 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Potential Steering Problem post thumbnail
2001-2004 Mazda Tribute Recalled For Potential Steering Problem

Mazda has issued a recall for Tribute SUVs from the 2001-2004 model years. In a statement from the automaker, Mazda estimates that some 109,000 U.S. vehicles are affected by the recall. DON'T MISS: NYC Taxi Driver Dodges $28,000 In Tolls By Tailgating The problem with the Tribute stems from...Read More»

2003-04 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura MDX Recalled For Airbag Flaw post thumbnail
2003-04 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura MDX Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Just two weeks after its younger siblings were recalled for stalling issues, the 2003-04 Honda Odyssey is being recalled for a problem with its airbags. According to Detroit News, the recall also includes 2003 models of the Acura MDX. The flaw stems from a dodgy computer chip used in the system...Read More»

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Honda Odyssey Airbags Investigated For Unexpected Deployment

The federal government has opened an investigation into front airbags that are unexpectedly deploying, in 2003 and 2004 Honda Odyssey minivans. The issue could affect about 320,000 Odyssey vans in all, and it could lead to a recall. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...Read More»

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2002-2004 Ford Escape May Suffer From Unintended Acceleration

In 2005, Ford recalled the 2002-2004 Escape to fix a troubling flaw that could've kept the vehicle's engine revving. Now, a consumer advocacy group insists that in the process of making those repairs, Ford created another problem -- one that leaves the Escape vulnerable to unintended acceleration...Read More»

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2002-2004 Honda CR-V, 2003 Honda Pilot Recalled For Headlight Problem

Honda has issued a voluntary recall for the 2002-2004 CR-V and the 2003 Pilot. According to a press release from the automaker, a flaw in those vehicles' electrical systems could cause the headlights to fail. Though the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hasn't yet posted an official...Read More»

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2003-2004 Infiniti M45 Recalled For Fuel Gauge Flaw

Nissan North America has announced a recall of 2003 and 2004 models of the Infiniti M45. Those vehicles suffer from a faulty circuit board that could leave owners stranded. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's bulletin covering the recall explains that a circuit board attached to...Read More»

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Audi Ties Twitter Into Its Super Bowl Advertisement #ProgressiveIs

As we mentioned earlier in the week, many automakers Super Bowl Ad will incorporate some social media element. Audi is the latest to do so with its #ProgressiveIs campaign. Audi's new progressive luxury marketing campaign, previewed in its Super Bowl ad taunting Mercedes-Benz, today gets a social...Read More»

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Jeep Grand Cherokee in Safety Probe

More than 3 million Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicles could be recalled, if an investigation underway determines they are susceptible to fuel-tank problems. In an unusual move, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has asked Ford, Toyota and GM for data on their...Read More»

Recall Alert: Over 372,000 Toyota Avalons Could Suffer From Steering Problem post thumbnail
Recall Alert: Over 372,000 Toyota Avalons Could Suffer From Steering Problem

Toyota has issued a recall for its popular Avalon sedan due to a potential steering problem. The recall affects Avalons from the 2000 - 2004 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall centers on "improper casting of the steering lock bar...Read More»

Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York post thumbnail
Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York

On the off-chance that you won't be heading to France for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, here's another way to get your racing fix: zip over to New York City for the videogame equivalent, hosted by Audi and Xbox. Yes, for the second year in a row, Audi and Xbox/Turn 10 are presenting the...Read More»

Car Advice: How To Jump-Start Your Hybrid Car Without Jump-Starting Your Heart post thumbnail
Car Advice: How To Jump-Start Your Hybrid Car Without Jump-Starting Your Heart

This past weekend, I had what our President might call a "teachable moment"--an unexpected need for a jump-start in a car I hadn't had to jump, ever. After a long weekend at the beach, I washed up our 2004 Toyota Prius and packed it full for the ride home. I even cleaned the inside of the windows...Read More»

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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»

2012 Lotus Esprit: Powered by Lexus? post thumbnail
2012 Lotus Esprit: Powered by Lexus?

A new Lotus Esprit is in the works, and reports suggest that like the Evora coupe, the Esprit will get its power from Toyota. Last year, we brought you the first live photos of the 2009 Lotus Evora from the London motor show. That new 2+2 coupe sports a version of Toyota's corporate 3.5-liter V-6...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection

Tesla's Town Hall: Elon Musk is in the news again. This time he's trying to assuage the anger of Tesla customers, who were recently told the cars are going to cost more than expected. Musk is holding town hall-style meetings to smooth things over. Let's hope he's good at dodging shoes. ...Read More»

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