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»

2004 Saturn VUE
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»

2004 Subaru WRX STi
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»

2004 Toyota Corolla XRS
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»

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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»

2004 Mazda Tribute DX
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»

2004 Honda Odyssey EX
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»

2004 Honda Odyssey EX
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»

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value
2001-2004 Ford Escape Recalled In Wake Of NHTSA Probe

Earlier this month, we told you that the National Highway Traffic Safety administration had launched an investigation into reports of unintended acceleration in the 2002-2004 Ford Escape. Ford began conducting its own probe around the same time. Apparently, Ford's preliminary findings were strong...Read More»

2004 Ford Escape XLS Value
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»

2004 Honda CR-V EX
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»

2004 Infiniti M45
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»

2004 Ford F-150 Lariat
Ford Recalls 1.1 Million Trucks For Fuel Tank Flaw

Ford Motor Company is issuing a major recall for pickup trucks from its popular F-150 and F-250 lines, as well as the Lincoln Blackwood. At issue is a problem with the models' fuel tank straps, which could result in fuel tanks separating from affected vehicles and, potentially, start fires. The...Read More»

Kenny G from Audi's new campaign for Super Bowl XLV
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»

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
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»

2003 Honda Element
Recall Alert: Honda Recalls 383,000 Vehicles Due To Shifter Problem

Honda is recalling approximately 383,000 older Accord, Civic, and Element models due to a problem with the ignition interlock. If the mechanism becomes worn out or damaged, it may be possible for drivers to remove the ignition key when the transmission isn't in park. The issue could cause the...Read More»

2010 Toyota Avalon
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»

Forza Motorsport 3
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»

2004 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
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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