2006

2004-2006 Nissan Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder Added To Takata Recall: Over 263,000 Vehicles Affected
2004-2006 Nissan Sentra, 2004 Pathfinder Added To Takata Recall: Over 263,000 Vehicles Affected

Last week, Nissan announced that it was adding 1.56 million vehicles to the long list of cars, trucks, and SUVs that have been recalled worldwide to replace potentially deadly airbags manufactured by Takata. At the time, the automaker didn't offer details about which makes and models were affected...Read More»

2006 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Viper Recalled For Clutch Glitch: 43,750 Vehicles Affected post thumbnail
2006 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty, Dodge Viper Recalled For Clutch Glitch: 43,750 Vehicles Affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has issued a recall for select 2006 Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Liberty, and Dodge Viper vehicles equipped with manual transmissions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that some of these vehicles may suffer from a problem with the clutch that could cause...Read More»

2006 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler, 2006 Dodge Viper Recalled For Ignition Problems post thumbnail
2006 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler, 2006 Dodge Viper Recalled For Ignition Problems

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall of select Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, and Dodge Viper vehicles from the 2006 model year. According to a press release from FCA, some of those vehicles may have dodgy ignition switches that could prevent them from starting -- or worse. ALSO SEE: The...Read More»

BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide post thumbnail
BMW Voluntarily Expands Takata Airbag Recall To Include 2004-2006 3-Series Cars Nationwide

German automaker BMW has expanded its recall of cars equipped with potentially flawed Takata-brand airbags to include vehicles registered anywhere in the U.S. As Detroit News reports, the company joins Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Mazda in doing so. ALSO SEE: 2015 Dodge Challenger Tested By Feds...Read More»

Nissan Pathfinder, Sentra; Infiniti FX35, FX45, I35, M35, M45 Added To Takata Airbag Recall post thumbnail
Nissan Pathfinder, Sentra; Infiniti FX35, FX45, I35, M35, M45 Added To Takata Airbag Recall

The ever-growing Takata airbag recall has grown again -- this time, courtesy of Nissan. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), the automaker has added nearly 53,000 Nissan and Infiniti vehicles to its recall roster. As Detroit News points out, these vehicles were...Read More»

2000-2006 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata post thumbnail
2000-2006 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

Deciding that it's better to be safe than sorry, BMW has announced that it will replace all passenger-side front airbags in 3-Series vehicles from the 2000-2006 model years. Like many other automakers that have recently issued airbag-related recalls, BMW's stems from airbag systems manufactured by...Read More»

BMW, Chrysler, Ford Vehicles Join Long List Of Airbag-Related Recalls post thumbnail
BMW, Chrysler, Ford Vehicles Join Long List Of Airbag-Related Recalls

Yesterday, Honda, Mazda, and Nissan added nearly three million vehicles to a growing list of cars recalled for faulty airbags. (For those keeping score at home, that brought the worldwide total to about 10.5 million.) The airbags were made by Takata in the early 2000s and contain a faulty...Read More»

Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Grand Caravan, And Other Chrysler Models Investigated For Ignition Flaw post thumbnail
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Grand Caravan, And Other Chrysler Models Investigated For Ignition Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of five vehicles in response to complaints that keys in the ignition switch can be knocked out of the "run" position, leaving the vehicles without power and, potentially, airbags. Sound familiar? It's exactly the sort...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V Recalled Due To Suspension Problem post thumbnail
2006 Honda CR-V Recalled Due To Suspension Problem

Honda has issued a recall for 2006 models of the CR-V crossover. The problem stems from a flaw in the CR-V's suspension system, which could result in a crash. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the strength of the weld that holds two parts of the CR-V's...Read More»

2005-2006 Ford Taurus Investigated For Sudden Acceleration post thumbnail
2005-2006 Ford Taurus Investigated For Sudden Acceleration

Remember all those reports of sudden acceleration that plagued Toyota a couple of years back? Now the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is looking into a similar problem on the Ford Taurus and the Mercury Sable. In a letter to Ford Motor Company (PDF), the NHTSA reports 30...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled post thumbnail
2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled

Honda has issued two very different recalls for two very different vehicles: the 2006 Honda CR-V and the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Combined, the two recalls affect nearly 86,000 vehicles on U.S. roadways. The 2006 CR-V's problems center around the power window master switch. Due to a design flaw, the...Read More»

Ford To Announce Expanded F-150 Recall post thumbnail
Ford To Announce Expanded F-150 Recall

Yielding to pressure from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Ford has agreed to recall an additional 1.2 million F-150 pickup trucks for potential problems with their airbag system. The NHTSA has received nearly 300 reports of accidental airbag deployment in 2004 to 2006...Read More»

Diesel Jeeps Could Be Here In Three Years post thumbnail
Diesel Jeeps Could Be Here In Three Years

The last time you could walk into a Jeep dealership anywhere in the U.S. and put money down on a diesel-powered vehicle was 2006 (although the diesel Grand Cherokee was sold in regions of the U.S. until 2009). By 2007, tighter emission regulations forced Chrysler to kill off their Common Rail...Read More»

RIP Volga Siber: Even Russians Hate The Old Chrysler Sebring post thumbnail
RIP Volga Siber: Even Russians Hate The Old Chrysler Sebring

Russia is a strange and wondrous place. On one hand, you have a 6'8" billionaire NBA-team owner backing a startup car company that wants to build natural-gas hybrid cars without battery packs. That car's name? Yo. On the other hand, it turns out that even beleaguered Russian car buyers understand...Read More»

Recall Roundup: Kia Optima, Honda CR-V Investigated post thumbnail
Recall Roundup: Kia Optima, Honda CR-V Investigated

Two popular family vehicles are being investigated for potential defects that could lead to safety recalls. The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is studying whether transmissions in the 2007 Kia Optima, and the electrical systems in the 2006 Honda...Read More»

Nissan Recall Affects Nearly 750,000 Cars post thumbnail
Nissan Recall Affects Nearly 750,000 Cars

A massive recall at Nissan and Infiniti--the automaker's third-largest recall ever--affects nearly 750,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. Nissan says the 2004-2006 Nissan Armada pickup and Titan sport-utility vehicle, as well as the same-year models of the Infiniti QX56, are being recalled for an issue...Read More»

AdAge Lists The Worst Social Media Screw-Ups Of All Time, Two Automakers Make The Cut post thumbnail
AdAge Lists The Worst Social Media Screw-Ups Of All Time, Two Automakers Make The Cut

We can get a little feisty when we're talking about marketing campaigns. Some people get amped about football, for others, it's flan, and for us, it's how navigable your Facebook page is. So when we see a marketing campaign that could've been awesome except for a few tragic flaws -- as we did with...Read More»

Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S. post thumbnail
Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of the current Phaeton will be released in Europe and China, the next-generation Phaeton is still at least two years away...Read More»

John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie post thumbnail
John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie

Cars appear in most movies, but movies about cars often don't do well. Tucker: The Man and His Dream, for instance, Francis Ford Coppola's well-reviewed 1988 biography of Preston Tucker and his effort to start a car company, flopped at the box office. Nonetheless, Time Inc Studios is pressing on...Read More»

The Car Connection Daily Headlines
I agree to receive emails from The Car Connection. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy.
Thank you! Please check your email for confirmation.