2008

Mazda adds another 270,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall, still largest in history
Mazda adds another 270,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall, still largest in history

Mazda and the NHTSA said last week that they will add another 269,618 vehicles to the Takata airbag recall total, already the largest in history at over 50 million vehicles affected in the U.S. alone. The recall aims to replace faulty airbag detonators that can deteriorate over time and cause...Read More»

2008 Toyota Corolla
Takata recall expands again: 2008 Toyota Corolla, Matrix; 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430

Toyota has announced an expansion of recalls related to Takata's fatally flawed airbags. According to the automaker, the 2008 Toyota Corolla, 2008 Toyota Matrix (aka the Toyota Corolla Matrix), and the 2008-2010 Lexus SC 430 will be added to the recall roster. As with all Takata recalls, this one...Read More»

2008 Ford Edge SE
2007-2008 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX Recalled To Fix Potential Fuel Leak

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for 2007 and 2008 models of the Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX. According to the automaker, the brackets that support the fuel tanks on U.S. and Canadian Edge and MKX models may corrode, which could cause the tanks to shift and, in some cases, rupture or separate...Read More»

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler Recalls 2008 Dodge Charger, Magnum; Chrysler 300; Jeep Commander, Jeep Grand Cherokee

Chrysler has issued a recall for 2008 models of the Dodge Charger, Dodge Magnum, Chrysler 300, Jeep Commander, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some of those vehicles may suffer from an ignition switch problem that could disable features like windshield wipers, defrosters, and even airbags. MUST READ: Iowa...Read More»

2008 Ford Escape Hybrid
2005-2008 Ford Escape Hybrid, 2006-2008 Mercury Mariner Hybrid Recalled For Stalling

Ford Motor Company has issued a recall for select models of the Ford Escape Hybrid and Mercury Mariner Hybrid SUV. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles could suffer from stall-like conditions, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE...Read More»

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2008 Honda Accord Investigation Upgraded Following Accidental Airbag Deployments

On January 31, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation of the 2008 Honda Accord sedan. At the time, the agency had received a total of 28 complaints from consumers who claimed that the Accord's side curtain and/or torso air bags had deployed when they'd shut the...Read More»

2008 Suzuki Forenza
2004-2008 Suzuki Forenza, 2005-2008 Reno Recalled, Just Like Their GM Siblings

Suzuki shut down its U.S. automotive operations back in 2012 (curiously, on the same day as our last presidential election), but plenty of the company's vehicles still roam American roads. Now, Detroit News says that thousands of them are being recalled in the wake of a General Motors recall issued...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Aveo SVM
GM Recalls 218,000 Chevrolet Aveo Subcompacts For Fire Risk

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has announced that it is recalling 218,000 subcompact sedans and hatchbacks—some now ten years old—for an issue that could potentially also be a fire hazard. ALSO SEE: GM Recalls 2.42M Vehicles For Four More Safety Issues The issue affects the daytime running...Read More»

2008 Honda Accord Coupe
2008 Honda Accord Investigated For Accidental Airbag Deployment

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation of the 2008 Honda Accord. According to a bulletin from NHTSA's Office of Defects Investigation, the agency has received more than two dozen complaints from consumers about the Accord's airbags deploying in non-crash...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Entourage Limited
2007-2008 Hyundai Entourage Recalled For Corrosion Problem

As fall slips into winter, cities, counties, and states across the northern U.S. begin readying their stockpiles of salts for icy roads. During cold weather, salts and other treatments help keep drivers safe, but they can also wreak havoc on our cars. Just last week, for example, the 2006-2012 Kia...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
Hyundai Ordered To Pay $14 Million For Airbag Flaw: Are You At Risk?

For the second time in a year, South Korean automaker Hyundai has been accused of using flawed airbag systems. Last fall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into the 2011-2013 Elantra after a driver suffered severe lacerations when a dodgy side airbag...Read More»

2008 Acura TL
2007-2008 Acura TL Recalled For Power Steering Hose Problem

Acura has issued a voluntary recall for TL sedans from the 2007 and 2008 model years. According to a press release from the company, the recall stems from a problem with the TL's power steering hose: Over time, the power steering hose may deteriorate and develop a fluid leak. Leaking power steering...Read More»

2007 Kia Optima LX
Kia Recalls Over 145,000 Optimas, Rondos For Airbag Flaw

Kia Motors Corporation has issued a recall for the 2006 - 2008 Optima sedan and for the 2007 - 2008 Kia Rondo. In those vehicles, Kia has identified a problem with the driver's side airbag that could prevent the airbag from deploying during an accident. The flaw is linked to Optimas manufactured...Read More»

2008 Kia Sorento LX
2007-2008 Kia Sorento SUVs Recalled For Airbag Sensor Fault

Kia is recalling model year 2007 and 2008 Sorento SUVs, built between June 15, 2006 and November 27, 2007, to recalibrate the front passenger seat occupant classification system (OCS). The OCS is designed to deactivate the passenger air bag when the seat is unoccupied, or when a child or child seat...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
2008 Chrysler Town & Country, Voyager, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is recalling nearly 300,000 minivans from the 2008 model year to address an air conditioning leak that could trigger an airbag deployment. Affected by this recall are 2008 Chrysler Town & Country, 2008 Chrysler Voyager and 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan models built between June 24, 2007 and...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Impala
Chevy Impala Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against GM

Do you own a 2007 or 2008 Chevrolet Impala? Have you gone through an alarmingly high number of rear tires since you’ve owned the car? If so, you may want to look into a class-action lawsuit filed against General Motors that alleges the automaker knowingly ignored problems with the rear...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
It's Official: SUVs Are Safer Than Cars (Well, Mostly)

If you drive an SUV, you know that part of their allure is the feeling of safety they provide. Even compact SUVs can seem studier than their shorter, svelter car cousins. But studies haven't supported that impression of safety with facts -- until now. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has...Read More»

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X
Jeep Wrangler In NHTSA Airbag Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into a potential defect with the airbag system on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Some 222,000 vehicles are affected by the investigation. The NHTSA has received 29 consumer complaints of airbag light illumination and/or...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer
April Sees Record High Used Car Prices

If Kelley Blue Book and Manheim Consulting are correct, used car prices are at an all-time high, favoring consumers looking to trade their existing car on a new model or even sell their used car in a private party transaction. In particular demand are late-model, fuel efficient cars, which...Read More»