2009

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected
2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard. The problem is rooted in the Sportage's hydraulic...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan
2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Airbag Problem (Not The One You Think)

Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2009 VW Routan to repair its airbag system. Despite Volkswagen's involvement in the massive Takata recall scandal, though, the Routan's troubles have nothing to do with the struggling Japanese supplier. Instead, they're related to a growing problem with...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord
2008-2009 Honda Accord Recalled For Sudden Airbag Deployments

Honda has issued a recall for select 2008 and 2009 Honda Accord sedans affecting more than 300,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those cars may suffer from a software problem that could cause their airbags to go off without...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
Nissan GT-R, Infiniti EX, FX Recalled For Defective Steering Column

Nissan North America is recalling thousands of Infiniti EX and FX models, as well as the Nissan GT-R. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles may suffer from design flaws that inhibit drivers' ability to steer. ALSO SEE: Six Vehicles With The Most...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
1.4 Million Toyota Models Now Included In Door-Fire Probe

Yesterday, we told you about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's beefed-up investigation of door fires in General Motors SUVs from the 2006 and 2007 model years. According to the Wall Street Journal, NHTSA has just announced a different probe into a different door-fire problem --...Read More»

Ray LaHood
Coming Soon To Your New Car: A Brake-Override System

If the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has its way, new cars, trucks, and SUVs will soon come with brake-override systems. That's according to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the agency has posted to its website (PDF). If you follow the news, you can probably guess the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Tacoma
2005-2009 Toyota Tacoma Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

About 495,000 Toyota Tacoma pickups are being recalled for an issue in the steering-wheel assembly that could lead to airbag deployment failure. The recall covers certain Tacoma models from 2005 to early 2009, and relates to the steering-wheel spiral cable design. Friction between that cable and a...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Recalling Some Camry, Venza Models For Stop-Lamp Switch

Toyota is recalling 186,500 vehicles—including some 2009 Toyota Camry models and some 2009-2011 Toyota Venza models—for an issue with the stop lamp switch that could cause a range of issues. The description of the problem sounds simple: “During installation of the contact-type...Read More»

2009 Honda Odyssey
2008-2009 Honda Odyssey Recalled For Liftgate Problem

Honda has issued a recall for Odyssey minivans from the 2008 and 2009 model years. The recall centers around a flaw in the liftgate system that could cause injuries to owners. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas-filled struts which help the...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Lexus, Porsche, Cadillac Top J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Study

The results of J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study have just been released, and there's plenty of good news for auto fans. Power's Dependability Study looks at problems associated with vehicles that are three model-years old (so the 2012 study examined rides from the...Read More»

2009 Pontiac G8
2008 - 2009 Pontiac G8 Recalled For Airbag Delay

General Motors is recalling Pontiac G8 vehicles from model years 2008 and 2009. In certain circumstances, the airbag systems in those cars can suffer from a slight delay, meaning that the airbags deploy more slowly and offer less protection during crashes. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry, Audi S8: Top Targets For Car Theft

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released new data on U.S. car theft, and the statistics aren't especially surprising. According to the report, more Toyota Camrys were stolen than any other vehicle in America, but performance models like the Audi S8 actually had the highest...Read More»

2009 Ford Explorer XLT
Rental Agency Recovers Stolen SUV With Facebook

Jennifer Marshall Hansen seemed like any other Affordable Rent-A-Car customer when the 42 year old woman rented a 2009 Ford Explorer from the Salt Lake City company. When Hansen failed to deliver the vehicle on its September 1 return date, the Utah-based rental car company went through the normal...Read More»

Toyota's 'Your Other You' campaign
Toyota Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit For Stalker-Themed Ad Campaign

Toyota's "Your Other You" ad campaign for the 2009 Matrix was supposed to capitalize on the "punking" trend popular at the time. But when a woman got unknowingly dragged into the mix, things went off the rails. Now she's seeking $10 million in damages from Toyota, the company's ad agency Saatchi...Read More»

2012 Infiniti FX
2012 Infiniti FX Gets Updates And A New Model

If you’re looking for a luxury crossover vehicle that caters to both drivers and passengers, it’s hard to ignore Infiniti’s FX series. Like the 2011 BMW X3, the Infiniti FX models manage to blend comfort with driving dynamics that make them entertaining to pilot. The styling may...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L
What Happened To Honda? #YouTellUs

Remember the NSX? What about the S2000 and the CRX? These are all hallmarks in Honda's history. Today they are merely relics of what Honda used to be. Now we have the Crosstour and nearly full-size Accord. Honda just launched the ninth generation Civic. Can you tell it is a new generation? What...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport
Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3

Mazda has announced the recall of 103,300 model year 2008 and 2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 models to remedy a potentially defective windshield wiper motor ground circuit. During assembly of the vehicle, the windshield wiper motor ground may have been creased or bent. Over time, this can create...Read More»

Randy Savage homepage
Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Crash At 58

"Macho Man" Randy Savage, one of the most famous professional wrestlers of the 1980s, if not all time, died in a car accident today in Tampa, Florida. According to his brother, Lanny Poffo, Savage suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler around 9:25 a.m. EST...Read More»

Porsche track design
Porsche Gets New Atlanta HQ With Test Track, ATL As Neighbor

Porsche will spend between $80 million and $100 million to relocate its headquarters from the Atlanta suburbs to a new complex inside the city limits, company officials confirmed this morning. The new facility, including a test track for shoppers to play with its high-dollar sportscars, sedans and...Read More»

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