Tom Torbjornsen, Contributor

Closing in on close to 40 years in the automotive repair & maintenance industry and over two decades in automotive talk radio broadcasting AMERICA'S CAR SHOW, Tom Torbjornsen makes learning about cars easy with his personal manner, expert advice, and his high energy and entertaining style. Tom has the unique gift of simplifying the complex and tearing down the technical to help you better understand just what goes on under the hood - and everywhere else on your vehicle. He has written for AOL Autos, Autobytel, CNN, The Auto Channel and many other websites. His weekly column, “Tom’s Corner” is and has been published in many regional newspapers across the northeast for the last 20 years. His first book, published by Motorbooks, Inc, "How To Make Your Car Last Forever" is a compilation of tried and true methods proven from hands-on experience on how to extend the life of your vehicle. Send your car questions to Tom at: [email protected]

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Toyota Replacing Brake Components On 2007-2011 Camry Hybrid
Toyota Replacing Brake Components On 2007-2011 Camry Hybrid

Toyota has launched a customer-satisfaction service campaign on certain 2007-2011 Toyota Camry hybrid vehicles that could, without warning, lose power assist for their brakes. On affected vehicles (more than 177,000 are potentially involved), the brake fluid reservoir has two chambers that are...Read More»

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor
2014 Ford F-150 Pickups Recalled Due To Steering Issues

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] has in recent weeks issued a recall for 2014 F-150 equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). On affected vehicles, an incorrectly installed EPAS gear motor position sensor magnet may lead to impaired steering, including loss of steering control, which could...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
Massive Subaru Recall For Corroded Brake Lines In Salt Belt States

Subaru is recalling a long list of its recent models, ranging from the 2005 through 2014 model years, for an issue with corrosion-prone brake-line hardware. If the brake lines are exposed to salt during wintertime, corrosion could ensue. Should the brake lines perforate from corrosion, brake fluid...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Malibu
2008 Chevy Malibu Among GM Models Recalled For Power Steering Problems

General Motors [NYSE:GM] is recalling 2008 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura for electric power steering (EPS) problems. Affected vehicles may experience a sudden loss of power steering assist, which could occur at any time while driving. If this occurs, a message is displayed in the Driver...Read More»

2014 Ford Escape
2014 Ford Escape Recall: Possible Panorama Roof Glass Separation

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is recalling certain 2014 Ford Escape models for an issue that could cause the glass of its panorama roof to detach. Affected Escapes were built at the Louisville Assembly Plant from Oct 15, 2013 through October 22, 2013. In these vehicles, the front panorama glass may...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford Fiesta Small Car Recalled For Leaky Fuel Tank

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is recalling certain 2014 Fiestas for potentially leaky fuel tanks. On 2014 Ford Fiesta models built at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant from October 25, 2013 through February 27, 2014 the fuel tanks may leak from a seam, because they may be missing an adhesive layer. ALSO...Read More»

2014 GMC Terrain towing
Towing With Your Crossover SUV: The Basics

Towing a vehicle doesn't have to mean buying a full-size, body-on-frame SUV or truck. Most of today's carlike crossover utility vehicles can handle a fair amount of towing--whether it's jet skis, a small boat, or a small moving trailer. Unlike those big trucks, though, most drivers towing with a...Read More»

2008 Saab 9-7X
GM Extending Warranty On Some Vehicles For Rough V-8 Idle

GM will fix the rough idle on some of its V-8-powered SUVs and pickup trucks. ALSO SEE: 2015 Subaru Outback: First Drive The vehicles involved in this technical service bulletin include the following: 2008 - 2009 Chevy TrailBlazer and GMC Envoy 2008 - 2009 HUMMER H2 2008 - 2009 Saab 9-7X 2008 -...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
Some 2012-2014 Audi A6s To Get Free Headlamp Swap

Audi will replace the headlamps on some 2012-2014 A6s, to resolve a problem with their headlamps. On affected vehicles, the headlamps could fill up with water or gather heavy condensation on the inside of the headlamp assembly. This could be due to excessive stress from the production process on...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Recalled For Fractured Wheels

Kia will recall some of its new Cadenza sedans for a problem with optional wheels. The South Korean automaker has determined that there's a problem with 19-inch non-chrome wheels on certain 2014 Cadenzas manufactured between February 1, 2013, to August 27th, 2013. READ: We Asked, Now NHTSA Asks...Read More»

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